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UZO ADUBA is an award-winning actress whose work spans television, film, and theatre.  Currently, Aduba can be seen in the critically acclaimed, Emmy®-winning drama series, In Treatment, on HBO and HBO Max, and in the Amazon Studios’ anthology series, Solos. She is perhaps most recognized for her role as Crazy Eyes on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, for which she won two Emmy Awards. She is one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role. Her third Emmy Award win was for portraying Shirley Chisholm in the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America.
On stage, Aduba made her Broadway debut in Coram Boy in 2007, followed by the hit musical revival of Godspell in 2011. A graduate of Boston University School of Fine Arts, Aduba appeared at Boston’s Huntington Theatre and A.R.T. where she received the Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress in a Play. She made her West End Theatre debut in Jean Genet's The Maids, directed by Jamie Lloyd and co-starring Laura Carmichael and Zawe Ashton. Aduba was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for her work in the Kennedy Center/Olney Theater production of Translations of Xhosa. Other theater credits include Dessa Rose at the New Repertory Theatre, Turnado: Rumble for the Ring at the Bay Street Theater, and Abyssinia at the Goodspeed Theatre. Aduba also appeared in the NBC Live production of The Wiz, which also featured Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Amber Riley, and David Alan Grier.
Her film credits include American Pastoral (2016), Showing Roots (2016), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), Candy Jar (2018) and Miss Virginia (2019). She recently signed a multi-year producing deal with CBS Studios, and will star in and executive produce a new drama series titled Low Country alongside Robert and Michelle King. She will soon begin production on Netflix's limited series Painkillers opposite Matthew Broderick.

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[New York]
NBC Live Television Production, 2015

Public Theater Production, 2013
Anna Monroe

Broadway Revival, 2011

Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2008

Original Broadway Production, 2007

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006

Second Woman/Amphiarus

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Trembling Sally

Uzo Aduba Movies

[2015]Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip TSA Officer

[2015]Pearly Gates Corrie

[2015]The Wiz Live! Glinda the Good Witch of the South

[2016]American Pastoral Vicky

[2016]Showing Roots Pearl

[2016]Tallulah Detective Kinnie

[2017]My Little Pony Queen Novo - Voice

[2017]Wally's Opening Day Francette

[2018]Candy Jar Julia

[2018]We Are Boats Sir

[2019]Beats Carla Monroe

[2019]Miss Virginia Virginia Walden

[2019]Steven Universe: The Movie Bismuth - Voice

[2020]Really Love Chenai Hungwe

[2021]National Champions Katherine Poe

[2022]Lightyear Alisha Hawthorne - Voice

Uzo Aduba TV Shows

Slavery and the Making of America David Walker's Wife

Blue Bloods Nurse

Steven Universe and the Dove Self-Esteem Project Bismuth

[ 2018-2019]3Below: Tales of Arcadia Colonel Kubritz

[ 2013-2019]Orange Is the New Black Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren

Mrs. America Shirley Chisholm

[ 2016-2020]Steven Universe Bismuth, Khadijah

In Treatment Dr. Brooke Taylor

Solos Sasha

Painkiller Edie

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Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis starring Rose Byrne and Kelli O'Hara. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Stand Up to Cancer Celebrates More Than $795 Million Pledged Over 15 Years of Impact

Celebrities lending their support for this year’s fundraising special included Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Katie Couric, Danai Gurira, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Queen Latifah, Maria Menounos, Julianne Moore, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet and Justin Timberlake. In the U.S., SU2C is still gratefully accepting donations.

Video: Watch Uzo Aduba & Matthew Broderick in Netflix's PAINKILLER Series Trailer

The series stars Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Taylor Kitsch, Dina Shihabi, and West Duchovny. The series will also feature guest stars Clark Gregg, Jack Mulhern, Sam Anderson, Ana Cruz Kayne, Brian Markinson, Noah Harpster, John Ales, Johnny Sneed, Tyler Ritter, and Carolina Bartczak. Watch the new video trailer now!

Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer & Louisa Jacobson to Star in THREE SISTERS at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Additional cast and creative team members have been revealed for the 2023 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season’s Main Stage Reading Series. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Darren Criss & Julianne Hough Host The Second Annual Tony Awards After, After Party

See photos of the second annual Tony Awards After, After Party hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough!

Tony Awards Draw 4.31 Million Viewers; Most Watched Ceremony Since 2019

Find out how the ratings compare to Tony Awards in past years! Winners included Kimberly Akimbo, Some Like It Hot, Leopoldstadt, Sean Hayes, Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, Michael Arden, and more. Performances included Funny Girl, Shucked, Sweeney Todd, Parade, and more.

Watch the 2023 Tony Awards Full Broadcast

The 2023 Tony Awards are now available to stream online through Paramount Plus. The ceremony featured performances from the casts of “Camelot”; “Into the Woods”; “& Juliet”; “Kimberly Akimbo”; “New York, New York”; “Parade”; “Shucked”; “Some Like It Hot”; and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Photos: Go Backstage at the Tony Awards With J. Harrison Ghee, Bonnie Milligan & More

Go backstage at last night's Tony Awards with photos of Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, Lea Michele, Joel Grey, John Kander, Annaleigh Ashford, Lorna Courtney, Josh Groban, Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond, and the casts of Kimberly Akimbo, Funny Girl, Shucked, and more!

Photos: Go Inside the Tony Awards With Ariana DeBose, Alex Newell & More

Take a look inside the CBS broadcasts and Pluto TV pre-show below, including photos of Bonnie Milligan, Ariana DeBose, J. Harrison Ghee, Jodie Comer, Alex Newell, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, and the casts of shows like Kimberly Akimbo, Some Like It Hot, Sweeney Todd, and more!

Review Roundup: The 76th Annual Tony Awards

The 76th Annual Tony Awards took place last night, June 11, at the United Palace Theater. Find out what the critics thought of Broadway's big night!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lea Michele & More to Present at The Tony Awards

Presenters include Barry Manilow, Colman Domingo, Common, David Henry Hwang, Dominique Fishback, Joaquina Kalukango, Julianne Hough, Kelli O’Hara, Kenny Leon, LaTanya Richardson, Lea Michele, Lily Rabe, Lupita Nyong’o, Luke Evans, Marcel Spears, Marcia Gay Harden, Matthew Broderick, Melissa Etheridge, Nathan Lane, and more.

Photos: Broadway's Brightest Stars Hit the Red Carpet at the 2023 Tony Awards

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at the 2023 Tony Awards!

2023 Second Stage Theater Uptown Series to Present TOROS By Danny Tejera This Summer

Second Stage Theater will present TOROS, written by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this summer at Second Stage Theater Uptown.

Photos: First Look at Uzo Aduba & Matthew Broderick in PAINKILLER on Netflix

Check out new photos of Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Taylor Kitsch, Dina Shihabi, and West Duchovny in PAINKILLER, a scripted limited series that explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America. PAINKILLER is based on the book PAIN KILLER by Barry Meier.

Meet the Cast of GREY HOUSE, Beginning Previews Tonight!

Grey House begins performances tonight, Saturday, April 29, 2023. Meet the cast of Grey House here!

THE RESIDENCE Adds Kylie Minogue, Jane Curtin, Eliza Coupe, Chris Grace & More

Actress Kylie Minogue plays herself, Jane Curtin (The Spy Who Dumped Me, SNL) plays Nan Cox, the First Mother In-Law, James Babson (For the People, Criminal Minds) plays Daryl Armogeda, operations supervisor, Eliza Coupe (Pivoting, Future Man) plays Senator Margery Bay Bix, junior Senator from Colorado, and more.

Works From Britton Smith, Kate Douglas & More to be Featured in Second Stage Theater's 2023 New Voices Series

Second Stage Theater is continuing its commitment to nurturing American playwrights with THE 2023 JUDITH CHAMPION READING SERIES and the inaugural NANCY DENOVAN MUSICAL READING. 

Metcalf, Maslany & Sparks Led GREY HOUSE Sets Complete Cast & Creative Team

Final casting has been revealed for the terrifying New York premiere of Grey House by Levi Holloway, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: CLYDES At Ensemble Theatre Is a Masterclass Production

Do you ever feel anxious at work? Tired? Maybe you are stressed because your home life is chaotic. Now add the pressure that you are formerly incarcerated, and your boss (who was also in prison) consistently uses this fact against you. On top of which, your work is making sandwiches at a busy truck stop with never-ending pressure and a toxic work environment. This scenario from acclaimed playwright Lynn Nottage is Clydes, currently in production at Houston's The Ensemble Theatre.

Listen: Maestras Share Their Efforts To AMPLIFY Female & Non-Binary Musicians On Why I'll Never Make It Podcast

Listen to Julianne Merrill and Jessica Ryan on the latest episode of Why I'll Never Make it Podcast!


Uzo Aduba has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Uzo Aduba has not appeared in the West End

Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for Clyde's , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Clyde's , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Clyde's Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (The Lortels) for Venice and Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Translations of Xhosa .

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