Award winning director, Ava Duvaray has added another first to her name. Her directed movie, A Wrinkle in time has become the first film directed by a black woman to gross $100 million at the domestic box office.
Ava Duvarey, born in August 1972, was also the first African American to win the Best Directing award at the Sundane Film Festivel in 2002 for Selma. She was also the first Black Woman to to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, also for the same movie.
The award winning director took to twitter to acknowledge the historic achievement, tweeting, “Lovely room to be in. But can’t wait for more sisters to be here too.”
Angela Robinson was the First black female director to gross $100 million in total box office. She hit it with her 2005 movie, Fully loaded