Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba, shortly know as Uzo Aduba has made identity as an American actress and singer. Born on February 10, 1981, Aduba has been acting as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the T.V. series named Orange is the New Black form 2013.  Aduba was born in Boston, Massachusetts as a daughter of Nigerian parents and belongs to Afro-American Ethnicity. She was grown up in Medfield, Massachusetts. She did her schooling from Medfield High School in 1999 and joined Boston University, where she graduated in classical voice. Though she has not been involved in any sports, Aduba considers her family as a sports family. Her younger brother Obi is a professional hockey player.


While going back to her beginning of a career, Aduba first earned recognition for her acting in 2003. At the same time, she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She acted in Coram as a Toby, which was her Broadway debut. At the Circle in the Square Theater, Aduba sang “By My Side” for the Godspell.In 2012, for the first time, she appeared on television as a nurse in a show named Blue Bloods. She acted at The Public Theater as a mother of key character Venice in New York.

Aduba started to appear as Suzanne “ Crazy Eyes” in comedy series-drama series Orange Is the New Black. Director Jennifer stated that they had been searching for an actor who can justice the character Suzanne and they have found something in Aduba that connected her to what they were looking for in Crazy Eyes. In March 2014, Aduba performed as a singer at Broadway Cares/ Equity Fight AIDS show.

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During her career, she bagged numerous awards such as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Best Guest Performance in a comedy Series at 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and 4th Critics’ Choice Television Awards. At 18th Satellite Awards, She has been nominated as Best Supporting Actress-Series, Miniseries or television for her performance in season 1. From season 2 she bagged Outstanding Performance by a Female actor in a comedy series. She has been nominated in other number of awards for her performance as “Crazy Eyes”.

    “I think there is something really thrilling to having to get people laughing about something, and then, when you have them in that comfort space, you can drop the weight into the texture of the story.”

From 2012 to 2015, she acted on various TV series such as How to Live like a lady, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Orange is the New Black and Project Runways: All Stars. A talented and versatile actor Aduba has a new worth of around $1 million dollars, which she earned through her acting and singing career. She stands tall with a height of 5’6” and weigh 55kg. Aduba has been dating Leslie Odom since 2013 but there have not been any reports about when they are going to have a baby. From her photos with boyfriend, we could say that their relationship is going well.