Uzo Aduba thanks her Medfield second-grade teacher for flying to London to see her perform

The actress gave her teacher a shout-out on Facebook.

Uzo Aduba attends the Vanity Fair And L'oreal Paris DJ Night at 1Oak on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)
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Uzo Aduba may have moved away from Medfield, but she didn’t break her ties with the Massachusetts town. Even when the Orange Is the New Black actress is across the pond, Aduba gets support from her hometown heroes, like her second grade teacher, Nancy Featherman.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Aduba gave a shout-out to her old teacher from Medfield’s Wheelock School, who traveled to see the actress currently performing in the London Theater’s production of The Maids.

“Ms. Featherman has been making trips, long and short, my whole life, cheering me on,” Aduba wrote in the post.


Featherman retired from the Medfield School District in 2007 after more than 35 years of teaching. She’s spoken about the character of her past students’ before. Aduba wrote that Featherman was always there for her.

“She cared about all her students and encouraged our creativity, and we knew that as her students. I have the gift of knowing she’s been to a countless number of my track meets, school plays, college concerts, new productions, and the list goes on and on…” Aduba wrote on Facebook. “The 7 year old in me always gets excited when I know she’s watching.”


This is my second grade teacher, Ms. Nancy Featherman. She came to London, England to see me in my show last night. Ms….

Posted by Uzo Aduba on Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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