Uzo Aduba Biography
Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba is a well-known personality who is best known as Emmy- winning actress on the Netflix series; Orange Is the New Black. Similarly, she is the winner of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Aduba Early Life and Education
Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba was born on February 10, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States to Nigerian Parents. She grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, along with her younger brother named Obi who was a former hockey player at the University of Massachusetts. Regarding her nationality, Aduba is American and is of Nigerian descent.
Firstly, Aduba completed her elementary education at the Medfield High School before joining to College of Fine Arts at Boston University. At Boston, she studied classical voice, but later she chose acting instead of a vocal career. Her acting teacher encouraged her to pursue an acting career.
Aduba started her acting as a role of Amphiarus in a stage play, The Seven in 2006. She then appeared in stage play such as Coram Boy, Eclipse, A Civil War Christmas, Godspell, etc. subsequently.
Similarly, giving continuity towards her professional life, Aduba made an appearance in films and television series like Pearly Gates, Tallulah, American Pastoral, and Blue Bloods, How to Live Like a Lady, Saturday Night Live, etc. respectively.
Currently, the beautiful woman has played for the film My Little Pony, Candy Jar, and she is also a recurring actress on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Likewise, Aduba has won and nominated for several awards. Some of the awards that she won and nominated are listed below.
- Critics Choice Television Awards
- Primetime Emmy Awards
- Screen Actors Guild Awards
- Golden Globe Awards
- NAACP Image Awards
- Glamour Awards
Aduba Personal life
Aged 36 Aduba is a single woman. Till date, she has kept her personal life under a low profile, and detail information about her is yet to be revealed. Currently, she seems busy on making her acting career and has avoided being in the relationship. Neither any news or rumors of her are floating in the air.
Aduba Net worth
Aduba earns a good amount of salary from her acting career which has helped her to boost her net worth. As of 2017, her net is calculated at around $1 million.