Cheryl Dunye is a native of Liberia, and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Her fourth feature film, The Owls is presently making the rounds and national and international film festivals this year. Her third feature film, Miramax’s My Baby’s Daddy, was a box office success. Her second feature, HBO Films Stranger Inside, garnered her an Independent Spirit award nomination for best director. Dunye’s debut film, The Watermelon Woman, was awarded the Teddy Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her other works have premiered at film festivals and museums worldwide. Dunye has received numerous awards and honors for her work. She is based in Los Angeles and is an Associate Professor of Diversity Studies and Film at California College of the Arts. Presently Dunye is editing her most recent production, Mommy Is Coming.