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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
Adrienne C. Moore ...  Cindy Hayes 82 episodes, 2013-2019
Jackie Cruz ...  Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales 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 66 episodes, 2013-2018
Matt Peters ...  Joel Luschek 64 episodes, 2013-2019
Dale Soules ...  Frieda Berlin 63 episodes, 2014-2019
Lea DeLaria ...  Big Boo 62 episodes, 2013-2018
Vicky Jeudy ...  Janae Watson 55 episodes, 2013-2017
Diane Guerrero ...  Maritza Ramos 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Emma Myles ...  Leanne Taylor 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Samira Wiley ...  Poussey Washington 51 episodes, 2013-2017
Julie Lake ...  Angie Rice 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Constance Shulman ...  Yoga Jones 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Abigail Savage ...  Gina Murphy 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Alysia Reiner ...  Natalie Figueroa 47 episodes, 2013-2019
Annie Golden ...  Norma Romano 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Lin Tucci ...  Anita DeMarco 44 episodes, 2013-2017
Kimiko Glenn ...  Brook Soso 43 episodes, 2014-2017
Laverne Cox ...  Sophia Burset 39 episodes, 2013-2018
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Storyline

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 10 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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A new series from the creator of Weeds 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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Trivia

Galina 'Red' Reznikov (Kate Mulgrew)'s nickname could refer to her red hair, her Russian background, or the inmate of the same name in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) who smuggles contraband. 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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Galina 'Red' Reznikov: All I wanted was to eat the chicken that is smarter than other chickens and to absorb its power!
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Television At It's Best
11 July 2013 | by lisa-875See all my reviews

Netflix bats it out of the ballpark again with another original, intelligent comedy from the Jenji Kohan, the incredible writer who brought us Weeds! I was hooked from the moment it opened. I wasn't familiar with Taylor Schilling, but I am now a big fan. She's totally charming as the lead and there's a lot of heat between her and fiancé, Jason Biggs. The inmates are a crackup. It's inspiring to see a bunch of women who aren't the same clichés we've seen over and over again. In Orange is the New Black, Kohan pushes the boundaries in the same way she did with Weeds. She somehow manages to make her female leads into adorable victims of circumstance, even if they are criminals. I enjoyed Weeds to the very end. Can't wait to see how this series unfolds!


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