Nzingha Stewart attended NYU’s Gallatin School and upon graduation went on to shoot over a hundred music videos for artists like Common, Eve, Jay-Z, 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, McDonald’s, and Coors Light among others.
Having recently directed episodes of Little Fires Everywhere, Black Monday, Greys Anatomy,A Million Little Things,Good Girls,Scandal,How To Get Away With Murder, the Netflix hit feature filmTall Girl, and Shonda Rhimes upcoming series Inventing Anna, she has also proven herself as a writer having writtenWith This RingandThe Tenth Date(Lifetime/ A+E Networks) which she also directed.
Both movies were ratings hits for the network andWith This Ringwent on to be nominated for three NAACP awards and won the Women In Film Award for Best Television Movie.
Stewart is currently shooting and executive producing Netflix’s From Scratch, based on Tembi Locke’s best-selling memoir, produced by Hello Sunshine.
In 2022 she is set to Executive Produce Daisy Jones and the Six for Amazon and Hello Sunshine.
Recently she sold her co-written script, Bad Ass Biker Chicks of Marrakech to Wayfarer for which she is also set to direct.
Next up on the directing front is the feature film Life in Motion, a biopic about powerhouse prima ballerina Misty Copeland.