SAG Award winner and NAACP Image Award nominee LORRAINE TOUSSAINT
most notably shocked audiences as the viciously seductive inmate "Vee" on
the second season of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
Toussaint's epically thrilling performance won her glowing reviews from the
likes of TV Guide and Vanity Fair, and a Best Supporting Actress Award from
the Critics Choice TV Awards. Toussaint also received praise for her
performances in the Academy Award-nominated feature film Selma and her
starring role in the ABC fantasy/drama series Forever.
Toussaint currently leads the ensemble cast of NBC's drama The Village. She
plays Patricia, a warm, vivacious grandmother figure and social worker who,
unable to have her own children, became a caretaker for everyone around
her. She also stars in season three of AMC's Into The Badlands and can be
heard as the voice of "Shadow Weaver" in Netflix's animated series She-Ra
and The Princess of Power, which returns for its second season in April.
In film, Toussaint will co-star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Fast Color,
is set for release in April. Directed by Julia Hart, the film premiered at South
by Southwest in 2018 to critical acclaim. She can also be seen in Guillermo
del Toro's upcoming horror film Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, which is
slated for theatrical release in August 2019. Toussaint is currently in
production on the upcoming Gloria Steinem bio pic entitled The Glorias,
based on Steinem's memoir. She will portray the iconic feminist and civil
right activist Flo Kennedy, opposite Julianne Moore.
No stranger to the silver screen, Toussaint's first film role was opposite
Reynolds in the Crime comedy Breaking In. She has also appeared in
Dangerous Minds, the Soloist, and Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, which
garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting
Female. Additional film credits include Sprinter, Universal Pictures' Girls
the Seth Rogen comedy The Night Before, and Lionsgate's Love Beats
In television, Toussaint most recently starred in Fox's police procedural
drama Rosewood. Among her many additional TV credits are recurring roles
on NBC's Friday Night Lights, TNT's Saving Grace, Dick Wolf's Law & Order,
ABC's Ugly Betty, and ABC's The Fosters. She has also had several guest
appearances on hit television shows including CSI: Crime Investigation,
ABC's Grey's Anatomy, ABC's Scandal opposite Kerry Washington and most
recently Netflix's Grace and Frankie.
Toussaint spent the first 12 years of her career acting on stage in New York
City before moving to Los Angeles. Her first television appearance was in
1983 in The Face of Rage. Toussaint's biggest career boost came from her
co-starring role opposite Annie Potts in the TV series Any Day Now, which
earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama
Series and the Wiley A. Branton Award for the National Bar Association.
Born in Trinidad, Toussaint and her mother moved to Brooklyn, NY when she
was ten years old. An early interest in acting led to her enrollment in New
York's renowned High School of Performing Arts, followed by the prestigious
Julliard School's drama division where she graduated with a Bachelor's in
Fine Arts degree. On her graduation day, she landed her first paying job as
Lady MacBeth with Shakespeare & Company.
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