The 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party held at The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California on February 24, 2013

The 2013 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party held at The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California on February 24, 2013

*Heading into second season, Netflix‘s comedic prison drama “Orange Is The New Black” has added Lorraine Toussaint in a heavily recurring role, reports Deadline.

Additionally, Danielle Brooks, who recurred on Season 1 as Taystee, has been promoted to regular. She joins fellow newly minted series regular Taryn Manning.

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Toussaint will play Vee, a longtime street tough who ran her own drug business, recruiting children to serve as runners.

She currently recurs on ABC Family’s “The Fosters” and starred in Ava Duvernay’s “Middle Of Nowhere.”

Brooks landed the role of carefree Tasha Jefferson aka Taystee fresh out of Julliard. Meet her character in the video below.