Yvonne Orji first came to our attention as Molly, Issa’s best friend on Issa Rae’s HBO series, Insecure.
The Nigerian-born actress and comedian hasn’t let the end of Insecure keep her down, though. Since the series wrapped at the end of 2021, Orji has put out her first book, “Bamboozled by Jesus,” hosted the Yearly Departed comedy special for Amazon Prime Video, hosted the International Emmy Awards, and hosted a reality dating show for HBO Max, My Mom, Your Dad. Orji sat down with Decider to talk about her second HBO stand-up comedy special, Yvonne Orji: A Whole Me, what’s changed in her life in the two years since her first special, Momma, I Made It!, how she’s able to separate her work from her worth, and how casting other actresses in her special is good for everyone.
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