Whitney Whitmore’s debut feature film “Whitney” is coming out this spring.
The Israeli-born actress and activist is the latest to receive a major makeover in the countrys most popular movie category, with Whitney becoming the first female director to be nominated for an Oscar.
Whitney is also one of only four directors in history to receive two consecutive Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.
Whitneys debut film will mark the fourth time in her career that she has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress, a category that she first won in 2008.
Whitney’s directorial debut, “Whitson,” is a political satire set in the late 19th century in which the American civil rights movement was at its height.
“Whitsons” is directed by David Oden, who won a Golden Globes Best Director for “Gravity,” the first feature to win an Oscar for best picture in 2016.
Whitneys first feature was a musical based on a book written by Israeli poet and singer Yael Karsh.
She also wrote the film adaptation of “I Am Not Your Negro.”
Whitney previously received nominations for best actress for her performance in “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” the 2007 documentary about the lives of the Jews in Nazi-occupied France, and best director for “Pompeii.”
In the film, Whitney portrays the fictional Polish-Jewish family of the same name, who lives in a small village in southern Poland.
She also wrote “L’Amour.”
“I Am not Your Negro” won three Academy Awards: Best Picture for Whitney, Best Foreign Film for Whitneys director David Oren, and Best Director, Director-Producer, or Cinematographer.
Whiteman won a Silver Bear in the 2008 BAFTA awards for best film, her first nomination for a Best Actress award.
Whitley has also appeared in a number of short films, including “Ghetto,” “The Girl Who Knew Too Much,” and “My Life as a Dog.”
Whitneys recent films include “A Man Called Kaya,” “Pomp and Circumstance,” and the upcoming “The Last Days of the Queen,” which opens on May 2.