Uzo Aduba Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba was born on the 10th February 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is an actress, best known for playing the role of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the series “Orange Is the New Black” (2013 – present), for which she won two Emmy Awards consecutively and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as receiving two nominations for Golden Globe Awards. Before the television fame she had starred in several musicals, including “Coram Boy” and “Godspell” on Broadway. She has been active in the entertainment industry since 2003.

How rich is the actress? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of Uzo Aduba net worth is as much as $1 million, as of the data presented at the end of 2016. Acting is the main source of Uzo’s net worth and popularity.

Uzo Aduba Net Worth $1 Million

To begin with, Uzo Aduba grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts; her parents come from Nigeria and belong to the ethnic group Igbo. While studying at Medfield High School she competed in running and skating, and subsequently gained a sports scholarship to Boston University, from which she graduated after studying fine arts. In 2004, she moved to New York and began working at the Theatre of the New City in the East Village. In 2007, she was cast in the musical “Coram Boy” on Broadway, and between 2011 and 2012, she had a role in a Broadway production of “Godspell”. Her net worth was established.

Concerning her professional career, Aduba is primarily known for playing the role of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the television series “Orange Is the New Black” which has been broadcast since 2013. Initially, she auditioned for the role of Janae, who in the series was devoted to running, but she scored the role of Crazy Eyes. For the role, she won an Emmy Award in 2014 and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series at the Golden Globe Awards 2015. At the Emmy Awards in 2015, she was praised again for her work as Crazy Eyes, and oin 2016, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for the same part. In addition to this, she has guest starred in other television series as follows “Comedy Bang! Bang!” (2015), “The Wiz Live” (2015) and others.

What is more, Uzo has landed roles on the big screen too; she was in the main cast of the family comedy film “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” (2015) directed by Walt Becker, which grossed $234.8 million in the box office, then appeared in the drama film “Tallulah” (2016) directed and written Sian Heder. She also starred alongside Ewan McGregor – also the director, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning in the crime drama film “American Pastoral” (2016). Currently, she is voicing a character in the upcoming film “My Little Pony: The Movie” to be released in 2017.

Overall, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the total size of Uzo Aduba’s net worth as well as making her famous.

Finally, in the personal life of the actress, Uzo Aduba claims to be single, although she does not reveal much information about her private life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 10, 1981
Birth place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height:1.70 m
Profession:Actress, singer
Education:Medfield High School, Boston University
Nationality:American
Awards:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2014 (2014), 2015), Screen Actors Guild Award (2015 (2015), 2016), Critics' Choice Television Award (2014)
Nominations:Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (2016 (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"
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
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.


Quotes

#Quote
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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Mike Birbiglia
· Marsha Stephanie Blake
· Danielle Brooks
· Laverne Cox
· Jackie Cruz
· Catherine Curtin
· Lea DeLaria
· Beth Fowler
· Joel Marsh Garland
· Kimiko Glenn
· Annie Golden
· Diane Guerrero
· Michael Harney
· Vicky Jeudy
· Selenis Leyva
· Taryn Manning
· Adrienne C. Moore
· Kate Mulgrew
· Emma Myles
· Matt Peters
· Lori Petty
· Jessica Pimentel
· Dascha Polanco
· Laura Prepon
· Elizabeth Rodriguez
· Jason Biggs
· Danielle Brooks
· Laverne Cox
· Jackie Cruz
· Catherine Curtin
· Lea DeLaria
· Beth Fowler
· Yvette Freeman
· Germar Terrell Gardner
· Kimiko Glenn
· Annie Golden
· Diane Guerrero
· Michael Harney
· Vicky Jeudy
· Julie Lake
· Lauren Lapkus
· Selenis Leyva
· Natasha Lyonne
· Taryn Manning
· Joel Marsh Garland
· Matt McGorry
· Adrienne C. Moore
· Kate Mulgrew
· Emma Myles
· Jessica Pimentel
·

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2017ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Alan Aisenberg
· Danielle Brooks
· Blair Brown
· Jackie Cruz
· Lea DeLaria
· Beth Dover
· Kimiko Glenn
· Annie Golden
· Laura Gómez
· Diane Guerrero
· Michael Harney
· Brad William Henke
· Vicky Jeudy
· Julie Lake
· Selenis Leyva
· Natasha Lyonne
· Taryn Manning
· James McMenamin
· Adrienne C. Moore
· Kate Mulgrew
· Emma Myles
· Matt Peters
· Lori Petty
· Jessica Pimentel
· Dascha Polanco
· Laura Prep
2017ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the Year
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOrange Is the New Black (2013)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Pastoral2016filmingVicky
Tallulah2016post-production
Showing Roots2015post-production
The Wiz Live!2015TV Movie pre-productionGlinda the Good
Verbatim: The Ferguson Case2015ShortSheila Whirley
Orange Is the New Black2013-2015TV SeriesSuzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
Pearly Gates2015Corrie
Saturday Night Live2014TV SeriesDaughter Dudley
Leaked: Uzo Aduba's OITNB Audition Season 12014Video shortUzo Aduba
How to Live Like a Lady2013TV MovieActing Teacher
Sing Along2013ShortCafeteria Lady
Blue Bloods2012TV SeriesNurse
Wwjd2011ShortBartender
Over There2007Short
Notes2005/IIShort

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing Along2013Short performer: "Cafeteria Song"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesHerself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Conan2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2015TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself
CQC - Custe o Que Custar2015TV SeriesHerself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHerself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Opening Remarks / Winner
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner / Presenter: Directing for a Comedy Series
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie / Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special / Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series / ...
Kid President: Declaration of Awesome2014TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
Project Runway All Stars2012TV SeriesHerself - Godspell Cast

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself

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