*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.
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.