Tonya Lewis Lee is a producer, director, author, and entrepreneur whose work often explores the personal impact of social justice issues. Most recently, she co-directed and co-produced Aftershock (Hulu), which explores the U.S. maternal mortality crisis. The film received numerous awards, including a 2023 Peabody Award, 2022 Sundance Special Jury Impact for Change Award, NIHMC Award, and a 2023 Emmy Award nomination.
Ms. Lee served as Executive Producer on the episodic series She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix) and wrote and produced The Watson’s Go To Birmingham (Amazon). She also produced Monster (Netflix), which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Ms. Lee is currently an Executive Producer on a documentary film about seven-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix. Her children’s books, co-written with her husband Spike Lee, Please Baby Please, Please Puppy Please, and Giant Steps to Change the World have sold over one million copies.
Ms. Lee founded Movita Organics, an organic vitamin supplement company, to provide a premium product to the marketplace and continue the conversation with women about how to access and achieve one’s optimum health.
She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work including being named to the 2023 Forbes 50 Over 50 list. She is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, Producer’s Guild of America, a member of the March of Dimes board of trustees, and a board emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Ms. Lee is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and The University of Virginia School of Law.