Who is Justin Ervin?

American cinematographer and director Justin Ervin was born in Atlanta, Georgia USA, on 31 December 1988, meaning his zodiac sign is Capricorn. He’s probably best known for having written and directed the 2014 short drama movie “Six Months Later”, which starred Bettina Bennett, Chris Berry and K. D. Chalk, and follows the recently wed couple who are celebrating their six months of marriage, and might now split because the man has lost his job.

Justin’s also known for being the husband of famous American model and TV presenter Ashley Graham.

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Education and early life

Justin was raised in Atlanta alongside his brother Louis and sister Kia, by their father Louis Ervin and mother Katin Griffy; not a lot is known about Justin’s family, because he respects their privacy, but it’s believed that his mother’s a piano teacher, and his father a high school teacher.

Justin grew up being focused on his education, as he was urged by his parents to do well at school so that he could eventually pursue a college degree; he was interested in a number of activities during his high school years, including acting with the school’s drama club, and playing soccer.

Upon matriculating in 2007, Justin enrolled at college and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in media and video production. He subsequently continued his education at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in social documentary filmmaking in 2009.

Justin’s career

His debut as a cinematographer was the 2007 documentary movie “Derby in Black”. Justin produced and directed the 2012 documentary sports movie “Elephant in the Room”, which follows former boxing champion Devonne as she’s mentoring two teenage girls, together with her partner coach Tabbi.

The year 2013 saw him work on the short musical comedy film “Tunnel of Love”, directed by Leo Fiorica and Roy Petersen, and which starred Katie Fabel, Ed Bergtold and Robert Gladding. It follows the life of a couple, the girl being obsessed with a rock ‘n’ roll legend. The following year saw Justin work on the short documentary film “The Pain of Love”, and in 2016 on the short comedy drama “Peach Fuzz”.

Most recently, in 2020, he worked on the documentary movie “Down a Dark Stairwell”, directed by Ursula Liang, and which starred Lesley Steele; it tells the story of Chinese-American police officer Peter Liang, who killed an innocent unarmed black man Akai Gurley in 2014; the movie won five of its six award nominations.

Other credits

Justin was a production assistant on the 2005 documentary movie “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 ½”, and 31 episodes of the 2008 reality show “Paranormal State”.

He was the second director of photography on the 2018 short documentary movie “Between Yourself and Me”.

Love life and marriage with Ashley Graham

Justin and Ashley are quite secretive when it comes to speaking about their marriage in public, but some details about it are still known.

The two met at a church in 2009; it’s since been revealed that they are both deeply religious, and go to church at least once a week. Justin and Ashley had dated for a year when they exchanged vows in 2010, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members.

The two chose not to have children immediately, because they both wanted to work on their careers; it was in August 2019 that Ashley revealed that she was pregnant with their son Isaac, who was born on 18 January 2020. Ashley gave birth to her and Justin’s twin sons Malachi and Roman at home in January 2022.

Justin hasn’t mentioned other women whom he’s dated – he’s married to Ashley Graham as of November 2022, and they have three sons together.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Justin enjoys being active on Instagram, and there are over 150,000 people following him on the social media network today, while he’s uploaded over 60 pictures and videos, with most of his newer content serving to promote the 2022 Netflix documentary movie “Is That Black Enough for You?!?”

His wife’s parents didn’t welcome to him when they met, because he’s black – Ashley’s revealed that Justin afterwards told her: ‘Racism is never surprising, but it’s always disappointing.’

He works out at the gym on a daily basis, thus his muscular body.

Justin’s been to around 15 US states, for both work and pleasure, and he and Ashley have travelled to various European and Asian countries together; Justin’s dream travel destination’s Cuba.

His favorite actors are Clint Eastwood and Johnny Depp, and some of Justin’s favorite movies include “Million Dollar Baby”, “Gran Torino”, and “The Mule”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Justin’s age is 33. He has brown eyes and short black hair, his weight is about 170lbs (77kgs) and he’s 6ft (1.82m) tall.

Justin’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million as of November 2022, and his wife Ashley’s at more than $10 million.

Who is his wife Ashley?

American model and TV presenter Ashley Graham Ervin was born in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, on 30 October 1987, making her zodiac sign Scorpio. She’s been working as a model since she was 12, and is perhaps best known for having been featured on the cover of the magazine “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” in 2016.

Ashley and her two sisters were raised in Lincoln by their father who was a database marketer, and mother Linda who was a housewife; Ashley was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADD during her teenage years. She studied at Scott Middle School prior to progressing to Lincoln Southwest High School, from which she matriculated in 2005.

It was in 2000 that Ashley was spotted by a modelling agent from the I & I agency while she ,was shopping at Oak View Mall, and it was a year later that she signed a contract with Wilhelmina Models; in 2003, Ashley signed with Ford Models, and went on to appear in the magazine “YM”. She was profiled by Sally Singer of the magazine “Vogue” in April 2007, and was in 2009 featured in the “Glamour” magazine’s issue “These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size”; she could then have been seen on the catwalk for famous designers Dolce and Gabbana, Michael Kors and Rag and Bone, amongst others.

Ashley was featured in the magazine “Bust” in December 2010, and was in 2012 named Full Figured Fashion Week’s Model of the Year.

In 2013, Ashley teamed up with Addition Elle to design a lingerie line, and was in the following year featured in the magazines “Harper’s Bazaar” and “Elle Quebec”. In 2016, she became the first plus-size model to be featured on the cover of “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”.

She was a backstage host for Miss USA in 2016 and 2017, as well as for Miss Universe in 2016, ‘17 and ‘18; Ashley was also a judge on the popular competition show “America’s Next Top Model”.

She’s an author too, having published her book “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like” in 2017.

Most recently, in February 2022, Ashley teamed up with Canadian entrepreneur Joanna Griffiths to release the documentary movie “Big. Strong. Woman”, which aims to combat female stereotypes, and instead highlight their strengths.

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