Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba, also professionally known as Uzo Aduba is an American actress who came into limelight for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black. With the professional career of over a decade, she appeared in many films, TV series and theatre shows. In addition, she won multiple awards including the Primetime Emmy Award.
The American actress was born on February 10, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She was born to American parents of Igbo origin, a native African from Nigeria. As for siblings, she has a brother; Obi Aduba and a sister; Chioma Aduba.
Aduba belongs to American nationality and black by ethnicity. Her birth sign is Aquarius. She was raised in Medfield, Massachusetts.
As for academic qualifications, she is a graduate of Medfield High School in 1999. Later she enrolled at Boston University to study classical voice. She is an athletic person and participated in track and field during the time in university.
Leslie is possibly single as of august 2019. However, there were rumors of her past affairs with some of the celebrities. In 2013, Uzo was rumored to have an affair with a broadway actor, Leslie Odom Jr. Leslie was already in a marital relationship with Nicolette Kloe Robinson at that time.
In January 2016, she took her long-time friend, Mark Crowley as her partner to the SAG Awards. She uploaded the picture on her Instagram.
The actress currently seems to enjoy the singlehood. Moreover, she is close to her family and often posts pictures of outings.
The American actor has accumulated an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2019, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She appeared in many films, theatre shows and television series over the years.
In 2016, she worked in a comedy-drama movie Tallulah which was created with a budget of $6 million. Similarly, she lent her voice in an animated musical fantasy movie titled, My Little Pony: The Movie that cost $6.5 million to create and became successful in collecting the worldwide gross of $61.3 million.
Aduba started her professional career as a Broadway actor. She made a debut in the play titled, The Seven where she starred as Amphiarus in New York Theatre Workshop in 2006.
Following then, she appeared in many stage shows like Coram Boy (2007), The Seven (2008), Eclipsed (2009), A Civil War Christmas (2009), Goodspell (2011), Venice (2013) and The Maids (2016).
Likewise, Uzo debuted in TV series with Project Runway: All Stars as herself in 2012. Since then, she played in many series like Blue Bloods (2012), How to Live Like a Lady (2013), Comedy Bang! Bang! (2015), Steven Universe (2016-Present), Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2018-Present).
In 2013, she joined the popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black as Suzzanne Warren. The series was broadcasted for six years. She worked alongside Laverne Cox, Taryn Manning, Dascha Polanco, Jackie Cruz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and others.
Furthermore, she made a film debut in Pearly Gates where she played the role of Corrie in 2015. Her other films include Tallulah (2016), American Pastoral (2016), Candy Jar (2018), Really Love (2019) and so on.
Uzo Aduba is an American actress best known for her role as Suzanne Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.
Uzo Aduba is 38 years old as of 2019.
Uzo Aduba is 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cms.
Uzo Aduba has a net worth of $1 million as of 2019.