Ego Nwodim

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Ego Nwodim
Egobunma Nwodim

(1988-03-10) March 10, 1988 (age 32)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
  • Actress
  • comedian
Years active2012–present

Egobunma "Ego" Nwodim[1] (/ˈɛɡ hwdɪm/;[2][3] born March 10, 1988)[4] is an American actress and comedian who is a cast member on Saturday Night Live, joining in the 44th season in 2018.

Life and career[edit]

In 2006, Nwodim, who is of Nigerian heritage, graduated from Eastern Technical High School in Essex, Maryland, near Baltimore.[5] She received a biology degree from University of Southern California.[2] Deciding to pursue a career in comedy, she began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Los Angeles.[6] Until joining SNL, Nwodim was a regular cast member at UCB, where she also performed her one-woman show Great Black Women...and Then There's Me.[2][6]

Nwodim was named one of the New Faces at the 2016 Just for Laughs festival.[7] Also that year, she performed at the CBS Diversity Showcase.[8] Supporting roles on television for Nwodim include Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (a three-episode arc in 2017), 2 Broke Girls, and Living Biblically.[6][8] Impersonating Maya Angelou, Nwodim roasted various celebrities and companies in a 2017 Funny or Die sketch.[6] Nwodim has made several guest appearances on podcasts such as Comedy Bang! Bang! and Spontaneanation.[9]

Nwodim's addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live, a long-running NBC sketch-comedy show, as a featured player was announced on September 21, 2018.[10] On September 8, 2020, Nwodim was promoted to a repertory player ahead of the forty-sixth season of Saturday Night Live.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Getting Help Yvonne Short film
2014 You're Kind of Weird But I Like It The Waitress Short film
2015 Zola Zola Short film
2017 Feminist Campfire Stories Boy 2 Short film
2017 They Finally Made a Handmaid's Tale for Men Short film
2017 Women Who Didn't Love Wonder Woman Support Group Becca Short film
2017 I Will Find You Number 29 Short film
2018 5th Passenger Dr. Stephan
2018 It's a Party April London
2020 Magic Camp Volunteer
2020 The Broken Hearts Gallery Harvard


Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Unwritten Rules Nicole Episode: "Just a Group of Us"
2014 Women to Men: Please Catcall Us PSA Woman Television film
2015 Hellevator Contestant Episode: "Pilot"
2015–2016 CollegeHumor Originals Various 2 episodes
2015–2016 Adam Ruins Everything Various 2 episodes
2016 Almost Asian Britney Episode: "Twins"
2016 Broken Carmen Episode: "The Ghost of Mike"
2016 UCB Comedy Originals Dr. Rubin Episode: "Dog Virus"
2016 Galactic War Room Ayla 6 episodes
2016–2017 K.C. Undercover Agent McKenzie 2 episodes
2016–2017 The Elite Daily Show Various 4 episodes
2017 Drive Share New Mother Episode: "New Parents"
2017 Liv and Maddie Mrs. Karsch 2 episodes
2017 2 Broke Girls Jillian Episode: "And 2 Broke Girls: The Movie"
2017 Real Rob Billy Alderman Episode: "Best Play Date Ever"
2017 Law & Order True Crime Lynn 3 episodes
2017 Do You Want to See a Dead Body? Danny Teen Fan Episode: "A Body and an Ex-Con"
2017 Dirtbags Single Woman Episode: "Husband"
2018 Dell: Tales of Transformation Episode: "KK Conquers Everest"
2018 Living Biblically Tracy Episode: "Never Let Loyalty Leave You"
2018–present Saturday Night Live Various characters Main cast
2019 The Real Bros of Simi Valley Brenda 3 episodes
2020 Shrill Abby Episode: "Wedding"
2020 Brockmire Liz 4 episodes
2020 The Shivering Truth (voice) Episode: "Nesslessness"


  1. ^ Heller, Corinne (September 21, 2018). "Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to Season 44 Cast". E! Online. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Douglas, Esme (September 21, 2018). "Here's what you need to know about SNL's newest cast member, Ego Nwodim". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "44 for 44: Ego Nwodim - SNL". YouTube. October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Saturday Night Live – Ego Nwodim". NBC. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Britto, Brittany (September 24, 2018). "Baltimore native Ego Nwodim joins 'Saturday Night Live' cast". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d Hautman, Nicholas (September 21, 2018). "Ego Nwodim Joins 'Saturday Night Live' Cast: 5 Things to Know About the Newcomer". Us. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Martin, Garrett (September 21, 2018). "SNL Gets a New Cast Member and Four New Writers". Paste. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Wright, Megh (September 21, 2018). "Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New Writers". Vulture. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Bradley, Laura (September 21, 2018). "Meet S.N.L.'s Newest Cast Member, Ego Nwodim". Vanity Fair. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (September 21, 2018). "'Saturday Night Live' Adds Ego Nwodim to Season 44 Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 8, 2020). "'Saturday Night Live' Promotes Ego Nwodim To Main Cast Member For Season 46". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 8, 2020.

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