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Dale Soules is an american actress and producer. She portrays Frieda Berlin in Orange Is the New Black.

Early Life Edit

Soules was born on October 2, 1946 in New Jersey, USA. She is an only child. Of her early life, she says:

"I had a wonderful English/Great Books teacher in my Junior High School who was a frustrated actor. I was a good student who was writing some very dark poetry. I was not a popular kid, in fact I was moved away from on the gym floor. My clothes were behind the times, I did not possess the up-to-date consumer goods and I lived in a house with no running water. That was not a big deal to us. We carried water from a brook that ran by the side of my home. But the kids I went to school with could not imagine how I got clean as their water came out of faucets so they moved away from me.

"I had a dream at that time that at some point I could be known for who I was, what I did and what I had to say rather than what kind of house I lived in or how many dates I had to turn down for the prom. My introduction to the theatre was proof to me that that dream could become a reality."[1]

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Personal Life Edit

Dale Soules is a proud open lesbian. It has not been easy for her either. She says growing up at a time where being gay was treated as a disease led to suicidal thoughts.

“When I was coming up, the best version of why you were gay was that it was an illness. That’s not a good feeling, I can say. It made me suicidal, the thought that I would be passing on a disease to anyone I felt affection for was something I just couldn’t square. Luckily I met some people in the theater who I saw were not people that needed to be hidden under rocks or cured.”[2]

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  1. https://www.facebook.com/notes/ogunquit-playhouse/dale-soules-answers-your-facebook-questions/798432540187051/
  2. https://informationcradle.com/usa/dale-soules/
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