b. 1969, Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Gina Prince-Bythewood is a prolific filmmaker who makes dramas for grown folks, such as Love and Basketball, Disappearing Acts, and Beyond the Lights. She is also the showrunner of the Fox limited series about the aftermath of a police involved shooting Shots Fired, starring Sanaa Lathan. Prince-Bythewood is currently helming The Old Guard, an action movie about soldiers with unique powers. It marks the first comic book movie adaptation directed by a Black woman.
Nominated, Academy Awards, Best Original Song
Winner, Film Independent Spirit Award, Best First Screenplay
Nominated, Independent Spirit Award, Best First Feature