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 9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Orange Is the New Black Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
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  Mrs. America (TV Series) (filming)
Shirley Chisholm
- Episode #1.9 ... Shirley Chisholm
- Episode #1.8 ... Shirley Chisholm
- Episode #1.7 ... Shirley Chisholm
- Episode #1.6 ... Shirley Chisholm
- Episode #1.5 ... Shirley Chisholm
 2019 Steven Universe: The Movie (TV Movie) (filming)
Bismuth (voice)
 2019 Miss Virginia (completed)
Virginia
 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
 2018-2019 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (TV Series)
Nora Césaire
- Stormy Weather 2 (2019) ... Nora Césaire (voice)
- Heroes Day, Part 2: Mayura (2018) ... Nora Césaire (voice)
- Heroes Day, Part 1: Catalyst (2018) ... Nora Césaire (voice)
- Anansi (2018) ... Nora Césaire (voice)
 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 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' 6" (1.68 m)
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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 »

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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Aquarius

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