Constance Shulman (born April 4, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for voicing Patti Mayonnaise on Doug and for her current role as Yoga Jones in Orange Is the New Black. Shulman originated the role of Annelle in the first production of Steel Magnolias Off-Broadway.
April 4, 1958 |
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress and singer|
|Children||2, including Gus Birney|
Life and careerEdit
Shulman was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, to a Jewish family. In 1980, she graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in both speech and theatre. She moved to New York City to study acting at the Circle in the Square Theatre School and pursue an acting career. In 1989, she made her screen debut in the comedy film Fletch Lives, playing Cindy Mae. She later had supporting parts in films Lost Angels, Men Don't Leave, and Fried Green Tomatoes.
She was also a regular cast member in the short-lived 1996 ABC sitcom, The Faculty, playing the best friend of Meredith Baxter's character. In the late 1990s Shulman left the screen to raise her two children.
In 2013, Shulman was cast in a recurring role as "Yoga Jones" in the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black. Along with the rest of the cast, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2015.
|1989||Fletch Lives||Cindy Mae|
|1990||Men Don't Leave||Carly|
|1990||Reversal of Fortune||Pharmacist||Uncredited|
|1991||He Said, She Said||Make-Up Girl|
|1991||Fried Green Tomatoes||Missy|
|1991||Lethal Innocence||Nell Willis||Television film|
|1993||Weekend at Bernie's II||Tour Operator|
|1999||Doug's 1st Movie||Patti Mayonnaise (Voice)|
|1999||Sweet and Lowdown||Hazel|
|2008||A Jersey Christmas||Connie|
|2015||Stereotypically You||Unemployment Worker|
|2015||The Broken Ones||Rowland|
|1989||The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd||Bonnie Sayles||2 episodes|
|1991–99||Doug||Patti Mayonnaise||18 episodes|
|1994||Heavens to Betsy||Lilly Walker||Unsold TV pilot|
|1996||The Faculty||Shelly Ray||13 episodes|
|2013–present||Orange Is the New Black||Yoga Jones||47 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Daycare Manager||Episode: "Wednesday's Child"|
|2017||Broad City||Psychic||Episode: "Sliding Doors"|
- Gussow, Mel (1987-03-27). "Stage - 'Steel Magnolias,' A Louisiana Story". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
- Rizzo, Frank. "Actress Shulman's Career Blossoms As Image Of Southern Belle Withers". Hartford Courant. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- McRary, Amy (29 March 2017). "'Orange is New Black' actress says new season 'off the wall'". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
- Brillantes, Mariam. "'Orange Is the New Black' Star Constance Shulman Says New Season Looks Golden". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- "'Orange Is The New Black' Star Constance Shulman Voiced Patti Mayonnaise On 'Doug' (PHOTO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- "Patti Mayonnaise From 'Doug' Is on 'Orange Is the New Black'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
- McCue, Michelle. "BIRDMAN, DOWNTON ABBEY Big Winners At 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards". We Are Movie Geeks. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
- Berman, Nat (June 26, 2017). "Five Things You Didn't Know About Gus Birney". TVOvermind.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
- "Doug (TV Series 1991–1994)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.