Uzo Aduba, an accomplished American actress recognized for her role as Crazy Eyes in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, stands as an Emmy Award winner.
Born in the United States to Nigerian heritage, Aduba’s stellar performances have garnered her widespread acclaim, including the prestigious 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
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Uzo Aduba Wiki & Biography
Date Of Birth
February 10, 1981
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Uzo Aduba’s Net Worth
USD $1 million approx
Height, Weight, and Color
Height in cm
Height in Meters
Height in Feet Inches
5 feet 8 inches
Uzo Aduba Family and Relatives
Boyfriends / Girlfriends
Leslie Odom Jr.(2013)
Uzo Aduba Education School and Colleges
Medfield High School
College & University
Boston University College of Fine Arts
Favourites Things Of Uzo Aduba
Emergen-C and String Cheese, Reese’s Pieces sundae with vanilla, hot fudge, peanut butter, and whipped cream
Favorite TV Shows
Project Runway All Stars
Travelling, Modeling, Eating Food
Interesting Facts About Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba embarked on her acting journey in the early 2000s when she arrived in New York. Her breakthrough came in 2003 after a compelling performance in the play ‘Translations of Xhosa’ at the Olney Theatre Center, earning her a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
The year 2006 saw Aduba portraying Amphiarus at the New York Theatre Workshop, marking her Broadway debut in 2007 as Toby in Coram Boy. Subsequent performances at La Jolla Playhouse in 2008 solidified her presence in the theatrical realm.
Uzo Aduba made her television debut in 2012 with a role in an episode of the crime drama series Blue Bloods, starring Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck, playing a nurse character.
The turning point in Aduba’s career occurred in 2013 when she started portraying Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.
Beyond her Orange Is the New Black role, Aduba showcased her versatility with appearances in a 2014 episode of Saturday Night Live and the 2015 film Pearly Gates.
The year 2014 proved to be a triumphant one for Aduba, as she clinched three awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Aduba continued to make waves, securing a 2015 nomination for her role in the comedy series ‘Orange Is the New Black.’
Further diversifying her portfolio, Aduba lent her voice to the animated comedy My Little Pony: The Movie in 2017, sharing the screen with talents like Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, and Sia.
Uzo Aduba extended her impact beyond the entertainment industry by becoming Heifer International’s inaugural celebrity ambassador to Africa in June 2018. Her involvement included field visits to Uganda in 2016 and 2018, providing firsthand insight into Heifer’s transformative work.