Ayo Edebiri as “Sydney Adamu” | The Bear on FX

Ayo Edebiri

Sydney Adamu

As The Bear rises, "Sydney," portrayed by Ayo Edebiri, strives not only to find her place at the new restaurant, but to be an essential piece of its creation. To do that, she’ll need to convince the people around her – not to mention herself – that she’s worthy. As she ascends the ranks, she’ll also have to renegotiate her friendships at work and figure out how to lead.  

Career Highlights

Ayo Edebiri is a multi-hyphenate rising star who has already built an impressive resume as a writer, producer, actor and comedian.

Up next, Edebiri will star in Bottoms from MGM’s Orion Pictures and Brownstone Productions. Directed by Emma Seligman and written by Seligman and Rachel Sennott, Edebiri co-stars with Sennott alongside Marshawn Lynch and Kaia Gerber. The film premiered at SXSW in March 2023.  

This July, she will star alongside Ben Platt and Molly Gordon in Searchlight Pictures’ Theater Camp, which premiered at Sundance this January. Edebiri also stars in Netflix’s animated comedy Mulligan from Tina Fey. Additionally, she will join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thunderbolts, which is set to premiere in July 2024.

Edebiri voices the role of “Missy” on Netflix’s Big Mouth, for which she is also a writer. The show's sixth season launched in October 2022. Previously, Edebiri portrayed the character “Hattie” on season two of AppleTV+’s Dickinson. She originally joined the writers’ room of Dickinson, but shortly thereafter, the role was created specifically for her.

In 2022, Edebiri was recognized as an honoree on TIME’s “TIME100 Next List”, which recognizes 100 rising individuals from across industries who are defining the next generation of leadership in their fields, under the “innovator” category.

As one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” (2021) and Vulture and Time Out NY’sComedians to Watch” (2019), Edebiri has written for NBC’s Sunnyside and Big Mouth. Upcoming writing credits include Netflix’s Mulligan as well as the upcoming season of FX's What We Do in the Shadows.  

She is also known for her acclaimed stand-up comedy work and for co-hosting the podcast Iconography for Forever Dog.

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