Darby Steel is voiced by actor Dale Soules in Lightyear. While viewers might know Soules best for her recurring role on “Orange Is the New Black,” she’s actually been working in the entertainment industry since the early 1970s (via IMDb). Throughout her career, Soules has appeared on TV shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, New Amsterdam, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and Unforgettable. She has also had roles in a number of notable films including The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Aardvark, AWOL and Motherhood.
However, Soules’ biggest screen role of her career to date came in 2014 when she made her debut as Frieda Berlin in the second season of the Netflix prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black. Soules gave an outstanding performance as Frieda, whose allegiances brought about some surprising changes during her time on the series. After first appearing in the show’s second season, Soules continued to appear as Frieda in Orange Is the New Black through the seventh episode of the show’s final season.
Now, Soules has returned to the big screen with her role as Darby Steel in Lightyear, in what arguably stands as one of the actress’ most notable and memorable screen performances to date.