11 OITNB Stars You Need To Follow On Instagram

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Now would be a good time to call in sick. You only have two more days to get caught up on Orange is the New Black before the 5th season is released on Friday. On the other hand, if you’re not a slacker with your tv-watching, you’ve probably already re-watched the entire series so that your memory is refreshed. Now, you’re forced to sit on your hands waiting for the new season to drop.
I’ve got just the thing for your kind. Knowing everything there is to know about the show’s characters is one thing. How much do you know about the people who play them? I’ve rounded up some of the OITNB cast Instagram accounts that you need to follow. The ensemble is just as dynamic offscreen as they are in their uniforms.
The other great thing about following any of these actors is that it will inevitably lead you down an OITNB rabbit hole. The cast is literally obsessed with each other and they post pictures of their co-stars all the time. This should keep you pretty occupied for the next 40 hours or so.
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Jessica Pimentel (@thecrusher007)

Maria is a badass crime boss who suggests meditation to subjects under her rule. Pimentel is a badass heavy metal lover who meditates because she’s Buddhist. How cool is that?
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There's beauty in my scars.💋

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Danielle Brooks (@daniebb3)

If you are in need of some body-positive inspiration you need to look no further than Danielle Brooks' Instagram. The actor who brings Taystee to life is frequently posting anecdotes about self-love and acceptance in between accepting awards and being generally fabulous.
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I figured out Snapchat! Thanks @valeriaferreiramakeup & @marcialuvlocks!! Life finally has meaning! #covfefe

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Natasha Lyonne (@nlyonne)

The radical feminist you were all meant to follow, Lyonne — who plays Nikki on the show— has perfected bed hair and ambiguous femme fatale vibes.
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The snuggle is real

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Samira Wiley (@whododatlikedat)

By now, we all know that we’re going to be moving on from OITNB without one of our all time faves. Poussey will forever live on in our hearts, and on our handheld devices. As a newlywed and handmaid-turned-jezebel on The Handmaid’s Tale, Samira Wiley’s Instagram is full of love and resistance. Also, she's growing her hair out!
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Repost @godimsuchadyke follow this account bitches! #FirstWivesClub

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Lea DeLaria (@realleadelaria)

DeLaria is probably the actor most like her character on OITNB, Big Boo. But on Instagram she is the queen of the throwbacks. Do you remember her scene on The First Wives Club?
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No heat in the trailer this morning ☃️.

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Brad William Henkeb (@bradwilliamhenke)

Piscatella without his beard is just weird and unnatural. It’s also fascinating.
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- farmers market friday xx flowers for all‼️🍭

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Lori Petty (@lori_petty)

If you think the short pixie cut on Lolly is really Lori Petty’s look, you are going to love all the iterations of it on her Instagram. My only complaint is that she doesn’t make more videos because I’m infatuated with Petty’s speaking voice.
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And another one cuz I think she cute

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Diane Guerrero (@dianneguerrero_)

On the show, Flaca and Maritza are #bffgoals. Following them on social media is such a treat because they are friends in real life!
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Jackie Cruz (@jackiecruz)

Again, if your biggest hope for the Litchfield women is that Flaca and Maritza stay friends, following Jackie on Instagram will give you the perfect visual. She even posts screenshots of their FaceTime conversations with the the hashtag #Flaritza
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Laverne Cox (@lavernecox)

Let’s be honest. You should have been following Laverne Cox ages ago. She is everything, and her page serves a perfect blend of personal and political.
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Don't miss Ep 6 this week. #AmericanGods @Starz #MadSweeney

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Bonus: Pablo Schreiber (@officialpabloschreiber)

I know he’s not on the show anymore. But I think you should bear witness to how unrecognizable CO Mendez is without his pornstache, and as a leprechaun on American Gods.