Lea Delaria is an American comedian, jazz musician and actress. She is best known for her roles in the Netflix #1 series Orange is the New Black in the role of inmate Big Boo. With her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show she became 1st person to come as a gay in comic breaking the late-night talk-show barrier.
Lea was born on May 23, 1958 on Belleville, Illinois, US. She is currently in her age of 58 years old. She was born to parents Jerry Jean a homemaker and Robert George DeLaria a social worker and jazz pianist. In 1982 her stand-up career began she landed on the stand-up comedy in the Mission District. In 1996 she directed a musical revue with songs related to homosexuality named “Ten Percent Revue”. The songs were relevant. It was performed in Atlanta, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston and Provincetown. Many shows were sold out. Then she was starred in the “Dos Lesbos”, it was all about a musical comedy show of two lesbian dealing with the issues of living together. It accumulated favorable reviews worldwide, people appreciated it.
In 1989, Lea was starred in the “Girl Friday: We’re Funny That Way”, a musical comedy. In 1993 she hosted a first all-gay stand-up comedy special, Out There. She is known for her touring in the Dos Lesbos and Girl Friday. It was about musical comedy about perverts. She wrote, starred and directed it herself. For show she won the award of the 1989 Golden Gull for Best Comedy Group.
award of the 1989 Golden Gull for Best Comedy Group. She has released two CD Bulldyke in a China Shop and Box Lunch. She also wrote the book Lea’s Book of Rules for the World. In 1988, she appeared in The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and acted in The Rocky Horror Show where she portrayed the character of Eddie and Dr. Scott. She appeared in the number of movies, The First Wives Club, Plump Fiction, Ass Backwards, Rescuing Desire, Fat Rose and Squeaky and Edge of Seventeen.
Lea was the voice of The Oblongs, played the role of Madame Delphina in the series One Life to Live. In 2008 she came up with timeless pop standards Night and Day, Down with Love, Come Rain or Come Shine and Love Me or Leave Me”. She performed collaboratively with Maggie Cassella on cabaret show in Ontario and Toronto. As per the TV Shows she acted in the episodes of Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Matlock, Awkward, The John Larroquette Show and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. As of her current work she is stared in the Netflix series and received Screen Actors Guild Award for Orange Is the New Black in 2015. She received award for the Equality Illinois Freedom for being a performer who has potential to enlighten and entertain millions of Americans.
In January 2015, Lea got engage to girlfriend Chelsea Fairless after dating for two and half years. She is a fashion editor. As of 2016 she is said to amass net worth of $1.5 million. To know more about her you can retrieve it from her wiki, bio which is easily available.