Yvonne Orji was born on December 2nd, 1983, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She moved to the United States at age 6 and was raised in Laurel, Maryland. Her parents are both Nigerian and she grew up in a devoutly religious household.
Orji attended George Washington University, where she studied sociology and minored in theatre. She was initially pre-med, but ultimately decided to pursue her passion for acting.
Orji started her career as a stand-up comedian, performing in clubs and colleges across the United States. She later transitioned to acting and landed her breakout role as Molly Carter on HBO’s hit series, Insecure, in 2016. Since then, Orji has appeared in a number of film and television projects, including Night School (2018) and A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019).
|Night School (2018)||Insecure (2016-2021)|
|Spenser Confidential (2020)||A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019-2020)|
|Bamboozled (2021)||First Wives Club (2019)|
Orji keeps her personal life mostly private, but she has spoken publicly about her decision to remain a virgin until marriage, a topic she explores in her stand-up comedy. As of 2023, Orji is not married and has no children.
Yvonne Orji’s net worth varies depending on the currency. As of August 2021, her net worth is approximately:
- USD 1.5 million
- NGN 616 million
- CAD 1.9 million
- GHS 8.9 million
- KES 162 million
- ZAR 21.2 million
- UGX 5.5 billion
- INR 111 crore
Awards and Nominations
Orji has been nominated for several awards for her work on Insecure, including two Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2018 and 2020, respectively. She has yet to win a major award, but her career is on the rise and many fans and critics alike expect great things from her in the future.
If you’d like to see more of Yvonne Orji’s work, check out her official YouTube channel for clips from her stand-up comedy and interviews. You can also follow her on social media to keep up with her latest projects and personal updates.