Nzingha Stewart is a highly accomplished director, writer, and producer with an impressive body of work across film and television. She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School and quickly established herself as a trailblazer for women in the music video industry directing over a hundred music videos for high-profile artists such as Jay-Z, Common, and 50 Cent.
In addition to her success in music videos, Nzingha has directed ad campaigns for major brands such as McDonald’s, Coors Light, and ESPN.
She has also made a name for herself in episodic television on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and Black Monday before moving into the premium Limited Series space directing zeitgeist-y, cultural phenoms like Little Fires Everywhere, Maid, Inventing Anna, & Daisy Jones & The Six all of which have garnered Emmy nominations, with Daisy Jones & The Six currently nominated for 9 Emmys including Outstanding Limited Series.
As a writer, Nzingha has demonstrated her talent with the Lifetime/A+E Networks romantic comedies With This Ring and The Tenth Date, both of which she also directed. With This Ring went on to win the Women in Film Award for Best TV Movie.
Nzingha has continued to push boundaries in her work, executive producing and directing Netflix’s From Scratch, an adaptation of Tembi Locke’s bestselling memoir which occupied the number one spot globally on Netflix for several weeks.
Little Fires Everywhere, Inventing Anna, Daisy Jones + The Six, and the Netflix feature film Tall Girl also all occupied the number one spot globally on their respective platforms with Little Fires Everywhere remaining the highest rated show ever on Hulu.
Most recently, Nzingha has expanded her role as a pilot director and EP filming the pilot for Amazon’s upcoming series Cross, based on James Patterson’s bestselling series.
Next up on the directing front is the feature film Life in Motion, a biopic about powerhouse prima ballerina Misty Copeland for New Line, along with her script, The Bad Ass Biker Chicks of Marrakech with Wayfarer Studios.
Nzingha Stewart has made a name for herself by creating content that breaks barriers, while telling stories that matter, cementing her position as one of the most exciting and sought-after filmmakers working today.