1. She is known for her role as Piper Chapman on the Netflix original comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black , for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Television Series Drama.
2. Schilling was born on July 27, 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts. A fan of the NBC medical drama ER during her youth, she began acting at a young age.
3. Schilling made her feature film debut with a supporting role in the independent film Dark Matter .
4. In 2009, she was selected to star in the NBC medical drama Mercy, as Nurse Veronica Flanagan Callahan, a tough Iraq War veteran and former military nurse-turned-medical practitioner.