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Yvonne Orji stars in "Insecure" on HBO as Molly Carter.

As a first generation Nigerian-American, Yvonne Orji grew up believing she was going to be a medical doctor, until she discovered that the sight, smell and taste of blood was no bueno! Oh, and flunking organic chemistry didn't help either. Not one to disappoint her immigrant parents, Yvonne decided to settle on a compromise: grad school. While earning her Masters in Public Health, she entered the Miss Nigeria In America Pageant. A week before the competition, she realized she didn't have a talent (and tribal dancing was out of the question), so she did the only logical thing there was to do: pray. The response came back: "do comedy." Left with little options and an expensive Macy's bill, (pageant dresses are not cheap!), she did just that ... comedy. And thus a dream, a career, and a script for "The First Gen Show" was born. The show was loosely based off Yvonne's comedy material and real-life experiences.






 
 
 
 
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