Uzo Aduba Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Uzo Aduba

Biography / Wiki

An American actress Uzo Aduba is an Emmy Award winner known for her appearance on the Netflix series “Orange is the new black”. In a very short span, she has become one of the most sought-after actresses in film and on stage.

She has captured the screen with depth, humor, and presence and has won the hearts of the audience. Her excellent skills have earned her many nominations and awards that brought her fame and accomplishment.

Height / Weight / Age

Uzo Aduba weighs 65 kg and 147 lbs in pounds. She is a budding personality with a height of 170 cm or in feet inches 5’7” tall. She has curly black hair color and sharp wide black color eyes.

She has a slim physique with a figure measurement is 36 inches breast, 30 inches waist, and 38 inches hips approximately. She has turned 42 years old. Her bra size is 36A whereas her dress size is 5 and her shoe size is 8 (US).

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Uzo Aduba is $3 million USD approximately.

Education / Family

Uzo Aduba was born on February 10, 1981, to Nigerian parents. She was named as Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba. She grew up in Massachusetts with her sister Obi Aduba and brothers Chioma Aduba and Rick Aduba.

She attended Medfield High School for elementary education. On the basis of an athletic scholarship, she was enrolled at Boston University where participated in track and field events. While being in the university, she developed her interest in acting as her teachers motivated her towards this path.


Uzo Aduba

Real name Uzoamaka Nwanneka
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date Of Birth February 10, 1981
Age 42 Years
Height In centimeters – 170 cm

In feet inches – 5’7”

Weight In kilograms – 65 kg

In pounds – 143 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Actress
Zodiac sign Aquarius
School Medfield High School
College Boston University
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality American
Home Town Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Name not known
Mothers Name Name not known


Uzo Aduba with her mother
Uzo Aduba with her mother

Brothers Obi Aduba

Rick Aduba

Sister Chioma Aduba


Uzo Aduba with her siblings
Uzo Aduba with her siblings

Career / Fashion And Style

In early 2000, Uzo Aduba arrived in New York to excel in their acting career. She has started her career in 2003 when she performed in the play “Translations of Xhosa” which earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination under the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress. At New York Theatre Workshop, she played the role of Amphiarus.

She had made her Broadway debut in 2007, playing the character of Toby in Coram Boy at the Imperial Theatre. She has made her TV debut in 2012, with a minor role of a nurse in an episode of the crime drama series Blue Bloods alongside Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck.

She rose to prominence when she was featured as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” in the popular Netflix comedy-drama series “Orange is the new black”. For her performance in the series, she has three awards including Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a comedy series.

As a voice artist, she has lent her voice in the animated comedy “My Little Pony”. In the Hulu miniseries “Mrs opposite”, she appeared as a politician Shirley Chisholm who is the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

In 2020, Uzo Aduba got married to Robert Sweeting. Previously, she was also involved in various unknown relationships. She did not disclose much about her married life.

Boyfriends Leslie Odom Jr.


Uzo Aduba with her ex-boyfriend Leslie
Uzo Aduba with her ex-boyfriend Leslie

Marital Status Married
Husband Robert Sweeting


Uzo Aduba with her husband Robert
Uzo Aduba with her husband Robert

Children None

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you with a list of Uzo Aduba’s favorite things.

Favorite TV show Project Runway: All-Stars
Favorite Food Reese’s pieces sundae with vanilla

Hot fudge

Peanut butter

Emergen-C and string cheese

Whipped cream

Uzo Aduba

Some Interesting Facts About Uzo Aduba

  • Hobbies of Uzo Aduba are traveling, modeling, and eating food.
  • Point Foundation awarded her with Point Courage Award for her support to the LGBT community.
  • She was the first-ever celebrity ambassador of Helfer International’s to Africa.
  • On her field visit to Uganda in 2016 and 2018, she witnessed a Heifer’s impact firsthand.
  • She has earned a BA degree in Classical Voice and Drama.
  • Her parents belong to Igbo origin in Anambra state.
  • Her younger brother Obi Aduba is a professional hockey player and has played six seasons to date.
  • She calls her family a “sports family”.
  • She is fortunate to be a registered Democrat.
  • She received the selection call for “Orange is the new Black” just after 45 minutes when she decided to quit acting.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @uzoaduba
  2. Twitter@UzoAduba
  3. Facebook @UzoAduba
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