Globally recognized for her role as Suzanne Warren in American web series, Orange Is the New Black, Uzoamaka Nwaneka Aduba is known for her professional name, Uzo Aduba or her nickname, ‘Crazy Eyes.’
With her outstanding performance, Uzo has already garnered millions of fans, critical acclaim and numerous industry honors.
For her role in Orange Is the New Black, she was presented with 2014's Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015 and 2016.
Uzo Aduba’s Bio
37-year-old Uzo was born on 10 February 1981 in Boston, MA. She holds American nationality while possessing Afro-American ethnicity. She also has a younger brother named Obi in her family, that includes her Nigerian parents.
Uzo completed her schooling from Medfield high school. She then attended Boston University and studied classical voice while being a track and field athlete.
Uzo's Career Plus Net Worth
Uzo started earning recognition for her work in 2003, with a performance in ‘Translations of Xhosa’ at the John F. Kennedy Center. She received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for her tremendous performance in the act.
In 2007, Uzo made her Broadway debut as Toby in "Coram Boy." She was also the member of the Original Revival Cast of "Godspell" at the Circle in the Square Theatre from 2011 to 2012.
The actress also played the mother of the title character of "Venice" at The Public Theater in New York. Her first television appearance was on the TV Series "Blue Bloods" in 2012.
After a year, she got her big break via the role of Suzanne Warren, also known as "Crazy Eyes," in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Since then, she has been the part of the widely acclaimed series.
With her professional acting, Uzo has accumulated a net worth of $1 million.
Uzo Single or Dating?
The actress is famously quite about her personal life, choosing only to speak about her professional experiences in most of her interviews. As Uzo seems to be reluctant on talking about personal life, her dating life is not as clear as other celebrities.
However, she was rumored to be dating her high-school friend named Mark as she was spotted with him a couple of times.
Their relationship gained much coverage after Uzo took her school prom date Mark to the 2016's SAG Awards. On 31 January 2016, she even Instagrammed the pictures of them together and revealed that she had asked Mark to go with her on the event.
Their togetherness fueled up the dating rumors. But, Uzo cleared up the rumors by quoting that Mark was not her boyfriend, but only a long-time friend.
Uzo Abud spends her prom day as well as SAG Awards event with longtime friend Mark (Photo: Uzo Abuda's Instagram)
Although Uzo is not dating Mark, for now, she is not free from past rumors.
Well, she was also rumored to be in a relationship with the American actor Leslie Odom Jr. Uzo and Leslie had co-starred in the Public Theatre’s Venice back in 2014.
Eventually, the dating rumors got falsified as it came to light that Leslie was a married man. He is the husband of his beautiful wife, Nicolette Robinson and shares an adorable baby girl together.
As of now, Uzo, who stands at the tall height of 5' 8" (1.73 m), is probably leading her single life while focusing on career.
But as no evidence of her love life has surfaced out, Uzo is speculated to be a lesbian. She is yet to comment and clarify her sexuality and also reveal about her plans on getting married and having a family.