Uzo Aduba-Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Awards, Parents, Networth.

Uzoamaka Nwanneka popularly known as Uzo Aduba is an American actress famous for her role as ‘Crazy Eyes’ on Netflix series Orange is the New Black.


Uzo Aduba was born on February 10, 1981.

Family Background

Uzo Aduba parents are from Nigeria and was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Medfield. She describes her family as sporty as his brother Obi was a hockey player at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Uzo Aduba studied in Medfield High School and graduated in the year 1999 after which she attended Boston University, where she studied classical voice.


She got her first recognition in acting in the year 2003 after her performance in Translations of Xhosa which earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play. In the year 2006, she played the character Amphiarus at the New york Theatre Workshop and played again in 2008 at La Jolla Playhouse. She appeared on televison first as a nurse on Blue Bloods in the year 2012. Between the years 2011 and 2012, she sang “By My Side” as part of the original revival cast of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba and her Mother

Orange Is the New Black

In the year 2012 around July/August, she auditioned for a role in Netflix comedy-drama series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and a month later she was called by her representatives and was informed that she did not qualify for the role she had auditioned for, but they had good news for her since they wanted to offer her another role ‘Crazy Eyes’ and although she questioned why they thought she would be the right one for that role, when she got the script for it, it felt to her like the right fit. Therefore in the year 2013, she began potraying Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.

Upon joining the series, she obtained her Screen Actors Guild card which meant that she had become a full actor.

Marital Status

She is still single and has no children.


Uzo Aduba has appeared in films such as:

-American Pastoral
-Showing Roots
-My Little Pony: The Movie
-Candy Jar
-Miss Virginia
-Really Love
-We Are Boats
-Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
-Pearly Gates


Some of the awards that she has won include:

-Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014
-Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015
-Two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015
-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Net Worth

Her networth is estimated to be $1 Million