Apr. 4th, 1960
Trinidad, West Indies
Lorraine Toussaint's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - The Soloist
1998 - Black Dog
1995 - Dangerous Minds
1994 - Mother's Boys
1993 - Point of No Return
1991 - Hudson Hawk
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Elaine Duchamps
NSA Agent Hodges
Chief Angela Martin
Deputy D.A. Powell
Toussaint was born in Trinidad, but moved to Brooklyn with her mother at the age of 10. She graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts in 1978. She then attended the Juilliard School's drama division as a member of Group 11 (1978–1982), where her classmates in 1982 included Megan Gallagher, Penny Johnson, Jack Kenny, and Jack Stehlin. Toussaint graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Toussaint was a featured recurring guest-star in the first few seasons of the legal drama Law & Order as defense lawyer Shambala Green.
She was also a regular guest on the drama Threat Matrix, as Carina Wright/Agent Cassandra Hodges. In 1993, Toussaint appeared in Point Of No Return, starring Bridget Fonda.
From 2007 to 2010, Toussaint appeared as Captain Kate Perry in Saving Grace, which aired on TNT.
- Born in Trinidad, but moved to Brooklyn, New York, USA, with her family when she was ten years old.
- Has a dog named Kaia.
- Lorraine had to care for her mother, Janet Beane, who had multiple sclerosis while she was studying acting. Her mother passed away in 1999.
- Is an aficionado of architecture, and an expert gardener and landscaper.
- Studied drama at The Juilliard School, New York, NY, USA.