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Lorraine Toussaint (born April 4, 1960) is a Trinidadian-born American actress best known for her role as Rene Jackson in Lifetime drama series Any Day Now (1998-2002).

She portrays Dana Adams in the Freeform series, The Fosters.

Early Life

Toussaint was born in Trinidad, but moved to Brooklyn with her mother at the age of 10. She graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts in 1978. She then attended the Juilliard School's drama division as a member of Group 11 (1978–1982), where her classmates in 1982 included Megan Gallagher, Penny Johnson, Jack Kenny, and Jack Stehlin. Toussaint graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.


Toussaint is best known for starring alongside Annie Potts in Any Day Now. She was a featured recurring guest-star in the first few seasons of the legal drama Law & Order as defense lawyer Shambala Green. She appeared on fims such as Breaking In, Hudson Hawk, Dangerous Minds and The Soloist. She was also a regular guest on the drama Threat Matrix, as Carina Wright/Agent Cassandra Hodges. In 1993, Toussaint appeared in Point Of No Return, starring Bridget Fonda.

From 2007 to 2010, Toussaint starred as Captain Kate Perry in Saving Grace, which aired on TNT. In 2013 she recurs on season 3 of Dana Delany's Body of Proof as Angela Martin, new police chief.

In 2012 she nominated on Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for performance of Middle of Nowhere.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Breaking In Delphine the Hooker
1991 Hudson Hawk Almond Joy
1993 Point of No Return Beth
1994 Mother's Boys Robert's Associate
1994 Bleeding Hearts Enid Sheperd
1995 Dangerous Minds Irene Roberts
1996 Psalms from the Underground Short film
1997 The Spittin' Image Short film
1998 Black Dog Avery
1998 Jaded Carol Broker
2001 The Sky Is Falling Janie
2008 The Gold Lunch Judge Short film
2009 The Soloist Flo Ayers
2012 Middle of Nowhere Ruth Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

Nominated - Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress

2013 Undiscovered Gyrl Dr. Sherman


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Face of Rage Stendah TV movie
1986 A Case of Deadly Force Pat Bowden TV movie
1988 One Life to Live Vera Williams TV movie
1989 A Man Called Hawk Emily Howell Episode: "Hear No Evil"
1990 Common Ground Alva TV movie
1990 227 Monica Patton Episode: "Nightmare on 227"
1990 Nasty Boys Dr. Chanel Cory Episode: "Kill or Be Killed: Part 1"
1990-1994 Law & Order Shamabala Green 6 episodes
1991 Daddy Judge (uncredited) TV movie
1992 Red Dwarf Captain Tau TV movie
1992 Tequila and Bonetti Big Marie Episode: "The Rose Cadillac"
1992 Trial: The Price of Passion Nancy Goodpaster TV movie
1992 Bodies of Evidence Dr. Mary Rocket TV series
1993 Queen Joyce TV miniseries
1993 Love, Lies & Lullabies Florence Crawford TV movie
1993 Class of '61 Sarah TV movie
1993 The Sinbad Show Mrs. Payton Episode: "Pilot"
1993 Where I Live Marie St. Martin 21 episodes
1994 A Time to Heal Zelda TV movie
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Denise Copeland Episode: "Fire in the Heart"
1995 Bless This House Lorraine Episode: "A Woman's Work Is Never Done"
1995 Amazing Grace Yvonne Price 5 episodes
1995 Murder One Margaret Stratton Episode: "Chapter 6"

Episode: "Chapter 8"

1995 It Was Him or Us Lt. Washington TV movie
1996 America's Dream Philomena TV movie
1996 Nightjohn Dealey TV movie
1996 If These Walls Could Talk Shameeka Webb TV movie
1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Dr. Cotter Episode: "The Coma Episode"
1996 Dark Skies Eda Mae Tillman Episode: "We Shall Overcome"
1996 The Cherokee Kid Mama Turner TV movie
1997 Promised Land Linda Paxton Episode: "Running Scared"
1997 Leaving L.A. Dr. Claudia Chan 6 episodes
1998 Blackout Effect Kim Garfield TV movie
1998 Nothing Sacred Lorraine Hamilton Episode: "Signs and Words"
1998 Cracker: Mind Over Murder Tisha Watlington Episode: "If: Part 1"

Episode: "If: Part 2"

1998 C-16: FBI Marsha Fontaine Episode: "My Brother's Keeper"
1998-2002 Any Day Now Rene Jackson 88 episodes

Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (1999-2003)

2002-2003 Crossing Jordan Dr. Elaine Duchamps 12 episodes
2003 Law & Order Shambala Green Episode: "Identity"
2003 Threat Matrix Carina Wright 4 episodes
2004 Threat Matrix NSA Agent Hodges Episode: "PPX"
2004 Frasier Nurse Episode: "Boo!"
2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God Pearl Stone TV movie
2005 Judging Amy Eileen Stayman Episode: "The New Normal"
2005 The Closer Deputy D.A. Powell Episode: "Fatal Retraction"

Episode: "Standards and Practices"

2005 Numb3rs Medical Examiner Episode: "Bones of Contention"
2006 3 lbs Della Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Cynthia James

Marla James

Episode: "Fannysmackin'"

Episode: "Post Mortem"

2006 Ugly Betty Amelia 'Yoga' Bluman 6 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marla James Episode: "Big Shots"
2007-2010 Saving Grace Capt. Kate Perry 43 episodes
2008 ER Yolanda Episode: "Believe the Unseen"
2009 Numb3rs Agent Terri Green Episode: "Cover Me"
2009-2011 Friday Night Lights Bird Merriweather 6 episodes
2010 The Line Josephine Johnson TV movie
2010 Three Rivers Yolanda Moss Episode: "Every Breath You Take"
2010 The Glades Carol Watkins Episode: "A Perfect Storm"
2011 The Doctor Ayanna TV movie
2011 NCIS Deputy Director Donna Wolfson Episode: "Defiance"
2011 Against the Wall Officer Edie Episode: "Obsessed and Unwanted"
2012 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Fincher Episode: "The Girl with No Name"
2012 The Finder La Bruja Episode: "Voodoo Undo"
2012 Drop Dead Diva Prof. Ellen Daily Episode: "Road Trip"
2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Episode: "Holy Rollers"
2012 Scandal Nancy Drake Episode: "The Other Woman"
2013 Orange is the New Black Yvonne Parker 12 episodes
2013 Body of Proof Angela Martin



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