Lorraine Toussaint Joins the Cast of Forever

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Lorraine Toussaint is about to be on the other side of the law.

The actress, who starred on Orange is the New Black Season 2 as inmate Vee, as landed a series regular gig on Forever.

According to TV Line, Toussaint will portray Lt. Joanna Reece on the upcoming ABC drama, a character described as a police veteran who has “seen it all” and who serves as the boss of Alana de la Garza’s Detective Jo Martinez

Lorraine Toussaint on Orange

Forever features Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan, a medical examiner in NYC… who is secretly immortal.

de la Garza plays the recently-widowed homicide detective who takes advantage of Morgan insights to aid in her investigations.

Forever will air Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC, follwing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Lorraine is an excellent actress, so this is a good "get" for this new show. She played the lieutenant or captain supervising Holly Hunter's character in - dang- I can't remember the show now - Name of Grace or something like that. It was fabulous - except for the finale - which completely sucked.

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