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Cheryl Dunye
Born May 13, 1966 (1966-05-13) (age 43)
Education BA at Temple University. MA at Rutgers University
Occupation film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, actress

Cheryl Dunye (born May 13, 1966 in Liberia) is a film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress. Dunye is a lesbian[1] and her work often concerns themes of race, sexuality and gender, particularly issues relating to black lesbians. She has taught at UC Riverside, Temple University, and Pitzer College.[2] She is currently a visiting artist at the California College of the Arts, and a mother of two children. [3] [4]





  • 1996: Audience Award at LA Outfest for Outstanding narrative feature - The Watermelon Woman
  • 1996: Teddy Award for Best feature film - The Watermelon Woman
  • 2001: Special Jury Award from the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Stranger Inside
  • 2001: Audience Award for best narrative feature - Stranger Inside
  • 2002: Audience Award and Special Mention at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival for Stranger Inside
  • 2002: Audience Award from the Philadelphia Film Festival, and the Audience Award from the San Francisco International film festival.


  1. ^ "Cheryl Dunye — Director, Screenwriter, Film & Media Maker". Cheryl Retrieved 2007-06-30.  
  2. ^ "Faculty: Cheryl Dunye". Temple University. Retrieved 2010-01-14.  
  3. ^ "Faculty - Cheryl Dunye". California College of the Arts. Retrieved 2010-01-14.  
  4. ^ "Cheryl Dunye". FELIX: A Journal of Media Arts & Communication. Retrieved 2007-06-30.  
  • Juhasz, Alexandra. Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video.  

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