Nzingha Stewart attended NYU’s Gallatin School and upon graduation went on to shoot over a hundred music videos for artists like Joss Stone, Common, Eve, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and 50 Cent breaking down barriers for women of color in the music video world along the way.
An equally in-demand commercial director, Nzingha has also filmed clips for ESPN, McDonalds, and Coors Light among others.
Boards Magazine named her as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Live Action Directors.” Elle Magazine puts her at the “forefront of the music scene.” Nylon Magazine says her work has “pushed the myopic boundaries of what videos should look like,” and Vibe Magazine featured her as an A-List director.
She broke into the world of film as an Executive Producer on the groundbreaking Lionsgate film, For Colored Girls, and has recently directed episodes of Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, The Game, and TNT’s hit drama “Major Crimes,” as well as Lifetime’s With This Ring – an original movie of the week that she both wrote and directed.
“With This Ring” went on to garner three NAACP Image Awards nominations: Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television), Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television) and won the Women’s Image Network Awards for Outstanding Movie of the Week.
Next up on the directing front are return engagements with “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” as well as filming episodes of “Step Up” “How To Get Away With Murder” and new Shonda Rhimes series “For The People.” Nzingha is also currently writing a pilot for a new series on Lifetime.