Uzo Aduba does one hell of a job playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange is the New Black, but way before she was winning Emmys for her role, she was winning scholarships and recognition for her talent in sports. The 36-year-old was quite the talented ice skater growing up, and she shared video of herself on the ice on Instagram recently:
Aduba also received a scholarship to sprint at Boston University. And while she was no joke on ice or on the track, Aduba said playing sports actually helped her prepare herself for the successful acting career she has now.
“I think playing sports, and the preparation of sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, on any given Sunday can be your day — [that] really prepared me for being out here to pursue this,” she told Stephen Colbert. “I’m grateful to have done it, because it’s been amazing.”
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