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Uzo Aduba

Biography

Tv and Broadway celebrity best known on her behalf role seeing that Crazy Eyes in the strike series Orange may be the New Dark. She earned the 2014 Primetime Emmy Prize for Outstanding Visitor Actress within a Humor Series as well as the 2015 Display screen Actors Guild Prize for Outstanding Efficiency by a lady Actor within a Humor Series for the function. She studied traditional tone of voice and was a monitor and field athlete at Boston College or university. She first began gaining interest as an celebrity in 2003 when she gained a Helen Hayes Honor nomination for Exceptional Supporting Actress inside a Play on her behalf overall performance in Translations of Xhosa in the Olney Theater Middle for the Arts. She produced her Broadway debut in 2007 in Coram Boy. Her 1st television performing appearance came within an bout of Blue Bloods in 2012. Her parents are Nigerian. She was created in Boston, MA and elevated in Medfield. She frequently shares the display with Orange may be the New Dark celebrity Taylor Schilling.

Quick Facts


Full Name Uzo Aduba
Date Of Birth February 10, 1981
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Height 1.7 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Boston University College of Fine Arts
Nationality American
Siblings Chioma Aduba, Obi Aduba
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Shorty Award for Best Actress, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Nigerian Entertainment Award for Lead Role (Diaspora TV)
Movies My Little Pony: The Movie, American Pastoral, Showing Roots, Tallulah, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, The Wiz Live!, Pearly Gates, Verbatim: The Ferguson Case
TV Shows The Wiz Live!, Orange Is the New Black
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1She and Edward Asner are the only two people to win Emmys in both Drama and Comedy categories for playing the same character. Asner played the character of "Lou Grant" in Mary Tyler Moore (1970) (Comedy) and in Lou Grant (1977) (Drama), while Aduba owes her Emmys in Comedy (2014) and Drama (2015) for her performance as "Crazy Eyes" to Orange Is the New Black (2013)'s switch from the Comedy to Drama competition (due to newly introduced Emmy rules in the 2014/2015 season).
2After having mostly unsuccessful auditions, Aduba got the call that she got the role of Crazy Eyes on "Orange is the New Black," 45 minutes after she decided to quit acting altogether.
3Aduba told NPR interviewer Michel Martin that her full first name, Uzoamaka, means "the road is good" in her parents' country of origin, Nigeria.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Candy Jar2017post-productionJulia Russell
My Little Pony: The Movie2017post-productionQueen Novo (voice)
Orange Is the New Black2013-2017TV SeriesSuzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
American Pastoral2016Vicky
Steven Universe2016TV SeriesBismuth
Showing Roots2016
Tallulah2016Detective Kinnie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip2015TSA Officer
The Wiz Live!2015TV MovieGlinda The Good Witch Of The South
Pearly Gates2015Corrie
Saturday Night Live2014TV SeriesDaughter Dudley
Leaked: Uzo Aduba's OITNB Audition Season 12014Video shortUzo Aduba
How to Live Like a Lady2013TV MovieActing Teacher
Sing Along2013ShortCafeteria Lady
Blue Bloods2012TV SeriesNurse
Wwjd2011ShortBartender
Over There2007Short
Notes2005/IIShort

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing Along2013Short performer: "Cafeteria Song"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking with Chris Hardwick2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Pastoral: Adapting an American Classic2017Video documentary shortHerself
Making the American Dream2017Video documentary shortHerself
23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2017TV SpecialHerself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet2016TV SeriesHerself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live2015VideoHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesHerself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Conan2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Verbatim: The Ferguson Case2015Documentary shortSheila Whirley
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2015TV SeriesHerself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2015TV SeriesHerself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili2015TV SeriesHerself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHerself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Opening Remarks & Winner: Outstanding Female Actor / Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie / Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special / Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series / ...
Kid President: Declaration of Awesome2014TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
Project Runway All Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Godspell Cast

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Mike Birbiglia
· Marsha Stephanie Blake
· Danielle Brooks
· Laverne Cox
· Jackie Cruz
· Catherine Curtin
· Lea DeLaria
· Beth Fowler
· Joel Marsh Garland
· Kimiko Glenn
· Annie Golden
· Diane Guerrero
· Michael Harney
· Vicky Jeudy
· Selenis Leyva
· Taryn Manning
· Adrienne C. Moore
· Kate Mulgrew
· Emma Myles
· Matt Peters
· Lori Petty
· Jessica Pimentel
· Dascha Polanco
· Laura Prepon
· Elizabeth Rodriguez
· Jason Biggs
· Danielle Brooks
· Laverne Cox
· Jackie Cruz
· Catherine Curtin
· Lea DeLaria
· Beth Fowler
· Yvette Freeman
· Germar Terrell Gardner
· Kimiko Glenn
· Annie Golden
· Diane Guerrero
· Michael Harney
· Vicky Jeudy
· Julie Lake
· Lauren Lapkus
· Selenis Leyva
· Natasha Lyonne
· Taryn Manning
· Joel Marsh Garland
· Matt McGorry
· Adrienne C. Moore
· Kate Mulgrew
· Emma Myles
· Jessica Pimentel
·

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2017ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Alan Aisenberg
· Danielle Brooks
· Blair Brown
· Jackie Cruz
· Lea DeLaria
· Beth Dover
· Kimiko Glenn
· Annie Golden
· Laura Gómez
· Diane Guerrero
· Michael Harney
· Brad William Henke
· Vicky Jeudy
· Julie Lake
· Selenis Leyva
· Natasha Lyonne
· Taryn Manning
· James McMenamin
· Adrienne C. Moore
· Kate Mulgrew
· Emma Myles
· Matt Peters
· Lori Petty
· Jessica Pimentel
· Dascha Polanco
· Laura Prep
2017ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the Year
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOrange Is the New Black (2013)


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#Quote
1There's a myth out in the world that women can't work together. And I don't know if it's a chicken or an egg thing or what, but it's not true. I think it's an idea that is put out there maybe to divide and conquer. It something that I just have to write off as being a lie. If you bring good people together, regardless of gender, they're going to collaborate and support each other.


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