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Throwback Photo of Athlete Uzo Aduba, Years Before She Became An Actress

Emmy-Award winning actress, Nigerian born Uzo Aduba pictured in 2002 as a sprinter. She was one of BU’s top sprinters long before she turned to an actress. In the pic below, she ran 55 meters in 7.07 seconds against a long standing record of 7.03. Photo credit: BU Athletics.

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Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba Was born February 10, 1981. She is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015.  She is the only actress to win Emmy Award recognition in both the comedy and drama genres for the same role.

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