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Lorraine Toussaint
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Lorraine Toussaint

Toussaint got her start studying theater at New York's renowned High School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School. On her graduation day, she landed her first paying job as Lady Macbeth with Shakespeare & Company. That was just the beginning as she spent 12 years working in New York theater prior to moving to Los Angeles.

Toussaint starred for four seasons as Rene Jackson on the critically acclaimed cable drama Any Day Now, a role she concluded last year. As a result, she was nominated for four NAACP Image Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series, a TV Guide Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series and received the Wiley A. Branton Award from the National Bar Association.

Toussaint's other television credits include recurring roles on NBC's Emmy Award-winning drama Law & Order and Murder One as well as regular series lead roles on Leaving L.A., Where I Live and Amazing Grace. She also appeared in several television movies, including Lullabyes and Lies, A Case of Deadly Force, The Cherokee Kid, Nightjohn, If These Walls Could Talk, America's Dream, and the miniseries Queen, starring Halle Berry.

Toussaint's feature-film credits include Point of No Return, Psalms from the Underground, Breaking In and Hudson Hawk.

Upcoming projects for Toussaint include producing the cable television movie The Joyce Ann Brown Story, which is currently in development.

Toussaint currently resides in Los Angeles. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with her dog, Kaia.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Lorraine Toussaint Facts

BirthdayApril 4, 1960 (63)
BirthplaceTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Selected Filmography

Not available.