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Uzo Aduba Biography

Birth Name:
Uzoamaka Aduba
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Is of Nigerian descent; her first name means "the road is good
  • " Was a competitive figure skater for ten years
  • Attended Boston University on an athletic scholarship for track and field
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2007's Coram Boy
  • Appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell, opposite Hunter Parrish

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships

  • Obi Aduba -- Brother
  • Rick -- Brother
  • Chioma -- Sister