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Uzo Aduba

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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

 

Stage

Performances
  [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 Biography

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.

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

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Wake Up With BWW 6/8: DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Close, Tony Awards Presenters, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/8: DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Close, Tony Awards Presenters, and More!
by - Jun 8, 2022

Today's top stories include Dear Evan Hansen, which announced it will be closing on Broadway this fall. Plus, presenters have been announced for this weekend's Tony Awards, and CBS has released an all new teaser trailer!

VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer Photo 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.

Disney Sets LIGHTYEAR Film Soundtrack Release Photo Disney Sets LIGHTYEAR Film Soundtrack Release
by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022

An advance listen of the track “Mission Perpetual” from the forthcoming Disney and Pixar film, Lightyear, is available now. Composed and produced by Michael Giacchino, the score for “Lightyear” was recorded over 15 days with an 89-piece orchestra and a 39-member choir. The soundtrack features 31 tracks and will be available in Dolby Atmos Music

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: CLYDE'S' Uzo Aduba Photo 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!

CLYDE'S Star, Kara Young and Dad, Klay Young, A Veteran Rainbow Room Server, Celebrat Photo CLYDE'S Star, Kara Young and Dad, Klay Young, A Veteran Rainbow Room Server, Celebrated at Tony Awards Luncheon
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

Broadway's best were treated to a touching display at this year's Tony nominees luncheon at The Rainbow Room.

Photos: 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners Walk the Red Carpet Photo Photos: 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award Winners Walk the Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - May 27, 2022

The 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award winners were honored on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aar Photo MCC Theater's MISCAST22 Digital Broadcast, Featuring Audra McDonald, Lea Michele, Aaron Tveit & More Now Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

MCC Theater announced today an extension for the digital broadcast of Miscast22. Originally scheduled to conclude streaming tomorrow, May 25, the broadcast will now be available via Broadway Unlocked through Saturday May 28, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.  

Uzo Aduba Videos

VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoMeet 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 VideoVIDEO: 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! VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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! VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoCelebrating 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoBroadway 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 .