Top 15 Characters in Orange is the New Black

Welcome to another post.  Now with the uptake in female driven media one of the most stand out television shows out there is Orange is the New Black, its story focusing on the daily life of Piper Chapman and the various characters in a women’s prison facility. In this post we’re counting down fifteen of the most memorable characters in the Orange is the New Black tv show.


15. Natalie “Fig” Figueroa

Orange is the New Black - Natalie Figueroa aka Fig

Actor: Alysia Reiner

Quote: “Am I like the boy in The Sixth Sense who sees infractions no one else sees?”


14. Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales

Orange is the New Black - Marisol Gonzales aka Flaca

Actor: Jackie Cruz

Quote: “How come none of these stations play the Smiths?”


13. Norma Romano

Orange is the New Black - Norma Romano

Actor: Annie Golden

Quote: n/a


12. Galina “Red” Reznikov

Orange is the New Black - Galina Reznikov aka Red

Actor: Kate Mulgrew

Quote: “All I wanted was to eat the chicken that is smarter than the other chickens and to absorb its power.”


11. Susan “Crazy Eyes” Warren

Orange is the New Black - Susan Warren aka Crazy Eyes

Actor: Uzo Aduba

Quote: “My brain is always there for you…Thinking things…for you.”


10. Janae Watson

Orange is the New Black - Janae Watson

Actor: Vicky Jeudy

Quote: “So, What?  Am I suppose to be grateful?”


9. Maritza Ramos

Orange is the New Black - Maritza Ramos

Actor: Diane Guerrero

Quote: “I like pizza.  Everyone likes pizza.  It’s America and shit.”


8. Poussey Washington

Orange is the New Black - Poussey Washington

Actor: Samira Wiley

Quote: “The Admiral thrust his pork sword into her squish mitten”?


7. Joe Caputo

Orange is the New Black - Joe Caputo

Actor: Nick Sandow

Quote: “You ever see an image that sears itself into your brain? Like that movie about the hiker guy, who cuts off his own arm with a Swiss Army Knife? Yeah, the sound… the tendons… FUCK! I wish I’d never watched that part.”


6. Alex Vause

Orange is the New Black - Alex Vause

Actor: Laura Prepon

Quote: “I don’t even know anymore. I used to. I had grand plans. Now, I can’t even get past the swirling darkness in my brain long enough to land on anything.”


5. Aleida Diaz

Orange is the New Black - Aleida Diaz

Actor: Elizabeth Rodriguez

Quote: “You think Barbies grow on trees? You think toilets grow on trees? Huh?”


4. Yoga Jones

Orange is the New Black - Yoga Jones

Actor: Constance Shulman

Quote: “Work hard to make something as meaningful and beautiful as you can.”


3. Gloria Mendoza

Orange is the New Black - Gloria Mendoza

Actor: Selenis Leyva

Quote: “Prison is gluten.  Don’t commit the crime if you can’t fucking have flour.”


2. Piper Chapman

Orange is the New Black - Piper Chapman

Actor: Taylor Schilling

Quote: “I don’t know, I’ve never cleaned up another person’s pee before.”


1. Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson

Orange is the New Black - Tasha Jefferson aka Taystee

Actor: Danielle Brooks

Quote: “So there I am, topless, sittin’ on this bulldozer, like, in a construction site. So I’m sittin’ there, barbeque sauce on my titties, and I’m like, ‘What the fuck? Again?'”


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