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Adepero Oduye

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.

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Jan 11, 1978 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order 1990-09-13
Latest Project:
Series When They See Us 2019-05-31
Known For
Poster of Viper Club
Poster of To Be Free
Poster of The Unusuals
Poster of Law & Order
Series When They See Us Nomsa Brath 2019-05-31
Movie Widows Breechelle 2018-11-06
Movie Viper Club Keisha 2018-10-26
Movie Galveston Loraine 2018-10-10
Movie Geostorm Eni Adisa 2017-10-13
Movie The Dinner Nina 2017-05-05
Movie To Be Free Nina Simone 2017-03-25
Movie The Big Short Kathy Tao 2015-12-11
Movie Emily & Tim Meg (Segment 5) 2015-08-29
Movie The Door O 2013-07-02
Movie 12 Years a Slave Eliza 2013-10-18
Movie Steel Magnolias Annelle 2012-10-07
Movie Pariah Alike 2011-12-27
Movie Touch of Evil The Outlaw 2011-12-06
Series The Unusuals Regina Plank 2009-04-08
Movie If I Leap Zipporah 2009-01-01
Movie Half Nelson Crack Smoker 2006-08-11
Movie On the Outs Adepero 2004-09-11
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jackie 2001-09-30
Series Law & Order Traci Sands 1990-09-13