Annie Golden

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Annie Golden
Born (1951-10-19) October 19, 1951 (age 63)
Brooklyn, New York
Status Single
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1979–present

Annie Golden (born October 19, 1951) is an American actress and singer.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Golden began her career as the lead singer of The Shirts (which headlined CBGB's in the late 70s).[1] During the early 1990s she performed as part of the duo Golden Carillo with Frank Carillo. They released three albums,[2]Fire in Newtown, Toxic Emotion, and Back for More. She then returned to The Shirts. Since then she has performed solo and with a band. In 1984, her song "Hang Up the Phone" was featured on the soundtrack of the film Sixteen Candles.[3] She performs a revue of songs from her stage career along with originals called Annie Golden's Velvet Prison.

Film & TV[edit]

While with The Shirts she was discovered by Miloš Forman who gave her a part in Hair.[1] She had featured roles on Cheers and Miami Vice. Golden was the voice of Marina in the Don Bluth film The Pebble and the Penguin. She played a taxi driver in Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995) where she had a scene with Bruce Willis and Madeline Stowe. In recent years, she has been seen in commercials for Coinstar, in which she portrays The Tooth Fairy. She appeared in the musical film Temptation with actors Adam Pascal, Tony Award Winners Alice Ripley and Anika Noni Rose, and film actress Zoe Saldana[4] and in 2009 had a small role in I Love You Phillip Morris, with actors Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey, playing a simple woman requiring legal assistance.

In 2013, she began playing the role of the nearly mute Norma Romano in the original Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black for which she won a 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award (along with the rest of the ensemble cast).


Year Title Role Director Notes
1979 Hair Jeannie Ryan Miloš Forman
1985 Desperately Seeking Susan Band Singer Susan Seidelman
Key Exchange Val Barnet Kellman
Streetwalkin' Phoebe Joan Freeman
Hometown Kim Friedman TV Series (1 Episode)
1985-86 Miami Vice Tommy Paul Michael Glaser, Craig Bolotin & John Nicolella TV Series (3 Episodes)
1986 Class of '86 Jerry Adler
American Playhouse Caroline Luis Soto TV Series (1 Episode)
Down to Earth Starr Gardner Russ Petranto TV Series (1 Episode)
1987 Forever, Lulu Diana Amos Kollek
Love at Stake Abigail Baxter John Moffitt
Baby Boom Nanny Charles Shyer
1989 Longtime Companion Heroin Addict Norman René
Dear John Sylvia John Rich TV Series (1 Episode)
True Blue Connie Tollin William A. Graham & George Mendeluk TV Series (2 Episodes)
1989-92 Cheers Margaret O'Keefe James Burrows TV Series (4 Episodes)
1990 Father Dowling Mysteries Florence Galthworthy Ron Satlof TV Series (1 Episode)
1991 Strictly Business Sheila Kevin Hooks
1992 This Is My Life Marianne Nora Ephron
Prelude to a Kiss Tin Market Musician Norman René (2)
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin Marina Don Bluth & Gary Goldman
12 Monkeys Woman Cabbie Terry Gilliam
1996 One Way Out Eve Kevin Lynn
1997 Arresting Gena Sally Hannah Weyer
My Divorce The middle sister Andrea Clark
1998 Barriers Phil Alan Baxter
1999 Law & Order Frances Padden Constantine Makris TV Series (1 Episode)
Third Watch Amber Gastin Christopher Chulack TV Series (1 Episode)
2001 The American Astronaut Cloris Cory McAbee
Mourning Glory Mediator Barrett Esposito
Third Watch Crazy Woman Jesús Salvador Treviño TV Series (1 Episode)
2002 Delayed Sarah Charles Ricciardi
2003 It Runs in the Family Deb Fred Schepisi
Trouble in Paradise Dolores Dave Coleman Short
2004 Messengers Alice Farmer Philip Farha
Temptation Nora Mark Tarlov
2005 Tom and Francie Francie Patrick Michael Denny
Live at Five Annie Averie Storck Short
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Varla Arthur W. Forney TV Series (1 Episode)
2007 Brooklyn Rules Dottie Michael Corrente
Sexina: Popstar P.I. Vera's Mom Erik Sharkey
2008 Adventures of Power Farrah Ari Gold
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Eudora Mixon Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
2009-10 Wiener & Wiener Deena Dante Russo TV Series (4 Episodes)
2012 The Trouble with Cali Mrs. Saperstein Paul Sorvino
NYC 22 Unmarried Woman Martha Mitchell TV Series (1 Episode)
2013-present Orange Is the New Black Norma Romano Several TV Series (31 Episodes)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2015 American Songbook at NJPAC David Stern TV Series
2016 Miles Rhonda Roth Nathan Adloff


On Broadway, she has appeared in the 1977 revival of Hair, Leader of the Pack, Ah, Wilderness!, On the Town, and The Full Monty . She had the title role in the workshop of the short-lived adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie. She also played the role of Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical Assassins during its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in 1990-1991, and is featured on the cast recording of it, on the RCA label.[5] In 2003 she joined other original Off-Broadway cast members in a Reprise! (Los Angeles) concert production of Assassins.[6] In 2007, she was stand-by for the two comic villain roles in the musical Xanadu on Broadway.[7]

She played the whiny friend with the chronic cold in the Delacorte Theatre production of On The Town in 1997.

She also appeared in the lab production of the musical Hit The Lights! in 1993 at the Vineyard Theatre.[8]

Golden has the distinct honor of having appeared in three separate versions of Hair: a Broadway revival in 1977, the motion picture in 1979 and a special benefit performance concert in 2004. Golden starred with Peter Scolari in the world premiere of The Nutcracker and I from November 29, 2011 to December 31, 2011 at the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Comically playing the Sugar Rush Fairy (and three other roles) in this musical comedy featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini, she and Scolari were compared in one review to the team of Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar.[9]

Since 2005, Golden has frequently appeared in stage concerts for composer Joe Iconis. He is developing a musical written for and starring her entitled Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter,Yo![10] Golden appeared in the musical Violet starring Sutton Foster on Broadway in 2014.[11]


  1. ^ a b Kessler, Judy.Annie Golden Finds Her Music with the Shirts Knits Up the Raveled Sleeve of 'Hair'"People, September 17, 1979
  2. ^ "Annie Golden Biography", accessed September 3, 2011
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Listing Internet Movie Database, accessed September 3, 2011
  5. ^ "'Assassins", 1990-1991" Internet Off-BroadwayDatabase, accessed September 3, 2011
  6. ^ Hernandez, Ernio. "Original Off-Broadway Cast Members Reprise Assassins Roles for L.A.'s Reprise!", August 27, 2003
  7. ^ Listing InternetBroadwayDatabase, accessed September 3, 2011
  8. ^
  9. ^ Rendell, Bob. "Nutty Nutcracker A Musical Comedy Divertissement". Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ Purcell, Carey. "Alexander Gemignani, Annie Golden and More Will Join Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell in Violet ", February 13, 2014

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