BET Awards 2024: Ayo Edebiri Does it All! See How the Actress is Taking Over Hollywood

The stand-up comedian is nominated for 'Best Actress' at this year's ceremony airing Sunday, June 30.

Actress and stand-up comedian Ayo Edebiri is a multifaceted talent who is rapidly making a name for herself in Hollywood.

Her rise to prominence is marked by standout roles in hit television series like The Bear and significant behind-the-scenes work as a writer on shows such as The Rundown with Robin Thede and Sunnyside. Edebiri's journey began with an uncredited role in the 2020 comedy-drama Sh-thouse, and since then, she has appeared in successful projects like Big Mouth and Dickinson.

The 28-year-old's dedication and talent have captured the attention of both audiences and critics, leading to her nomination for “Best Actress” at the upcoming BET Awards. Edebiri joins a formidable group of stars, including Coco Jones, Fantasia, Halle Bailey, Issa Rae, Regina King, and the iconic Angela Bassett. To find out who takes home the win, tune into the BET Awards 2024, airing live on Sunday, June 30, at 8 pm. 

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  • Sydney Adamu in “The Bear”

    Edebiri shines in FX’s The Bear as Sydney Adamu, an ambitious young chef who navigates the high-pressure environment of a struggling Chicago restaurant. Her performance masterfully balances humor and drama, making Sydney a compelling and relatable character who anchors the series. 

    Her portrayal has already earned her several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.


  • Voice acting genius in “Big Mouth”

    Edebiri has brought new life to the character of Missy Foreman-Greenwald in Netflix’s hit animated series Big Mouth. Taking over the role in the fourth season, she has expertly navigated the complexities of adolescence with her nuanced voice acting, adding depth and relatability to Missy’s journey.

  • Stand-up comedy roots

    Before her rise to fame in television and film, the Clone High voice actor honed her skills in stand-up comedy. Her sharp wit and unique perspective quickly set her apart in the comedy scene, laying a solid foundation for her versatile career in entertainment.

  • Activism and advocacy

    Edebiri is also known for her activism and advocacy work. The proud feminist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America often uses her platform to advocate for gender equality and empower women through her written work. Her commitment to making a difference off-screen is as impactful as her on-screen performances.

  • Future projects

    With several exciting projects on the horizon, Edebiri’s star continues to rise. She is set to appear in A24’s upcoming horror film Opus, co-starring Academy Award-nominated actor John Malkovich. Fans can also catch the actress in the comedy film Ella McCay and hear her as the voice of Envy in Pixar’s Inside Out 2, hitting theaters on June 14.

    Tune in to the BET Awards 2024 on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. 

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