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Nigerian-American Actress Uzo Aduba Wins Emmy

August 29, 2014

Aduba recently told NPR’s Michel Martin that her full first name, Uzoamaka, means, “the road is good” in her mother tongue, Igbo.

Uzo Aduba, 33, who plays “Crazy Eyes” on the highly admired Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black (2013)” made history after taking home the Show’s first award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy on Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

“I’m stuffed really,” Aduba said. “I’m beyond full. My cup runneth over right now.”

The Massachusetts-raised actress beat out five other women for the award, including co-stars Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne.


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