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Adepero Oduye

Nigerian-American Actress, Director, Singer & Writer

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 Adepero Oduye Biography

Adepero Oduye is a Nigerian-American actress, director, singer, and writer known for her leading role in "Pariah," as well as supporting roles in "12 Years a Slave" and "The Big Short". All three films received widespread critical acclaim. In 2019, Oduye played the role of community organized and activist Helene Nomsa Brath in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us."

Adepero Oduye was born in Brooklyn, New York, one of seven children of Nigerian parents. Although she graduated pre-med from Cornell University, she decided to pursue her passion for acting upon graduation. Oduye's breakout role came in 2011 when she starred in Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed and award-winning independent film Pariah, for which she received several awards and a nomination for Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards. During her Golden Globe acceptance speech for The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep mentioned some of her favorite performances of the year, highlighting Oduye in Pariah. The following year, Oduye joined an all-star cast in the Steel Magnolias television remake as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, a role originated by Daryl Hannah.

Oduye starred alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in Steve McQueen’s historical drama "12 Years a Slave," winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture. She also appeared in Ava DuVernay's short film "The Door" part of Miu Miu's ad campaign known as The Women's Tales.

After several lead roles in regional theater productions, including Eclipsed and The Bluest Eye, Oduye made her Broadway debut opposite Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's The Trip To Bountiful. In 2015, she shared the screen with Steve Carell in Adam McKay’s comedy-drama "The Big Short," which won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2017, Oduye co-starred in the drama thriller The Dinner, with Richard Gere, and appeared in the sci-fi action film Geostorm.

Oduye made her directorial debut with "Breaking In," a short film about a young black man's first time being stopped and frisked by the NYPD, based on her brother's early experience. The film has garnered several film festival acknowledgments and awards.

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    Booking fees for Adepero Oduye, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Adepero Oduye, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Adepero Oduye?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Adepero Oduye for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Adepero Oduye for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Adepero Oduye or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Adepero Oduye or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Adepero Oduye

Nigerian-American Actress, Director, Singer & Writer

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Adepero Oduye Biography

Adepero Oduye is a Nigerian-American actress, director, singer, and writer known for her leading role in "Pariah," as well as supporting roles in "12 Years a Slave" and "The Big Short". All three films received widespread critical acclaim. In 2019, Oduye played the role of community organized and activist Helene Nomsa Brath in the Netflix miniseries "When They See Us."

Adepero Oduye was born in Brooklyn, New York, one of seven children of Nigerian parents. Although she graduated pre-med from Cornell University, she decided to pursue her passion for acting upon graduation. Oduye's breakout role came in 2011 when she starred in Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed and award-winning independent film Pariah, for which she received several awards and a nomination for Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards. During her Golden Globe acceptance speech for The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep mentioned some of her favorite performances of the year, highlighting Oduye in Pariah. The following year, Oduye joined an all-star cast in the Steel Magnolias television remake as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, a role originated by Daryl Hannah.

Oduye starred alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in Steve McQueen’s historical drama "12 Years a Slave," winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture. She also appeared in Ava DuVernay's short film "The Door" part of Miu Miu's ad campaign known as The Women's Tales.

After several lead roles in regional theater productions, including Eclipsed and The Bluest Eye, Oduye made her Broadway debut opposite Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's The Trip To Bountiful. In 2015, she shared the screen with Steve Carell in Adam McKay’s comedy-drama "The Big Short," which won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2017, Oduye co-starred in the drama thriller The Dinner, with Richard Gere, and appeared in the sci-fi action film Geostorm.

Oduye made her directorial debut with "Breaking In," a short film about a young black man's first time being stopped and frisked by the NYPD, based on her brother's early experience. The film has garnered several film festival acknowledgments and awards.

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  • How to book Adepero Oduye?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Adepero Oduye for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Adepero Oduye, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Adepero Oduye or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Adepero Oduye?

    Booking fees for Adepero Oduye, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Adepero Oduye, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Adepero Oduye?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Adepero Oduye for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Adepero Oduye for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Adepero Oduye or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Adepero Oduye or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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