Karin Slater is an American film director, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the Netflix series 'Orange Is the New Black' and the Academy Award-nominated film 'The Hate U Give'. She has directed episodes of 'Sex Education', 'Grace and Frankie', 'The Deuce', 'American Crime Story', 'Marvel's Luke Cage', and 'Queen Sugar'.
Born in New York, Slater attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she specialized in directing. It was here that she met her future collaborator, director Ava DuVernay. After graduating in 2005, Slater wrote and directed her first feature, 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete', which won several awards and was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards.
In 2014, Slater made her television directing debut with the pilot episode of 'Orange Is the New Black'. She went on to direct several more episodes of the series, which earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2015. Her other television credits include 'The Good Fight', 'The Get Down', 'The Chi', and 'The L Word: Generation Q'.
In 2018, Slater made her feature film directing debut with 'The Hate U Give', starring Amandla Stenberg. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning two Teen Choice Awards, four NAACP Image Awards, and an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Slater is currently developing several projects for both television and film, including a feature film adaptation of 'The Stars and the Blackness Between Them', a young adult novel by Junauda Petrus. She is also set to direct the upcoming feature film 'The Best of Enemies', starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.
Slater's directing style is characterized by her commitment to telling stories that are both honest and meaningful. She is passionate about creating compelling characters that have something to say about the world we live in. With her latest projects, she is already proving herself to be one of the most exciting filmmakers of her generation.