Melina Matsoukas

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Melina Matsoukas was born on January 14, 1981. She is a director and producer, known for Queen & Slim (2019), Insecure (2016) and Beyoncé: Formation (2016). See full bio »


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Known For

Queen & Slim Director
Insecure Director
Master of None Director


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 2020 Y: The Last Man (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot (2020)
 2019 Queen & Slim
 2017 Nike: Equality (Video short)
 2016-2017 Insecure (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Hella Questions (2017)
- Hella Great (2017)
- Broken as Fuck (2016)
- Shady as Fuck (2016)
 2017 Master of None (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Thanksgiving (2017)
- Door #3 (2017)
 2016 Beyoncé: Lemonade (TV Special) (segment "Formation")
 2016 Beyoncé: Formation (Video short)
 2013 Beyoncé: Pretty Hurts (Video short)
 2012 Wild Belle: Keep You (Video short)
 2012 No Doubt: Looking Hot (Video short)
 2012 Solange: Losing You (Video short)
 2012 Christina Aguilera: Your Body (Video short)
 2011 Rihanna: You Da One (Video short)
 2011 Beyoncé: Move Your Body (Video short)
 2011 Rihanna: S&M (Video short)
 2010 Ciara: Gimmie Dat (Video short)
 2010 Rihanna Feat. Slash: Rockstar 101 (Video short)
 2010 Beyoncé: Why Don't You Love Me (Video short)
 2010 Rihanna: Rude Boy (Video short)
 2009 Leona Lewis: I Will Be (Video short)
 2009 Rihanna Feat. Jeezy: Hard (Video short)
 2009 Robin Thicke: Sex Therapy (Video short)
 2009 Ne-Yo: Never Knew I Needed (Video short)
 2009 Whitney Houston: I Look to You (Video short)
 2009 Ciara Feat. Missy Elliott: Work (Video short)
 2009 David Archuleta: Touch My Hand (Video short)
 2009 Lily Allen: Not Fair (Video short)
 2009 Electrik Red: So Good (Video short)
 2008 Anouk: Modern World (Video short)
 2008 Keri Hilson: Energy (Short)
 2008 Beyoncé: Diva (Video short)
 2008 Katy Perry: Thinking of You (Video short)
 2008 Ciara Feat. T-Pain: Go Girl (Video short)
 2008 Lady Gaga: Beautiful, Dirty, Rich (Video short)
 2008 Ashanti: Good Good (Video short)
 2008 Ne-Yo: Closer (Video short)
 2008 Kylie Minogue: In My Arms (Video short)
 2008 Kylie Minogue: Wow (Video short)
 2008 Solange: I Decided (Video short)
 2007 Beyoncé: Green Light (Video short)
 2007 Beyoncé: Kitty Kat (Video short)
 2007 Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z: Upgrade U (Video short)
 2007 Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love (Video short)
 2007 Snoop Dogg: Sensual Seduction (Video short)
 2007 Ne-Yo: Do You (Video short)
 2007 Eve: Tambourine (Video short)
 2007 Mario: How Do I Breathe (Video short)
 2007 Beyoncé: Suga Mama (Video short)
 2007 Ne-Yo: Because of You (Video short)
 2006 Shareefa: Cry No More (Video short)
 2006 216: Hey Hey (Video short)
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Her father is of half Greek and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Her mother is of African-Jamaican and African-Cuban ancestry.


Her videos are often lit with only a single light mounted on the camera

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