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The critically-acclaimed Netflix show "Orange is the New Black" vaulted actress Lea DeLaria to stardom. She plays Carrie "Big Boo" Black on the show.

But for 30 years, DeLaria had already been an Obie Award-winning Broadway actress, jazz singer and brash gay stand-up comic.

She joined Meghna Chakrabarti on Radio Boston.

Lea DeLaria is pictured in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." (Netflix)
Lea DeLaria is pictured in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." (Netflix)

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This segment aired on February 25, 2014.

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