Adepero Oduye

Biography

Mini Bio 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. She has made guest appearances on such television programs as Louie and two Law & Order series. Trivia In 2011, Meryl Streep forgot her reading glasses when she accepted her Golden Globe win for The Iron Lady (2011) and therefore spontaneously mentioned some of her favorite performances of the year, one being Oduye in Pariah (2011).

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Pariah

Alike

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Wanderland

Anais

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Viper Club

Keisha

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On the Outs

Adepero

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Steel Magnolias

Annelle

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The Dinner

Nina

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Galveston

Loraine

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Half Nelson

Crack Smoker

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Geostorm

Adisa

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Widows

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Widows

Breechelle

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Viper Club

Keisha

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Wanderland

Anais

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Galveston

Loraine

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Geostorm

Adisa

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The Dinner

Nina

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The Big Short

Kathy Tao

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Steel Magnolias

Annelle

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Pariah

Alike

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Half Nelson

Crack Smoker

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On the Outs

Adepero

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