Danielle Brooks

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Season Three Premiere. Reeling after a nasty run-in with Natalia at Ray's new coffee & pizza place, Hannah and a reluctant Adam host dinner at their apartment with Marnie, who is living at home in New Jersey and still raw from her breakup with Charlie, and Shoshanna, who is alternating nights of sexual freedom with academia after her breakup with Ray. watch

OITNB: Do You Love or Hate Piper? Taylor Schilling Says She’s “Just Being Herself”

There's a lot going on in Season 2 of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, and very little of it has to do with Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who is ostensibly the show's protagonist. Creator Jenji Kohan made no secret of the fact that plot lines were going to be more equally distributed in the sophomore season, pulling the focus away from Piper and allowing other characters like Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Miss Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat) and newcomer Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) to move into the spotlight. But Schilling says she frankly didn't even notice the difference.

"I felt like it was hard to even know that there was less of it, because what was happening felt so dynamic, and it felt like the character of Piper was moving in such an interesting way," the Emmy-nominated Schilling tells TVGuide.com. "That's what I was focused on."

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Orange Is the New Black Stars on What's Next for Taystee and Poussey

Taystee and Poussey had quite a roller-coaster relationship in Orange Is the New Black's second season. So how did Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley, who are good friends in real life, feel about the decision to break their characters up? TVGuide.com caught up with both women to chat about their arc Season 2, as well as their hopes for Season 3.

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Orange Is The New Black: Rules Aren't
Orange Is The New Black: I Want To Loo
Orange Is The New Black: Game On
'Orange Is The New Black' Season 2 Premiere

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Today: Episode Episode, Guest
2014 Girls: Females Only
Season 3, Episode 1
Episode, Actor - Laura
2014 Charlamagne & Friends: Rick Ross; Danielle Brooks; Andrew Schulz
Season 2, Episode 8
Episode, Guest
2014 Today: Episode Episode, Guest
2013 Orange Is the New Black TV Show Series, Actor - Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson

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OITNB's Lorraine Toussaint's Interesting Theory: "Taystee Is Vee's Salvation"

Orange Is the New Black's second season was all about family. At the center of this were two very different women struggling to create and maintain their prison support systems. But while Red (Kate Mulgrew) learned the importance of humility in her quest to win back her girls, Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) was focused only on one thing -- survival -- no matter how much it harmed those closest to her.

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Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks on Tasha's Evolution Into Taystee (and Vice Versa)

[Warning: The following contains spoilers from Orange Is the New Black Season 2, Episode 2. Read at your own risk.]

After becoming a fan favorite in Season 1, Danielle Brooks was upped to series regular on Orange Is the New Black and finally given her own flashback episode this year. The heartbreaking first glimpse at Taystee's (nee Tasha Jefferson) past set the entire second season in motion and added some depth to Litchfield's class clown.

Brooks spoke to TVGuide.com about Taystee's history with Vee (Lorraine Toussaint), her character's hopes for the future and the struggles of being mean to Samira Wiley (Poussey).

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Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Cheat Sheet: Where We Left Off and What's Next

It's been almost a year since we first binge-watched Orange Is the New Black. (As for how many times we've watched it in its entirety since then, we prefer to remain mum). On Friday, the Netflix series finally returns for its anticipated second season. So what better time to look back on where we left off and what's next for our favorite convicts!

Piper (Taylor Schilling)
Where we left off:
Dumped by Larry and Alex, Piper brutally... read more

Paley Fest: Orange Is the New Black's Newest Inmate "Enjoys the Game"

Watch out, ladies of Litchfield! At Friday night's Paley Festival panel for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, fans learned more about the newest inmate who will join Piper (Taylor Schilling) & Co. behind bars. read more

Orange Is the New Black Sets Return Date: Watch a Teaser for Season 2

It's almost here!

Orange Is the New Black will return to Netflix on Friday, June 6.

The announcement first came in an ad following the House of Cards Season 2 finale, which was released Friday.

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