Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint

Highest Rated: 100% Nightjohn (1996)

Lowest Rated: 33% Dangerous Minds (1995)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1960

Birthplace: Trinidad, West Indies

A commanding character actress with a powerful screen presence, Lorraine Toussaint graduated from Juilliard and built a theatrical career as a Shakespearean actress before she tackled screen acting, landing supporting roles in such films as "Hudson Hawk" (1991), "Point of No Return" (1993) and "Dangerous Minds" (1995) and a series regular role opposite Annie Potts on the then-and-now best friends drama "Any Day Now" (Lifetime, 1998-2002), for which she earned five Outstanding Lead Actress Image Award nominations. She recurred on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010) and "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-08; The 101 Network, 2008-2011), earned a series regular role opposite Holly Hunter on "Saving Grace" (TNT, 2007-2010) and notched a supporting turn in the Jamie Fox/Robert Downey, Jr. drama "The Soloist" (2009). An immensely gifted actress who had long flown under the radar, Toussaint earned a massive critical boost with her powerful supporting turn in the indie "Middle of Nowhere" (2012), as a hardworking mother who struggles to support her daughter's (Emayatzy Corinealdi) decision to put her life on hold to support her incarcerated husband (Omari Hardwick). One of the best and most striking character actresses in the business, Lorraine Toussaint left many critics and fans hoping her considerable talents would be even more widely recognized.

Highest rated movies

Nightjohn
Selma
Middle of Nowhere
If These Walls Could Talk
Concrete Cowboy Fast Color Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Sprinter

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 69% Concrete Cowboy Nessie (Character) - 2020
68% 60% The Glorias Flo Kennedy (Character) - 2020
77% 72% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Lou Lou (Character) $68.7M 2019
73% 92% Sprinter Donna Sharp (Character) - 2018
80% 59% Fast Color Bo (Character) $74.7K 2018
44% 62% Love Beats Rhymes Nichelle (Character) - 2017
67% 59% Sophie and the Rising Sun Salome Whitmore (Character) $30.3K 2016
69% 61% The Night Before Mrs. Roberts (Character) $43.0M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Island Naomi Holloway (Character) - 2015
99% 86% Selma Amelia Boynton (Character) $52.1M 2014
88% 64% Middle of Nowhere Ruth (Character) $166.9K 2012
No Score Yet 63% Accidental Friendship Executive Producer - 2008
No Score Yet 81% Their Eyes Were Watching God Pearl Stone (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sky Is Falling Janie (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackout Effect Kim Garfield (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 60% The Cherokee Kid Mama Turner (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 86% America's Dream Philomena (Character) - 1996
100% 85% Nightjohn Dealey (Character) - 1996
88% 74% If These Walls Could Talk Shameeka Webb (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 28% Jaded Carol Broker (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Doctor: The Paul Fleiss Story Unknown (Character) - 1996
33% 64% Dangerous Minds Irene Roberts (Character) $84.9M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Was Him or Us Lt. Washington (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Man's Burden Enid Sheperd (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time to Heal Zelda (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 31% Class of '61 Sarah (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies and Lullabies Florence Crawford (Character) - 1993
52% 50% Point of No Return Beth (Character) $27.5M 1993
33% 56% Hudson Hawk Almond Joy (Character) $16.4M 1991

TV

Credit
67% 47% The Equalizer Viola "Vi" Marsette (Character) 2021-2022
No Score Yet 83% Summer Camp Island Unknown (Character) 2021
96% 67% Star Wars: Visions Masago (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Unknown (Voice) 2020
95% 85% She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Shadow Weaver (Voice) 2018-2020
31% 88% The Village Patricia Davis (Character) 2019
84% 88% Into the Badlands Cressida (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big City Greens Unknown (Guest Voice) 2018
90% 84% Grace and Frankie Rebecca (Guest Star) 2018
84% 95% Shots Fired Carole Moore (Guest Star) 2017
9% 74% Rosewood Donna Rosewood (Character) 2015-2017
92% 56% black-ish Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
97% 85% The Fosters Dana (Guest Star) 2013-2016
No Score Yet 90% Chicago P.D. Shambala Green (Guest Star) 2016
57% 92% Forever Lt. Joanne Reece (Character) 2014-2015
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2014
No Score Yet 77% Being Mary Jane Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
76% 64% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
93% 73% Scandal Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
72% 49% Drop Dead Diva Professor Ellen Daily (Guest Star) 2012
57% 80% The Finder Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Deputy Director Donna Wolfson (Guest Star) 2011
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Bird Merriweather (Guest Star) 2009-2011
76% 83% Saving Grace Kate Perry (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2007-2010
31% 0% Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2009
No Score Yet 84% ER Yolanda (Guest Star) 2008
97% 83% Ugly Betty Yoga (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
83% 85% The Closer Deputy D.A. Powell (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
95% 94% Frasier Nurse (Guest Star) 2004
33% No Score Yet Threat Matrix Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990-1994 2003
No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Any Day Now Rene Jackson (Character) 1998-2002
43% No Score Yet C-16 Marsha Fontaine (Guest Star) 1998
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
0% No Score Yet Amazing Grace Yvonne Price (Character) 1995
63% No Score Yet Bless This House Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% No Score Yet Where I Live Marie St. Martin (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies of Evidence Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Common Ground Alva (Character) 1990