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Uzo Aduba

Uzoamaka Nwanneka "Uzo" Aduba is a Nigerian-American actress. Aduba was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Nigerian parents, of Igbo origin. She attended Boston University, where she studied classical voice.

Aduba career started off in off-broadway plays. She then made her Broadway debut in 2007. Her first television appearance was as a nurse on Blue Bloods in 2012. 
In 2013, Aduba began portraying Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Netflix’s comedy-drama original series Orange Is the New Black for which she won an 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 CARES

  • Aduba received the Point Courage award from the Point Foundation for her support of the LGBT community.

 

  • Heifer International tapped Uzo as the organization’s first-ever celebrity Ambassador to Africa. In her role as Ambassador to Africa, Aduba acts as an advocate for Heifer’s mission in Africa to end world hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth and lifting small-scale farmers, particularly women, to living incomes.

 

  • Aduba received the Point Courage award from the Point Foundation for her support of the LGBT community.

  • Heifer International tapped Uzo as the organization’s first-ever celebrity Ambassador to Africa. In her role as Ambassador to Africa, Aduba acts as an advocate for Heifer’s mission in Africa to end world hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth and lifting small-scale farmers, particularly women, to living incomes.

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