Uzo Aduba

 

American-born Nigerian actress Uzo Aduba plays wacky Litchfield Penitentiary inmate “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

The acclaimed actress made her Broadway debut in 2007 as “Toby” in Coram Boy. She went on to join the original revival cast of Godspell where she performed at Manhattan’s Circle in the Square Theater between 2011 and 2012.

Aduba’s television debut came in 2012 when she played a nurse in the CBS drama Blue Bloods.

 

American-born Nigerian actress Uzo Aduba plays wacky Litchfield Penitentiary inmate “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

The acclaimed actress made her Broadway debut in 2007 as “Toby” in Coram Boy. She went on to join the original revival cast of Godspell where she performed at Manhattan’s Circle in the Square Theater between 2011 and 2012.

Aduba’s television debut came in 2012 when she played a nurse in the CBS drama Blue Bloods.

She is currently filming Pearly Gates, where she plays “Corrie” alongside Scott Grimes and Bonnie Somerville.

 

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations | 3 Emmys
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2020
  • Winner
  • Uzo Aduba, as Shirley Chisholm
  • Mrs. America
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - 2017
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2015
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
Uzo Aduba in an ABC Virtual Portrait for the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Uzo Aduba accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Mrs. America at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Jacinda Duran, essential worker and truck driver, presents the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie to Uzo Aduba for Mrs. America at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Uzo Aduba at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Outstanding Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Cat Deeley reacts as she and Uzo Aduba announce the nominees for Outstanding Reality Competition Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley congratulate each other as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces that both women have been nominated for Emmys, Aduba for Supporting Actress in Orange is the New Black, and Deeley as host of So You Think You Can Dance,
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Outstanding Variety Talk Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley look on as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces the nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley react as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Taryn Manning and Uzo Aduba arrive at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Hayden Panettiere (l) of Nashville and Uzo Aduba (r) of Orange is the New Black present an award at the 66th Emmys.
Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Sarah Paulson (l) of American Horror Story: Coven and Uzo Aduba (r) Orange Is the New Black attend the Performers nominee reception.
The nominees attend the Performers nominee reception.
(From left) Uzo Aduba, Sarah Paulson, Taylor Schilling and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Performers nominee reception.
Uzo Aduba (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
Uzo Aduba accepts the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work on Orange Is the New Black.
Uzo Aduba accepts the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work on Orange Is the New Black.
Natasha Lyonne (l), Uzo Aduba (c) and Laverne Cox (r) of Orange is the New Black at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Presenters Laverne Cox (l) Uzo Aduba (c) and Natasha Lyonne (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Uzo Aduba arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Uzo Aduba in an ABC Virtual Portrait for the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Uzo Aduba in an ABC Virtual Portrait for the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Uzo Aduba accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Mrs. America at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Uzo Aduba accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Mrs. America at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Jacinda Duran, essential worker and truck driver, presents the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie to Uzo Aduba for Mrs. America at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Jacinda Duran, essential worker and truck driver, presents the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie to Uzo Aduba for Mrs. America at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Uzo Aduba at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball. 

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

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Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actress in a Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Outstanding Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Outstanding Limited Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Cat Deeley reacts as she and Uzo Aduba announce the nominees for Outstanding Reality Competition Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Cat Deeley reacts as she and Uzo Aduba announce the nominees for Outstanding Reality Competition Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley congratulate each other as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces that both women have been nominated for Emmys, Aduba for Supporting Actress in Orange is the New Black, and Deeley as host of So You Think You Can Dance,
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley congratulate each other as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces that both women have been nominated for Emmys, Aduba for Supporting Actress in Orange is the New Black, and Deeley as host of So You Think You Can Dance,  at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Outstanding Variety Talk Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Outstanding Variety Talk Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley look on as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces the nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley look on as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces the nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley react as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley react as Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum announces the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Camera

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announce the nominees for Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the nominations announcement for the 67th Emmy Awards  July 16, 2015 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Invision/AP
Taryn Manning and Uzo Aduba arrive at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.
Camera

Taryn Manning and Uzo Aduba arrive at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Camera

Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black at the 66th Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
Hayden Panettiere (l) of Nashville and Uzo Aduba (r) of Orange is the New Black present an award at the 66th Emmys.
Camera

Hayden Panettiere (l) of Nashville and Uzo Aduba (r) of Orange is the New Black present an award at the 66th Emmys.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Camera

Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

Invision/AP
Sarah Paulson (l) of American Horror Story: Coven and Uzo Aduba (r) Orange Is the New Black attend the Performers nominee reception.
Camera

Sarah Paulson (l) of American Horror Story: Coven and Uzo Aduba (r) Orange Is the New Black at the Performers nominee reception.

Invision/AP
The nominees attend the Performers nominee reception.
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The nominees attend the Performers nominee reception.

Invision/AP
(From left) Uzo Aduba, Sarah Paulson, Taylor Schilling and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Performers nominee reception.
Camera

(From left) Uzo Aduba, Sarah Paulson, Taylor Schilling and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attend the Performers nominee reception.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.
Camera

Uzo Aduba (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (r) of Modern Family attend the Performers nominee reception.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba accepts the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work on Orange Is the New Black.
Camera

Uzo Aduba accepts the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work on Orange Is the New Black.

Invision/AP
Uzo Aduba accepts the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work on Orange Is the New Black.
Camera

Uzo Aduba accepts the award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work on Orange Is the New Black.

Invision/AP
Natasha Lyonne (l), Uzo Aduba (c) and Laverne Cox (r) of Orange is the New Black at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Camera

Natasha Lyonne (l), Uzo Aduba (c) and Laverne Cox (r) of Orange is the New Black at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Presenters Laverne Cox (l) Uzo Aduba (c) and Natasha Lyonne (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Presenters Laverne Cox (l) Uzo Aduba (c) and Natasha Lyonne (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Uzo Aduba arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Uzo Aduba arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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