Adepero Oduye Bio, Age, Career, Geostorm, Movies and Interview

Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by Admin

Adepero Oduye Biography

Adepero Oduye is a Nigerian-American actress, director, and writer. She is 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.

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Oduye was pursuing her studies to become a doctor and her dream was to take care of her sick father. However, the sudden death of her father led her in a different direction and she chose acting as her career.

Adepero Oduye Age| Adepero Oduye Birthday

Adepero was born on  11, 1978, New York City, NY, United States. She is 41 years as of 2019.

Adepero Oduye Height

She stands at a height of 1.73m.

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According to our records, Oduye is possibly single.

Adepero Oduye Career

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, she 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.

She 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.

In 2017, she co-starred in the drama thriller The Dinner, with Richard Gere. She appeared in the 2017 sci-fi action film Geostorm.

Adepero Oduye Geostorm

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.
Initial release: 12 October 2017 (Hong Kong)
Director: Dean Devlin
Box office: 221.6 million USD
Budget: 120 million USD

Adepero Oduye To Be Free

Nina Simone takes the stage.
Initial release: 2017
Director: Adepero Oduye
Cinematography: Bradford Young
Editor: Conor McBride
Production design: Gino Fortebuono
Cast: Adepero Oduye

Adepero Oduye The Big Short

She played the role of  Kathy Tao in the film.

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors’ money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.
Initial release: 11 December 2015 (USA)
Director: Adam McKay
Box office: 133.4 million USD

Adepero Oduye Movies

2018 Galveston
2018 “Wanderland” as ANAIS – The Master of the Wind
2017 Geostorm as Adisa
2015 My Name Is David
2015 Artemis Fall as Commander Aiden Collins
2015 Outliving Emily as Meg (Segment 5)
2015 The Big Short as Kathy Tao
2013 The Door as L
2013 12 Years a Slave as Eliza
2012 Steel Magnolias as Annelle Dupuy Desoto
2011 Men in Love as Leo’s Ex
2011 Pariah as Alike

2010 This Is Poetry as Wife
2010 Tags as Shayla Johns
2010 Louie as Tarese
2009 Sub Rosa as Ayesha
2009 If I Leap as Zipporah
2009 The Unusuals as Regina Plank
2007 Pariah as Alike
2007 Wifey as Kadijah
2006 Thee and a Half Thoughts as Bodega Woman
2006 Half Nelson as Crack Smoker
2006 The Tested as Mom
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Jackie

2005 Law & Order as Traci Sands
2004 Fall
2004 On the Outs as Adepero
2002 Water as Woman

Adepero Oduye Features

  • Vanity Fair – Hollywood Issue Cover (2012)
  • The New York Times – Great Performances (2012)
  • Time Magazine – Great Performances (2012)
  • W Magazine – Best Performances issue (February 2012)

Adepero Oduye Net Worth

Oduye earns an estimated salary of $100,000 from her profession as an actor, writer, and director. She is involved in the entertainment industry for more than a decade and has successfully amassed a net worth of $2 million, as of 2019.

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