The Profile: Chloé Zhao, film director and Oscar winner

The Nomadland director best known for intimate portraits of hardscrabble lives is now making a dizzying leap into the world of Marvel superheroes

In brief

Name: Chloé Zhao

Age: 39

Appearance: Slight, self-contained, unshowy. Invariably pigtailed.

Newsworthiness: Last week she became the first Chinese-American, and only the second woman, to win the best director Oscar for Nomadland. The movie also won best film and best actress for Frances McDormand.

In depth

Chloé Zhao’s triumph at the 93rd Academy Awards for Nomadland, her third feature film, made her the first Chinese-born filmmaker, and only the second woman of any ...