Yvonne Orji

Inside Biography


Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress. She rocketed to fame in 2015 portraying the role of Molly Carter on the HBO series Insecure. She is also the creator of the sitcom series, FirstGen Show, and vlogs on her YouTube channel RockYourStance

Early Life and Education

The Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji was born on December 2, 1983, in Nigeria. She moved to the United States with her family when she was six. She grew up in Maryland, United States.

Orji has done her schooling from Maryland local school. Following her high school, she attended George Washington University and earned a master's degree in public health.

Her parents wished her to become a doctor, pharmacist, lawyer, or engineer. Nonetheless, Orji was inspired to do comedy as a child, after performing stand-up in the talent episode of a beauty pageant. She eventually went to New York City in order to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Regarding her nationality and ethnicity, Orji is a Black Nigerian-American.

Professional Career

Yvonne Orji is playing a sexually liberated role, Molly in an HBO original comedy-drama TV series, Insecure since 2016, alongside Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce, and Amanda Seales.

After playing the role of Molly, Yvonne gained a huge popularity and recognition. She features opposite Issa Rae in the series. Further, she also appeared in 30 Days Notice and The Conversation: Talk Show Series.

Personal Life

Yvonne Orji is yet to be married. Orji has even stated that she will remain a virgin until marriage. She revealed regarding her private life and profession in an interview with The Breakfast Club in November 2016.

Yvonne who deficits the role of a girl having a problematic dating life and spicy sex life in the series has disclosed that she is still a virgin.

Yvonne stated:

“Personally, I had plans to have sex when I turned 18. I was dating and I had it figured out. Then, I got to college at 17 in D.C. I got saved.”

Yvonne also opened up about, she isn’t ashamed of not having sex with her boyfriend, in the same interview.   

“It comes out, I don’t hide it. In the same way, people know they have had been in a one-night stand, you can say that so I can this.”

Net Worth

Yvonne Orji is a rising actress. Yvonne has earned a good amount of net worth from her prolific acting career that is estimated to be $1 million.?

by ab-rikky, 30 Aug, 2017

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