Nigerian Actress Uzo Aduba Wins Creative Arts Emmy


100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association DinnerUzo 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.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

“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.

“I’m speechless,” Aduba added, as she accepts the golden trophy. “I don’t know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show.”  SEE MORE ON PAGE2

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