Orange is the New Black Season 3 Cast Photos: Who's New on the Cellblock?

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Last night, like Washington crossing the Delaware or Beyonce dropping a new album, Orange is the New Black Season 3 shocked us all with a surprise early arrival.

Thus far, reviews have been stellar, and the ladies of Litchfield have already been renewed for a fourth season.

Of course, one of the perks of setting a show mostly behind prison walls (aside from the huge savings in the wardrobe department) is that it's easy to bring in new characters to spice things up.

Whether they're guards, inmates or visitors, people come and go from our nation's correctional institutions all the time. (Well, the inmates tend to come and not go, but you get the idea.)

The third season is a dreaded milestone for many shows, as historically, it's a time when hit series begin to fall flat.

But with a sexy Instagram model as an inmate, a hipster comedian as a CO, and a beloved veteran actress as the woman who gave birth to Pornstache (gag), OITNB is keeping things fresh and, as always, surprisingly funny.

Check out our photo rundown of the cast and see how different some of the ladies look in real life:

 

1. Orange is the New Black: Crazy Eyes

Orange is the New Black: Crazy Eyes
Uzo Aduba as Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premiered June 6th.

2. Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba plays Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. Fortunately, she looks significantly less crazy in real life.

3. Sophia Burset: Orange is the New Black

Sophia Burset: Orange is the New Black
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

4. Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox plays Sophia Burset on on Orange is the New Black. She does pretty well with her makeshift makeup in the slammer, but she still looks much better on the red carpet.

5. Alex Vause: Orange is the New Black

Alex Vause: Orange is the New Black
Laura Prepon as Alex on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

6. Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon plays Alex Vause on Orange is the New Black. She's hot on the show too, but she looks much less intimidating in real life.

7. Nicky: Orange is the New Black

Nicky: Orange is the New Black
Natasha Lyonne as Nicky on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

8. Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne
Natasha Lyonne plays Nicky on orange is the New Black. We prefer non-inmate, non-junkie look.

9. Dayanara Diaz: Orange is the New Black

Dayanara Diaz: Orange is the New Black
Dascha Polanco as Dayanara on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

10. Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco
Dascha Polanco plays Dayanara on Orange is the New Black. We prefer her red carpet look to her prison style for so, so many reasons.

11. Red: Orange is the New Black

Red: Orange is the New Black
Kate Mulgrew as Red on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

12. Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew plays Red on Orange is the New Black. She looks far less Russian and scary in real life.

13. Pennsatucky: Orange is the New Black

Pennsatucky: Orange is the New Black
Taryn Manning as Pennsatucky on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

14. Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning plays Pennsatucky on Orange is the New Black. She looks far less terrifying in real life.

15. Big Boo: Orange is the New Black

Big Boo: Orange is the New Black
Actress Lea DeLaria as Big Boo on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

16. Lea Delaria

Lea Delaria
Lea Delaria plays Big Boo on Orange is the New Black. In real life she looks less like she's stab you with a screwdriver and more like she'd tell you a knock-knock joke.

17. Taystee: Orange is the New Black

Taystee: Orange is the New Black
Actress Danielle Brooks from Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

18. Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks
Danielle Brooks plays Taystee on Orange is the New Black. We'd say life outside of prison certainly agrees with her.

19. Piper Chapman: Orange is the New Black

Piper Chapman: Orange is the New Black
Taylor Schilling as Piper Kerman on Orange is the New Black. The second season of the acclaimed Netflix series premieres June 6th.

20. Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling plays Piper Chapman on Orange is the New Black. She's beautiful on the show, but she still looks much better in real life.

21. Ruby Rose on Instagram

Ruby Rose on Instagram
The newest OITNB cast member has nearly 1 million Instagram followers. We get the feeling her breakout performance might help her reach that milestone.

22. Stella Carlin: Orange is the New Black

Stella Carlin: Orange is the New Black
Ruby Rose joins the cast of Orange is the New Black for season three. Yes, the tattoos are real.

23. Berdie: Orange is the New Black

Berdie: Orange is the New Black
Marsha Stephanie Blake is the newest guard at Litchfield. She posted this Instagram pic from her first day on set.

24. Marsha Stephanie Blake

Marsha Stephanie Blake
Marsha on the red carpet. As you can see, she favors a much more glam look in real life.

25. Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia
Birbiglia is best known for his standup specials, but he'll be laying down the law as a Litchfield guard in season 3.

26. Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen joined the cast for season 3. She has the unenviable task of playing Pornstache's mom.

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