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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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »


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Orange Is the New Black Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
Lightyear Alisha Hawthorne
Mrs. America Shirley Chisholm


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 2022 Painkiller (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Edie
- Episode #1.4 ... Edie
- Episode #1.6 ... Edie
- Episode #1.5 ... Edie
- Episode #1.3 ... Edie
 2022 Lightyear
Alisha Hawthorne (voice)
 2021 National Champions
Katherine Poe
 2021 In Treatment (TV Series)
Dr. Brooke Taylor
- Brooke - Week 6 (2021) ... Dr. Brooke Taylor
- Laila - Week 6 (2021) ... Dr. Brooke Taylor
- Colin - Week 6 (2021) ... Dr. Brooke Taylor
- Eladio - Week 6 (2021) ... Dr. Brooke Taylor
- Brooke - Week 5 (2021) ... Dr. Brooke Taylor
 2021 Solos (TV Mini Series)
- Sasha (2021) ... Sasha
 2020 Really Love
Chenai Hungwe
 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 / Khadijah
- Bismuth Casual (2020) ... Bismuth / Khadijah (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
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 Steven Universe and the Dove Self-Esteem Project (TV Series)
- Body Talk (2018) ... Bismuth (voice)
 2018 We Are Boats
 2018 Candy Jar
 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)
 2017 Wally's Opening Day (TV Movie)
 2016 American Pastoral
 2016 Showing Roots
 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
 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)
- Nightmares (2012) ... Nurse
 2011 Wwjd (Short)
 2007 Over There (Short)
 2005/II Notes (Short)
 2005 Slavery and the Making of America (TV Series)
David Walker's Wife
- Liberty in the Air (2005) ... David Walker's Wife
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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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5' 6" (1.68 m)


Robert Sweeting


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Personal Quote:

There's a myth out in the world that women can't work together. And I don't know if it's a chicken or an egg thing or what, but it's not true. I think it's an idea that is put out there maybe to divide and conquer. It something that I just have to write off as being a lie. If you bring good people together, regardless of gender, they're going to collaborate and support each other. See more »


She is only the 3rd performer ever to win Emmys for acting across all three genres: Comedy, Drama & Limited Series/TV Movie. The other two persons are Edward Asner and Cloris Leachman, respectively. See more »

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