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Lea DeLaria

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Lea Delaria
DeLaria in 2013
Born (1958-05-23) May 23, 1958 (age 66)
EducationBelleville West Highschool
Occupation(s)Comedian, actress, jazz musician
Years active1993–present

Lea DeLaria (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actress, and jazz musician.[1][2][3] DeLaria was "the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier" with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.[4] She is best known for her portrayal of inmate Big Boo on Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.

From 2015 through 2017, she was engaged to fashion editor Chelsea Fairless until they separated.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lea DeLaria". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  2. "Lea DeLaria Biography". Film Reference. Advameg. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  3. ""You & A Guest" Interview: Lea DeLaria". Breakupgirl.net. July 15, 1999. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  4. Cagle, Jess (December 10, 1993). "Trend: Gay stand-up comedians". Entertainment Weekly. Time Warner. Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  5. Webber, Stephanie. "Orange Is the New Black's Lea DeLaria, Fiancee Chelsea Fairless Split, Call Off Engagement". Us Weekly. January 12, 2017.

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