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Suzanne Warren
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Season(s)
S1 - S2
Episode count
24
Flashback episode(s)

Name
Suzanne Warren
Gender
Female
Age
32
Family
Dennis Warren (father)
Pat Warren (mother)
Grace Warren (younger sister)
Status
Alive
Offense
Unknown
Occupation
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Also known as
Crazy Eyes
Sue
Suzie
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Cause of death
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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.

Overview

A mentally unstable inmate who develops an obsession with Piper. Suzanne is a lesbian who, according to Healy, has been a problem in the past, with a violent history. She refers to Piper as "Dandelion" and follows her around the prison. 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 Psyche ward, something few inmates do. She has a flair for reciting literature and poetry, often writing her own compositions. In Season 2, 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 sister, Grace. Her 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 Suzanne later in life. She falls for Vee's charms and maternal influence, eventually becoming her "muscle", violently beating or threatening any inmates who cross her. Later, Vee attempts to coldly trick her into taking the fall for Red's beating but fails, and Suzanne is left distraught.

Personality

Suzanne, or better known as her prison nickname "Crazy Eyes," can become very emotionally attached to people and this deters the other inmates from interacting with her. 

When getting to know her better, how kind and thoughtful she can be becomes 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 easily flustered as well as becoming upset, usually resulting in her hitting herself on the head and calling herself "stupid". 

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.

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Physical Description

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.

Relationships

Romantic

Friends

Enemies

Novel

In the novel and memoir "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison" on which the television series is loosely based, the character of "Crazy Eyes" is based on a real life prison inmate who is described as being a darker skinned Hispanic woman, who is a Lesbian that takes interest in the author Piper Kerman. The character of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren is one of only a handful of characters from the TV series to be loosely based on a real-life person.

Appearances

Memorable Quotes

"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

Gallery

Season 1

Promotional Pictures

"I Wasn't Ready"

Season 2

Promotional Pictures

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