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Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba is known as a Nigerian-American actress. She is most famous for winning an Emmy for her role on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

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Background and Age

Uzoamaka Nwanneka "Uzo" Aduba was born on February 10, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts. Uzo studied at Medfield High School where she was attracted to sports. Uzo Aduba was a high school track star who won an athletic grant to Boston University. While studying at Boston, Uzo began to look all starry eyed at acting and she moved to New York City after graduation to pursue a career on the stage.

Career and Net Worth

In the wake of appearing in off-Broadway productions, Aduba made her Broadway debut in 2007. It would take a few years for her to get a big break when she handled the role of "CrazyEyes" Warren on the mainstream Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, a role that would carry popularity and praise to Abuda's doorstep, alongside two Emmy Awards.

An actress named Julianne Hough had everybody talking after she wore dark face paint to portray the "Orange is The Black" character Suzanne 'Insane Eyes' Warren to the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party. Julianne was an enormous fan of Uzo Aduba, and the character she has made popular on the show. She apologized to Uzo by saying 'It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demanding to anyone in any way, I realize my costume hurt and offended people and truly apologize.’ The people who defended Hough said that it was the only way she could portray the character and black face paint was needed. Those on the opposite side said the paint was not needed and that she could have just braided her hair and the same effect would have happened. It became a controversy because it happened around the same time that people were getting in trouble for cultural appropriation. It eventually died down because Uzo did not make a big fuss about it.

In July 2019, the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black was finished but fans were happy for the ride.

Marriage, Husband and Kids

Uzo Aduba is in a romantic association with Leslie Odom. Uzo and Leslie have been dating since 2013. Uzo and Leslie live in a house in Boston, Massachusetts together. They have been an openly gay couple and Uzo was happy to portray a lesbian woman on the hit Netflix show, Orange is the New Black.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 10 Feb, 1981
Age: 39 yrs
Occupations: Stage actor
Film actor
Television actor
Voice actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Boston
Education: Boston University
Boston University College of Fine Arts
Gender: Female
Description: American actress
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Last Modified: Oct 22 2020
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