Aduba is a natural entertainer and hilarious personality. She won millions of fans, critics acclaims and awards because of her work in ‘Orange Is The New York’ as Crazy Eyes.
Uzo Aduba Biography and Family
The 5 Feet 8 Inch tall American actress and singer Uzoamka Nwanneka known as Uzo Aduba was born on February 10, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States to Nigerian parents. Meaning of her name Uzoamaka is ‘the road is good’. During civil war her parents came to America but the journey was worth because they mat and then they had her, so the road was good. She grew in Medfield, Massachusetts. When she was a kid her friends were not able to pronounce her name properly, so she told her mother if she can change her name to Zoe and she gave her a poignant reply “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky, Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka”. Aduba’s younger brother Obi is a Hockey player who played at the University of Massachusetts and played six seasons professionally.
In her college days she was a runner, an actress and a singer who won medals, stage credits and sung at the White House and at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. In 2000, Aduba moved to New York to pursue an acting career. From 2003 to 2012 she was a part of theatre and did various roles. She was nominated for Helen Hayes Award for her role in Translations of Xhosa at the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts. In 2011 and 2012 Aduba sang ‘By My Side’ as a part of revival castoff Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Her first television role was as a nurse in Blue Bloods in 2012.
Aduba is known for her role as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren a fictional character on Netflix series ‘Orange Is The New York’. From the start ‘The Orange is the New Black’ was praised by critics and word of mouth made the show most popular program on Netflix. For this role Aduba won Emmy Award for both comedy and drama genres. She is one of the two actors who won Emmy award for the same role in both comedy and drama genres. After so many unsuccessful auditions Aduba decided to quit acting career and after 45 minutes she got a call from her agent that she got the role of Crazy Eyes on ‘Orange is the New Black’. Aduba teamed up with an American stage actress and singer Rachel Bay Jones for the song ‘Lily’s Eyes’ from ‘The Secret Garden’.
Uzo Aduba Education
After completing her graduation from Medfield High School, Aduba got athletics scholarship from College of Fine Arts at Boston University, where she studied classical voice training to refine her and competed in track and field. Her acting teachers encouraged her to pursue acting career instead of singing. This encouragement increased her interest in acting and she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.
Uzo Aduba Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $1.5 Million US Dollars
Aduba has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million in year 2017. She is earning almost $950,000 per year. According to celebrity glad Aduba collectively earned $ 65,217 from all of her movies. Aduba endorse Radiant Magazine.
The Orange Is The New Black star actress Uzo Aduba was seen at NAACP Image Award and she was looking stunning in a black outfit. Aduba was nominated for Outstanding Actress in Comedy series for her role of Crazy Eyes in the Netflix Show The Orange Is The New Black. In 2017, Aduba won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Uzo Aduba was a part of an American crime drama film American Pastoral which stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Riegert, directed by Ewan McGregor. The story was based on the 1997 novel named American Pastoral by Philip Roth.
It was not easy for her to get an entry in show business. When Uzo Aduba was struggling people tried to convince her that she is not enough, she need to change something but she ignored all the advices and believed in herself and slowly and steadily achieved her target. Still Aduba is working hard to achieve something worthwhile.