Actor or Lawyer? (with Uzo Aduba)

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When two-time Emmy-winning actor Uzo Aduba was in high school, she thought she was going to be a lawyer. Then her creative writing teacher asked her if she’d ever considered going to art school, which introduced a choice to Uzo that she didn’t even know existed. Sam asks Uzo how she chooses her projects, including her upcoming Netflix series “Painkiller,” and about the day she decided to quit acting, which then turned into the day she booked “Orange Is the New Black.”

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