Melina Matsoukas is an American music video, film, commercial and television director born January 14, 1981. Matsoukas is of Greek, Jewish, Jamaican, and Cuban descent. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and four-time MTV Video Music Awards winner for her “We Found Love” and “Formation” music videos.
She graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and graduated from the AFI Conservatory (MFA in cinematography). Her thesis as a graduate was on music videos.
Melina Matsoukas Family
Matsoukas is of Greek, Jewish, Jamaican, and Cuban descent. Her parents are David Matsoukas, father and Diana-Elena Matsoukas mother.
Melina Matsoukas Race
Matsoukas has a rich history of race down her family tree. Matsoukas is of Greek, Jewish, Jamaican, and Cuban descent.
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Melina Matsoukas Husband
Melina is currently single. She hasn’t been dating recently.
Melina Matsoukas Children
Melina has no children.
Melina Matsoukas Website
Melina has a personal website for her personal uploads on his catrrt work. She publishes her videos, commercials, TV show on the site. To get to the website, Click Here
Melina Matsoukas Net Worth
Melina has a net worth of $1 million which she achieved from her career in music video production. She owns cars, houses and advanced video equipments.
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Melina Matsoukas Insecure
Insecure is an American comedy-drama television series based in part on the acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae, created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, and premiered online on September 23, 2016, through HBO Now and HBO Go, before a weekly airing on HBO on October 9, 2016. HBO renewed the show for a second season on November 14, 2016 that premiered on July 23, 2017. It was directed by Melina.
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Melina Matsoukas Career
Started at Black Dog Film, then the now-defunct film production company Gorilla Flix, Matsoukas is currently a director at Prettybird, to whom she has been signed since 2011.
Her work is described as “a shock full of bright colors or crisp black and white images, smooth spotlights, and tasteful retro video models.” Matsoukas says that expensive equipment is not necessary for a quality video, and one should never think so: “A good video has the right visuals, a well-conceived story, and should be exciting and elicit reaction.”
Matsoukas directed several episodes of the critically and publicly acclaimed Master of None and Insecure television series in 2016 and 2017. Matsoukas, with Queen & Slim, starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya, written by Lena Waithe, will make her film directorial debut. Universal Pictures is scheduled to release on November 27, 2019.
Melina Matsoukas TV Shows
- Year Name
- 2016 Insecure
- 2017 Master of None
- 2020 Y
Melina Matsoukas Master Of None
Master of None is an American web television comedy-drama series that was released on Netflix on November 6, 2015, for streaming. Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang created the series, and Ansari stars in the leading role of Dev Shah, a 30-year-old actor, mostly following his romantic, professional, and cultural experiences. New York City’s first season consisted of ten episodes. The second season in Italy and New York is made up of ten episodes and was released on May 12, 2017. The sries was directed by Melina.
Melina Matsoukas Music Videos
- “Rude Boy” – Rihanna
- “Put It in a Love Song” – Alicia Keys feat. Beyoncé
- “Why Don’t You Love Me” (co-directed by Beyoncé) – Beyoncé
- “Rockstar 101” – Rihanna feat. Slash
- “Gimmie Dat” – Ciara
- “S&M” (co-directed by Rihanna) – Rihanna
- “Move Your Body” – Beyoncé
- “I’m into You” – Jennifer Lopez feat. Lil Wayne
- “We Found Love” – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
- “You da One” – Rihanna
- “Your Body” – Christina Aguilera
- “Losing You” – Solange
- “Looking Hot” – No Doubt
- “Keep You” – Wild Belle
- “Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé
- “RUN” – Beyoncé and Jay-Z
- “Formation” – Beyoncé
Melina Matsoukas Awards
- 2016 “Formation” (Beyoncé) – Video of the Year
- 2016 “Formation” (Beyoncé) – Best irection
- 2016 “Formation” (Beyoncé) – Best Cinematography
- 2014 “Pretty Hurts” (Beyoncé) Best irection
- 2012 “We Found Love” (Rihanna with alvin Harris) Video of the Year