adepero oduye

When one of the world’s greatest actress, Meryl Streep co-signs on your talent, Hollywood takes notice.  Adepero Oduye, star of the breakout indie hit Pariah was in a total state of shock when she heard Streep mention her name at last month’s Golden Globes.  It’s no surprise that a week after the epic shout out, […]

After a super vanilla magazine cover in 2010, Vanity Fair has bumped up the melanin factor with actresses Adepero Oduye and Paula Patton for their March “Hollywood Issue.”  Oduye, star of the critically acclaimed Pariah, is a star on the rise, particularly after Meryl Streep’s mention at the Golden Globes. Patton, who plays kick-ass spy […]

Last night’s Golden Globes was full of surprises. In addition to wins for Idris Elba (“LUTHER”)  and Octavia Spencer  (The Help), a certain black actress enjoyed her moment in the sun. In her acceptance speech for Best Actress, Meryl Streep included PARIAH star Adepero Oduye as one of her favorite female performers for 2011. So […]

For a movie titled PARIAH, the project is anything but undesirable thanks to an epic shout out from the goddess of the big screen, Meryl Streep.  At last night’s Golden Globes, the celebrated thespian was honored with the Best Actress win for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, shocking many who expected […]

Black women, rejoice! Finally, a movie that celebrates the beauty of our skin, our curves and our natural hair.  In the hit film PARIAH, there’s not a relaxer, wig or 14 inch Remi Indian weave in sight.  In a society that exalts the Eurocentric standard of beauty (long straight hair, light skin, rail thin bodies),  […]

In this clip from Dee Rees’s coming of age drama Pariah, the  main character Alike (played by Adepero Oduye) is arguing with her mother Audrey (played by Kim Wayans) about the proper way to dress for church. It’s a clash of wills that is indicative of the larger issues going on between the teen exploring […]

In this clip from Dee Rees’s coming of age drama Pariah, the  main character Alike (played by Adepero Oduye) is arguing with her mother Audrey (played by Kim Wayans) about the proper way to dress for church. It’s a clash of wills that is indicative of the larger issues going on between the teen exploring […]

Actress Adepero Oduye was an honoree at this year’s NextGen 2011 event this past weekend.  The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen list features a select group of 35 people working in the industry under the age of 35.  Oduye was singled out for her riveting performance in Pariah, a moving story of a Brooklyn teenager coming to […]