March 10, 1988
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
Life and career
In 2006, Nwodim, who is of Nigerian heritage, graduated from Eastern Technical High School in Essex, Maryland, near Baltimore. She received a biology degree from University of Southern California. Deciding to pursue a career in comedy, she began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Los Angeles. 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.
Nwodim was named one of the New Faces at the 2016 Just for Laughs festival. Also that year, she performed at the CBS Diversity Showcase. 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. Impersonating Maya Angelou, Nwodim roasted various celebrities and companies in a 2017 Funny or Die sketch. Nwodim has made several guest appearances on podcasts such as Comedy Bang! Bang! and Spontaneanation.
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. On September 8, 2020, Nwodim was promoted to a repertory player ahead of the forty-sixth season of Saturday Night Live.
|2012||Getting Help||Yvonne||Short film|
|2014||You're Kind of Weird But I Like It||The Waitress||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||The Broken Hearts Gallery||Harvard|
|2012||The Unwritten Rules||Nicole||Episode: "Just a Group of Us"|
|2014||Women to Men: Please Catcall Us||PSA Woman||Television film|
|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||The Shivering Truth||(voice)||Episode: "Nesslessness"|
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- 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.
- "44 for 44: Ego Nwodim - SNL". YouTube. October 18, 2018.
- "Saturday Night Live – Ego Nwodim". NBC. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
- Britto, Brittany (September 24, 2018). "Baltimore native Ego Nwodim joins 'Saturday Night Live' cast". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
- Hautman, Nicholas (September 21, 2018). "Ego Nwodim Joins 'Saturday Night Live' Cast: 5 Things to Know About the Newcomer". Us. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
- Martin, Garrett (September 21, 2018). "SNL Gets a New Cast Member and Four New Writers". Paste. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
- Wright, Megh (September 21, 2018). "Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New Writers". Vulture. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
- Bradley, Laura (September 21, 2018). "Meet S.N.L.'s Newest Cast Member, Ego Nwodim". Vanity Fair. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
- Goldberg, Lesley (September 21, 2018). "'Saturday Night Live' Adds Ego Nwodim to Season 44 Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
- 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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