She’s been called uber-butch, and foul-mouthed, but after meeting Lea DeLaria, the word that might best describe her is energetic. The Orange is The New Black star is funny, exuberant, and outspoken and her personality is bigger than any room she’s likely to walk into.
She should be a household name considering her resume; she’s an actress, a comedian, a recording jazz artist, she voices Miss Fritter in Cars 3 and has been on Broadway. I had no idea what to expect when she walked in the room because both of the characters I’ve seen from her – Boo and Miss Fritter – were loud and boisterous. Her real-life persona was not too far from those characters.