Played by Lorraine Toussaint
Lorraine Toussaint stars as Patricia on the NBC drama "The Village."
SAG Award winner and NAACP Image Award nominee Toussaint most notably shocked audiences as the viciously seductive inmate Yvonne "Vee" Parker on the second season of the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black." Toussaint’s performance won her glowing reviews and a Best Supporting Actress Award from the Critics’ Choice TV Awards. Toussaint also received praise for her performances in the Academy Award-nominated feature film "Selma" and her starring role on the ABC fantasy/drama series "Forever."
Toussaint currently stars on Season 3 of AMC's "Into the Badlands." She will also provide the voice of Shadow Weaver on Netflix’s new animated series "She-Ra and the Princess of Power." In film, she will co-star in the upcoming "Sprinter" and "Fast Color," which will be released in March.
Most recently, Toussaint starred on Fox's "Rosewood." Among her many additional TV credits are recurring roles on "Friday Night Lights," "Saving Grace," "Law & Order" and "Ugly Betty." She has also had several guest appearances on the hit series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Scandal," opposite Kerry Washington.
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.
No stranger to the silver screen, Toussaint’s first film role was opposite Burt Reynolds in the crime comedy "Breaking In." She has also appeared in "Dangerous Minds," "The Soloist" and Ava DuVernay’s "Middle of Nowhere," which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. Most recently, she was seen in Universal Pictures’ "Girls Trip," the Seth Rogen comedy "The Night Before" and "Love Beats Rhymes."
Born in Trinidad, Toussaint and her mother moved to Brooklyn when she was 10 years old. 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 degree in fine arts. On her graduation day, she landed her first paying job as Lady Macbeth with Shakespeare & Company.