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Adepero Oduye

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    • January 11th, 1978
Adepero Oduye hails from Brooklyn, New York City by way of Nigeria. She is a graduate of Cornell University; and has studied acting with Wynn Handman, Austin Pendleton, and Susan Batson. Her name is pronounced "Add-eh-pair-o Oh-due-yay." Her theatre credits include Danai Gurira's play Eclipsed, at the Yale Repertory Theatre; The Bluest Eye, at the Hartford Stage and Long Wharf Theatres; and Fela!, in the AEA workshop, directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Ms. Oduye first starred for writer/director Dee Rees as Alike in the award-winning short film Pariah. Among the other shorts that she has starred in are Gabriele Zamparini's Water; Russell Costanzo's The Tested; and Nadiah Hamzah's Sub Rosa.

Starring Adepero Oduye on Plex


Acting (12 Credits)

2018Galveston as Loraine
2018Viper Club as Keisha
2018Widows as Breechelle
2017The Dinner as NinaWatch Free
2017Geostorm as Eni Adisa
2015The Big Short as Kathy TaoWatch Free
201312 Years a Slave as Eliza
2012Steel Magnolias as Annelle
2011Pariah as Alike
2011Touch of Evil as The Outlaw
2006Half Nelson as Crack Smoker
2004On the Outs as Adepero


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