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Lea DeLaria

Lea DeLaria was born on May 23, 1958 in Belleville, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Edge of Seventeen (1998) and The First Wives Club (1996). See full bio »

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Orange Is the New Black
Edge of Seventeen
The First Wives Club
The First Wives Club Elise's Fan
Homo Heights
Homo Heights Clementine


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 2013-2017 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Big Boo
- Episode #5.12 (2017) ... Big Boo
- Episode #5.11 (2017) ... Big Boo
- Episode #5.10 (2017) ... Big Boo
- Episode #5.9 (2017) ... Big Boo
- Episode #5.8 (2017) ... Big Boo
 2014-2016 Clarence (TV Series)
EJ / Incidental Lady / Gale / ...
- Jeff's Secret (2016) ... EJ / Incidental Lady (voice)
- Breehn Ho! (2015) ... EJ (voice)
- Tuckered Boys (2015) ... EJ (voice)
- Jeff Wins (2014) ... EJ / Gale / Betty (voice)
 2016 Bear with Us
Chief Ranger Stewart (voice)
 2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Series)
Lea DeLaria
- The Bible Story (2015) ... Lea DeLaria
 2014 Awkward. (TV Series)
- After Hours (2014) ... Tattooist
 2013 Dear Dumb Diary (TV Movie)
Ms. Bruntford
 2012 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Auditioner #4
- Another Interruption (2012) ... Auditioner #4
 2012 Californication (TV Series)
- Raw (2012) ... Debbie
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
- Transitions (2009) ... Frankie
 2006 Fat Rose and Squeaky
Fat Rose
 2004 Mercury in Retrograde (Short)
Betsy Brick
 2003 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Nurse Carver
- Swimming from Cambodia (2003) ... Nurse Carver (as Lea deLaria)
 2002 The Job (TV Series)
- Gina (2002) ... Kiki
 2001 The Oblongs (TV Series)
Helga Phugly
- My Name Is Robbie (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Please Be Genital (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Pickles' Little Amazons (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Disfigured Debbie (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
- Milo Interrupted (2001) ... Helga Phugly (voice)
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Willie Omiak
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Willie Omiak
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Willie Omiak
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Willie Omiak
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Kathy Speck
 1998 Homo Heights
 1998 In Through the Out Door (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1997 Plump Fiction
Mr. Purple
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
- Drewstock (1997) ... Jewel
 1996 Rescuing Desire
 1996 The First Wives Club
Elise's Fan (as Lea De Laria)
 1996 Friends (TV Series)
 1995 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Miss Hearst
- Ryan's Worst Nightmare (1995) ... Miss Hearst
 1995 OP Center (TV Movie)
Capt. White
 1994-1995 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Loreli / Lorelei
- Wrestling Matches (1995) ... Loreli
- A Dark and Stormy Night (1994) ... Lorelei
 1994 Matlock (TV Series)
Det. Pat Poletti / Det. Pat Jordan
- Dead Air (1994) ... Det. Pat Poletti (as Lea De Laria)
- The Murder Game (1994) ... Det. Pat Jordan (as Lea De Laria)
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"Little Fish," original musical; music, lyrics, and book by Michael John LaChiusa; suggested by the stories of Deborah Eisenberg; directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele; musical direction by Dan Lipton; with Lea DeLaria (portraying Cinder); Jesse Tyler Ferguson (portraying Marco); Marcy Harriell (portraying Kathy); ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lea De Laria | Lea Delaria | Lea deLaria

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I was basically disowned by my Italian Catholic parents when I came out. They didn't speak to me for five years. Over a course of time however - mostly through my rubbing their faces in it - they came around to a place of peace with who I am. See more »


An outspoken actress, director, singer, comedian, and writer, she began singing in jazz clubs as a teenager before extending herself successfully into stand-up comedy in the early 1980s. See more »

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