Patty Behind Bars
The actress who plays Yoga Jones served is the voice of Patty Mayonnaise from the Nickelodeon classic “Doug.” It’s not a connection you can immediately notice, but once it’s pointed out, it’s easy to hear Patty’s distinctive voice in the yoga lover’s light by gravelly tones.
Pablo Schreiber plays the perverted corrections officer “Pornstache” Mendez, whom fans probably hate more than any other character. As you might guess from his last name, he is the brother of “X-Men” actor Liev Schreiber.
When it came to portraying transgendered inmate Sophia’s backstory before her operation, the character’s actual actress Laverne Cox was judged to be too feminine. Instead, Cox’s twin brother M. Lamar portrayed the pre-op man. The episode was directed by Jodie Foster.