Lorraine Toussaint Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Lorraine Toussaint Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth April 4, 1960
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Lorraine Toussaint is a Trinidadian-American actress and producer who is best known for portraying the character of Rene Jackson in the drama TV series Any Day Now (1998-2002). She is also well recognized for her work as Shambala Green in the legal drama TV series Law & Order (1990–1994, 2003), Marie St. Martin in the sitcom Where I Live (1993), Capt. Kate Perry in the crime drama TV series Saving Grace (2007-2010), Lt. Joanna Reece in the fantasy crime drama TV series Forever (2014-2015), and Donna Rosewood in the police procedural drama TV series Rosewood (2015-2017). She has played supporting characters in movies such as Breaking In (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), and Dangerous Minds (1995). Before beginning her screen acting career, she had worked extensively as a Shakespearean actress in several theatre plays.

Born Name

Lorraine Toussaint

Nick Name

Lorraine

Lorraine Toussaint in an Instagram selfie from May 2016
Lorraine Toussaint in an Instagram selfie from May 2016 (Lorraine Toussaint / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

TrinbagonianAmerican

 

She holds dual nationality.

Education

Lorraine had graduated from The High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan in 1978. The same year, she joined the prestigious The Juilliard School in New York City from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1982.

Occupation

Actress, Producer

Lorraine Toussaint as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Lorraine Toussaint as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Lorraine Toussaint / Instagram)

Family

  • Mother – Janet Beane (Teacher) (d. 1999)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Lorraine has dated –

  1. Curtis Peek
  2. Micah Zane – Lorraine and Micah Zane have a daughter together named Samara Grace Zane.
  3. Michael Tomlinson (2017-2019) – Lorraine and Michael Tomlinson got married on June 25, 2017. They filed for divorce in June 2019.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of Trinidadian, Haitian, and Martinican descent.

Lorraine Toussaint as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020
Lorraine Toussaint as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020 (Lorraine Toussaint / Instagram)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Center-parted, neck-length hair
  • Affable smile
  • Has a mole above her left eyebrow
Lorraine Toussaint as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2016
Lorraine Toussaint as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2016 (Lorraine Toussaint / Instagram)

Lorraine Toussaint Facts

  1. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Lorraine moved to Brooklyn, New York, with her family when she was 10 years old.
  2. For playing Rene Jackson in the TV series Any Day Now (1998-2002), she was nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series’ 5 times in a row at the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Award.
  3. She lent her voice to the character of High Sage Viryx in the World of Warcraft (2004) and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (2014) video games.
  4. For her portrayal of Yvonne “Vee” Parker in the Netflix drama series Orange Is the New Black (2014), she won the ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ award at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards and the ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’ award at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Her portrayal was ranked, in February 2016, 28th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of ’40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time’.
  5. She is an architecture enthusiast and is also an expert gardener and landscaper.
  6. She used to actively run a lifestyle blog called ‘Everyday Lovely’ where she would write on and share tips related to myriad topics such as parenting, gardening, traveling, cooking, and home decor.

Featured Image by Lorraine Toussaint / Instagram

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