Adepero Oduye

Adepero Oduye

Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 11, 1978

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

With just a few major acting credits to her name, Adepero Oduye delivered one of 2011's most talked about performances in the gritty, emotionally charged drama "Pariah." The daughter of Nigerian immigrants who struggled to provide for a large family in New York City, Oduye put her own dreams aside to fulfill her father's wish that his children pursue medical careers. Yet it was also her father's unexpected death that made Oduye realize that life was too short not to pursue her true passion - acting. After getting her feet wet in the industry with appearances in student films, theater workshops and short features, Oduye gained career momentum with a minor role in the independent drama "Half Nelson" (2006). The following year, she landed a life-changing role of a young, gay outcast in writer-director Dee Rees' short "Pariah" (2007). When the coming-of-age film was made into a full-length feature, Oduye reprised the role with the raw emotion and depth of a rising talent capable of a successful career in blockbuster and art house projects.

Highest rated movies

12 Years a Slave
The Big Short
The Dinner
Viper Club
Tazmanian Devil




0% 100% Tazmanian Devil Elizabeth Ayodele (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Train Baby Unknown (Character) - 2019
38% 45% Viper Club Keisha (Character) $44.9K 2018
72% 54% Galveston Loraine (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 100% Wanderland Anais (Character) - 2017
17% 35% Geostorm Eni Adisa (Character) $33.4M 2017
46% 16% The Dinner Nina (Character) $1.3M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Be Free Nina Simone (Character),
- 2017
89% 88% The Big Short Kathy Tao (Character) $70.2M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Name Is David Unknown (Character) - 2015
95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Eliza (Character) $56.7M 2013
No Score Yet 62% Steel Magnolias Annelle (Character) - 2012
95% 82% Pariah Alike (Character) $758.1K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Widow's Walk Unknown (Character) - 2009


90% 86% Five Days at Memorial Karen Wynn (Character) 2022
84% 83% The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Sarah Wilson (Guest Star) 2021
82% 47% Monsterland Amy Cooke (Character) 2020
97% 90% When They See Us Nomsa Brath (Character) 2019
93% 95% Louie Tarese (Guest Star) 2010
72% 100% The Unusuals Regina Plank (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jackie (Guest Star) 2006