News Americas, NEW YORK, NY: She is best known for starring alongside Annie Potts in Any Day Now but did actress Lorraine Toussaint can proudly boost of the twin-island that’s given the world steel-pan and soca music.
Toussaint was born in Trinidad on born April 4, 1960 but moved to Brooklyn with her mother at the age of 10.
She graduated from Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts in 1978 and went to attend the Juilliard School’s drama division as a member of Group 11 (1978–1982).
She was a featured recurring guest-star in the first few seasons of the legal drama Law & Order as defense lawyer Shambala Green and has also appeared on fims such as Breaking In, Hudson Hawk, Dangerous Minds and Soloist, TheThe Soloist.
In 1993, Toussaint appeared in Point Of No Return, starring Bridget Fonda. From 2007 to 2010, Toussaint starred as Captain Kate Perry in Saving Grace, which aired on TNT. She has also appeared on the several other television series, such as Crossing Jordan, Frasier, The Closer, Ugly Betty, Friday Night Lights, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal. In 2012 Toussaint was nominated on Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for performance of Middle of Nowhere.
In 2013 she had recurring roles on season 3 of Dana Delany’s Body of Proof as Angela Martin, new police chief., and on ABC Family’s The Fosters, as Sherri Saum’s mother. Toussaint also was cast for second season of Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Toussaint is also now in the mix as former drug runner Vee.