Diane Guerrero (age: 30) is an actress known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin and Are We There Yet?.
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Diane Guerrero Bio
Diane Guerrero (born July 21, 1986) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin. Among her other roles was a recurring role on Are We There Yet? Guerrero grew up in Boston and remained there after the rest of her family was deported to Colombia. She is an advocate for immigration reform. Her role on Orange Is the New Black has twice contributed to wins for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
She auditioned for a role on Devious Maids, but was cast in Orange is the New Black, where she plays a Bronx-bred character that she feels is likely Puerto Rican. For season 2, she was part of the cast that earned recognition for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards. The cast earned recognition for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series again at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has had a recurring role on Are We There Yet?.
In 2014, she appeared in Emoticon 😉, a comedy about a May–December romance in which her character’s father is involved with a doctoral candidate. Her performance in this film as Amanda (“Mandy”) Nevins, an adopted teenage child, elicited positive criticism such as a description of a “well-drawn smaller moment” that was “beautifully rendered” according to Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter and a performance that “command sympathy” according to Inkoo Kang of the Los Angeles Times.
One of her upcoming roles is as an 1800s Cuban confederate spy, loosely based on the life of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, for Peter and John. She was cast in The CW‘s series Jane the Virgin in a recurring role. In February 2015, Guerrero was cast as the female lead in CBS‘ television pilot for Super Clyde, but the show was not picked up for series when CBS announced its fall schedule in May. Guerrero has upcoming film roles in Happy Yummy Chicken, Beyond Control and The Godmother.
In 2016, Guerrero released In the Country We Love: My Family Divided a memoir about her parents being detained and deported when she was fourteen. The book’s written with Michelle Burford and published by Henry Holt and Co.
Guerrero is the lead in a CBS drama under development for the 2017–18 United States network television season based on and sharing the title of her memoir, In the Country We Love. Guerrero will portray a successful corporate attorney who takes on pro bono cases for undocumented immigrants after her own past as the child of deported parents is revealed by a family emergency.
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