1. Aduba was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Nigerian parents, of Igbo origin, from Achi in Enugu State.
2. Aduba first garnered recognition for her acting in 2003, when her performance in Translations of Xhosa Aduba played the character Amphiarus in 2006 at New York Theatre Workshop and again in 2008 at La Jolla Playhouse.
3. In 2013, Aduba began portraying Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black. On being cast, Aduba said:
4. It was such a big deal, and I remember being so thankful and feeling so proud.”
5. This makes her the first actress to win both a drama and comedy Emmy for the same role.
6. In March 2014, Aduba performed at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit concert Broadway Backwards.
7. In April 2017, Aduba received the Point Courage Award from the Point Foundation for her support of the LGBT community.