Lorraine Toussaint

  • Birth Place: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Born in Trinidad and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Began acting at 11 years old.
  • Landed her first paying job the same day she graduated college with Shakespeare & Company.
  • Played Titania in a 1987 off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, opposite F. Murray Abraham, Fisher Stevens and Elizabeth McGovern.
  • Nominated for five NCAAP Image Awards for her work on Any Day Now.

Awards

  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Curtis Peek — Ex-fiancé
  • Janet Beane — Mother
  • Samara Grace — Daughter

College

  • The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (BFA in Acting, 1982)

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