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Uzo Aduba
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Aduba at a promotional event for Netflix
Full name Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba
Sex Female
Birthdate February 10, 1981 (age 36)
Occupation Actress, singer
Voice roles Queen Novo

Uzo Aduba is an American actress and singer. She provides the voice of Queen Novo in the feature film My Little Pony The Movie.

Aduba's involvement in the film was first announced by The Hollywood Reporter in April 2016;[1] Aduba later confirmed it herself on Twitter in February 2017.[2]

Outside My Little Pony, Aduba is best known for her Emmy Award-winning portrayal of prisoner Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Her first television appearance was as a nurse on Blue Bloods in 2012. She also appeared on the NBC live presentation of The Wiz Live! as Glinda, and she was a guest star on Saturday Night Live in 2014. Most recently, Aduba provided the voice of Bismuth in Steven Universe.

In theater, Aduba first gained acting recognition in 2003 for her performance in Translations of Xhosa at the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, which earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play". She has also played Amphiarus in New York Theatre Workshop and La Jolla Playhouse productions of The Seven, Toby in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Coram Boy, and the title character of Venice at the New York Public Theater. Aduba also sang "By My Side" as part of the original revival cast of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

In film, Aduba appeared in the Netflix original film Tallulah and the 2016 film adaptation of American Pastoral.

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  1. Borys Kit and Mia Galuppo (2016-04-27). Michael Pena, Uzo Aduba in Talks to Join 'My Little Pony' (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2016 April 27.
  2. Uzo Aduba (2017-02-10). Check it out! I’m #QueenNovo in the upcoming @MLPmovie, coming to theaters Oct. 2017! #MyLittlePonyMovie. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 February 10.