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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Taylor Schilling ...  Piper Chapman 91 episodes, 2013-2019
Kate Mulgrew ...  Galina 'Red' Reznikov 91 episodes, 2013-2019
Uzo Aduba ...  Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren 90 episodes, 2013-2019
Danielle Brooks ...  Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Dascha Polanco ...  Dayanara Diaz 89 episodes, 2013-2019
Selenis Leyva ...  Gloria Mendoza 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Nick Sandow ...  Joe Caputo 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Yael Stone ...  Lorna Morello 88 episodes, 2013-2019
Taryn Manning ...  Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett 87 episodes, 2013-2019
Jackie Cruz ...  Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Adrienne C. Moore ...  Cindy Hayes 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Laura Prepon ...  Alex Vause 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Natasha Lyonne ...  Nicky Nichols 81 episodes, 2013-2019
Jessica Pimentel ...  Maria Ruiz 81 episodes, 2013-2019
Elizabeth Rodriguez ...  Aleida Diaz 79 episodes, 2013-2019
Laura Gómez ...  Blanca Flores 74 episodes, 2013-2019
Michael Harney ...  Sam Healy 67 episodes, 2013-2019
Matt Peters ...  Joel Luschek 64 episodes, 2013-2019
Lea DeLaria ...  Big Boo 63 episodes, 2013-2019
Dale Soules ...  Frieda Berlin 63 episodes, 2014-2019
Diane Guerrero ...  Maritza Ramos 57 episodes, 2013-2019
Vicky Jeudy ...  Janae Watson 56 episodes, 2013-2019
Emma Myles ...  Leanne Taylor 54 episodes, 2013-2019
Samira Wiley ...  Poussey Washington 52 episodes, 2013-2019
Julie Lake ...  Angie Rice 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Constance Shulman ...  Yoga Jones 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Abigail Savage ...  Gina Murphy 48 episodes, 2013-2019
Alysia Reiner ...  Natalie Figueroa 47 episodes, 2013-2019
Annie Golden ...  Norma Romano 46 episodes, 2013-2019
Lin Tucci ...  Anita DeMarco 45 episodes, 2013-2019
Kimiko Glenn ...  Brook Soso 44 episodes, 2014-2019
Joel Marsh Garland ...  Scott O'Neill 42 episodes, 2013-2019
Daniella De Jesús ...  Zirconia Cabrera 41 episodes, 2016-2019
Laverne Cox ...  Sophia Burset 40 episodes, 2013-2019
Catherine Curtin ...  Wanda Bell 40 episodes, 2013-2019
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Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 5 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets. Written by Jwelch5742

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Just plain filthy (Season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Prepon originally auditioned for the role of Piper. Yael Stone originally auditioned for the role of Nicky Nichols. Abigail Savage originally auditioned for the role of Alex Vause. See more »

Goofs

In real life, Dascha Polanco is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays her mother. See more »

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Poussey Washington: Nein, motherfucker, nein!
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Season 3 is really boring
16 June 2015 | by Siddhartha14See all my reviews

This series has lost its way. It's way too focused on the relationship between Alex and Piper (a real snooze fest) and not focused enough on what makes these characters interesting. There is no spark here anymore. What made seasons 1 and 2 interesting just isn't there anymore. This story is played out. Time for it to go! And Pennsatucky! Really? Do new teeth completely transform a person? I think not. By far the most interesting character on the show, Red, has been reduced to a total stereotype - of the aging tough woman with a heart of gold. She was so interesting before and now she is just as boring as all of the other characters. Most boring of all is Alex. She was edgy in seasons 1 and 2 and now she is just annoying - not interesting at all. Did they change writers or producers or did they just have one good idea and they are stringing it out as long as possible? I will say that Crazy Eyes continues to be the most fun character to watch - played to perfection!


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