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Lea DeLaria

Highest Rated:   73% Edge of Seventeen (1999)
Lowest Rated:   28% Ass Backwards (2013)
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Birthplace:   Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Became interested in comedy as a child in Catholic school, where she learned how to make the nuns laugh to avoid beatings. Started singing gigs with her jazz pianist father in nightclubs at age 12. In 1987, she emceed the Second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Her appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1993 was the first time an out gay comedian appeared on a late night talk show. Debut comedy album, Bulldyke in a Chinashop, was released in 1994. Released her first jazz album, Play it Cool, in 2001. The part of Big Boo on Orange Is The New Black was specifically written for her, after she originally auditioned for a role as a prison guard. Lost 50 pounds after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2015.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cars 3
  • Miss Fritter
2017
No Score Yet Equal Means Equal
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Bear with Us
  • Actor
2016
28% Ass Backwards
  • Deb
2013
No Score Yet Dear Dumb Diary
  • Ms. Bruntford
2013
No Score Yet Outlaugh!
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Fat Rose and Squeaky
  • Fat Rose
2006
73% Edge of Seventeen
  • Angie
1999
No Score Yet Homo Heights
  • Clementine
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
95% Orange is the New Black
2013
  • Big Boo
  • 2016
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show
2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Debbie
  • 2012
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Nurse Carver
  • 2003
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor

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