When Yvonne Orji went against her parents’ wish to pursue a career in comedy, we became convinced that she was destined for great things. On top of her fast-rising comedy career, the beautiful entertainer has assiduously expanded her resume to include some acting roles in movies such as Love That Girl! (2011), Flip the Script (2017), and most recently Night School (2018). Since 2016, she has been starring in the TV series Insecure as Molly Carter. Although not all of Orji’s projects have been critical hits, she is a star in her own right and has since established herself as a comedian/actress to watch and someone whose wide range of talents promises a long career in Hollywood.
Yvonne Orji’s Bio
Yvonne Orji has been toiling in Hollywood since 2011 when she officially launched her career. She was born on Nigerian soil, precisely in Port Harcourt, in Rivers State, Nigeria on the 2nd day of December 1983. She was, however, brought up in a Christian home in Maryland, US. There is hardly any information online about her father but the name of her mother is Celine Orji. Yvonne has a twin brother and two older brothers whose identities are yet to be disclosed to the public.
The comedian began her early schooling at a boarding school located in Pennsylvania, in the US, after which she did a course at George Washington University. Orji later did a masters degree in public health from the same university, from where she obtained a masters degree after she completed her studies. Despite holding a degree in public health, Yvonne, against her parents’ wish, decided to carve a path for herself in the entertainment industry. Celine and her husband had wanted to make their only daughter an engineer, doctor, or pharmacist.
Yvonne Orji is currently in a relationship with her ‘God-sent man’, Emmanuel Chinedum Acho, an American football linebacker who previously represented the Cleveland Browns (2012), Philadelphia Eagles (2013, 2013 -2015), New York Giants (2013) in the National Football League (NFL). The couple announced their relationship on their respective social media pages sometime in May 2018. Although it is not known when their relationship actually kick-started, the lovey-dovey couple looks so adorable together.
Born in Dallas, Texas, on November 10, 1990, Acho currently works as an analyst for ESPN. During his time at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, the 6 feet 2 inches athlete was lettered in track and field and basketball. Emmanuel became an instant NFL icon after he was drafted as the 204th pick in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has an older brother called Samuel Onyedikachi Acho, who currently plays as a linebacker for Chicago Bears.
Her Net Worth
Though Yvonne Orji is apparently not among the highest earners in the entertainment industry, she is one fast-growing star who could replace many old bones in the show business. For her roles in the highly competitive industry, she earns an impressive salary yet to be publicized but her net worth is currently estimated to be $500,000, which is not bad for someone who has spent a few years in a competitive industry such as Hollywood.
The Insecure screen star is easily noticed among women for her height, Orji stands at an ideal height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 57 kilograms. As regards her other body measurements, the actress has not shared details online but if you are a big fan, you will agree that she is in great shape and full of life.
Other Facts About The Comedian
1. Being a phenomenal comedian and actress, Yvonne Orji has a huge fan following on her social media platforms. You can get to meet her or view her tweets and pictures on Twitter and Instagram handle where is being followed by over 533 thousand followers on Instagram while her Twitter account boasts over 88.6 K followers.
2. In 2006, Orji won many hearts after putting up an incredible comedic performance at a beauty pageant. When she saw that people were impressed with the gig, she decided to relocate to New York to sharpen her skills.
3. In 2017 and 2018, she was nominated for for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Insure. Similarly, she was nominated for an award for Lead Role (Diaspora TV) at the Nigerian Entertainment Award in 2017.