|Roger Ross Williams|
Williams at the 82nd Academy Awards Vanity Fair Post Oscar Party
|2 Nominations / 1 Win|
|Born||April 13, 1973|
|South Carolina, USA|
Roger Ross Williams is an American television news, documentary and entertainment director, producer and writer. He directed most notably Music by Prudence (2009) that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. He is the first African American director to win an Academy Award in his category of Documentary Shorts, and the first ever African American director to win an Academy Award for directing and producing a film, short or feature. He started working in 1985 and has worked for ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC, BBC, CNN and PBS. He has produced shows for ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Food Network, Sundance Channel, TLC, VH1 and Michael Moore’s Emmy Award winning series TV Nation.