She Begged Her Mother For Braces. There's A Good Reason She Refused.

Actress Uzo Aduba is an incredibly talented, beautiful, Emmy-winning actress. But as Uzo explains it, she didn't always see herself the way we see her today. Thankfully, her mother was there to set her straight.

If you didn't already know, Uzo Aduba has a gap in her teeth.

As a kid, Uzo didn't like it. She hated it.

Her mother had a simple reason to keep it.

But Uzo wasn't so easily impressed.

Today, Uzo sees herself and her gap very differently.

Check out the full clip below, which includes the first time Uzo realized her smile was beautiful, along with her now-signature "Mom" impression.

This isn't the first time Uzo's mom has dropped some life-changing words of wisdom on her/the world. Here's what she had to say about changing Uzo's name.