Insecure Star Yvonne Orji’s Dating Status, Family, Ethnicity & Facts

Published Date: 15 Jun, 2020 Updated date: 16 Jun, 2020 By Daniel Roffer

Yvonne Orji often speaks on her personal dating and relationship issues. The Insecure actress has made an interesting commitment for her marriage so far.

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress and comedian, who earned recognition for her role as Molly in the HBO series, Insecure. Besides, she is a comedian, who performs on stand-up comedy.

Yvonne Orji Family & Ethnicity

Yvonne Anuli Orji was born on 2nd December 1983 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is the youngest child of Nigerian parents Iduu Odu and Celine Orji. Her parents emigrated from Nigeria to the United States when she was six and settled in Maryland. There, she grew up with three elder brothers in Laurel, Maryland.

Orji graduated from George Washington University with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Her parents wanted her to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, or engineer but she wanted to pursue her career in comedy. She even performed stand-up in the talent portion of a beauty pageant while in college. Later, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy.

Her Career In Acting And Comedy

Earlier, Yvonne appeared in a small role on the TV show Love That Girl! (2011). Similarly, she appeared in the 2013 short movie Sex (Therapy) with the Jones, playing the role of Moshinda.

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In 2015, Orji got the opportunity to cast in the role of Molly Carter in the HBO series Insecure. Her acting credits include Jane the Virgin (2017), Flip the Script (2017), and Night School (2018). She is set to appear as Agent Rosetti in the upcoming science-fiction film Spontaneous.

Besides acting, the 36-year-old is currently pursuing her career in comedy. She is the writer of web sitcom pilot First Gen, where she discusses her stand-up routines and real-life experiences.

Yvonne Orji’s Dating Status

Yvonne is open regarding her personal life and often talks regarding her relationship. She was in a relationship with a former NFL linebacker and ESPN analyst Emmanuel Acho. The duo made their relationship public in May 2018.

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But in March 2019, she revealed that she had broken up with boyfriend Emmanuel Acho. During the Valentine’s Day episode of her Jesus & Jollof podcast, she stated that she is newly single.

Some Interesting Facts About Yvonne Orji

  • Yvonne was a contestant in the Miss Nigeria in America pageant, while at college in 2006.
  • She worked in Liberia for several months to work before moving to New York.
  • Her mother worked as a nurse at Howard University Hospital.
  • She is Christian and has stated that she wants to remain a virgin until her marriage.
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