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Nigerian Actress Uzoamaka Aduba Wins Emmy Award For 'Outstanding Guest Actress'




Nigerian actress, Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba is this year's Emmy award winner for 'Outstanding Guest Actress', for her role in Orange is the New Black. The award ceremony was held earlier this week on and took place Monday 25th August at the Nokia Los Angeles Theatre, California.

Uzo was born to Nigerian parents in Massachusetts, United States. Her firstname Uzoamaka means "the road is good".

According to her IMDb profile, the talented actress began earning recognition for her work in 2003, with a performance in "Translations of Xhosa" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that won her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Her Broadway debut was in 2007 as Toby in "Coram Boy". She was a member of the Original Revival Cast of "Godspell" at the Circle in the Square Theatre from 2011 through 2012. She 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. In 2013 she began to receive wider recognition and acclaim for her portrayal of Suzanne Warren, also known as "Crazy Eyes", in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (2013).

Another African representing in Hollywood. We love it.

Shine Uzo, shine. Congratulations. 

Photo Credit: Uzo Aduba | Twitter

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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 
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