Kevin Bray

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Biography

Kevin Bray is an American director, a storyteller extraordinaire, and a force of nature. He attended the University of Michigan and the University of Paris (Sorbonne) before completing his studies at New York University Tisch School Of The Arts. Beginning his career as a music video director, Bray directed music videos for a number of popular artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Lauryn Hill, Brandy, and Jessica Simpson. Kevin made his feature film debut with All About the Benjamins, starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps. Next up, he directed Walking Tall, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Johnny Knoxville. Linewatch — starring Cuba Gooding Jr. — cemented Bray as an action-thriller director at the top of his game. Bright Futures — a Lisa Kudrow narrated film — follows Lilly Singh and Emily Ratajkowski as they transition from immaturity to success. Kevin’s unique storytelling abilities have also had a major influence on successful television, directing episodes of Person of Interest, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, The Americans, Dear White People, Grown-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, Suits, just to name a few. Throughout its run, through the most recent season — Kevin directed the popular comedy, Black-ish as well as the most recent season of HBO’s Succession, Showtime’s Shameless, and the Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The man’s a force of nature. The premiere of the new season of HBO’s Insecure as well as the first season of HBO’s new show Run have also enjoyed Kevin’s eye. All in all, he’s a force…a force of talent.

  • Features

    Bright Futures
    Walking Tall
    Linewatch
    All About the Benjamins

  • Television

    Snowfall
    Run
    Insecure
    Black-ish
    The Morning Show
    Succession
    Shameless
    Dear White People
    The Americans
    Mike Epps: Only One Mike
    Pearson
    Empire
    Suits
    How to Get Away with Murder
    Scandal

  • Music Videos

    Jennifer Lopez
    Lauryn Hill
    Ashanti
    Deborah Cox
    Savage Garden
    Ben Folds Five
    Aaron Neville
    Mary J. Blige
    Diana King
    Robyn
    Monica
    Patti LaBelle
    Eric B. & Rakim
    Black Sheep
    Sounds of Blackness
    For Real
    The Corrs
    Meshell Ndegeocello

  • Awards / Festivals

    AFI Award Winner
    African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Award Winner
    BAFTA Award Winner
    BET Award Winner
    DGA Award Winner
    GLAAD Media Award Nominee
    Golden Globe Award Winner
    Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Nominee
    Emmy Award Winner
    MTV Video Music Award Nominee
    Peabody Award Winner