Oduye at 2013 New York Film Festival
|Born||1977 or 1978
Brooklyn, New York, US
Adepero Oduye (born 1977 or 1978) is an American actress.
Life and career
Oduye is the one of seven children born to Nigerian parents. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Oduye began appearing in short films such as Water and Fall, and in 2006 appeared in the independent drama Half Nelson. After several roles in off-Broadway production, in 2009, she debuted on Broadway in the musical Fela!.
In 2011 she starred in the critically acclaimed independent film Pariah. She has received several awards, including a nomination for Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. Oduye cast in the upcoming Steel Magnolias remake with the same title as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, a role that had been originated by Daryl Hannah.
In 2013, Oduye appeared in Ava DuVernay's short film The Door part of Miu Miu's ad campaign known as The Women's Tales. She also starred alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen.
|On the Outs||Adepero|
|2005||Law & Order||Traci Sands||TV series; Episode: "Birthright"|
|2006||Thee and a Half Thoughts||Bodega Woman||Short film|
|Half Nelson||Crack Smoker|
|The Tested||Mom||Short film|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jackie||TV series; Episode: "The War at Home"|
|2009||Sub Rosa||Ayesha||Short film|
|If I Leap||Zipporah||Short film|
|The Unusuals||Regina Plank||TV series; Episode: "The Circle Line"|
|2010||This Is Poetry||Wife||Short film|
|Tags||Shayla Johns||Short film|
|Louie||Tarese||TV series; Episode: "Dentist/Tarese"|
|2011||Men in Love||Leo's Ex||Short film|
|Pariah||Alike||Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Denver Film Festival Rising Star Award
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
|2012||Steel Magnolias||Annelle Dupuy Desoto||TV film
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2013||12 Years a Slave||Eliza|
- Adepero Oduye- Biography, Yahoo!
- Nellie Andreeva, Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard & Phylicia Rashad Lead The Cast Of Lifetime’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake, Deadline.com, March 19, 2012
- Erin Strecker, Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias' remake: Watch trailer here, Entertainment Weekly, June 3, 2012
- Ruth Negga Joins Cast Of "12 Years A Slave;" Adepero Oduye ("Pariah") Confirmed As Well, Shadow and Act, May 22, 2012