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Lea DeLaria

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23, 1958
Belleville, IL
Birth Sign
23, 1958 (age 63)
Belleville, IL


Comedian who became the first openly gay comic to appear on a late night talk-show with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. In 2013 she began a recurring role as prison inmate Carrie "Big Boo" Black on Netflix's hit show Orange Is the New Black. She also plays Ms. Bruntford in the 2013 TV movie Dear Dumb Diary

Before Fame

She attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Belleville. 


She was in Broadway revivals of On the Town and The Rocky Horror Show.

Family Life

She is the daughter of Jerry and Robert DeLaria. In February 2015, she got engaged to fashion editor Chelsea Fairless. They separated in 2017.

Associated With

In 2013, she appeared on Orange Is the New Black with Laura Prepon.