Maria Dizzia, the actress who portrays Mrs. Down, also plays Polly Harper on Orange Is the New Black. You may remember her as Piper's former best friend . . . the one who ends up stealing her husband while she's away in prison.
Dizzia's TV career began with small roles on Law & Order, Fringe, and the short-lived Amy Smart crime series, Smith. One of her most notable roles was as the cult-den mother Katie in the 2011 thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, which earned her a nomination for a Gotham Independent Film Award. She's also starred with Ben Stiller