Uzo Aduba

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Actress

Birth Name: Uzoamaka Aduba

Birth Date: February 10, 1981

Age: 43 years old

Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Uzo Aduba is an American actress whose defining role was that of obsessive, eccentric and misunderstood prison inmate Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren in Netflix's prison drama "Orange is the New Black" (2013- ). A striking character with wild hair and eyes which live up to her name, Crazy Eyes was obsessed with and lovelorn over Taylor Schilling's lead character Piper Chapman, offering Aduba the opportunity to act up to her character's unpredictable personality. Of Nigerian descent, Aduba was raised in New York City, NY. She attended Boston University's College of Fine Arts, and it was while she was there that she would gain her first significant acting credit, a part in "Translations of Xhosa" at Kennedy Centre in 2003 (it would also earn her a Helen Hayes award nomination for best actress in a play).

She made her Broadway debut in "Corum Boy" in 2007, and her significant theatrical acting experience also included roles in "Godspell" on Broadway and in regional productions of "Dessa Rose" and "A Civil War Christmas," both of which brought her IRNE award nominations. She also sang at the White House and in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Her feature film debut came in the spiritual musical "Pearly Gates" (2015), followed by a supporting role in the comedy-drama "Tallulah" (2016), starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney.

Credits

Greedy People

Actor
Movie
2024

PainkillerStream

Actor
Edie
Series
2023
50%

This World Is Not My Own

Voice
Nellie Mae Rowe
Movie
2023

LightyearStream

Voice
Alisha Hawthorne
Movie
2022
74%

AnimalStream

Narrator
Series
2021

SolosStream

Actor
Sasha
Series
2021
44%

National Champions

Actor
Katherine Poe
Movie
2021

Frimas

Executive Producer
Movie
2021

Cari & Jemele (Won't) Stick to Sports

Guest
Show
2020

Mrs. AmericaStream

Actor
Shirley Chisholm
Series
2020
96%

Really LoveStream

Actor
Chenai Hungwe
Movie
2020
88%

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

Activate: The Global Citizen Movement

Actor
Show
2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

Guest
Show
2019

Beats

Actor
Carla Monroe
Movie
2019

Steven Universe: The Movie

Voice
Bismuth
Movie
2019

Miss VirginiaStream

Actor
Virginia
Movie
2019
53%

3 BelowStream

Voice
Kubritz
Series
2018

2 Dope QueensStream

Guest
Series
2018
94%

Candy Jar

Actor
Julia Russell
Movie
2018

We Are Boats

Actor
Sir
Movie
2018

Access Live

Guest
Show
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

My Little Pony: The Movie

Voice
Queen Novo
Movie
2017

ChelseaStream

Guest
Talk
2016
41%

Tallulah

Actor
Movie
2016

Showing Roots

Actor
Movie
2016

American Pastoral

Actor
Vicky
Movie
2016

The Wiz Live!Stream

Actor
Glinda
Special
2015

The Making of the Wiz Live!

Actor
Glinda
Show
2015

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

Guest
Talk
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Lip Sync BattleStream

Contestant
Reality
2015

Countdown to the Globes

Guest
Show
2015

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road ChipStream

Actor
TSA Officer
Movie
2015
15%

Pearly Gates

Actor
Corrie
Movie
2015

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Guest
Show
2014

Running Wild With Bear GryllsStream

Self
Reality
2014

Spoiler Alert! Presented by Netflix

Guest
Show
2014

Changemakers

Actor
Show
2014

Last Week Tonight With John OliverStream

Guest Star
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Talk
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Steven UniverseStream

Guest Voice
Bismuth
Series
2013
100%

The Queen Latifah Show

Guest
Talk
2013

The Social

Guest
Show
2013

Orange Is the New BlackStream

Actor
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Series
2013
90%

Orange Is the New BlackStream

Guest Star
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Series
2013
90%

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Guest
Talk
2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

Guest
Show
2012

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

Guest Star
Series
2012

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Talk
2011

The Chew

Guest
Talk
2011

Dish Nation

Guest
Talk
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Guest
Talk
2009

In TreatmentStream

Actor
Dr. Brooke Taylor
Series
2008
90%

Chelsea Lately

Guest
Talk
2007

etalk

Guest
Show
2006

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Guest
Show
2005

ET Canada

Guest
Show
2005

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

EP Daily

Guest
Show
1997

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Access HollywoodStream

Guest
News
1996

Inside the Actors Studio

Host
Talk
1994

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Today

Guest
News
1952

News aboutUzo Aduba

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Q&A

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‘Painkiller’ Trailer: Uzo Aduba Fights Matthew Broderick Pharma Exec in Opioid Crisis Drama (VIDEO)

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Tony Awards 2022 Nominees: Full List Includes Billy Crystal, Uzo Aduba, Ruth Negga

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Roush Review: New Doctor, Same ‘In Treatment’

Preview

‘In Treatment’ Delves Deep Into Uzo Aduba’s Dr. Brooke Taylor Via Her Patients

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Regina King & Uzo Aduba Open Up About Their Emmy Tributes to Breonna Taylor

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Review

Roush Review: All Hail the Women of ‘Mrs. America’

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Cast on The Show’s Final Season and Lasting Legacy

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‘X-Files’ Stars Join Other Actors and Take a Knee in Protest of Injustice

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International Women’s Day 2017: How TV’s Top Female Stars Celebrated

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Roush Review: On ‘Orange Is the New Black’, the Big House Is More Crowded and Compelling Than Ever

Orange is the New Black Season 4

‘Orange is the New Black’: Things Are Getting Serious in Season 4 Trailer

Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award 2016

‘Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba on Why She Still Loves ‘Crazy Eyes’

TV Tattle

‘The Wiz Live!’ Adds Amber Riley and Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba presents the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations

‘Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba Talks Shifting Emmy Categories

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