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Yvonne Orji

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Yvonne Orji
Born (1983-12-02) 2 December 1983 (age 37)
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationGeorge Washington University (BA, MPH)
💼 Occupation
  • Actress
  • comedian
📆 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.

Early life[edit]

Orji was born on 2nd December 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and grew up in Maryland, US.[1] 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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Orji is a devout Christian and has stated that she will remain a virgin until marriage.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
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"
2018 Night School Maya
2019 Spontaneous Agent Rosetti Post-production


  1. "YVONNE ORJI". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Davis, Allison P. (2016-10-10). "Molly From 'Insecure' Is Your New Favorite Single Lady". The Ringer. Retrieved 2016-12-02.

Further reading[edit]

"Yvonne Orji". Current Biography. 79 (11): 51–55. November 2018. OCLC 1005191045.

External links[edit]

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