Portrait Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint

Actress

Trinidad, USA

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Toussaint most recently led the ensemble cast of NBC’s drama The Village. She also stars in season three of AMC’s Into The Badlands and can be heard as the voice of “Shadow Weaver” in Netflix’s animated series She-Ra and The Princess of Power.

In film, Toussaint co-stars in the sci-fi thriller Fast Color, directed by Julia Hart, the film premiered at South by Southwest in 2018 to critical acclaim and is in development at Amazon as a series. She can also be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror film Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Toussaint recently wrapped production on the upcoming Gloria Steinem bio pic entitled The Glorias, based on Steinem’s memoir.

Toussaint spent the first 12 years of her career acting on stage in New York City before moving to Los Angeles. Her first television appearance was in 1983 in The Face of Rage. Toussaint’s biggest career boost came from her co-starring role opposite Annie Potts in the TV series Any Day Now, which earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series and the Wiley A. Branton Award for the National Bar Association.

An early interest in acting led to her enrollment in New York’s renowned High School of Performing Arts, followed by the prestigious Julliard School’s drama division where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree. On her graduation day, she landed her first paying job as Lady MacBeth with Shakespeare & Company.