Meet 5 American Actresses That Are Igbo By Tribe (Photos)

1. Uzo Aduba

Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba is an American actress of Igbo descent. She rose to international fame for her role as Suzanne on the American television sitcom, Orange Is the New Black. Apart from Orange Is the New Black, Aduba has also starred in other American films, including American Pastoral, Showing Roots, Candy Jar and Miss Virginia.

 

 2. Chika Oranika

Chika Oranika is an American rapper and actress. She made her first big screen appearance in the 2020 American superhero film, Project Power.

 

She is Igbo.

 

3. Ifeanyi Chijindu

Ifeanyi Chijindu is an American writer and actress of Igbo origin. She starred in various American films, including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Reaping, and The Return.

 

 

4. Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Anuli Orji is a 37-year-old American actress and comedian. Six years ago, she came to the limelight after making her debut appearance in the hollywood film, Insecure.

 

5. Megalyn Echikunwoke

Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke is a 38-year-old American actress.

 

Particularly noted for her versatility and accent adaptability, Magalyn made her stage debut in Funny Valentines. Her other hollywood films include Electric Slide, The Meddler Elise, Night School, and Late Night.

Megalyn’s father is a Nigerian of Igbo descent and her mother an American.