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Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint is a Trinidadian-American actress and producer.

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 critically acclaimed Lifetime television drama series Any Day Now, from 1998 to 2002. Toussaint has also made over 30 guest appearances on television, starred in a number of made-for-television movies, and had recurring roles in numerous primetime TV shows.

Toussaint received critical acclaim and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in the 2012 drama film Middle of Nowhere, written and directed by Ava DuVernay. She later played the role of Amelia Boynton Robinson in the 2014 historical drama film Selma, also directed by Ava DuVernay.

Known For


Cast Credits

The Equalizer (2021)
Starring as Viola "Vi" Marsette (35 episodes)
Your Honor (2020)
Guest starring as Judge Sara LeBlanc (3 episodes)
  • Episode 1x08: Part Eight (Jan 31, 2021) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 1x07: Part Seven (Jan 17, 2021) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 1x03: Part Three (Dec 20, 2020) [Special Guest Star]
The Village (2019)
Starring as Patricia Davis (10 episodes)
Big City Greens (2018)
Guest starring as Remy's Mother
Shots Fired (2017)
Guest starring as Carole Moore
The Good Fight (2017)
Guest starring as Nia Rogers
Into the Badlands (2015)
Starring as Cressida (15 episodes)
Rosewood (2015)
Starring as Donna Rosewood (38 episodes)
Grace and Frankie (2015)
Guest starring as Rebecca
black-ish (2014)
Guest starring as Almaviligerais
Forever (2014)
Starring as Lt. Joanna Reece (19 episodes)
Chicago P.D. (2014)
  • Episode 3x21: Justice (May 11, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Guest starring as Vee (13 episodes)
Being Mary Jane (2013)
Guest starring as Aunt Toni
The Fosters (2013)
Guest starring as Dana Adams (9 episodes)
Scandal (2012)
Guest starring as Nancy
The Finder (2012)
Guest starring as La Bruja
Against the Wall (2011)
Guest starring as Officer Edie
Body of Proof (2011)
Guest starring as Chief Angela Martin (4 episodes)
The Glades (2010)
Guest starring as Carol Watkins
Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Guest starring as Professor Ellen Daily
Saving Grace (2007)
Starring as Captain Kate Perry (35 episodes)
Guest starring as Captain Kate Perry (2 episodes)
Friday Night Lights (2006)
Guest starring as Bird Merriweather (6 episodes)
  • Episode 5x13: Always (Feb 9, 2011)
  • Episode 5x11: The March (Jan 26, 2011)
  • Episode 5x06: Swerve (Dec 8, 2010)
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Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Dr. Helen Fincher
Numb3rs (2005)
Guest starring as Medical Examiner
Guest starring as Agent Terri Green
NCIS (2003)
Guest starring as Deputy Director Donna Wolfson
Threat Matrix (2003)
Guest starring as Cassandra Hodges (4 episodes)
Guest starring as NSA Agent Hodges
  • Episode 1x12: PPX (Jan 15, 2004)
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Starring as Dr. Elaine Duchamps (11 episodes)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Cynthia James
Guest starring as Marla James (2 episodes)
Judging Amy (1999)
Guest starring as Eileen Stayman
Any Day Now (1998)
Starring as Rene Jackson (88 episodes)
Dark Skies (1996)
Guest starring as Etta Mae Tillman (2 episodes)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)
Guest starring as Dr. Cotter
Murder One (1995)
Guest starring as Margaret Stratton (2 episodes)
Amazing Grace (1995)
Starring as Yvonne Price (5 episodes)
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Nurse
  • Episode 11x16: Boo! (Mar 2, 2004)
Where I Live (1993)
Starring as Marie St. Martin
Bodies of Evidence (1992)
Starring as Dr. Mary Rocket
Law & Order (1990)
Guest starring as Defense Attorney Shambala Green (7 episodes)
227 (1985)
Guest starring as Monica Paxton
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