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Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba is an American actress who is famous for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, for which she won an Emmy Award.

Uzo Aduba was born on February 10, 1981, as Uzoamaka Nwanneka in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. Her birth sign Aquarius. She was born to Nigerian parents, of Igbo origin, from Achi in Enugu State. Further, she has a younger brother named Obi as her sibling.

Aduba holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. She grew in Medfield, Massachusetts. She attended Medfield high school and graduated from high school in 1999.

After graduating from Medfield High School, she got a scholarship to the college of Fine Arts at Boston University. Then she moved to Boston University, where she studied classical voice and competed in track and field.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Uzo Aduba?

Uzo Aduba has collected a sum amount of money through her career as an actress. She has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. However, she has not revealed her current salary to the media.

Looking at her successful career, we are sure that she will add much more to her net worth in the future. As for now, she spends a very lavish lifestyle along with her husband and children.

Is Uzo Aduba Married? Children

Uzo Aduba is not married and hasn’t any child yet. Previously, Aduba was rumored to be dating her high-school friend named Mark as she was spotted with him many times. Their relationship made many headlines after Aduba took her school prom date, Mark, to the 2016’s SAG Awards.

Later she even posted the picture of them together and revealed that she had asked Mark to go with her to the event. Their coziness recharged the dating rumors, but, Uzo cleared up the rumors by quoting that Mark was not her boyfriend, but only a long-time friend.

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Caption: Uzo Aduba
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Although she is not dating Mark, for now, she is not free from past rumors. Besides this, she was even allegedly dating an American actor, Leslie Odom Jr. They had co-starred in the Public Theatre’s Venice back in 2014. The dating rumors were clarified when it came to the light that Odom was a married man to his wife, Nicolette Robinson and shared an adorable baby girl together.

As of now, Aduba is probably leading her single life while focusing on her career. As no evidence of her love life has surfaced out till now, she is speculated to be a lesbian. Aduba has yet to comment on the subject and clarify her sexuality and also reveal about her plans on getting married and having a family.

Uzo Aduba’s Body Measurement

Uzo stands on the average height of 5 feet 8 inches with a matching body weight of 65 kg. Similarly, she has black eyes color with natural black hair color.

She has a slim and curvy body with a measurement of 36-30-38 inches which include her bust size, waist size, and hip size respectively. Her shoe size is 8 US with her dress size 12US.


Uzo Aduba made her career debut performing in an act, Translations of Xhosa at the Olney Theater Center for the Arts in the year 2003. After that, she earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play for her performance in that act.

Later in 2006, Aduba played the role of Amphiarus at the New York Theater Workshop. The act performed again at La Jolla Playhouse in the year 2008. Uzo made her Broadway debut portraying a role as Toby in Helen Edmundson’s adoption of Coram Boy at the Imperial Theater.

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Caption: Uzo Aduba
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Besides this, she also portrayed a role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black in 2013. The comedy-drama series was written by Lauren Morelli alongside Jenji Kohan, Sian Heder, Sara Hess Tara Hermann, and Nick Jones.

She has toured in many countries in her career. Moreover, she has performed with Taylor Swift in Los Angeles during her world tour in August 2015. Aduba also won an award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards event.

Facts of Uzo Aduba

Full NameUzo Aduba
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 10, 1981
Age39 years 11 months
Place Of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Height1.70 m
ProfessionActress, singer
EducationMedfield High School, Boston University
SiblingsChioma Aduba, Obi Aduba
NicknamesАдуба, Узо
AllmusicUzo Aduba Allmusic
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2014, 2015), Screen Actors Guild Award (2015, 2016), Critics' Choice Television Award (2014)
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (2016, 2015), NAACP Image Awards, Satellite Award (2014), Shorty Award for Best Actress (2016), Helen Hayes Awards (2004), Lucille Lortel Award (2014)
Movies"My Little Pony: The Movie" (2017), "Tallulah" (2016), "American Pastoral" (2016), "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" (2015)
TV Shows“Orange Is the New Black” (2013 – present), "Blue Bloods" (2012), "Hell's Kitchen" (2014), "The Wiz Live!" (2015), "Coram Boy", "Godspell"

Quotes of Uzo Aduba

1There's a myth out in the world that women can't work together. And I don't know if it's a chicken or an egg thing or what, but it's not true. I think it's an idea that is put out there maybe to divide and conquer. It something that I just have to write off as being a lie. If you bring good people together, regardless of gender, they're going to collaborate and support each other.

Quick Facts of Uzo Aduba

1She and Edward Asner are the only two people to win Emmys in both Drama and Comedy categories for playing the same character. Asner played the character of "Lou Grant" in Mary Tyler Moore (1970) (Comedy) and in Lou Grant (1977) (Drama), while Aduba owes her Emmys in Comedy (2014) and Drama (2015) for her performance as "Crazy Eyes" to Orange Is the New Black (2013)'s switch from the Comedy to Drama competition (due to newly introduced Emmy rules in the 2014/2015 season).
2After having mostly unsuccessful auditions, Aduba got the call that she got the role of Crazy Eyes on "Orange is the New Black," 45 minutes after she decided to quit acting altogether.
3Aduba told NPR interviewer Michel Martin that her full first name, Uzoamaka, means "the road is good" in her parents' country of origin, Nigeria.

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