Watch 31 ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actors in their ‘Law & Order’ roles

The family tree is vast. 


Audra Schroeder


Published Jul 1, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 1:02 am CDT

Last month, Autostraddle published a definitive overview of all the Orange Is the New Black characters who have also appeared on Law & Order, and the family tree is vast.

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Now, all those appearances have been rendered in video form, documenting 31 OITNB cast members in their L&O guest roles. Dianna McDougall and Wesley Bonner are responsible, and they are truly doing the lord’s work here.

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Another gem found in the before-they-were-on-OITNB file: Annie Golden, who plays mute inmate Norma, used to be in ’80s pop band the Shirts.

Screengrab via nerve/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 1, 2014, 2:00 pm CDT