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How the Cast of Orange Is the New Black Aged From The First To The Last Season

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From sparring with rival inmates to navigating personal relationships with family in the outside world, viewers have been on the edge of their seats watching the characters of Orange is the New Black for seven seasons. From the first season's start in 2013 to the seventh season premiere in 2019, the cast aged right along with the inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary.

How old is the cast of Orange is the New Black? Taylor Schilling was 29 when she first made the prison jumpsuit a fashion statement as Piper Chapman on the first season of OITNB. Laura Prepon was 33 when she first portrayed Alex Vause on season one of Orange is the New Black in 2013. During the series' seven-season run, Vause's look remained consistent and fans got a look at her personal style through several flashbacks.

In 2013, then 32-year-old actress Uzo Aduba became the breakout star of Orange is the New Black in season one thanks to her dynamic portrayal of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren. Jason Biggs was 35 when he starred in season one and Dale Soules was 67 when she joined the cast in season two.

Take a look at this Orange is the New Black cast then and now list and see which OITNB cast members have changed the most. You can also check out more shows like Orange is the New Black!

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    Taylor Schilling was 29 when she first made the prison jumpsuit a fashion statement as Piper Chapman on Orange is the New Black season one. Schilling is 35 in the final season and, as the star of all seven seasons, her appearance changed as Piper faced the stresses associated with her time in prison.

    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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    Laura Prepon was 33 when she first portrayed Alex Vause on season one of Orange is the New Black in 2013. During the series' seven-season run, Vause's look remained consistent and fans got a look at her personal style through several flashbacks.

    Prepon started her career on another popular TV show as she played Donna Pinciotti on That 70s Show from 1998 to 2006.

    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Watchung, New Jersey, United States of America

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    Laverne Cox has portrayed Sophia Burset on every season of Orange is the New Black starting in 2013.

    In 2015, Cox became the first openly transgender woman to win a Daytime Emmy for producing Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.

    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

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    Across Orange is the New Black's run, Galina "Red" Reznikov - played by Kate Mulgrew from ages 58 to 64 - has remained one of the most popular characters. Her signature red hair is responsible for her nickname though she was forced into a few different hairstyles throughout the show's run.

    Prior to appearing on Orange is the New Black, Mulgrew was best known for portraying Kathryn Janeway on 170 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.

    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Dubuque, Iowa, United States of America