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Uzo Aduba          

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Known for Her Roles in "Orange is the New Black" and "Mrs. America"

Uzoamaka "Uzo" Aduba is a Nigerian-American actress. She is best known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black," for which she won two Emmy Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role, the other being Ed Asner for the character Lou Grant

Aduba has also appeared in a number of films, including 2016 American Pastoral, 2016's Showing Roots, 2017's My Little Pony: The Movie, 2018's Candy Jar, and 2019's Miss Virginia.

In 2020, she played Shirley Chisholm in the Hulu miniseries "Mrs. America," for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

In April 2017, Aduba received the Point Courage Award from the Point Foundation for her support of the LGBT community. In June 2018, Aduba became Heifer International's first-ever celebrity ambassador to Africa. She saw Heifer's impact first-hand on 2016 and 2018 field visits to Uganda.

Aduba attended Boston University, where she studied classical voice and competed in track and field.

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Uzo Aduba to star in "In Treatment" - CNN

Actress Uzo Aduba, seen here attending the "American Pastoral" premiere on September 9, 2016. is set to lead a new iteration of "In Treatment" for HBO.

Regina King and Uzo Aduba wear shirts honoring Breonna Taylor ...

Regina King, left, and Uzo Aduba paid tribute to Breonna Taylor during their acceptance speeches at the Emmys Sunday, September 20, 2020. (CNN) Actresses ...

Emmys 2020: Samira Wiley and Uzo Aduba Still Remember ...

In a conversation, the actors look back on how “Orange Is the New Black” changed their lives and discuss their Emmy-nominated roles in “The Handmaid's Tale” ...

'Mrs. America' cast member Uzo Aduba talks Shirley Chisholm - Los ...

Actress Uzo Aduba explains how she came to understand Shirley Chisholm while doing research to play her in 'Mrs. America.'

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