49 wins & 58 nominations.
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Adelaide Wilson / Red
(March 6, 2016- June 19, 2016; previews beginning February 23, 2016): Played 'The Girl' in "Eclipsed" on-Broadway (after a successful sold out run off-Broadway) at the John Golden Theatre, New York, NY. Directed by Liesl Tommy.
2 Interviews |
14 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
12 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Did You Know?
[on portraying Patsey in 12 Years a Slave
(2013)] I was heartbroken by her story. I just felt so sorry for her. I recognized then that I had a lot of work to do to get to a point where I could play her, because feeling that kind of sympathy for someone is no way to actually inhabit them.. She was just simple and she was trying to get by on a daily basis. She's not sentimental about her pain. I ...
When she won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in 12 Years a Slave
(2013) in 2014, she became the first Kenyan to win an Oscar, the first African actress to win Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the first Mexican-born actress to win an Oscar.