Uzo Aduba Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 May, 2017
Facts of Uzo Aduba
Date of Birth: 1981 , February-10
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Uzo Aduba
Birth Name Uzoamaka Nwanneka "Uzo" Aduba
Nick Name Uzo
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Profession Actress, singer
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Black
Body Measurements 32-25-32 inches
Breast Size 32
Waist size 25
Hip Size 32
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Weight in KG 55 kg
Boyfriend Leslie Odom (2013)
Married N/A
Married to N/A
Education Boston University College of Fine Arts (2005)
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award
TV Show Steven Universe
Siblings Chioma Aduba, Obi Aduba
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Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba popularly known as Uzo Aduba is a charismatic actor and singer. She is widely known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix's popular television series; Orange is the New Black. She won several awards for working in this series.

Early Life and Education

Aduba was born on February 10, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity holding an American nationality. She is the daughter of Nigerian parents, of Igbo origin, from Achi in Enugu State. She has a younger brother named Obi.

Born in Boston, Aduba grew in Medfield, Massachusetts. She attended Medfield high school and graduated from the high school in 1999. She then moved to the Boston University, where she studied classical voice and competed in track and field.


Aduba made her career debut performing in an act, Translations of Xhosa at the Olney Theater Center for the Arts in 2003. She earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play for her performance in that act.

In 2006, Aduba played the role as Amphiarus at New York Theater Workshop. The act was performed again at La Jolla Playhouse in 2008. She made her Broadway debut portraying a role as Toby in Helen Edmundson's adoption of Coram Boy at the Imperial Theater.

Aduba portrayed a role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange is the New Black in 2013. The series was written by Lauren Morelli alongside Jenji Kohan, Sian Heder, Sara Hess Tara Hermann and Nick Jones.  

Aduba has toured in many countries in her career. She has performed with Taylor Swift in Los Angeles during her world tour in August 2015. She won an award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards event.

Personal Life and Affairs

Aduba has reached the age of 36 now. Her birth sign is Aquarius. She currently lives in Medfield, Massachusetts with her family. She has a younger brother named Obi who has played hockey at the University of Massachusetts and went on to play six professional seasons.

Aduba has earned several awards for her notable performance in a comedy-drama series; Orange Is the Black. She gained massive popularity by performing in that series.

Talking about her personal life, Aduba is not married and hasn't any child yet. She is currently in a relation with her boyfriend, Leslie Odom. The couple started dating since 2013 and had an affair for several of years.She has not decided to make him her husband.

Social Media

Aduba is active on social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram. She has posted several pictures enjoying with her friends on both of her accounts. She has a huge number of fan followers on her account. Her fans can get recent updates about her activities from her account.

Body Measurements and Net Worth

Aduba has an incredible height of 1.73 meters (5 feet 11 inches) and weighs 145 pounds. She has earned a great amount of salary.

Aduba has maintained an impressive net worth over $3 million in her life. She has done product endorsements for the Radiant Magazine. She is enjoying her lifestyle as well as her work.