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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Taylor Schilling ...  Piper Chapman 91 episodes, 2013-2019
Kate Mulgrew ...  Galina 'Red' Reznikov 78 episodes, 2013-2018
Uzo Aduba ...  Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren 77 episodes, 2013-2018
Danielle Brooks ...  Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson 76 episodes, 2013-2018
Dascha Polanco ...  Dayanara Diaz 76 episodes, 2013-2018
Selenis Leyva ...  Gloria Mendoza 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Nick Sandow ...  Joe Caputo 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Yael Stone ...  Lorna Morello 75 episodes, 2013-2018
Taryn Manning ...  Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett 74 episodes, 2013-2018
Adrienne C. Moore ...  Cindy Hayes 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Jackie Cruz ...  Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Laura Prepon ...  Alex Vause 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Natasha Lyonne ...  Nicky Nichols 68 episodes, 2013-2018
Jessica Pimentel ...  Maria Ruiz 68 episodes, 2013-2018
Michael Harney ...  Sam Healy 66 episodes, 2013-2018
Elizabeth Rodriguez ...  Aleida Diaz 66 episodes, 2013-2018
Lea DeLaria ...  Big Boo 62 episodes, 2013-2018
Laura Gómez ...  Blanca Flores 61 episodes, 2013-2018
Vicky Jeudy ...  Janae Watson 55 episodes, 2013-2017
Diane Guerrero ...  Maritza Ramos 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Emma Myles ...  Leanne Taylor 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Samira Wiley ...  Poussey Washington 51 episodes, 2013-2017
Matt Peters ...  Joel Luschek 51 episodes, 2013-2018
Dale Soules ...  Frieda Berlin 50 episodes, 2014-2018
Julie Lake ...  Angie Rice 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Constance Shulman ...  Yoga Jones 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Abigail Savage ...  Gina Murphy 47 episodes, 2013-2017
Alysia Reiner ...  Natalie Figueroa 47 episodes, 2013-2019
Annie Golden ...  Norma Romano 45 episodes, 2013-2017
Lin Tucci ...  Anita DeMarco 44 episodes, 2013-2017
Kimiko Glenn ...  Brook Soso 43 episodes, 2014-2017
Laverne Cox ...  Sophia Burset 39 episodes, 2013-2018
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Storyline

Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets. Written by Jwelch5742

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jenji Kohan revealed at a DGA event for the series that she had met with Katie Holmes about playing Piper, but scheduling conflicts prevented Holmes from accepting the part. See more »

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In real life, Dascha Polanco is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays her mother. See more »

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Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett: [to Piper before attacking her] I'm an angel of God. I mean, look at my dress!
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A great summer watch
13 July 2013 | by ianjamesnSee all my reviews

Netflix has been in the spotlight recently with their releases of both House of Cards and Arrested Development in full seasons. After finishing both I couldn't wait to see what else they had lined up and once I heard that Jenji Kohan was on board I was sold. Being a fan of Weeds I expected nothing less than well written strong female roles and tons of F-bombs being dropped to come from Kohan's next project. Orange is the new Black is about Piper Chapman and her untimely sentence to an all female penitentiary. She must deal with adapting to her new prison life while also having to maintain a relationship outside with her recent fiancé. I had just finished the first season and was taken back and how well so many of the characters were developed in just 13 hour long episodes. In the beginning it does feel like the show doesn't quite know it's own tone, but just around 4 episodes in it becomes a fun drama with plenty of unique characters. A definite recommendation to anyone who is looking for a summer series to watch!


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