The African Media unveils the biography of Uzo Aduba Biography. Uzoamaka Aduba is a Nigerian- American actress. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019).
Uzo Aduba appeared in films including American Pastoral (2016), Showing Roots (2016), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), Candy Jar (2018) and Miss Virginia (2019). In 2020, Aduba played Shirley Chisholm in the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries.
Uzo Aduba Profile Summary
Name: Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba
Date of Birth: 10th February 1981
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachussetts, U.S.
Education: Boston University
Years active: 2003-present
Uzo Aduba Biography
Uzo Aduba was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents from Nigeria, and grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Medfield High School in 1999. She attended Boston University, where she studied classical voice and competed in track and field. She has called her family a “sports family”. Her younger brother, Obi, played hockey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and six seasons professionally.
Aduba first garnered recognition for her acting in 2003, when her performance in Translations of Xhosa at the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play. In 2006 she played Amphiarus at New York Theatre Workshop and again in 2008 at La Jolla Playhouse. In 2007, she made her Broadway debut, portraying Toby in Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Coram Boy at the Imperial Theatre. In 2011–12, she sang “By My Side” as part of the original revival cast of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Her first television appearance was as a nurse on Blue Bloods in 2012. Aduba also played the mother of the title character in Venice at The Public Theater in New York.
After Orange Is the New Black ended, Aduba was cast as politician Shirley Chisholm in the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America, opposite Cate Blanchett and Sarah Paulson. Chisholm was the first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, and the first woman to appear in a United States presidential debate. The miniseries premiered on April 15, 2020, receiving critical acclaim, and Aduba won a Primetime Emmy Award. She was cast to star opposite Lupita Nyong’o in the ultimately unproduced HBO Max miniseries Americanah written by Danai Gurira. Aduba also was set to star in the fourth season of FX series Fargo, but dropped out due to “some personal family issues”. Aduba co-stars in the upcoming romantic drama film Really Love. In October 2020, she was cast as therapist Dr. Brooke Lawrence in fourth season of the HBO series In Treatment.
She won Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, an 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 one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role, the other being Ed Asner for the character Lou Grant.
Uzo Aduba net worth is estimated around $1,000,000.