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Uzo Aduba

Award-winning Actress, Performer and Activist

“Growing up, I never thought there was a seat for me, so I’ve decided to build my own table. Come. Pull up a chair. . .” – Uzo Aduba Consider yourself invited. Best known for her two-time Emmy Award-winning portrayal as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Netflix’s hit series Orange is the New Black, Uzo Aduba…

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Nigerian-American and Boston born, Uzo Aduba’s riveting portrayal of “Crazy Eyes” in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, makes her the first woman to win a Primetime Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role.

Aduba also received the 2015 SAG Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and the 2014 Critic’s Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. Orange is the New Black won the 2015 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Streaming Series and the 2013 AFI Award for TV Program of the Year. Additionally, she was also nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Before going back to the show for its final season, Aduba spent her hiatus starring in three films, Miss Virginia for R.J. Daniel Hanna, Really Love for Macro, and the Netflix feature Beats, opposite Anthony Anderson. She was most recently seen in Ewan McGregor’s American Pastoral for Lakeshore opposite Dakota Fanning, Rupert Evans, and Jennifer Connelly, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. She can currently be seen in the Netflix feature Tallulah, opposite Ellen Page and Alison Janney, which premiered at Sundance.

A gifted singer, Abuba was also seen on television opposite Common, Queen Latifah, and Mary J. Blige in NBC’s The Wiz Live! Aduba made her debut at the West End Theatre in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Jean Genet’s The Maids.

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    Uzo Aduba on Moving to LA, Earthquakes, Owning a Women’s Soccer Team & New Show

    'Orange Is the New Black' Star Uzo Aduba

    Taylor Schilling & Uzo Aduba's Crazy Fight Scene | CONAN on TBS

    Uzo Aduba wins Emmy Award for Orange Is the New Black (2014)

    Uzo Aduba Discusses Playing A Therapist On ‘In Treatment’

    After Show: Is Uzo Aduba Satisfied with Crazy Eyes’ Ending? | WWHL

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