Lemmons knocked it out the park with her directorial debut, garnering both box office success and critical acclaim for Eve's Bayou. The deeply personal drama was the start of a great career. Lemmons later directed Samuel L. Jackson in Caveman's Valentine and Don Cheadle in Talk to Me. She also helmed the tribute to Sidney Poitier for the 2002 Academy Awards and is gearing up for the release of her latest film, Black Nativity starring Jennifer Hudson, this winter.
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