Zinzi Evans Bio

Zinzi Evans is a 32-year-old African American/Filipina and wife of Ryan Kyle Coogler, an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Apart from other films he has directed, he is renown as the director of the Marvel film Black Panther (2018) which broke numerous box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time by a black director. Like her spouse, Evans is also an assistant director and producer.

Zinzi Evans Quick Bio

Age She is currently 32 years old as of 2019
Parents  Maria and Zishan Evans
Siblings 6 siblings
Husband Ryan Kyle Coogler ((m. 2016)
Occupation American Sign Language interpreter, Film Director and more
Ethnic Background African American/Filipina

Zinzi Evans Parents, Early Life

Zinzi Evans parents are Maria and Zishan Evans. She has six siblings – five sisters and one brother. She list her hobbies as music, dance, and volleyball. But her strength lied in cross-country racing.

As a high school letterman, Evans won seven league championship titles and served as a team captain for three years. She was one of the top cross-country runners for the Fresno Bulldogs.

Zinzi Evans Film Career

Evans has worked on a few projects including some short films and TV commercials. She also affirms that she does help her husband in his professional career. She played a major role as her husband’s assistant standing in the background as he directed ‘Black Panther.’ Her name appeared on the credits of the movie ‘The Black Panther.’

Below are some of the Movies she has been credited for according to IMDB.

  • 2018 Rampage (consultant: ASL)
  • 2018 A Wrinkle in Time (consultant: ASL)
  • 2015 Creed (sign language consultant)
  • Hide HideSecond Unit Director or Assistant Director (1 credit)
  • 2009 Locks (Short) (first assistant director)
  • 2009 Locks (Short) (associate producer)
  • 2018 Black Panther (special thanks – as Zinzi Evans Coogler)

Zinzi Evans American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter 

Evans holds a degree in communicative disorders and deaf studies from California State. She’s an American Sign Language interpreter and has worked with the (DCARA). Evans currently works as a freelance interpreter and has been involved with Apple when they needed help in software training for clients whose hearing impaired.

Zinzi Evans Pregnant (At Oscars with Husband, Ryan Kyle Coogler)

Ryan Kyle Coogler and his wife Zinzi Evans are expecting their first child together, as the duo walked the red carpet together ahead of the 2019 Oscars with Evans showing off her baby bump.

Evan glad in a floor-length strapless black dress featuring a low-cut neckline, which showed off her belly, plus shimmery eye makeup and long, dangling earrings.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Zinzi Evans and director Ryan Coogler attend the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Black Panther took home three of the seven Oscars it was nominated for Sunday evening: Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

Who is Ryan Coogler?

As per Wikipedia, Ryan Kyle Coogler was born May 23rd, 1986. He is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. His first feature film, Fruitvale Station (2013), won the top audience and grand jury awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He has since co-written and directed the seventh film in the Rocky series, Creed (2015), and the Marvel film Black Panther (2018), the latter of which broke numerous box office records and became the highest-grossing film of all time by a black director.

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