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Suzanne Warren
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S1 - S3
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Flashback episode(s)

Suzanne Warren
Dennis Warren (father)
Pat Warren (mother)
Grace Warren (younger sister)
Violent Outbursts
Also known as
Crazy Eyes
Cuckoo (Taystee)
Cause of death

Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren is an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary, portrayed by Uzo Aduba. She was a recurring star for Season One and a series regular in Season Two. She wanted Piper to be her "prison wife" but Piper was not interested. 

According to Healy, before Piper's arrival, Suzanne had several prison wives, which caused problems.


A slightly unhinged inmate who develops an obsession with Piper, a fellow inmate. Suzanne is a lesbian prisoner who, according to Healy, has been a problem prisoner, with a violent history. She follows Piper around the fucking disgusting potato filled prison and refers to her as "Dandelion" and the relationship she imagines with her as "chocolate and vanilla swirl". After Warren puts a request in with Healy to bunk together, Piper confronts her and rebuffs her advances. This causes Warren to retaliate by urinating on the floor of Piper's cubicle while she is sleeping. As the season progresses, she starts to leave Piper alone and a more vulnerable side of Warren is revealed. It is shown that she is hurt that everyone calls her "Crazy Eyes". She also confesses to Piper that she came back from the psych ward, something few inmates do. She has a flair for reciting literature and poetry, often writing her own compositions.

In the last episode of Season 1, it emerges that she gets stage fright, and on the night of Piper's altercation with Pennsatucky, had come outside in the midst of a panic attack and, mistaking Piper for her adoptive mother, had punched her in the face, inadvertently making it look like a more even fistfight, saving Piper from severe punishment. During her childhood, she didn't have the same social development as other children, such as her adoptive sister, Grace. Her adoptive mother was very protective of her and pushed Suzanne to do things she didn't want to do, which left emotional and mental scars on her later in life. Suzanne falls under Vee's maternal influence and charms, eventually becoming Vee's "muscle", violently beating or threatening any inmates who cross her. Later, Vee attempts to convince Suzanne that she is to blame for Vee's attack on Red, but fails. Suzanne is left distraught when Vee comes up missing from prison.


Suzanne, better known by her prison nickname "Crazy Eyes," can become very emotionally attached to people and this deters the other inmates from interacting with her. She is easily upset and is quickly frustrated, usually resulting in her hitting herself on the head and calling herself "stupid". 

When getting to know her better, her compassion and thoughtfulness become apparent, like when she provides peppers for Piper to make amends with Red. She enjoys poetry, reciting Shakespeare and writing poems for Piper. 

She is under medication which calms her down. Suzanne curbs her own sorrow and anxiety by cleaning the bathrooms at night. Despite what seems like a tendency to devote herself blindly to others, Suzanne does not respond well to perceived unkindness, and states at the end of Season One that Piper Chapman is a mean person.

There is strong evidence suggesting that Suzanne has a mental illness (delusions, hallucinations, etc.). Aside from the medication she has been prescribed (possibly Haldol for schizophrenia), a specific diagnosis has not been revealed on the show. Although lacking in judgment (and personal restraint), she has consistently demonstrated above normal intelligence. For example, she understood the concept of a mutation when other inmates seated at a table with her did not. Her creative writing is enjoyed by many other inmates.


Physical DescriptionEdit

Suzanne has big, bulgy eyes, which the inmates believe to be very scary and crazy, earning Suzanne the nickname "Crazy Eyes". She also has short black curly hair that she keeps rolled up into bantu knots on her head. In the episode "Hugs Can Be Deceiving"it is shown that Suzanne took on this hairstyle as a result of the nurse who was in the hospital when Suzanne's mother was giving birth to Grace.





Memorable QuotesEdit

"Before I met you the sun was like a yellow grape. But now, it looks like fire in the sky. Why? Because you light a fire inside me"
— Suzanne Warren
"I threw my pie for you."
— Suzanne Warren
"Chocolate and vanilla swirl-irl swirl-irl."
— Suzanne Warren

What is love?

"It's like you become more you. Which normally is like... *funny faces*... But now it's okay... because the person, like, whoever, they chose to take all that on. All that weird stuff. Whatever's wrong or bad or hiding in you. Suddenly it's alright. You don't feel like such a freak anymore."
— Suzanne Warren

"How come everyone calls me crazy eyes?"

      - Suzanne Warren


Season 1Edit

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"I Wasn't Ready"

Season 2Edit

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