Ayo Edebiri is an American actress, comedian, and television writer born on October 3, 1995. She has portrayed chef Sydney Adamu in the comedy-drama series The Bear since 2022. For her role she has received a Golden Globe Award a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Edebiri has also worked as a writer and voice actor on Big Mouth since 2020 and has contributed as a writer for the comedy series What We Do in the Shadows in 2022. Additionally in 2023 she lent her voice to characters in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. She also starred in the comedy films Theater Camp and Bottoms.

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Full NameAyo Edebiri
BornOctober 3, 1995 (age 28 years)
Birth PlaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Net Worth$100,000 to $1 million
OccupationAmerican actress and comedian

Net Worth

Ayo Edebiri is a renowned comedian and actress who has been creating quite a stir in the entertainment world with her funny and captivating personality. She is a comedian and a writer and recently was awarded for her work in The Bear where she bagged a Golden Globe. By 2024 thanks to her successful career in entertainment with this accomplishment her net worth is estimated to be between $100,000 and $1 million according to Idol Net Worth.

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Early life and Education

Edebiri was born in Boston Massachusetts, on October 3, 1995 to a Barbadian mother and Nigerian father. She is an only child and was raised in the Dorchester neighborhood. Her family is Pentecostal, and she regularly attended church services with her parents. Edebiri first became interested in comedy through an eighth-grade drama class which led her to join the improv club at Boston Latin School.

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She attended New York University where she initially intended to study teaching before switching her major to dramatic writing. During her junior year of college, Edebiri began pursuing a career in comedy and interned at the Upright Citizens Brigade.Edebiri is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and has frequently canvassed for them. She identifies as queer.


In 2014 Edebiri appeared in an episode of the series “Defectives.” She began her career as a stand-up comedian and performed a set on Comedy Central’s “Up Next”. Edebiri co-wrote and co-starred in the scripted digital series “Ayo and Rachel Are Single” which began airing on Comedy Central in May 2020 with her friend and fellow comedian Rachel Sennott. She made her film debut in the 2020 comedy-drama “Shithouse” in an uncredited role. Edebiri co-hosts a podcast called “Iconography” with Olivia Craighead featuring interviews with guests in conversation about their shared personal icons. The podcast is produced by Forever Dog, and the second season was released in 2020.

In 2022 Edebiri gained wider prominence as a main cast member on the FX on Hulu series “The Bear.” She received a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award and nominations from the Gotham Awards and the Critics’ Choice Awards for her role as Sydney Adamu an ambitious young sous chef. She also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Lucy Mangan of The Guardian praised her performance declaring her “magnificent” and “still lighting up and punching up every scene she is in.”

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In 2023, she starred in the mockumentary comedy film “Theater Camp” alongside Molly Gordon and Ben Platt. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, with many comparing it to the films of Christopher Guest. Later that year, she guest-starred in “Abbott Elementary” and starred in the teen sex comedy “Bottoms” opposite Rachel Sennott. “Bottoms” premiered at South by Southwest. Katie Walsh of The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Sennott and Edebiri deliver two of the funniest performances of the year.” She appeared in the film “The Sweet East,” directed by Sean Price Williams, which premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival at the Directors’ Fortnight.

Edebiri hosted “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Jennifer Lopez in 2024. In a sketch, Edebiri indirectly acknowledged having criticized Lopez previously on the podcast “Scam Goddess.”

Edebiri will next star in the A24 horror film “Opus,” co-starring John Malkovich. She will also play a supporting role in James L. Brooks’s comedy film “Ella McCay.” She will be voicing Envy in the upcoming Pixar film “Inside Out 2,” set to be released in 2024.

Paul Mescal and Ayo Edebiri’s Relationship Rumor

Paul Mescal and Ayo Edebiri are close friends despite recent romance rumors. The two actors both 28 sparked dating speculation after posting a joint selfie on Instagram in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. In the photo shared by Edebiri on her Instagram Story the pair can be seen laughing together on a stairwell with Edebiri wrapping her arms around Mescal’s shoulder. She captioned the photo “Happy St Paddy’s 🍀.”

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Ayo Edebiri Called JLo’s Career ‘One Long Scam’ in 2020

Audio of Ayo Edebiri, from “The Bear”, criticizing Jennifer Lopez on the “Scam Goddess” podcast has resurfaced ahead of their appearances on “SNL”. In the clip from February 2020 Edebiri claimed that Lopez’s career is a scam and alleged that she doesn’t sing on many of the tracks she’s credited with calling her “a little thief”. Additionally Edebiri mentioned that Lopez used human growth hormone. The abridged version of the audio was posted on X (formerly Twitter) by TMZ. In the original interview Edebiri discussed her appreciation for a good scam and mentioned JLo in relation to the Super Bowl halftime show.

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Most asked questions

What is Ayo Edebiri’s ethnicity?
Edebiri was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 3, 1995, to a Barbadian mother and Nigerian father.

Where is Ayo Edebiri’s father from?
Her father is from Nigeria and Barbados.

Did Ayo Edebiri win an Emmy?
Dorchester’s own Ayo Edebiri took home her first Emmy Award Monday night, adding to her Golden Globe win on Jan. 7, both for her performance in “The Bear”.

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