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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)

Filmography

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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.

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Uzo

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I loved school, but I was very precocious. My second grade teacher would 100% agree that I had a very "strong personality". A distinctive dynamic and a strong personality. She was one of my favorite teachers - we still keep in touch now and have since the second grade. She saw that precociousness and didn't really try to change me or make me conform. See more »

Trivia:

In a 2014 interview with The Improper Bostonian magazine, Aduba said that growing up in New England, she often encountered people who couldn't pronounce her first name, Uzoamaka. "In grade school, because my last name started with an A, I was the first in roll call, and nobody ever knew how to pronounce it. So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, ... See more »

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Aquarius

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