Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator
Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress. She is known for her role as Molly in the HBO series Insecure. She is a native of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. When she was a toddler, her mother, Celine Orji, moved to in Maryland, US, and she was raised there. Her star sign is Sagittarius. Concerning her nationality, Orji holds dual citizenship cards, American and Nigerian, as she was born in Nigeria and raised in the U.S.
Yvonne Orji Age
She was born on December 2, 1983, in Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria. she is 35 years of age as of 2018.
Yvonne Orji Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $500000.
Yvonne Orji Career
Her parents expected her to become a pharmacist, doctor, engineer, or lawyer. Nevertheless, she was attracted to the entertainment world and inspired to do comedy as a graduate student when she performed stand-up in the talent portion of a beauty pageant. After completion of her studies, she relocated to New York City to pursue a career in comedy.
Her first role in acting was Njideka in Love Thet Girl. She later starred as Monda in Sex (Therapy) with the Jones. she landed as one of the lead cast in Insecure ( an American drama series).
Yvonne Orji Stand Up
The actress and comedian co-host Jesus and Jollof with author Luvvie Ajayi, is developing multiple projects, including her series, First Gen, is writing a book, and is working on a stand-up comedy special.
But for now, she’s focused on the New York Comedy Festival, which is gathering more than 200 comedians in the Big Apple for seven days of laughs, starting Monday. Orji, who is one of this year’s headliners, will perform at Caroline’s on Broadway from Thursday through Sunday, following a January performance that was almost put on hold due to the snow.
“People still came out,” Orji told ESSENCE. “All the seats were still sold out. New Yorkers said [forget] rain, snow, sleet. As long as the show [is] still going on, we’re going to be there. People were like, ‘We came from Brooklyn!’ I was like, ‘That’s love, that’s really, that’s a lot of love.’”
“2018 was the year of ‘I can’t stop, won’t stop.’”
Orji wouldn’t give too much away about her upcoming performances this week, but hinted, “I’ll have some new stuff embedded in there. I’m working on an hour special so I’m working on holding some of the stuff, teasing stuff out even more.”
Back in November, Orji told ESSENCE that she was developing a new comedy special and writing a book. While she’s been tight-lipped about the special, her book, Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams (and 20 Lessons I Learned Along the Way), will be part-memoir and part-advice guide.
The comedian wouldn’t share any further details about the upcoming stand-up special, but after her performances at Caroline’s, fans will have tons of new things to look forward to in the new year.
“2018 was the year of ‘I can’t stop, won’t stop.’ I think 2019 might be part two of that. We never gonna stop,” she said.
Yvonne Orji Tickets
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