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									Adepero Oduye
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Adepero Oduye is an American actress.
                                                                                                 Adepero Oduye
     Contents                                                                         Born           Brooklyn, New York, US
 1 Life and career                                                                    Years active   2002-present
 2 Filmography
 3 References
 4 External links


Life and career
Oduye is the one of seven children born to Nigerian parents.[1] She 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 musical Fela!. [1]
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.[1] Oduye cast in the upcoming Steel Magnolias remake with
the same title.[2][3] She will also star alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in the upcoming film Twelve Years a Slave directed by Steve
McQueen.[4]

Filmography
Year                 Title                 Role                               Notes
2002 Water                              Woman      Short film
       Fall                                        Short film
2004
       On the Outs                      Adepero
                                        Traci
2005 Law & Order                                   Episode: Birthright
                                        Sands
       The Assassin of Saint            Bodega
                                                   Short film
       Nicholas Avenue                  Woman
                                        Crack
2006 Half Nelson
                                        Smoker
       The Tested                       Mom
       Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jackie         Episode: The War at Home
       Pariah                           Alike
2007
       Wifey                            Kadijah
       Sub Rosa                         Ayesha
       If I Leap                        Zipporah
2009
                                        Regina
       The Unusuals                                Episode: The Circle Line
                                        Plank
       This Is Poetry                   Wife
                                        Shayla
2010 Tags
                                        Johns
       Louie                            Tarese     Episode: Dentist/Tarese
       Men in Love                 Leo's Ex
                                                Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
                                                African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best
                                                Breakthrough Performance
                                                Denver Film Festival Rising Star Award
2011                                            Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
       Pariah                      Alike
                                                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
2013 Twelve Years a Slave                       filming


References
  1. ^ a b c Adepero Oduye- Biography , Yahoo!
  2. ^ Nellie Andreeva, Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard & Phylicia Rashad Lead The Cast Of Lifetime’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake ,
     Deadline.com, March 19, 2012
  3. ^ Erin Strecker, Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias' remake: Watch trailer here , Entertainment Weekly, June 3,2012
  4. ^ Ruth Negga Joins Cast Of "12 Years A Slave;" Adepero Oduye ("Pariah") Confirmed As Well , Shadow and Act, May 22, 2012

External links
  Adepero Oduye      at the Internet Movie Database


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