Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Lorraine Toussaint is a Trinidadian-American actress and producer, well known for her role as Rene Jackson in the Lifetime TV series Any Day Now. With the professional career of 36 years, she has appeared in several films and TV series and is the winner of multiple awards including the LA Femme Filmmaker Award and Critics’ Choice Television Award.
The Trinidadian-American actress was born on April 4, 1960, in Trinidad and Tobago. Talking about her parents, she has a mother Janet Beane, however, the information about her father is currently unavailable.
Lorraine holds the dual nationality of Trinidad and Tobago and America. She is African by ethnicity and her birth sign is Aries. She describes her childhood as fearful because she lived under the British system where rules are the utmost priority.
In the late 1960s, Toussaint moved to Brooklyn, New York with her mother. As for her education, she completed her high school course from Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts in 1978.
Later, she studied at Julliard School where she joined the drama division from 1978-1982 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Lorraine is possibly single as of July 2019. She was previously married to Michael Tomilson on June 25, 2017. Their family were living together in Los Angeles and were happy for a year. After nearly two years of marriage, Toussaint filed for divorce in the court on June 14, 2019.
There was also rumor of Lorraine having second husband named Michah Zane and in an interview in the show Live with Kelly and Ryan, she joked,
“I have a real husband and an Internet husband. My Internet husband is Micah Zane. I’ve been married to Micah Zane for many, many years now. When I take Micah Zane off the Internet, he comes back on. My real husband is Michael Tomlinson.”
Lorraine has a daughter named Samara Zane which she had with Micah Zane. Mother and daughter spend their time traveling from Los Angeles to New York.
The Trinidadian-American actress has amassed a decent wealth of $2 million (according to Celebritynetworth) as of July 2019. The main source of her earnings is from acting in TV series, movies, and theatrical shows.
The average salary of an American actor is $50,110 and as a prominent actress, the wage of Lorraine must be higher than average pay.
Here's a collection of some of her notable works that has made a good collection at the box office:
|Year||Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection||Cast|
|2017||Girls Trip||$20 million||$140.9 million||Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah|
|2015||The Night Before||$25-$33 million||$52.4 million||Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan|
|2014||Selma||$20 million||$66.8 million||David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribis|
|2012||Middle of Nowhere||$200 thousand||$2.36 thousand||Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick, Edwina Findley, Sharon Lawrence|
|1998||Black Dog||N/A||$12.9 million||Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis, Meat Loaf, Stephen Tobolowsky|
The beautiful actress Toussaint is currently living a decent life with such earning and wealth. She owns a house in Los Angeles, California, worth over millions of dollars. It consists of 3-bed, 2-bath, and covers the area of 2,204 sq ft.
Currently, she is residing in her Malibu with her fiance and her children.
Toussaint started her professional career as a theatrical actress of shows based on William Shakespeare in 1982. The following year, she made her on-screen debut on the television film The Face of Rage as Stendah in 1983.
Following then, the Trinidadian-American actress appeared in several other television films and series including A Case of Deadly Force (1986), Law & Order (1990-1994, 2003), Queen (1993), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006-2007), Saving Grace (2007-2010), Grey’s Anatomy (2012) and many more.
In 2014, she played in the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black as a recurring role Yvonne Parker. She worked alongside Laverne Cox, Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Dascha Polancho and others.
Furthermore, Lorraine made a film debut in Breaking In where she starred as Delphine the Hooker in 1989.
Since then, she appeared in several films such as Point of No Return (1993), Dangerous Minds (1995), Black Dog (1998), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016) and so on. Recently, she starred as the lead role of Patricia in the movie The Village in 2019.
Lorraine Toussaint is a Trinidadian-American actress, who came into limelight for the role of Rene Jackson in the Lifetime TV series Any Day Now.
Lorraine Toussaint is 59 years old as of 2019.
Lorraine Toussaint 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters tall.
Lorraine Toussaint has a net worth of $2 million as of July 2019.