uzo aduba for brooklyn mag


Uzo Aduba covers Brooklyn Magazine. You can read the full interview here.


Aduba was a well-received theater actress, but certainly not a well-known name. She was trying to get more roles in television and movies, putting it all on the line, and facing rejection and frustration. She got to a point, after a fruitless audition for a two-line role on the CBS show Blue Bloods, where she quit acting.


“I’d had doubts,” she says. “But I’d never quit in my heart. That day I did.” Incredibly enough, the very day she quit was the day that she got the phone call that changed her life: the offer to play Suzanne on Orange Is the New Black.


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