Yvonne Orji

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Yvonne Orji
Born (1983-12-02) 2 December 1983 (age 36)
EducationGeorge Washington University (BA, MPH)
  • Actress
  • comedian
Years active2011–present
Notable credit(s)
Insecure (2016–present)

Yvonne Orji (born 1983) is an Nigerian American actress. She is known for her role as Molly in the HBO series Insecure.

Early life[edit]

Orji was born on 2nd December 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and grew up in Maryland, US.[1] She received a master's degree in public health at George Washington University. Orji's parents expected her to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or engineer. However, she was inspired to do comedy as a graduate student when she performed stand-up in the talent portion of a beauty pageant. After graduate school, Orji moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Orji is a devout Christian and has stated that she will remain a virgin until marriage.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Love That Girl! Njideka Episode: "Head Shrunk"
2013 Sex (Therapy) with the Jones Moshinda Short film
2016–present Insecure Molly Carter 18 episodes
2017 Jane the Virgin Stacy 2 episodes
2017 Flip the Script Ad Exec 1 Episode: "Mad Woman"
2018 Night School Maya
2019 Spontaneous Agent Rosetti Post-production


  1. ^ "YVONNE ORJI". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Davis, Allison P. (10 October 2016). "Molly From 'Insecure' Is Your New Favorite Single Lady". The Ringer. Retrieved 2 December 2016.

Further reading[edit]

"Yvonne Orji". Current Biography. 79 (11): 51–55. November 2018.

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