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Uzo Aduba Shares Inspiring BU Commencement Speech Tips With Stephen Colbert - Watch Here!

Uzo Aduba made an appearance on last night’s (June 12) episode of The Late Show and talked all about newly released season of Orange Is the New Black, her start in acting, and the inspiring message she shared with Boston University College of Fine Arts grads during her recent commencement speech.

“Fear is not a real thing. It’s something that we build up inside of ourselves. We think that it’s something that can paralyze us,” the 36-year-old told host Stephen Colbert. “I wanted them to just know that they should never stop trying for things, reaching for things because they’re afraid.”

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“It was scary when I first started,” Uzo added. It’s like stepping into the unknown. You have no idea what you’re getting yourself, really, into because you’ve never done it before. But it’s the willingness to try that I think is the most important thing, and I was willing to try.”


Uzo Aduba Says Overcome Fear And ‘Just Go For It’
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Laverne Cox, Laura Prepon & the 'OITNB' Cast Celebrate Season Five!

Laverne Cox and the cast of Orange Is The New Black are celebrating their upcoming fifth season!

The 33-year-old actress stepped out at the show’s event on Friday night (June 9) at Catch restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif.

She was joined by her pregnant co-star Laura Prepon, who was showing off her baby bump on the carpet!

Other OITNB cast members in attendance included Lea Delaria, Alysia Reiner, Taylor Schilling, Asia Kate Dillon, Danielle Brooks, Diane Guerrero, Jackie Cruz, Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne.

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Brit Marling, Uzo Aduba & Chelsea Handler Come Together For Netflix Event!

The OA‘s Brit Marling, Uzo Aduba and Chelsea Handler all hit the red carpet while attending the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Event at Netflix FYSee Space on Sunday (May 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The three ladies were joined by their fellow Netflix actors – Love‘s Gillian Jacobs, Grace & Frankie‘s June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer, Orange Is The New Black‘s Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley and wife Lauren Morelli.

Also in attendance was Dear White People‘s Antoinette Robertson and Brandon P. Bell, as well as Luke Cage star Mike Colter and his wife Iva Colter.

“Netflix’s FYSee will feature a full month of programming designed to connect industry with the shows, creators and talent they love in wholly new and unusual ways. FYSee will combine diverse, world-class television and one-of-a-kind conversations and events with above- and below-the-line displays and interactive installations,” according to the network.

FYI: Brit is wearing Louis Vuitton.

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Laverne Cox & Taylor Schilling Praise 'OITNB' for Handling Real Issues in Society

The cast of Orange is the New Black are sharing why they love their show so much.

The cast – which included Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Taryn Manning, Taylor Schilling and former cast member Samira Wiley – attended the screening and panel discussion of the upcoming season on Friday (May 5) at the Saban Media Center in Los Angeles.

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Taylor and Laverne both praised the show for dealing and echoing the real issues that is going on in today’s time.

“There’s a ripple effect and in our case it allows for the audience to see people who may be outside of their sexuality, race, socioeconomic status, size, gender or many number of things and see how it relates to them,” Taylor said. “I think crossing those lines is a political act, but that’s not the genesis of it.”

“It has us constantly thinking beyond ourselves because the stakes are so high,” Laverne said.

Season 5 of OITNB is set to premiere on Netflix on June 9.

10+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the event…

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Uzo Aduba Gets Honored With Courage Award At Point Honors Gala 2017!

Uzo Aduba is all smiles while hitting the red carpet at the 2017 Point Honors Gala held at The Plaza Hotel on Monday (April 3) in New York City.

The 36-year-old Orange Is The New Black star was joined by Younger star Nico Tortorella, Hamilton‘s Javier Munoz, Ariana Debose, Denis O’Hare, comedian Michelle Collins and RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s Bob The Drag Queen at the event recognizing leaders in the LGBTQ community and celebrating Point Scholars and Alumni.

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At the gala, Uzo was honored with the honorary Courage Award by Javier.

“Because you always radiate kindness and love, honesty and heart. Thank you @javiermofficial for that beautiful introduction tonight,” Uzo captioned with her Instagram post. “I love you so much, my friend. Thank you to @pointfoundation for tonight’s Courage Award. The work you’ve done and continue to do has left an indelible impact on our LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 youth, and on our world. Thank you! #pointhonors”


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Uzo Aduba, Norman Reedus, & Susan Sarandon Attend Garden of Laughs Comedy Benefit!

Uzo Aduba and Norman Reedus arrive in style at the 2017 Garden of Laughs Comedy Benefit on Tuesday night (March 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The 36-year-old Orange is the New Black star was joined at the event by Feud star Susan Sarandon, Damarius Lewis, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Tracy Morgan and wife Megan Wollover, and Bob Saget.

At the event, Tracy, Bob, and Leslie took to the stage to bring laughs and jokes to the audience.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation – who hosted the event – helps provide unforgettable experiences for children facing obstacles.

10+ pictures of the stars arriving at the event…

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Supports Brother Jake at 'Sunday' Opening on Broadway!

Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband Peter Sarsgaard hit the red carpet at the opening night of the musical Sunday in the Park with George on Thursday night (February 23) at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

The actress stepped out to see her brother Jake Gyllenhaal perform in his return to Broadway.

Other celebs at the opening included Uzo Aduba, cute couple Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano, Cobie Smolders, Fran Drescher, Holland Taylor, Kathy Najimy, Rosie O’Donnell, Holly Hunter, and Bernadette Peters, who starred in the original production of the Broadway show.

If you want to see the revival of the musical, you have until April 23. Go get your tickets right now before it’s too late!

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