Annie Golden

  • American actress
  • Born October 19, 1951

Annie Golden (born October 19, 1951) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for portraying mute Norma Romano in Orange Is the New Black since 2013.

People come up to me all the time. If I'm with friends or in a crowd, I'm fine, but if I'm by myself, I get afraid because people are nuts.

I am the flower child who will not wilt. You couldn't have asked for anything more.

I was the illegitimate child of the legitimate theater. I had no training. I came from downtown rock and roll, and when I came in and auditioned for the Broadway revival of 'Hair,' I had no eyebrows - kind of a Bowie-esque glimmer kid. And it was hard representing the flower power era when we were stone cold punks.

All of my friends in the business ask, 'Why is this woman not a star? Why is she not a household name?'

Every time you're given a job, you're given a gift, and if you're flexible, you never know what's going to happen.

If you are a singer and you lose your voice, you realize that you have other skill sets when that is taken out of the equation.

If I wrote a memoir, it would be like 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.'