I try to play serious scenes a little funny and the comedy a little serious.
My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means ‘The road is good.’
When I was little, I didn’t smile much. Don’t get me wrong. I was a happy kid, but I couldn’t stand the space, dead center, in between my teeth. Yeah, I could whistle through it, but so what? That didn’t win me many points on the playground in Medfield, Massachusetts.
I dream in color, and I have visions of feelings and energies that I would love to feel.
The magic of landing my first role on Broadway went ‘poof’ in a matter of a few weeks.
I love ensemble work. I love making pieces and building things together.
My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Women’s Singles tennis champion in college.