Category: Orange is the New Black

Meet Catherine Cleary Wolters, the real Alex Vause from Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black is loosely based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, and while there is no Alex Vause in her account, there is a real life inspiration for the fan favorite character played by Laura Prepon. In the memoir she’s called Nora, but the real woman is 51-year-old Catherine Cleary Wolters, who spoke with Vanity Fair in April about being represented on the popular Netflix show. Even though the show has been a smash sensation, this was the first time a reporter reached out to her.

Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox has twin brother!

Orange is the New Black Season 2 is about to be available for binge watching on Netflix (June 6, we can’t wait!) The cast is varied and amazing, and one of the most compelling characters is Sophia Burset, a transgender inmate played by Laverne Cox. In her backstory episode in Season 1, called “Lesbian Request Denied,” which was directed by Jodie Foster, Sophia is seen in her pre-transition phase as a man. It’s not a Louie episode where people playing the same character change willy-nilly, the pre-transition Sophia looks exactly like her. This was possible because actress Laverne Cox has a twin brother, musician M. Lamar. Sometimes he even gets mistaken for her.