'OITNB' star Uzo Aduba joins Chris Rock in 'Fargo' for fourth season

Uzo Aduba visits the SiriusXM studios on July 26, 2019 in New York City. Cindy Ord / Getty Images for SiriusXM

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Uzo Aduba has been cast in the fourth season of critically-acclaimed FX show Fargo.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter the 38-year-old actress will join lead actor Chris Rock in the upcoming season of the FX series, which is set in Kansas City in the ’50s and focuses on two crime families. It’s her second role at the Disney-owned cable network; she’s also part of the limited series Mrs. America.

Aduba, who is best known for her role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (OITNB), for which she won two Emmy Awards, will play “ruthless” Zelmare Roulette, an associate of crime boss Loy Cannon, played by Rock, who has forged a tentative peace with an Italian crime organization by trading the eldest sons of each family.

Other stars of Fargo Season 4 include Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, and Jessie Buckley.

Aduba played Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in OITNB, which ended its seven-season run in July.

In addition to her two Emmys, the actress won two individual SAG Awards for the role and shared in three more given to the show’s ensemble cast.

In FX’s Mrs. America Aduba stars as African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, in the miniseries about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the backlash led by conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, who is played by her co-star Cate Blanchett.

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