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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Orange Is the New Black Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
(2013-2018)
(2017)
(2016)
The Wiz Live! Glinda the Good Witch of the South
(2015)

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 2019/I Beats (post-production)
 2016-2019 Steven Universe (TV Series)
Bismuth
- Change Your Mind (2019) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Legs From Here to Homeworld (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Reunited (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Made of Honor (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Bismuth (2016) ... Bismuth (voice)
 2018 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series)
Colonel Kubritz
- The Arcadian Job (2018) ... Colonel Kubritz (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)
 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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Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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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' 6" (1.68 m)
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The day I found out I got the role [of Suzanne, aka "Crazy Eyes", on Orange Is the New Black (2013)], I had a terrible audition for another show, and so I was like, "You're done. You're not supposed to do this." And so I quit. Then 45 minutes later, I got the call that I'd got this job. 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 »

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