Melina Eleni Kanakaredes, American actress Melina Marchetta, Australian novelist Melina Matsoukas, American music video director Maria Amalia "Melina" Mercouri, Greek actress Melina Perez, American professional wrestler Melina Teno, Brazilian water polo player Melina Petriella, Argentine actress Melina Aslanidou, Greek singer Melina Galouzis, Highest scoring FCAT writer 2010 Melina Matsoukas was born on January 14, 1981. Melina Matsoukas was born on January 14, 1981. I like the quick changes and the creativity”, says the self-made girl. Matsoukas started out at Black Dog Film, then the now-defunct Gorilla Flix film production company, and is currently a director at Prettybird, which she has been signed to since 2011. Melina Matsoukas, Director: Queen & Slim. HBO2 (520), Timothy Hutton Replaced on FX’s ‘Y: The Last Man,’ as Production Begins, ‘Y: The Last Man’ Starts Production With Cast Changes As Ashley Romans & Olivia Thirlby Join FX On Hulu Series, AFI Receives $5 Million Gift From the Perenchio Foundation, Gorgeous Biracial Celebrities With One Black Parent, Favorite Director of a November 2019 Movie, DGA Awards 2020 — First Time Feature Director, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Jay-Z Feat. Her video for Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” won the 2014 VMA for Best Video with a Social Message. It was then that the production company Black Dog Films appreciated her talent and offered her a contract. Recently after finishing her video clip “S&M”, Rihanna wrote about the Greek director on her Twitter page: “I spent a wonderful weekend shooting the best video clip I‘ve ever done”. Matsoukas says that expensive equipment is not necessary for a quality video and one should never think that way. She is a director and producer, known for Queen & Slim (2019), Insecure (2016) and Beyoncé: Formation (2016). Matsoukas is of Greek, Jewish, Jamaican and Cuban descent. By Marianna Kourti Check out our recommendations to stream this month. Melina has gone on, and continues to direct high-end commercials for global clients such as Nike, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Diesel, DirectTV, Lexus, Toyota, Rexona, Target and Absolut to name just a few. Melina is a very popular director, as she creates the video clips of songs which rise to the top of the charts and has become very popular with teenagers. Melina Matsoukas, the visionary behind Beyonce's 'Formation,' on her first feature film 'Queen & Slim' 'I always knew I wanted to make a mark and do something important' November 27, 2019 on She was born on January 14, 1981. She is the first female director to win MTV’s prestigious Best Video Award for Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” which also earned her a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video, Melina’s work continues to captivate audiences worldwide – and with over a billion cumulative views on YouTube, numerous critical acclaim, she has established herself in a league truly of her own. Paul Wall & Scooby: Dem Girls, Ying Yang Twins Feat. Prime Video has your Halloween movie picks covered. Both her name and surname are Greek. Subscribe to our newsletter and you will receive updates about our new articles, activities and Greeks who are thriving everywhere, all around the globe. Her work is described as, “chalk full of bright colors or crisp black and white images, smooth spotlights, and tasteful retro video models.”.

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