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Emmy Winner Ayo Edebiri’s Web Price, Stand-up Profession, Motion pictures and TV Exhibits

Emmy Winner Ayo Edebiri’s Web Price, Stand-up Profession, Motion pictures and TV Exhibits

Following her appearance on Hulu’s The Bear, Ayo Edebiri’s meteoric rise to fame has been a journey worth witnessing. The Boston-born actress who plays chef Sydney Adamu in the comedy-drama series has been dominating the awards season and recently became a first-time Emmy winner for Best Supporting Actress.

The successful transition of Ayo Edebiri from being a stand-up comedian and writer to a mainstream actress reflects in her soaring net worth as she gears up to take on bigger projects.

At the 75th Emmy Awards, Christina Applegate announced Edebiri’s historic win as it marked the third-ever win for a Black woman in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category following Jackée Harry in 1987 and Sheryl Lee Ralph in 2022. Accepting the honour in a stunning structural leather gown from Louis Vuitton, Edebiri delivered an awards speech laced with wit and her ace comedic timing. From a running joke about being Irish to her television breakthrough, her increasing popularity has left fans curious about her early career and more.

Born and raised in Boston, Edebiri is the only child of immigrant parents, her mother is from Barbados and her father is from Nigeria. On winning her first Emmy honour, the actress gave a sweet shoutout to her parents in the speech as she called them “real ones” for supporting her in following her dream to do improv and pursue an acting career.

Stand-up comedy and writing credits of Ayo Edebiri

Ayo Edebiri net worth and more
Ayo Edebiri performing a stand-up show. (Image: Ayo Edebiri/Instagram)

Long before starring alongside Jeremy Allen White on The Bear, the actress started her career as a stand-up comedian, and performed a set on Comedy Central’s Up Next. Following the same, Edebiri further showcased her writing as well as acting talents with the scripted digital series, Ayo and Rachel Are Single (2020). For this series, she collaborated with Rachel Sennott whom she met as a fellow student during her time at New York university.

The actress has also admitted that it was Sennott who introduced her to New York’s stand-up scene and coerced her to perform. After graduating from NYU, Ayo took up regular gigs for stand-up comedy across venues of Manhattan and Brooklyn and it was her distinctive energy that left a mark on the audience.

Additionally, her wit and strong voice also found her writing credits as she worked on shows such as The Rundown with Robin Thede and NBC’s Sunnyside. Edebiri’s contribution as a writer also earned a nomination for Writers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Comedy for her work on Hulu’s What We Do in the Shadows.

Films and TV shows starring Ayo Edebiri

Moving away from writing, Edebiri later found her way into voice acting and has performed several interesting roles. On Netflix’s interactive special We Lost Our Human, she voiced a dog named Ham. Also voicing the role of Glory Grant, she starred in the much-loved animated superhero sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Her other major roles include playing April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and in 2020, voicing for the character of Missy in Nick Kroll’s Big Mouth, previously portrayed by Jenny Slate.

Ayo Edebiri net worth and movies
Ayo Edebiri starred alongside Rachel Sennott in teen comedy Bottoms. (Image: Orion Pictures)

As for her TV career, she appeared in an episode of the Mel Brooks’ Hulu series History of the World, Part II and also an episode of Black Mirror Season 6. Edebiri’s recurring role on the popular ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary as Ayesha Teagues, the sister of protagonist Janine Teagues (played by Quinta Brunson), also earned her new fans.

Not just that, she recently also landed the dream opportunity for anyone in the stand-up comedy space, as it has been confirmed that she will be making her Saturday Night Live hosting debut in February 2024.

While her TV career has already been well-established with the success of The Bear, Edebiri has been making a mark in the film space as well. She starred in two comedies, Theater Camp and Bottoms in 2023. Having showcased her amazing acting chops recently, she had also grabbed Marvel’s attention and was cast in the big budget franchise’s upcoming film Thunderbolts starring Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh and more. Although following scheduling conflicts, she had to quit the mystery role and has been replaced by Geraldine Viswanathan. While the superhero project didn’t work out for Edebiri, she has a horror movie lined up next where she will be seen alongside John Malkovich. Titled Opus it has been written and directed by Mark Anthony Green.

Did Ayo Edebiri work in a restaurant before The Bear?

Ayo Edebiri net worth and career
Ayo Edebiri at The Bear shoot. (Image: Ayo Edebiri/Instagram)

She has never worked as a sous chef like her character on The Bear, but Edebiri’s experience in the restaurant industry is not limited to acting. Before making it big in the entertainment business, the actress worked in several New York City restaurants to support herself. Edebiri revealed in an interview that she previously worked as waitstaff and also did dishwashing duties during her time working in the hospitality industry.

Ayo Edebiri’s net worth

The role of chef Sydney in The Bear has been a gamechanger for Ayo Edebiri’s career and with the rising popularity of the show, it’s expected that the actress’ net worth will be on an upward swing. While little is known regarding her salary for the series, her co-star Jeremy Allen White reportedly was paid an estimated sum of USD 250,000 to USD 350,000 per episode.

There have also been speculations about the cast getting a significant pay hike for the upcoming third season following its massive success and critical acclaim. In all, Edebiri’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 2 million. Although with another season of The Bear and other new projects in the making, this number is expected to reach much higher.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What did Ayo Edebiri win an Emmy for?

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Ayo Edebiri won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as chef Sydney in The Bear.

What university did Ayo Edebiri attend?

Ayo Edebiri studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with a writing degree.

Which famous TV shows has Ayo Edebiri starred in?

Apart from The Bear, Ayo Edebiri also stars in a recurring role on Abbott Elementary. She also appeared in the episode titled Joan is Awful on Black Mirror Season 6.

Is Ayo Edebiri from Ireland?

Ayo Edebiri is not Irish but the actress joked about being from Ireland and starring as Jenny, the donkey in the movie The Banshees of Inisherin.

(Main image and Featured image: Ayo Edebiri, Stephen Ruiz/Instagram)

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