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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
(2013-2017)
The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live! Glinda The Good Witch Of The South
(2015)
Tallulah
Tallulah Detective Kinnie
(2016)
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 am an optimist, without being a Pollyanna. I see the world for what it is, but at the same time I choose to believe in its possibilities. I just always think everything's going to work out. I don't know *how* it's going to work out, but it is. I've seen that time and time again in my life. See more »

Trivia:

After 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. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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