If you have any plans for today, you’ll want to cancel them now. Why? June 9 is the day season 5 of the hit Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black” returns, and if you want to avoid spoilers, then you better plan on binging.
Prepare for your marathon viewing session by picking up the best streaming device for watching Netflix and getting the scoop on the wealth of the “OITNB” stars.
Kimiko Glenn Net Worth: Unknown
Prior to joining the “Orange Is the New Black” cast as Brook Soso in season 2 of the show, Kimiko Glenn played Thea in the national tour of the musical “Spring Awakening.” In 2014, she appeared in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” In 2016, she lent her voice to the popular animated shows “BoJack Horseman” and “We Bare Bears.” She also returned to her musical roots, playing Dawn in the musical “Waitress.”
Uzo Aduba Net Worth: $1 Million
Uzo Aduba plays the memorable character Suzanne Warren — better known as “Crazy Eyes” — in the Netflix show. Her performance has earned her Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actress in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television in 2015 and 2016. In addition to “Orange Is the New Black,” Aduba has appeared in the films “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” “American Pastoral” and “Tallulah.”
Danielle Brooks Net Worth: $1 Million
Danielle Brooks plays the character Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on “Orange Is the New Black.” She has also appeared on the popular HBO show “Girls” and Netflix show “Master of None.” Brooks lent her voice to the film “The Angry Birds Movie” in 2016.
Michael Harney Net Worth: $1 Million
Michael Harney — who plays Sam Healy on “OITNB” — has acting credits dating back to 1993, many of which are law-related. In addition to the Netflix show, Harney has appeared as a detective-like character on “Law & Order,” “NYPD Blue” and “Weeds.” He has also had roles on “Chicago Med,” “Suits” and “Persons Unknown,” among others.
Selenis Leyva Net Worth: $1 Million
Selenis Leyva plays Gloria Mendoza in “Orange Is the New Black.” Her first credited role dates back to 1999 when she appeared on an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Leyva has lent her voice to the highly successful film franchise “Ice Age” and has also appeared on the shows “Veep,” “Elementary” and “Girls,” among others.
Nick Sandow Net Worth: $1 Million
Nick Sandow’s character Joe Caputo might not have the most notable mustache on “OITNB,” but his impressive facial hair certainly warrants an honorable mention. Like many other members of the “OITNB” cast, Sandow has appeared on a number of crime shows, including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “CSI Miami,” “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” He has also appeared in “Boardwalk Empire” and “How to Make It in America.”
Samira Wiley Net Worth: $1 Million
If you’ve watched season 4, then you know Samira Wiley’s Poussey Washington will not be donning her beige jumpsuit in season 5. However, the actress is still getting plenty of screen time as the character Moira on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” In addition to these roles, Wiley appeared in the TV series “You’re the Worst” and in the films “The Sitter” and “Nerve.”
Dascha Polanco Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Dascha Polanco plays Daya Diaz on “OITNB.” Polanco’s credits date back to just 2011. In that short time, she’s nabbed herself roles in a couple of big-name movies, including “Joy,” which starred Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.
Taylor Schilling Net Worth: $1.5 Million
On “Orange Is the New Black,” Taylor Schilling plays Piper Chapman. Schilling had her first big success as an actress when she starred in the TV series “Mercy.” In 2011, she starred in the film “Atlas Shrugged: Part I.” The following year, she starred opposite Zac Efron in the romantic drama “The Lucky One.” She also had a role in the Oscar-winning film “Argo.” The actress has been nominated for two Golden Globes, one for best actress in a television comedy or musical and one for best actress in a television drama.
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Yael Stone Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Lorna Morello on “OITNB,” Yael Stone is no stranger to TV series and mini-series. According to IMDB, her TV credits include “All Saints,” “Spirited” and “Deep Water.” Stone also appeared in the film “Me Myself and I.”
Laverne Cox Net Worth: $2 Million
Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset on “Orange is the New Black,” is the first ever openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category. The nomination came in 2014 for her performance on “OITNB.” In addition to the Netflix show, Cox has appeared on “The Mindy Project” and the short-lived TV series “Doubt.” In 2016, she played the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the television adaptation of the musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Natasha Lyonne Net Worth: $3 Million
Nicky Nichols on “Orange is the New Black,” Natasha Lyonne got her start on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” in 1986. More than a decade later, she got her big break when she appeared in “American Pie.” Today, Lyonne has nearly 90 credits to her name. Recent works include stints on “Portlandia” and roles in the films “Jack Goes Home” and “The Intervention.”
Taryn Manning Net Worth: $3 Million
Manning plays Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett on “Orange Is the New Black.” Manning’s acting credits date back to the ’90s. In 2001, she appeared in the film “Crazy Beautiful,” and in 2002, she had a lead role in the film “Crossroads” — co-starring Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana — as well as a role in the film “8 Mile.” Manning has also had lead roles in the films “A Lot Like Love” and “Hustle & Flow,” the latter of which also stars “Empire” cast members Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Additionally, she appeared in the TV series “Drive,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Hawaii Five-0.”
Kate Mulgrew Net Worth: $8 Million
Kate Mulgrew plays Galina “Red” Reznikov on “OITNB.” Mulgrew’s acting resume dates back to the 1970s. During her career, she has had roles on “Cheers,” “Murder, She Wrote” and the SciFi favorite “Star Trek: Voyager.” She also appeared alongside Taylor Schilling in the show “Mercy.” Mulgrew has enjoyed continuous work as a voice actor on animated shows like “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Gargoyles.”
Laura Prepon Net Worth: $12 Million
Alex Vause on “Orange Is the New Black,” Laura Prepon got her start as a model. Prepon burst onto the acting scene with her role as Donna Pinciotti on “That ’70s Show,” which ran for eight seasons. Other early acting credits include a small role in the film “Slackers,” as well as the title role in the film “Karla.” In 2016, Prepon appeared in the film “The Girl on the Train,” and in 2017, she starred in the film “The Hero.”
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