Orji Ogbonnaya Orji
|Born||2 December 1983|
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
|🏫 Education||George Washington University (BA, MPH)|
|📆 Years active||2011–present|
|Notable credit(s)||Insecure (2016–present)|
Yvonne Orji (born 1983) is a Nigerian-American actress. She is known for her role as Molly in the HBO series Insecure.
Orji was born on 2nd December 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and grew up in Maryland, US. She received a master's degree in public health at George Washington University. Orji's parents expected her to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or engineer. However, she was inspired to do comedy as a graduate student when she performed stand-up in the talent portion of a beauty pageant. After graduate school, Orji moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy.
Orji is a devout Christian and has stated that she will remain a virgin until marriage.
|2011||Love That Girl!||Njideka||Episode: "Head Shrunk"|
|2013||Sex (Therapy) with the Jones||Moshinda||Short film|
|2016–present||Insecure||Molly Carter||18 episodes|
|2017||Jane the Virgin||Stacy||2 episodes|
|2017||Flip the Script||Ad Exec 1||Episode: "Mad Woman"|
- "YVONNE ORJI". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
- Davis, Allison P. (2016-10-10). "Molly From 'Insecure' Is Your New Favorite Single Lady". The Ringer. Retrieved 2016-12-02.