"SNL" Star Ego Nwodim Almost Became a Doctor—But Not Really, She Says

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"SNL" Star Ego Nwodim Almost Became a Doctor—But Not Really, She Says

Before landing her "SNL" gig, Ego Nwodim studied pre-med and earned a degree in biology—but she says she never really planned on being a doctor.

"I'm first-generation Nigerian American—and I wrote a sketch about this at the show—but the expectation is sort of that your kids are going to become doctors," Ego explains. "So I did the dance and pretended I was going to do that, but the reality is I knew I wanted to be an actor. So I told my mom, 'If you let me go to school in Los Angeles, where I believe the acting happens, I'll study pre-med and be a bio major.' And I was a bad student—but I did get the degree."

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