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Yvonne Orji is one busy standup comedian. She stars in Issa Rae's acclaimed TV series Insecure. She guest stars on HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show. She made her feature film debut in Kevin Hart's Night School, wrote an advice book called Bamboozled by Jesus and even got Oprah to produce a sitcom based on her life.

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Last night, City Year Los Angeles hosted their 12th annual Spring Break: Destination Education Benefit which raised over $2.2 million to support thousands of students across L.A. thrive in school and in life. Check out photos here!

Photos: Rita Moreno, Angela Bassett & More Attend TIME's Second Annual Women of the Year Gala

The star-studded gala attendees included Rita Moreno, Anita Hill, Tiffany Haddish, Yvonne Orji, Courtney B. Vance, Li Jun Li, Olivia Culpo, Brooke Shields, Kat Graham, Rickey Thompson, Rupi Kaur, Crime Junkie host Ashley Flowers, Nicole Avant, Higher Ground Head of Film and TV Tonia Davis, and Essence CEO Carolina Wanga. Check out photos!

INSECURE Joins OWN Network's Tuesday Night Schedule

Starring NAACP Image Award winner and eight-time Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Issa Rae, “Insecure” explores the Black female experience through best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), who must deal with their own flaws. The series also stars Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases MY DAD THE BOUNTY HUNTER Trailer

My Dad the Bounty Hunter is an animated action-comedy series following close siblings Lisa and Sean, who stow away on their dad’s latest work trip. The voice cast of the series includes Laz Alonso, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, Jim Rash and Jamie Chung. Watch the video trailer now!

Lionsgate Sets Release Date for THE BLACKENING

Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Barbershop) and co-written by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem) and Dewayne Perkins (“The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair Discrimination & Pass CROWN Act

Among the members who signed the statement of support for the CROWN Act are Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kerry Washington, and dozens of other performers. In the letter, members assert, “Discrimination based on hair style or texture is a destructive practice that has alienated and caused irreparable harm to Black Americans.” 

Photos/Video: First Look at THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Premiere Episode

Jennifer Hudson debuts “The Jennifer Hudson Show,' kicking off her new talk show with a blast from her past! Former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell joins the EGOT winner on her premiere episode for their first sit-down conversation since she placed seventh on the singing competition series. Check out photos and videos of the premiere episode!

HBO Announces YVONNE ORJI: A WHOLE ME. Comedy Special

In her second HBO stand-up special, Orji uses therapy as a thruline to discuss her evolving thoughts on friendship, dating, adulting, and why guys need better friends. Bringing her signature style to Downtown Los Angeles, Yvonne Orji (HBO’s “Insecure”) returns to HBO picking up where her first special, 2020’s “Momma, I Made It!” left off.

Hannah Waddingham, Viola Davis & More to Appear on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Premiere Week

Emmy Award-winning star of “Ted Lasso” Hannah Waddingham will chat about her hit show and her new movie, “Hocus Pocus 2.” Premiere week will wrap with Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Viola Davis who will discuss her new film, “The Woman King.” Check out more guests who will be appearing now!

Yvonne Orji, Jason Banks, Nick Colletti, Joe Machi, Joe Dombrowski, Renny and More Come to Carolines on Broadway in May

 Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of May, with headliners Yvonne Orji, from HBO's Insecure, on May 1; Jason Banks, from TruTV's Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, May 5 - 7; Nick Colletti, from Facebook Watch's The Real Bros of Simi Valley, on May 13; Joe Machi, from NBC's Last Comic Standing, on May 14; Joe Dombrowski, as seen on Ellen, BuzzFeed and GMA, May 19 - 21; and Renny, from MTV's Wild 'N Out, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 29.

Alex Fernandez & Daniel Sosa, Tony Baker, Corey Holcomb, K-Von, Yvonne Orji Announced at Carolines On Broadway In April

​​​​​​​Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of April, with headliners Alex Fernandez & Daniel Sosa, as seen on Comedy Central and Netflix, April 1 and 2; Tony Baker, from NBC's Last Comic Standing, April 7 - 9; Corey Holcomb, from his YouTube Series 'Corey Holcomb's 5150 Show,' April 14 - 16; K-Von, as seen in the film Funny Thing About Love, April 20 and 21; and Yvonne Orji, from HBO's Insecure, April 28 - May 1.

Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Image Awards

Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!

VIDEO: HBO Max Shares MY MOM, YOUR DAD Trailer

The new reality dating series hosted by Emmy®-nominated actress and stand-up comedian Yvonne Orji (HBO’s “Insecure”), follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their college-age kids for a second chance at love. The series comes from producers of Queer Eye and Love Island. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: HBO Max Shares INSECURE: THE END Documentary Trailer

An intimate look at the making of the final season and the cultural impact of the HBO award winning comedy, Insecure. Featuring interviews with: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Wade Allain-Marcus, Kendrick Sampson and Christina Elmore.

HBO & Uninterrupted Present An All-New Edition Of THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED

Joining Maverick Carter are legendary footballer and president/co-owner of Inter Miami CF David Beckham; actor, writer, producer and television host James Corden; rapper Saweetie; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace; actress and comedian Yvonne Orji; and the SpringHill Company’s chief marketing officer, Paul Rivera.

HBO Max Orders Reality Dating Series MY MOM, YOUR DAD, Hosted By Yvonne Orji

MY MOM, YOUR DAD follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their college-age kids for a second chance at love. The parents move into a house together, unaware that their adult children are right down the street living in a second house, watching their every move through hidden cameras and manipulating their encounters.

VIDEO: HBO's INSECURE Fifth And Final Season Trailer

The series continues to follow our favorite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives.

HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for 52nd NAACP Image Awards

The full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced today in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson.

HBO's INSECURE To Conclude With Upcoming Fifth Season

The Emmy®-winning HBO comedy series INSECURE will conclude with its upcoming fifth season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming.

Raven Leilani's 'Luster' Wins Center For Fiction First Novel Prize

The Center for Fiction awarded its First Novel Prize, which recognizes the year's best debut novel and carries a $15,000 monetary gift, to Luster by Raven Leilani at its Annual Awards Benefit on Thursday, December 3, with actor and comedian Yvonne Orji emceeing the virtual event.

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