Lorraine Toussaint is a Trinidadian television actress best known for her role as assistant medical examiner Elaine Duchamps on the television drama Crossing Jordan, playing the role between 2001 and 2002.
Before taking the role, Toussaint was a featured guest star on the drama Law & Order, as Shambala Green, a foil to Michael Moriarty's Benjamin Stone, and later to Sam Waterston's Jack McCoy.
Toussaint also starred alongside Annie Potts in the four year Lifetime drama Any Day Now. She also played a role in the movie Hudson Hawk.
She was a regular guest star on the failed drama Threat Matrix, as Carina Wright/Agent Cassandra Hodges.
Other television shows she has appeared in include One Life To Live, 227, The Sinbad Show, Murder One, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Leaving L.A., Frasier, Judging Amy, The Closer, NUMB3RS, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Toussaint graduated from Manhattan's School of Performing Arts in 1978, before going on to graduate from Juilliard Drama School.