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Uzo Aduba


Aduba began earning recognition for her work in 2003, with a performance in "Translations of Xhosa" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that won her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Her Broadway debut was in 2007 as Toby in "Coram Boy". She was a member of the Original Revival Cast of "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
(2013-2018)
My Little Pony: The Movie
(2017)
The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live! Glinda The Good Witch Of The South
(2015)
American Pastoral
(2016)

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 2017 Candy Jar (post-production)
Julia Russell
 2016 Steven Universe (TV Series)
Bismuth
- Bismuth (2016) ... Bismuth (voice)
 2016 Showing Roots
 2015 Pearly Gates
Corrie
 2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Daughter Dudley
- Woody Harrelson/Kendrick Lamar (2014) ... Daughter Dudley (uncredited)
 2014 Leaked: Uzo Aduba's OITNB Audition Season 1 (Video short)
Uzo Aduba
 2013 How to Live Like a Lady (TV Movie)
Acting Teacher
 2013 Sing Along (Short)
Cafeteria Lady
 2012 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Nurse
- Nightmares (2012) ... Nurse
 2011 Wwjd (Short)
Bartender
 2007 Over There (Short)
 2005/II Notes (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Wanna Be in It," with Ricky Gervais (Derek (2012)), Michael Kelly (House of Cards (2013)), Steven Van Zandt (Lilyhammer (2012)), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black (2013)), and Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black (2013)), each in character from their respective series, for Netflix original programming.

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Uzo

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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I love the excitement of being able to perform, and funnel that precociousness into a more positive form of, "Look at me, look at me!". See more »

Trivia:

She 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 ... See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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