Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint

Apr. 4th, 1960
Born in
Trinidad, West Indies

Lorraine Toussaint's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Orange Is The New Black TV Show
Orange Is The New Black
Saving Grace TV Show
Saving Grace
Any Day Now TV Show
Any Day Now
Amazing Grace TV Show
Amazing Grace
Leaving L.A. TV Show
Leaving L.A.
Where I Live TV Show
Where I Live

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.

  • Has a dog named Kaia.
  • Is an aficionado of architecture, and an expert gardener and landscaper.
  • Studied drama at The Juilliard School, New York, NY, USA.
  • Born in Trinidad, but moved to Brooklyn, New York, USA, with her family when she was ten years old.
  • Lorraine had to care for her mother, Janet Beane, who had multiple sclerosis while she was studying acting. Her mother passed away in 1999.

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