Ziwerekoru "Ziwe" Fumudoh is an American comedian and writer known for her satiric commentary on politics, race relations and young adulthood. On September 2, 2021, it was reported that for Season 3, which is also the final season of Apple TV+'s Dickinson, Ziwe had been cast as Sojourner Truth, as well as joining the the writing staff this season.
Fumudoh grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the second of three children to parents who emigrated from Nigeria to the U.S. after living through a civil war there. In 2010, Fumudoh graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Fumudoh was a summer intern at Comedy Central in her junior year of college, working on shows including The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. uring her senior year of college, she summer-interned as a writer for The Onion and took improv classes at the iO improv theater. After graduation she started working as a screenwriter on The Rundown with Robin Thede.
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- Ziwe Wants to Be ‘the Ellen DeGeneres of Race Relations’ - Variety
- ‘Dickinson’ Announces Season 3 End; Releases Teaser and Guest Stars for Final Season - Variety
- Ziwe Fumudoh Is Just Joking - Allure
- Ziwe Fumudoh, Comedian - Into the Gloss
- 26-year old Ziwe Fumudoh has the confidence of an old comedy pro - Forbes
- [https://magazine.northwestern.edu/exclusives/ziwe-fumudoh/ An Artist First Ziwe Fumudoh starts uncomfortable conversations with comedy - Northwestern Magazine]