Nominated for two News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Marta Cunningham is an accomplished actor, director and filmmaker. She has completed more than 22 episodes of television working successfully for some of the most popular and celebrated series across the spectrum of genres and formats including: “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Star Trek Discovery,” “You,” “Transparent,” “Room 104,” “Insecure,” “How to Get Away with Murder” “ Dear White People “and “Dispatches from Elsewhere.” Cunningham was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Director for her work on the Season 3 Finale of “Transparent” which was her first episodic directing experience.
Social outreach and screenings of "Valentine Road" for educational purposes in schools and universities are important to Cunningham. She has traveled extensively both domestically and internationally, most recently with the U.S. Embassy to Australia and Canada advocating LGBT rights. Her other memorable works besides Valentine road are Dancing at the Blue Iguana and the Times of Harvey Milk.
Cunningham is now developing several pilots and feature films with her new production company-Sugar Sky Pictures. Her recent work includes AMC's '61st Street' is a passion project for star Courtney B. Vance.
Cunningham has participated in the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program and has participated both in the Sundance Institute's Women Filmmakers Initiative, and the Sundance Film Two Initiative. In 2015, she was one of twenty women selected to be a part of the inaugural Fox Global Initiative Director’s Lab.