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Uzo Aduba was going to quit Hollywood before 'Orange is the New Black' came along

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Uzo Aduba stars as "Crazy Eyes" on the hit Netflix show "Orange is the New Black"
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Before Uzo Aduba got the part of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Netflix's hit show "Orange is the New Black," she didn't know where her acting career was going. "Right before I started [Orange is the New Black], I was getting a lot of no's when I was trying to explore film and TV," says Aduba, "I got tired of the no."

Last year she won an Emmy for her role on the show and she's nominated this year for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series."

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Listen above to hear Uzo Aduba talk about how 'Orange is the New Black' has changed her life, why she was uncomfortable with her Nigerian looks when she was younger and how people are finally starting to separate her intense character on the show to the real Uzo. 


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