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Lorraine Toussaint: She's A Mother That Eats Her Young

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Lorraine Toussaint’s Netflix show ‘Orange Is The New Black’ was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards yesterday, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Fun facts about Lorraine Toussaint: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is a Trinidadian-born American actress and producer, known for playing powerful characters on television and film. Toussaint began her career in theatre before supporting performances in films such as Breaking In (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), and Dangerous Minds (1995). As lead actress, she is best known for her role as Rene Jackson in the Lifetime critically acclaimed television drama series Any Day Now from 1998 to 2002. Toussaint later was regular cast member in the NBC police procedural Crossing Jordan (2002-2003), and TNT crime drama Saving Grace (2007-2010). Toussaint also has made over 30 guest appearances on television, starred in the number of made for television movies, and had the recurring roles in Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Friday Night Lights, Body of Proof, and The Fosters.

2) received critical acclaim and Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in the 2012 drama film Middle of Nowhere written and directed by Ava DuVernay. In 2014 she played the role of Yvonne "Vee" Parker, the main antagonist, in the the second season of Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black, for which she received critical acclaim. She played the role of Amelia Boynton Robinson in the upcoming biographical drama film Selma, and in same year is starring as Lt. Joanna Reece in the ABC fantasy-drama series, Forever.

3) She made her screen debut in 1983. In 1986 she played the role of widow of a man shot and killed by Boston cops in the television film A Case of Deadly Force based on the book by Lawrence O'Donnell. She later had a recurring role of Vera Williams in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live, and alongside stage career appeared in guest starring roles in series like 227 and Law & Order (as recurring defense lawyer Shambala Green), and acted in the number of television films in 1990s.

The entire new season of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ is now available on Netflix.


Twitter: @LPToussaint

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