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Dale Soules (born October 2, 1946 (1946-10-02)) is an American actress known for starring in The Messenger, Sesame Street, and for portraying Frieda Berlin in Orange Is The New Black since 2013.[1]

Dale Soules
Born (1946-10-02) October 2, 1946 (age 71)
New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Known for Orange Is The New Black

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Early lifeEdit

Soules was born on October 2, 1946 (1946-10-02) in New Jersey. She grew up in the Greenwood Lake section of West Milford, New Jersey and attended West Milford High School.[2] While in High School Soules became interested in acting and began acting in Summer stock theater, singing in church choirs and started studying acting at HB Studio.[2]

CareerEdit

Soules moved to New York to pursue an acting career in the mid 60s and initially worked behind the scenes in theater in a variety of positions.[2] Her big break came in 1968 when she landed her first Broadway role, the part of Jeanie in the play Hair.[2][3]

She continued to appear in a number of theater productions including four years in the play The Magic Show[2], Hands On a Hard Body, Grey Gardens, and The Crucible.[3]

Soules joined Orange Is The New Black during its second season in the recurring role of Frieda Berlin.[4] Starting with the shows sixth season, Soules was promoted to a series regular.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABOUT". www.dalesoules.com. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Reich, Ronni. "N.J. native Dale Soules appears on stage and screen this summer". nj.com. The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Keller, Ilana. "From 'Hair' to 'OITNB,' Dale Soules fights for justice". app.com. Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise. "'Orange Is The New Black' Ups Dale Soules To Series Regular". deadline.com. Deadline. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 

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