Uzo Aduba


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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 10 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Orange Is the New Black Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
(2013-2019)
(2017)
Mrs. America Shirley Chisholm
(2020)
The Wiz Live! Glinda the Good Witch of the South
(2015)

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 2021 Americanah (TV Series) (announced)
Aunty Uju
- Episode #1.10 (2021) ... Aunty Uju
- Episode #1.9 (2021) ... Aunty Uju
- Episode #1.8 (2021) ... Aunty Uju
- Episode #1.7 (2021) ... Aunty Uju
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... Aunty Uju
 2021 In Treatment (TV Series)
Dr. Brooke Lawrence
- Episode #4.1 (2021) ... Dr. Brooke Lawrence
 2020 Really Love
 2020 Mrs. America (TV Mini-Series)
Shirley Chisholm
- Reagan (2020) ... Shirley Chisholm
- Houston (2020) ... Shirley Chisholm (credit only)
- Bella (2020) ... Shirley Chisholm (credit only)
- Jill (2020) ... Shirley Chisholm
- Phyllis & Fred & Brenda & Marc (2020) ... Shirley Chisholm (credit only)
 2016-2020 Steven Universe (TV Series short)
Bismuth
- Bismuth Casual (2020) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Change Your Mind (2019) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Legs From Here to Homeworld (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Reunited (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
- Made of Honor (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
 2019 Miss Virginia
Virginia Walden
 2019 Steven Universe: The Movie (TV Movie)
Bismuth (voice)
 2013-2019 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- The Big House (2019) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- God Bless America (2019) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren (credit only)
- The Thirteenth (2019) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
- The Hidey Hole (2019) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren (credit only)
- Baker's Dozen (2019) ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
 2018-2019 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series)
Colonel Kubritz
- A Glorious End, Part Two (2019) ... Colonel Kubritz (voice)
- A Glorious End, Part One (2019) ... Colonel Kubritz (voice)
- Race to Trollmarket (2019) ... Colonel Kubritz (voice)
- The Big Sleep (2019) ... Colonel Kubritz (voice)
- The Fall of House Tarron (2019) ... Colonel Kubritz (voice)
 2019/I Beats
Carla Monroe
 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 Verbatim: The Ferguson Case (Documentary short)
Sheila Whirley
 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 Short)
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:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Uzo

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I love the excitement of being able to perform, and funnel that precociousness into a more positive form of, "Look at me, look at me!". See more »

Trivia:

Aduba told NPR interviewer Michel Martin that her full first name, Uzoamaka, means "the road is good" in her parents' country of origin, Nigeria. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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