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Lorraine Toussaint


SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lorraine Toussaint shocked audiences on the smash hit Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" as the viciously seductive inmate Vee. Toussaint's thrilling performance has won her glowing reviews from the likes of TV Guide and Vanity Fair, stirring ... See full bio »

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Known For

Any Day Now
Any Day Now Rene Jackson
(1998-2002)
Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds Irene Roberts
(1995)
Selma
Selma Amelia Boynton
(2014)
The Soloist
The Soloist Flo Ayers
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 Anne Frank Meets God (Short) (post-production)
God (voice)
 2017 Love Beats Rhymes (completed)
Nichelle
 2013-2017 The Fosters (TV Series)
Dana Adams
- Chasing Waterfalls (2017) ... Dana Adams
- Forty (2016) ... Dana Adams
- Lucky (2015) ... Dana Adams
- More Than Words (2015) ... Dana Adams
- Christmas Past (2014) ... Dana Adams (voice, uncredited)
 2017 Girls Trip
Lorraine Toussaint
 2017 Shots Fired (TV Series)
Carole Moore
- Hour Eight: Rock Bottom (2017) ... Carole Moore
 2015-2017 Rosewood (TV Series)
Donna Rosewood
- Blistering Heat & Brotherly Love (2017) ... Donna Rosewood
- Amparo & The American Dream (2017) ... Donna Rosewood
- Calliphoridae & Country Roads (2017) ... Donna Rosewood (credit only)
- Naegleria & Neighborhood Watch (2017) ... Donna Rosewood
- Fairy Tales & Frozen Truths (2017) ... Donna Rosewood
 2016 Black-ish (TV Series)
Almaviligerais
- Auntsgiving (2016) ... Almaviligerais
 2016 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Shambala Green
- Justice (2016) ... Shambala Green
 2016 Sophie and the Rising Sun
Salome Whitmore
 2015/II The Night Before
Mrs. Roberts
 2015 Runaway Island
Naomi Holloway
 2014-2015 Forever (TV Series)
Lt. Joanna Reece
- The Last Death of Henry Morgan (2015) ... Lt. Joanna Reece
- The Night in Question (2015) ... Lt. Joanna Reece
- Best Foot Forward (2015) ... Lt. Joanna Reece
- Punk Is Dead (2015) ... Lt. Joanna Reece
- Dead Men Tell Long Tales (2015) ... Lt. Joanna Reece
 2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (Video Game)
High Sage Viryx (voice)
 2014 Selma
Amelia Boynton
 2014 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Yvonne 'Vee' Parker
- We Have Manners. We're Polite. (2014) ... Yvonne 'Vee' Parker
- Little Mustachioed Shit (2014) ... Yvonne 'Vee' Parker
- 40 Oz. of Furlough (2014) ... Yvonne 'Vee' Parker
- Comic Sans (2014) ... Yvonne 'Vee' Parker
- It Was the Change (2014) ... Yvonne 'Vee' Parker
 2014 Ask Me Anything
Dr. Sherman
 2012-2014 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Dr. Watkins
- Episode #1.10366 (2014) ... Dr. Watkins
- Episode dated 19 September 2013 (2013) ... Dr. Watkins
- Episode #1.10174 (2013) ... Dr. Watkins
- Episode #1.10166 (2013) ... Dr. Watkins
- Episode #1.10161 (2013) ... Dr. Watkins
 2014 Being Mary Jane (TV Series)
Aunt Toni
- The Huxtables Have Fallen (2014) ... Aunt Toni
 2013 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Chief Angela Martin
- Daddy Issues (2013) ... Chief Angela Martin
- Dark City (2013) ... Chief Angela Martin
- Disappearing Act (2013) ... Chief Angela Martin
- Doubting Tommy (2013) ... Chief Angela Martin
 2012 Scandal (TV Series)
Nancy Drake
- The Other Woman (2012) ... Nancy Drake
 2012 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Professor Ellen Daily
- Road Trip (2012) ... Professor Ellen Daily
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
La Bruja
- Voodoo Undo (2012) ... La Bruja
 2012 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Helen Fincher
- The Girl with No Name (2012) ... Dr. Helen Fincher
 2012 Middle of Nowhere
Ruth
 2011 The Doctor (TV Movie)
Ayanna
 2011 Against the Wall (TV Series)
Officer Edie
- Obsessed and Unwanted (2011) ... Officer Edie
 2011 NCIS (TV Series)
Deputy Director Donna Wolfson
- Defiance (2011) ... Deputy Director Donna Wolfson
 2009-2011 Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
Bird Merriweather
- Always (2011) ... Bird Merriweather
- The March (2011) ... Bird Merriweather
- Swerve (2010) ... Bird Merriweather
- Expectations (2010) ... Bird Merriweather
- Laboring (2010) ... Bird Merriweather
 2010 The Line (TV Movie)
Josephine Johnson
 2010 The Glades (TV Series)
Carol Watkins
- A Perfect Storm (2010) ... Carol Watkins
 2007-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Kate Perry
- I'm Gonna Need a Big Night Light (2010) ... Kate Perry
- I Need You to Call Earl (2010) ... Kate Perry
- You Think I'm Gonna Eat My Gun? (2010) ... Kate Perry
- Loose Men in Tight Jeans (2010) ... Kate Perry
- So Help You God (2010) ... Kate Perry
 2010 Three Rivers (TV Series)
Yolanda Moss
- Every Breath You Take (2010) ... Yolanda Moss
 2009 The Soloist
Flo Ayers
 2005-2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Agent Terri Green / Medical Examiner
- Cover Me (2009) ... Agent Terri Green
- Bones of Contention (2005) ... Medical Examiner
 2008 The Gold Lunch (Short)
Judge
 2008 ER (TV Series)
Yolanda
- Believe the Unseen (2008) ... Yolanda
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Yoga
- I See Me, I.C.U. (2007) ... Yoga
- A League of Their Own (2007) ... Yoga
- Betty's Wait Problem (2007) ... Yoga
- How Betty Got Her Grieve Back (2007) ... Yoga
- East Side Story (2007) ... Yoga
 2006-2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Marla James / Cynthia James
- Big Shots (2007) ... Marla James
- Post Mortem (2006) ... Marla James
- Fannysmackin' (2006) ... Cynthia James
 2006 3 lbs. (TV Series)
Della
- Unaired Pilot ... Della
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Powell
- Standards and Practices (2005) ... Deputy D.A. Powell
- Fatal Retraction (2005) ... Deputy D.A. Powell
 2005 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Eileen Stayman
- The New Normal (2005) ... Eileen Stayman
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
Pearl Stone
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Nurse
- Boo! (2004) ... Nurse
 2003-2004 Threat Matrix (TV Series)
Carina Wright / NSA Agent Hodges
- PPX (2004) ... NSA Agent Hodges
- Cold Cash (2003) ... Carina Wright
- Alpha-126 (2003) ... Carina Wright
- In Plane Sight (2003) ... Carina Wright
- Doctor Germ (2003) ... Carina Wright
 1990-2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Shambala Green
- Identity (2003) ... Shambala Green
- Sanctuary (1994) ... Shambala Green
- Jurisdiction (1993) ... Shambala Green
- Skin Deep (1992) ... Shambala Green
- The Secret Sharers (1991) ... Shambala Green
 2002-2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dr. Elaine Duchamps
- Perfect Storm (2003) ... Dr. Elaine Duchamps
- Family Ties (2003) ... Dr. Elaine Duchamps
- Ockham's Razor (2003) ... Dr. Elaine Duchamps
- Prisoner Exchange (2002) ... Dr. Elaine Duchamps
- Don't Look Back (2002) ... Dr. Elaine Duchamps (credit only)
 2002 Static Shock (TV Series)
Dr. Franklin
- Jimmy (2002) ... Dr. Franklin (voice)
 1998-2002 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Rene Jackson
- Just the Beginning: Part 1 (2002) ... Rene Jackson
- Just the Beginning: Part 2 (2002) ... Rene Jackson
- Let the Games Begin (2002) ... Rene Jackson
- Boys Will Be Boys (2002) ... Rene Jackson
- Truth Hurts (2002) ... Rene Jackson
 1999 The Sky Is Falling
Janie
 1998 Jaded
Carol Broker
 1998 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Marsha Fontaine
- My Brother's Keeper (1998) ... Marsha Fontaine
 1998 Black Dog
Avery
 1998 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series)
Tisha Watlington
- If: Part 2 (1998) ... Tisha Watlington
- If: Part 1 (1998) ... Tisha Watlington
 1998 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Lorraine Hamilton
- Signs and Words (1998) ... Lorraine Hamilton
 1998 Blackout Effect (TV Movie)
Kim Garfield
 1997 The Spittin' Image (Short)
 1997 Leaving L.A. (TV Series)
Dr. Claudia Chan
- Dead Elvis (1997) ... Dr. Claudia Chan
- Now? (1997) ... Dr. Claudia Chan
- The Black Widower (1997) ... Dr. Claudia Chan
- The Eyes of the City (1997) ... Dr. Claudia Chan
- Give Them Names (1997) ... Dr. Claudia Chan
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Linda Paxton
- Running Scared (1997) ... Linda Paxton
 1996 Dark Skies (TV Series)
Eda Mae Tillman
- We Shall Overcome (1996) ... Eda Mae Tillman
 1996 The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie)
Mama Turner
 1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series)
Dr. Cotter
- The Coma Episode (1996) ... Dr. Cotter
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Shameeka Webb (segment "1996")
 1996 Nightjohn (TV Movie)
Dealey
 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie)
Philomena (segment "The Reunion")
 1995 It Was Him or Us (TV Movie)
Lt. Washington
 1995 Murder One (TV Series)
Margaret Stratton
- Chapter Eight (1995) ... Margaret Stratton
- Chapter Six (1995) ... Margaret Stratton
 1995 Amazing Grace (TV Series)
Yvonne Price
- Remember When (1995) ... Yvonne Price
- Family Values (1995) ... Yvonne Price
- The Shooting (1995) ... Yvonne Price
- Hallelujah (1995) ... Yvonne Price
- The Fugitive (1995) ... Yvonne Price
 1995 Bless This House (TV Series)
Lorraine
- A Woman's Work Is Never Done (1995) ... Lorraine
 1995 Dangerous Minds
Irene Roberts
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
Denise Copeland
- Fire in the Heart (1994) ... Denise Copeland
 1994 Bleeding Hearts
Enid Sheperd
 1994 A Time to Heal (TV Movie)
Zelda
 1993 Mother's Boys
Robert's Associate
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Payton
- Pilot (1993) ... Mrs. Payton (as Lorraine Tousaint)
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie)
Sarah
 1993 Point of No Return
Beth
 1993 Love, Lies & Lullabies (TV Movie)
Florence Crawford
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Joyce
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Joyce
 1993 Where I Live (TV Series)
Marie St. Martin
- Class Action (1993) ... Marie St. Martin
- The Domino Theory (1993) ... Marie St. Martin
- Let Them Eat Snacks (1993) ... Marie St. Martin
- Miracle on 134th Street (1993) ... Marie St. Martin
- Local Hero (1993) ... Marie St. Martin
 1992 Red Dwarf (TV Movie)
Captain Tau
 1992 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Dr. Mary Rocket (1992)
 1992 Trial: The Price of Passion (TV Movie)
Nancy Goodpaster
 1992 Tequila and Bonetti (TV Series)
Big Marie
- The Rose Cadillac (1992) ... Big Marie
 1991 Daddy (TV Movie)
Judge (uncredited)
 1991 Hudson Hawk
Almond Joy
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
Dr. Chanel Cory
- Kill or Be Killed (1990) ... Dr. Chanel Cory
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Monica Patton
- Nightmare on 227 (1990) ... Monica Patton
 1990 Common Ground (TV Movie)
Alva
 1989 Breaking In
Delphine the Hooker
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Emily Howell
- Hear No Evil (1989) ... Emily Howell
 1986 A Case of Deadly Force (TV Movie)
Pat Bowden
 1983 The Face of Rage (TV Movie)
Stendah
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Vera Williams (1988)
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Show Show Self (22 credits)

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Other Works:

: Played Condoleezza Rice in "Stuff Happens", a play by David Hare (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lorraine Tousaint

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Shape draws praise from similar shaped viewers and they 'appreciate that I look like a normal woman. I care more about health than maintaining a specific size.'

Trivia:

Has one daughter, Samara. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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