Yael Stone is an Australian actress. She has worked extensively in Australian theatre and has won two Sydney Theatre Awards. Outside of Australian theatre, she is best known for her portrayal of Lorna Morello in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
Stone moved to New York permanently in December 2011 and co-founded an experimental theatre company.After four months in New York, she was cast in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, a show set in a women’s prison.Stone plays Lorna Morello, a prisoner from New Jersey; her accent, a mixture of Brooklyn and Boston,was called “the most amazing accent on television” by a journalist for The New Republic,while another reviewer deemed the role to be Stone’s “breakout turn”. She reprised her role in the show’s second season, and was billed as a series regular in the third season.
She has also appeared on the web series High Maintenance.
In 2012, Stone married Australian actor Dan Spielman, with whom she lived in New York City. In July 2017, Stone announced that her marriage had ended over a year ago. Stone is also an atheist. Stone is currently dating AIME Mentoring founder Jack Manning Bancroft. On 23 November 2017, it was announced they are expecting their first child.