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Uzo Aduba

 
Bio:
UZO ADUBA is‚ÄĮan‚ÄĮaward-winning‚ÄĮactress whose work spans television, film, and theatre.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮCurrently, Aduba can be seen in the critically acclaimed, Emmy¬ģ-winning drama series, In Treatment, on HBO and HBO Max, and in the Amazon Studios‚Äô anthology series, Solos. She is perhaps most ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
UZO ADUBA is‚ÄĮan‚ÄĮaward-winning‚ÄĮactress whose work spans television, film, and theatre.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮCurrently, Aduba can be seen in the critically acclaimed, Emmy¬ģ-winning drama series, In Treatment, on HBO and HBO Max, and in the Amazon Studios‚Äô anthology series, Solos. She is perhaps most ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
2021
Performer
  [New York]
NBC Live Television Production, 2015
Glinda
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater Production, 2013
Anna Monroe
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2008
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Toby
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Performer
Second Woman/Amphiarus
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Trembling Sally

Uzo Aduba Movies

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
 
[2015]
TSA Officer
Pearly Gates
 
[2015]
Corrie
The Wiz Live!
 
[2015]
Glinda the Good Witch of the South
American Pastoral
 
[2016]
Vicky
Showing Roots
 
[2016]
Pearl
Tallulah
 
[2016]
Detective Kinnie
My Little Pony
 
[2017]
Queen Novo - Voice
Wally's Opening Day
 
[2017]
Francette
Candy Jar
 
[2018]
Julia
We Are Boats
 
[2018]
Sir
Beats
 
[2019]
Carla Monroe
Miss Virginia
 
[2019]
Virginia Walden
Steven Universe: The Movie
 
[2019]
Bismuth - Voice
Really Love
 
[2020]
Chenai Hungwe
National Champions
 
[2021]
Katherine Poe
Lightyear
 
[2022]
Alisha Hawthorne - Voice

Uzo Aduba TV Shows

Slavery and the Making of America
 
[2005]
David Walker's Wife
Blue Bloods
 
[2012]
Nurse
Steven Universe and the Dove Self-Esteem Project
 
[2018]
Bismuth
3Below: Tales of Arcadia
 
[2018-2019]
Colonel Kubritz
Orange Is the New Black
 
[2013-2019]
Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
Mrs. America
 
[2020]
Shirley Chisholm
Steven Universe
 
[2016-2020]
Bismuth, Khadijah
In Treatment
 
[2021]
Dr. Brooke Taylor
Solos
 
[2021]
Sasha
Painkiller
 
[2022]
Edie

Uzo Aduba Biography

UZO ADUBA
is‚ÄĮan‚ÄĮaward-winning‚ÄĮactress whose work spans television, film, and theatre.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮCurrently, Aduba can be seen in the critically acclaimed, Emmy¬ģ-winning drama series, In Treatment, on HBO and HBO Max, and in the Amazon Studios‚Äô 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.

Uzo Aduba Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
Uzo Aduba, Clyde's
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Uzo Aduba , Clyde's
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Uzo Aduba, Clyde's
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Uzo Aduba, Venice
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play
Uzo AdubaTranslations of Xhosa

Uzo Aduba News

La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2023/24 Season Featuring Five World Premieres Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2023/24 Season Featuring Five World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

 La Jolla Playhouse has announced the first five productions of its 2023/2024 season, including the world-premiere musical The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley.

Tickets for BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Live Simulcast Viewings on Sale Tomorrow Photo Tickets for BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Live Simulcast Viewings on Sale Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Tickets will go on sale for Second Stage Theater's simulcast performances of its Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton on Friday, November 11 at 12pm EST. 

Olney Theatre Center's Remount of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open in November Photo Olney Theatre Center's Remount of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

Olney Theatre Center’s remount of its 2021 hit Disney’s Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2022 - January 1, 2023, on the Mainstage. Jade Jones and Evan Ruggiero, who attracted national attention last year for their stereotype-busting performances in the lead roles, also return to star as Belle and the Beast.

Michael Urie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brittney Mack & More Set for Second Stage Theate Photo Michael Urie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brittney Mack & More Set for Second Stage Theater's Fall Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Second Stage Theater’s Fall Gala celebration will honor Second Stage Board Chair Terry Lindsay and her husband, Bob Lindsay, Co-Founder and Chairman of Lindsay Goldberg. The gala event will take place on Monday, October 17, 2022. The event will feature Michael Urie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brittney Mack and more.

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Will Livestream Final Two Weeks of Broadway Performances Photo BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Will Livestream Final Two Weeks of Broadway Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

Second Stage will offer simulcasts of its upcoming Broadway production of¬†Stephen Adly Guirgis‚Äô¬†BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY,¬†directed by¬†Austin Pendleton,¬†for the final two weeks of its run, January 31 ‚Äď February 12, 2023, allowing theater fans who aren‚Äôt able to attend in person the opportunity to witness a live Broadway performance from home.

Sophia Anne Caruso Premieres Brand New Single 'Thing Like That' Photo Sophia Anne Caruso Premieres Brand New Single 'Thing Like That'
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022

Sophia made her Broadway debut in David Harrower‚Äôs Blackbird, co-starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams. Not long afterwards, she starred as ‚ÄúLydia‚ÄĚ in Warner Bros‚Äô cult Broadway favorite, Beetlejuice. On television, Sophia played ‚ÄúBrigitta von Trapp‚ÄĚ on NBC‚Äôs Emmy award-winning The Sound of Music Live! and NBC‚Äôs SMASH, with Bernadette Peters.

Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Photo Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Johnny Berchtold will join the cast of the New York Premiere production of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL (2ST’s Grand Horizons and Make Believe), directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER (The Band’s Visit, 2ST’s Man from Nebraska) at Second Stage Theater.

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023 Photo Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will begin previews on March 15, 2023 and will officially open on April 10, 2023 at Second Stage’s Off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater. The limited 8-week run will play through Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE A Photo Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton. The production will star Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon and more.

Sawyer Barth & Lily McInerny to Star in Bess Wohl's CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Th Photo Sawyer Barth & Lily McInerny to Star in Bess Wohl's CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

Second Stage Theater will kick off its 44th Season with the New York Premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL, directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER. The production will feature SAWYER BARTH and LILY McINERNY, both of whom will be making their off-Broadway stage debuts.

Uzo Aduba Videos

VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The teaser trailer features a star-studded lineup of Tony nominees, including Hugh Jackman, Rachel Dratch, Sutton Foster, Billy Crystal, Uzo Aduba, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, L Morgan Lee, Jesse Williams, Rob McClure, Myles Frost, and more.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: CLYDE'S' Uzo Aduba Videoplay
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: CLYDE'S' Uzo Aduba

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards continues! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Uzo Aduba!

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on THE VIEW Videoplay
VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on THE VIEW

by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

Uzo Aduba appeared on The View this morning to discuss returning to Broadway as the title role in Clyde's. She speaks on when she first fell in love in theatre and the role her costumes play in her approach to her character in the play. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CLYDE'S on Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CLYDE'S on Broadway!

by Team BWW - Nov 24, 2021

Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opened just last night, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan Videoplay
VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan

by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2021

Uzo Aduba appeared on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan this morning to discuss returning to Broadway in the new play Clyde's. Watch Aduba discuss her character in the full interview with Ryan Seacrest and guest-host Alexandra Wentworth now!

VIDEO: Billy Porter & Uzo Aduba Have an 'Actors on Actors' Conversation! Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Porter & Uzo Aduba Have an 'Actors on Actors' Conversation!

by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2021

Porter discusses the first time he saw a representation of a Black queer man on stage in 'Angels in America.'

VIDEO: AFI Awards Honor MRS. AMERICA, Uzo Aduba Videoplay
VIDEO: AFI Awards Honor MRS. AMERICA, Uzo Aduba

by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2021

Aduba accepts the AFI AWARDS honor on behalf of the creative ensemble and introduces the show to the AFI Movie Club audience. 

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

VIDEO: Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, Uzo Aduba and More Honored at the 2020 Televisi Videoplay
VIDEO: Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, Uzo Aduba and More Honored at the 2020 Television Humanitarian Awards

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Last night, the sixth Television Humanitarian Awards, presented by The Creative Coalition, honored figures in the television industry who are actively engaged in advocacy work. 

Broadway Rewind: Encores! Eases Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Encores! Eases Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2020

Today we rewind to 2009, when Encores! presented the musical starring  James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!


Uzo Aduba Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Uzo Aduba been in?
Uzo Aduba has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Uzo Aduba been in?
Uzo Aduba has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Uzo Aduba been nominated for?
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 .