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Lorraine Toussaint is a Actor Trinidadienne born on 4 april 1960 at Trinidad (Trinité-et-Tobago)

Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint
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Nationality Trinité-et-Tobago
Birth 4 april 1960 (63 years) at Trinidad (Trinité-et-Tobago)

Lorraine Toussaint (born April 4, 1960) is an American actress and producer, known for playing powerful characters on television and film.

Toussaint began her career in theatre before supporting performances in films such as Breaking In (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), and Dangerous Minds (1995). As lead actress, she is best known for her role as Rene Jackson in the Lifetime critically acclaimed television drama series Any Day Now from 1998 to 2002. Toussaint later was regular cast member in the NBC police procedural Crossing Jordan (2002–03), and TNT crime drama Saving Grace (2007–10). Toussaint also has made over 30 guest appearances on television, starred in the number of made for television movies, and had recurring roles in Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Friday Night Lights, Body of Proof, and The Fosters. She co-starred in the ABC fantasy-drama series, Forever (2014–15), and is currently co-starring in the Fox comedy-drama, Rosewood.

Toussaint received critical acclaim and Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in the 2012 drama film Middle of Nowhere written and directed by Ava DuVernay. In 2014, she played the role of Yvonne "Vee" Parker, the main antagonist, in the second season of Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black, for which she received critical acclaim and Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She later played the role of Amelia Boynton Robinson in the 2014 historical drama film Selma directed by DuVernay.


Toussaint has never married and has one daughter, Samara.

Usually with

Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2 films)
Stephen Root
Stephen Root
(3 films)
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lorraine Toussaint (27 films)

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 1h48
Directed by André Øvredal
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Javier Botet, Andrew Jackson
Roles Lou Lou
Rating62% 3.10423.10423.10423.10423.1042
Un groupe de jeunes tente de résoudre un mystère impliquant une série de morts horribles et spectaculaires dans leur petite ville natale. Ils vont devoir se confronter à leurs propres peurs pour sauver leur ville.
Girls Trip
Girls Trip (2017)
, 2h2
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter
Roles Lorraine Toussaint
Rating62% 3.1111153.1111153.1111153.1111153.111115
Quatre amies partent faire un voyage et décident de se lâcher comme jamais.
The Night Before, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Buddy films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Lorraine Toussaint
Roles Mrs. Roberts
Rating63% 3.1969453.1969453.1969453.1969453.196945
Fourteen years prior, Ethan's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) parents passed away on Christmas Eve. His two best friends, Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie), have been with him in support on this night by having an annual tradition of going out on Christmas Eve. However, because Isaac is going to be a father and Chris has become famous, all three decide to have one last Christmas Eve out in New York City.
Runaway Island
Directed by Dianne Houston
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lorraine Toussaint, Aisha Hinds, Erica Tazel, Leon Thomas III
Roles Naomi Holloway
Rating78% 3.908183.908183.908183.908183.90818
La veuve et sénatrice Naomi Holloway (interprétée par Toussaint) risque une seconde chance en amour avec un homme plus jeune.
Ask Me Anything, 1h40
Directed by Allison Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Patrick, David Brisbin
Roles Dr. Sherman
Rating59% 2.994852.994852.994852.994852.99485
Katie Kampenfelt, a beautiful, funny, free-spirited, lost soul decides to take a year off before attending college. She chronicles her romantic and sexual adventures in an anonymous blog, but as her fearless narrative eventually gives way, dark secrets from her past begin to emerge.
Selma (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Political films
Actors David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint
Roles Amelia Boynton
Rating74% 3.7487853.7487853.7487853.7487853.748785
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. Four African-American girls are shown walking down the stairs of the 16th Street Baptist Church until an explosion explosion set by the Ku Klux Klan kills them. In Selma, Alabama, Annie Lee Cooper attempts to register to vote but is prevented by the white registrar. King meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson and asks for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote unencumbered. Johnson says he has more important projects.
Middle of Nowhere, 1h32
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Sharon Lawrence, Lorraine Toussaint, Edwina Findley
Roles Ruth
Rating65% 3.2962053.2962053.2962053.2962053.296205
A promising medical student must come to terms with her husband receiving an eight year prison sentence.
The Soloist, 1h55
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Psychologie, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Violon
Actors Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Nelsan Ellis
Roles Flo Ayers
Rating66% 3.3498953.3498953.3498953.3498953.349895
In 2005, Steve Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a journalist working for the L.A. Times. He is divorced and now works for his ex-wife, Mary (Catherine Keener), an editor. A biking accident lands Lopez in a hospital.
The Sky is Falling, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Dedee Pfeiffer, Teri Garr, Howard Hesseman, Eric Close, Laura Leighton, Sean Astin
Roles Janie
Rating61% 3.0990053.0990053.0990053.0990053.099005
28-year-old Emily Hall (Dedee Pfeiffer) is a bright and talented - but frustrated - novelist whose book constantly gets rejected by publishers. Her life goes into a tailspin when her boyfriend, Mike (Eric Close), breaks up with her; her best friend, Amber (Laura Leighton), suddenly packs up and moves to Mexico; and her psychic mother, Mona (Teri Garr), surprises her with the overwhelming news that her supposedly dead father is really an errant hippie photographer named Yogi (Howard Hesseman), who's just arrived in town and wants to meet her!
Black Dog
Black Dog (1998)
, 1h29
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Trucker films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Patrick Swayze, Meat Loaf, Graham Beckel, Brenda Strong, Gabriel Casseus, Charles Dutton
Roles FBI Agent Avery
Rating55% 2.759222.759222.759222.759222.75922
The movie first starts out with FBI and ATF agents on a pursuit to stop a truck carrying illegal guns as part of an illegal arms operation. The result is the death of the driver, which leads to a disagreement with FBI and ATF agents on involvement with the case.
Jaded (1998)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Carla Gugino, Aida Turturro, Richard Bright, Catherine Dent, Christopher McDonald, Rya Kihlstedt
Roles Carol Broker
Rating54% 2.7056452.7056452.7056452.7056452.705645
Megan (Carla Gugino), is found naked and lying unconscious on a beach. It is presumed that Megan was raped and a local detective (Aida Turturro) begins investigating. As the investigation continues, it is discovered that Megan was raped by two women. This presents the local authorities with the legal dilemma of whether women can be convicted of rape.
Blackout Effect, 1h30
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Eric Stoltz, Charles Martin Smith, Leslie Hope, Denis Arndt, Lorraine Toussaint, Andy Comeau
Roles Kim Garfield
Rating57% 2.8586552.8586552.8586552.8586552.858655
Eric Stoltz plays John Dantley, an NTSB officer sent to O'Hare Airport in Chicago to investigate a collision between Global Airlines Flight 1025 (a Boeing 757-200 from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.) and PDO Cargo flight 342 (a Boeing 727-200F flying westbound cargo plane).
Nightjohn (1996)
, 1h32
Directed by Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Beau Bridges, Gabriel Casseus, Carl Lumbly, Lorraine Toussaint, Bill Cobbs, Kathleen York
Roles Dealey
Rating67% 3.3861053.3861053.3861053.3861053.386105
Sarny is born in the slaves' cabin. Their master, Clel Waller, walks in and becomes angry when he realizes that it is a girl, instead of a boy. He states that a boy is worth a thousand dollars while a girl is worth nothing. But a promise has been made, so the baby girl is not sold. Instead, later when Sarny becomes a child, her mother is sold so that Mr. Waller can recover his money. Sarny is then taken care of by another slave, Delie.
The Cherokee Kid, 1h31
Directed by Paris Barclay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Sinbad, James Coburn, Burt Reynolds, Lorraine Toussaint, Gregory Hines, A Martinez
Roles Mama Turner
Rating59% 2.9965752.9965752.9965752.9965752.996575
When greedy land-grabber, Bloomington (Coburn), destroys his family, Isaiah (Sinbad), knows nothing about the world, but vows to someday get revenge. He learns about good and evil by being forced to rob a bank and then capturing the gang. He learns how to live off the land from Otter Bob (Reynolds), the "Best Mountain Man in Texas". He learns about friendship and loyalty after saving the life of Cortina (Martinez), the "Hero of the Mexican People". He learns how to shoot from Nat Love (Hudson). He learns about love from Stagecoach Mary (Lewis). It finally comes down to a showdown with the notorious Undertaker (Hines), who's working for Bloomington. But there's something about The Undertaker that makes this worse since there's a rumor that he killed Isaiah's brother, Jedediah.