Uzo Aduba Brings Prom Date Mark Crowley To SAG Awards (PHOTO)
Uzo Aduba’s SAG Awards date was Mark Crowley, the same guy who was her prom date a little more than a decade and a half ago. Following the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Aduba posted a picture of herself on Instagram with Crowley at their prom next to a picture of them dressed up again for the awards show. The “Orange Is The New Black” star wrote, “He asked me to the prom, I said yes. I asked him to SAGs, he said yes.” See the side-by-side photos of the two pals below.
Aduba and Crowley have been friends for 30 years, ever since they were in kindergarten. Their enduring friendship has been chronicled on Aduba’s Instagram page, with numerous pictures of her longtime buddy.
It was a big night for there actress. For the second year in a row, Adubo won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of “Crazy Eyes” on the Netflix show “Orange Is The New Black.” Aduba, who brought her childhood friend to the SAG Awards, clearly isn’t the type to forget her past.
During her acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, she told the audience, “I would like to just take an opportunity to acknowledge the actors who are at home, not here in this room with us, but hoping to one day be in this room with us, to continue to keep trying, to keep plugging, to keep working, no matter if anybody tells you to get out of that line that you’re waiting in.” Aduba, who persevered before becoming a big star, advised younger actors, “Stay in line. You have the chance. It is yours.”
Check out the photos below of Aduba and Crowley at their prom at then years later at the SAG Awards.