Ego Nwodim



Ego Nwodim (American Actress and Comedian)



Egobunma Kelechi Nwodim is an American actor, comedian, writer, and singer (/owodm/; born March 10, 1988). Since the start of the 44th season of the NBC sketch comedy programme Saturday Night Live in 2018, Nwodim has been a cast member.


Nwodim, a native of Nigeria, earned her diploma from Essex Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 2006.She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in biology.[2] She started taking training at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Los Angeles after deciding to pursue a career in comedy.[6] Nwodim was a regular cast member at UCB before joining SNL, where she also presented her solo show Great Black Women…and Then There’s Me.


Nwodim was recognised as one of the 2016 Just for Laughs festival’s New Faces.She also gave a performance at the CBS Diversity Showcase that year [7].[8] Nwodim has been in supporting parts in several television series, including 2 Broke Girls, Living Biblically, and Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (a three-episode storyline in 2017).[6][8] In a 2017 Funny or Die comedy, Nwodim mocked numerous personalities and businesses while faking Maya Angelou.[6] Nwodim has appeared as a guest on a number of podcasts, including Spontaneanation and Comedy Bang! Bang.


On September 21, 2018, it was revealed that Nwodim would be joining the cast of the venerable NBC sketch-comedy programme Saturday Night Live as a featured player.[10] Nwodim received a promotion to a repertory player on September 8, 2020, in time for Saturday Night Live’s 46th season.[11