Lorraine Toussaint

Quick Facts

Full Name Michael Tomlinson
Birth Name Michael Tomlinson
Profession Celebrity Partner
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Country United States
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Lorraine Toussaint
No Of Children Samara
Networth 100000

Michael Tomlinson came to spotlight due to his relationship with Trinidadian-American actress and producer, Lorraine Toussaint. She is best known for starring as Rene Jackson in Lifetime television drama series Any Day Now, from 1998 until 2002.

He was born in the United States as Robert Michael Tomlinson. But his exact birth date is still missing. As per her citizenship, he is American and is of white ethnicity.


Actress Lorraine Toussaint was born April 4, 1960, in Trinidad, in the West Indies. At the age of ten, her family relocated to New York City, where a young Toussaint was intrigued when she came upon a large ad in the telephone book for a theater school. Finding her calling in the performing arts, Toussaint attended the renowned High School of Performing Arts and then went on to attend the Juilliard School.


Lorraine Toussaint then began her career as a Shakespearean actress before venturing into screen acting in television and film. She began her career in theatre before supporting performances in films, including (1986), Breaking In (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), and Dangerous Minds (1995).

As lead actress, she is best known for her role as Rene Jackson in the firmly acclaimed television drama series Any Day Now (1998-2002). She had a recurring role as defense attorney Shambala Green in the legal drama Law & Order from 1990 to 2003.

Lorraine Toussaint received critical acclaim and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in Middle of Nowhere. She played the role of the major enemy in the second season of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (2014). For the series, she received critical acclaim and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 2015.

In 2020, she won the Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the drama film Fast Color. Toussaint later played the role of Amelia Boynton Robinson in Ava DuVernay’s 2014 historical drama film Selma.

She later co-starred in Forever (2014–15), Rosewood (2015–17), and Into the Badlands (2018–19). She starred in the 2019 horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, as Louise.

Got Married With Celebrity Wife, Lorraine Toussaint

Michael married Lorraine, his now-ex-wife, on June 25, 2017, in front of their family and friends. They had a love relationship for a few years before becoming husband and wife.


Photographer: Michael Tomlinson He and his wife, Lorraine Toussaint
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According to some publications, the couple has a daughter named Samara. However, according to court filings, they do not have any minor children together. Lorraine, 60, wants to teach Samara “how to be an independent, magnificent, strong-willed young woman.”

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Michael and Lorraine’s Divorce

Orange Is the New Black star Toussaint and her husband Robert Michael have divorced after two years of marriage. She filed for divorce in Los Angeles court on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Lorraine Toussaint is pictured. With Samara, His Daughter
Daily Mail is the source.

The SAG and Critics’ Choice Award recipient requested spousal support. According to TMZ, she also demanded that the court be barred from asking the same question of her.

Lorraine’s Joked About Having Two Husbands

During an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan on April 22, 2019, she discusses having two husbands, one real and one online. During the conversation, she revealed that her Internet husband’s name is Micah Zane.

She goes on to say: “Micah Zane and I have been married for many years. Micah returns to the Internet after I disconnect him. She continued, saying: “Michael Tomlinson is my true spouse.”

In an appearance with Access Live, she stated unequivocally that Micah is not her husband. And it’s not real.

How much money does Michael Tomlinson have?

Michael may have made a good living from his previous occupation. Meanwhile, his net worth is still unknown, but it is estimated to be in the $100,000 range.

His wife, Lorraine, is an actress and producer who has been working in the entertainment sector for 37 years. Her amazing net worth is predicted to be $2 million as of 2022. From 1998 to 2002, she was most recognized for her role as Rene Jackson in Any Day Now.

In Orange Is the New Black, Lorraine Toussaint plays Yvonne Parker.
The Daily Beast is the source.

She also appeared in the second season of Netflix’s comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black. The event also included TV stars Donshea Hopkins and Madeline Brewer. Breaking In, Dangerous Minds, Middle of Nowhere, The Night Before, and Runaway Island are among her other films.

Dangerous Minds, in which she starred, grossed $179.5 million on a budget of $23 million. Her recent film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, grossed $105 million against a production budget of roughly $28 million in 2022.