DATE OF BIRTH: April 4, 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH: ..., Trinidad
  • High School for Performing Arts, New York, USA
  • The Juilliard School, New York, USA (BA in Drama)
  • CAREER:                                 Toussaint left Trinidad for New York, USA, with her family when she was ten years old. After graduating from Juilliard, she worked on the stages of New York before relocating to Los Angeles, California, where her career flourished. She became well-known for her appearance as Attorney Rene Jackson on the Lifetime cable television show "Any Day Now" for which she was nominated three times for the NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in A Drama Series. She also received a nomination from TV Guide for Favorite Actress in A Drama Series. Toussaint also appeared in the following films:
    • 1983 - The Face of Rage [Character: Stendah]
    • 1986 - A Case of Deadly Force [Character: Pat Bowden]
    • 1989 - Breaking In [Character: Delphine]
    • 1990 - Common Ground [Character: Alva]
    • 1991 - Hudson Hawk [Character: Almond Joy]
    • 1992 - Trial: The Price of Passion [Character: Nancy Goodpaster]; Bodies of Evidence [Character: Dr. Mary Rocket]; Red Dwarf [Character: Captain Tau]
    • 1993 - Queen [Character: Joyce]; Where I Live [Character: Marie St. Martin]; Love, Lies & Lullabies [Character: Florence Crawford]; Class of '61; Point of No Return [Character: Beth]; Mother's Boys [Character: Robert's Associate]
    • 1994 - A Time to Heal [Character: Zelda]; Bleeding Hearts [Character: Enid Shepherd]
    • 1995 - Amazing Grace [Character: Yvonne Price]; Dangerous Minds [Character: Irene Roberts]; It Was Him or Us
    • 1996 - If These Walls Could Talk [Character: Shameeka Webb]; The Cherokee Kid [Character: Mama Turner]; Psalms from the Underground; Nightjohn [Character: Dealey]; Jaded [Character: Carol Broker]; America's Dream [Character: Philomena]
    • 1997 - Leaving L.A. [Character: Dr. Claudia Chan]; The Spittin' Image
    • 1998 - Blackout Effect [Character: Kim Garfield]; Black Dog [Character: Avery]; Any Day Now [Character: Rene Joella Jackson]
    • 2000 - The Sky Is Falling [Character: Janie]
                                         Toussaint's other US television appearances included the following shows: "Cracker"; "Murder One"; "Law & Order"; "A Man Called Hawk"; "The Sinbad Show"; "Sidewalks Entertainment"; "C-16: FBI"; "Nothing Sacred"; "Promised Land"; "Dark Skies"; "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"; "Bless This House"; "M.A.N.T.I.S."; and "Tequila and Bonetti."
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit