1. Michelle Hurst is an American actress, best known for her role as Miss Claudette Pelage in the first season of Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black.
2. Hurst was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career in theatre, and in the 1990s began appearing in television and film.
3. Hurst is known for her multiple roles in various Law & Order television shows.
4. On Christmas of 2013, she was seriously injured in a car accident.
5. In January 2015 Hurst appeared in the third series of the British television drama series Last Tango in Halifax.