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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 & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Miss Virginia (post-production)
Virginia
 2018 Tales of Arcadia: 3Below (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (voice)
 2013-2018 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- Double Trouble (2018) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- Well This Took a Dark Turn (2018) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- Chocolate Chip Nookie (2018) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- Break the String (2018) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren (credit only)
- Gordons (2018) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren (credit only)
 2016-2018 Steven Universe (TV Series)
Bismuth
- Legs From Here to Homeworld (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Reunited (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Made of Honor (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Bismuth (2016) ... Bismuth (voice)
 2018 We Are Boats
Sir
 2018 Candy Jar
Julia
 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- Economic Development Incentives (2017) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
 2017 My Little Pony: The Movie
Queen Novo (voice)
 2016 American Pastoral
Vicky
 2016 Showing Roots
Pearl
 2016 Tallulah
Detective Kinnie
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie)
Glinda the Good Witch of the South
 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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Alternate Names:

Uzo

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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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:

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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