Uzo Aduba

Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba

Uzoamaka Nwanneka"Uzo"Aduba(/ˈzəˈdbə/; born February 10, 1981)is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix television seriesOrange Is the New Black(2013–present), for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015.She is the only actress to win Emmy Award recognition in both the comedy and drama genres for the same role.

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 Uzo Aduba's Early life

Aduba was born in Boston , Massachusetts, the daughter of Nigerian parents of Igbo origin from Achi in Enugu State .

She describes her family as a "sports family".Her younger brother, Obi, played hockey at the University of Massachusetts and went on to play six seasons professionally.

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 Uzo Aduba's Career

at the Circle in the Square Theatre .Her first television appearance was as a nurse onBlue Bloodsin 2012.She also played the mother of the title character ofVeniceat The Public Theater in New York.

Orange Is the New Black.On being cast, Aduba said:

, and it was at the head of the pack. I remember thinking, 'Wow, that is really good, I would love to be a part of that.' I went in and auditioned for another part, and my representatives called me about a month later and they were like, "Hi, we have some really good news. You remember that audition you went on forOrange Is the New Black? You didn't get it." I go, "So… okay, what's the good news?" They said they wanted to offer me another part, Crazy Eyes. I was like, "What in my audition would make someone think I'd be right for a part called Crazy Eyes?" But to be honest, when I got the script for it, it felt like the right fit.

She won a second Primetime Emmy at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015, winning the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series . This makes her the first actress to win both a drama and comedy Emmy for the same role.

Aduba teamed with Rachel Bay Jones for a rendition of the song "Lily's Eyes" from the musicalThe Secret Garden.

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 Uzo Aduba's Filmography


2015 Pearly Gates Corrie
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip TSAOfficer
2016 Tallulah
2016 American Pastoral Vicky Completed
2017 My Little Pony TBA (voice) Filming


2012 Project Runway: All Stars Herself Episode: "Putting On The Glitz"
2012 Blue Bloods Nurse Episode: "Nightmares"
2013 How to Live Like a Lady Acting Teacher Television film
2013–present Orange Is the New Black Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren 36 episodes
2014 Saturday Night Live Daughter Dudley Episode: "Woody Harrelson/Kendrick Lamar"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Uzo Aduba Wears a White Blouse and Royal Blue Heels"
2015 The Wiz Live! Glinda the Good Witch Television special

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 Uzo Aduba's Stage credits

2007 Coram Boy Toby Imperial Theatre
2011 Godspell Company Circle in the Square Theatre
2013 Venice Anna Monroe The Public Theater
2016 The Maids Solange Trafalgar Studios

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 Uzo Aduba's Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2013 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmOrange Is the New BlackNominated
2014 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesWon
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmNominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesWon
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWon
2015 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesWon
2016 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesWon
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmNominated
Comedy ActressPending

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 Uzo Aduba's References

  1. "Godspell Talk Back – Uzo Aduba". Reviewing The Drama. March 26, 2012. 
  2. Wright, Celine (August 12, 2013). "'Orange Is the New Black's' Uzo Aduba on a good road as Crazy Eyes". Los Angeles Times. 32-year-old Aduba 
  3. Emmy Awards 2015: The complete winners list. (September 21, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-12-07.
  4. "Uzo Aduba Watch 'OITNB' actress speak Igbo, reveal her favourite Nigerian dish,". Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  5. Aduba, Uzo (August 4, 2014). "Uzo Aduba: My Road to ‘Orange Is the New Black'". The Daily Beast
  6. "Medfield Native Uzo Aduba Attends White House Correspondents Dinner". May 5, 2014. 
  7. Champagne, Christine (June 8, 2014). "Behind the Breakout Role: Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba on Creating Crazy Eyes". Co.Create. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  8. "2001–02 Women's Track Roster". Boston University. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  9. "Boston University Meet Results". Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  10. "Obi Aduba player profile". 
  11. "Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play – 2004". Awards and nominations Theatre Washington. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  12. "Uzo Aduba". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  13. "Meet the Cast: Uzo Aduba". Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  14. Brantley, Ben (June 15, 2013). "Of Shakespeare and Superheroes". The New York Times. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  15. "Venice, review, Off-Broadway, New York Theatre". Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  16. "Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba on Crazy Eyes, Flirting Techniques, and Peeing on the Floor". Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  17. Ryan, Maureen (August 23, 2013). "'Crazy Eyes' From 'Orange Is The New Black' Talks Flirting, Jodie Foster And That Infamous Scene". The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  18. Loewenstein, Melinda (June 2, 2014). "#1 Reason Seeing Potential Beyond the Audition Created an Outstanding Ensemble for 'Orange Is the New Black'". Backstage.
  19. Moynihan, Rob (January 19, 2015). "How I Got My SAG-AFTRA Card", TV Guide. p. 8
  20. "Primetime Emmy Awards 2014: The winners list". CNN. August 26, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  21. "The International Press Academy Announces Nominations For The 18th Annual Satellite Awards". PR Newswire. December 2, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  22. Atkinson, Kate (June 19, 2014). "Critics' Choice TV Awards: The winners list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  23. Leeds, Sarene (January 26, 2015). "SAG Awards: The Complete 2015 Winners List". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  24. Keegan, Rebecca (January 26, 2015). "SAG Awards 2015: 'Birdman' feathers its nest as Oscars nears". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  25. Mitovich, Matt Webb (December 11, 2014). "Golden Globes: Fargo, True Detective Lead Nominations; Jane the Virgin, Transparent Score Multiple Nods". TVLine. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  26. "Uzo Aduba Is 'Grateful' After Tearful Emmy Win". Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  27. Gans, Andrew (March 20, 2014). "Uzo Aduba and Rachel Bay Jones Join Lineup for Broadway Backwards; Rush Tickets Will Be Available Day of Performance". Playbill.
  28. "BROADWAY BACKWARDS". Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. March 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2015.

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