We are proud to announce the next seminar for
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 at 7pm
Hosted by UZO ADUBA
with Special Guest LUPITA NYONG’O
at *THE LORETO THEATER AT THE SHEEN CENTER
18 BLEECKER STREET, NYC, 10012
A formidable talent to be reckoned with, Uzo Aduba is an award-winning actress whose work spans television, film and theatre.
Uzo Aduba has most recently wrapped the FX miniseries MRS. AMERICA portraying The Hon. Shirley Chisholm opposite Cate Blanchett.
Uzo is best known for her two-time Emmy Award-winning portrayal as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Netflix’s hit series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, which just wrapped its 8th and final season. She also won the 2015 SAG AWARD for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series and the 2014 Critic’s Choice Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. The show won the 2015 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Streaming Series and the 2013 AFI Award for TV Program of the Year. She was also nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Theatre highlights include the Broadway revival of GODSPELL and The Jamie Lloyd Company’s contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS.
Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan actress, producer and New York Times Bestselling author. She made her feature debut in Steve McQueen’s Academy Award® winning film “12 Years a Slave” alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. For her portrayal as Patsey, Nyong’o received the Academy Award® in the category of Best Supporting Actress as well as multiple accolades including the Screen Actors Guild® Award, the Critics’ Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award, NAACP Award and the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards New Hollywood Award.
Nyong’o most recently starred in ““Us,” Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed horror film for Universal Pictures. She played both “Red” and “Adelaide” opposite Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss. The film premiered at SXSW and was released in theaters in March 2019.
Nyong’o stars as Miss Caroline in the Australian zombie comedy-horror crossover “Little Monsters” opposite Josh Gad and Alexander England. Abe Forsythe writes and directs the film which premiered at Sundance in January 2019 and was released in October by Hulu and NEON.
Prior to that, she starred as Nakia in Marvel’s Oscar-nominated film, “Black Panther,” which has broken numerous box office records since it released in February 2019. Ryan Coogler directed the film which co-starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira. The cast won the SAG Award for Best Ensemble and her performance earned her a nomination for an NAACP award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
She recently wrapped production on 355, in which she will star along with Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing. 355 is a female-driven spy thriller produced by Chastain’s production company Freckle Films. The film is a secret-agent drama, which promises a globe-trotting adventure, with the five women playing spies from international agencies who come together and overcome suspicions and conflicts as they battle to stop a global organization from thrusting the world into chaos. Universal purchased the film out of Cannes.
Nyong’o will appear in feature film “Born a Crime,” the bio-pic based on Trevor Noah’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name. Nyong’o will play Patricia Noah, Trevor’s mother. The film will be produced by Noah through his Ark Angel Productions, along with Mainstay Entertainment’s Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt, and Sanaz Yamin, and Nyong’o.
Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s planned adaptation of the novel “Americanah” has received a straight-to-series order at HBO Max, as a limited 10-episode series. Nyong’o will star in the series, with Gurira writing the pilot and serving as showrunner. The onscreen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel “Americanah,’ is a sweeping love-story that spans three continents of Ifemelu and Obinze, two Nigerians who face the complexities of race and identity away from home and each other.
In 2016 Nyong’o starred in Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe,” opposite David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga. Based on the bestselling book of the same name, the Disney film is an inspirational true story about Phiona Mutesi who overcomes abject poverty to become an international chess master. Her portrayal of Phiona’s fierce yet tender mother, Harriet, earned her a nomination for an NAACP award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
Also in 2016, Nyong’o lent her voice to Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” as Raksha, with Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley and Christopher Walken.
Nyong’o earned a Tony® nomination for her 2016 Broadway debut in Danai Gurira’s play “Eclipsed.” It tells the story of five extraordinary women brought together by the upheaval of war in their homeland Liberia. Prior to moving to Broadway, the play had a limited run at the Public Theatre. “Eclipsed” was nominated for a further five Tony Awards, including Best Play, and won in the category of Best Costume Design.
In December 2015, Nyong’o starred in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” alongside Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. Nyong’o brought to life Maz Kanata, the motion-captured character. The film was distributed by Disney on December 2015. She reprised this role in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which Disney released in December 2017, and will return in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in December 2019.
Nyong’o served as the creator, director, editor and producer of the award-winning feature-length documentary, “In My Genes.” The documentary follows eight Kenyans who have one thing in common: they were born with albinism, a genetic condition that causes a lack of pigmentation. In many parts of the world, including Kenya, it is a condition that marginalizes, stigmatizes, and even endangers those who have it. Though highly visible in a society that is predominantly black, the reality of living with albinism is invisible to most. Through her intimate portraits, Nyong’o enables viewers to see their challenges, humanity and everyday triumphs.
Within two weeks of being published on October 15 by Simon & Schuster, Nyongo’s debut children’s picture book Sulwe reached #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List. The book discusses colorism, the preferential treatment of those with lighter skin, which is an issue across the globe, and impacts children from a young age. Nyong’o herself has experienced the harmful effects of colorism and has spoken about how it hurt her self-image as a child. In Sulwe, an illustrated children’s book, she candidly shares the consequences of growing up in a world that favors lighter skin, offering a healing story that will entertain children from all backgrounds while providing a story that helps them see beauty in themselves and others.
Nyong’o graduated from the Yale School of Drama’s acting program where her additional stage credits included playing Perdita in “The Winter’s Tale” (Yale Repertory Theater), Sonya in “Uncle Vanya,” Katherine in “The Taming of the Shrew,” as well as being in the original production of Michael Mitnick’s “Elijah.”
*Please note that this taping is happening off sight at the Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center for thought and Culture.
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