Jessica Pimentel

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The Brooklyn born and raised native New Yorker is best known as an actress in her role as Maria Ruiz on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, and won 3 Screen Actors Guild Award wins and one nomination. Her parents were immigrants from the Dominican Republic and is a Latina of mixed heritage. She is a graduate of the High School for... See full bio »

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Pride and Glory Angelique Domenguez


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  Olga Dies Dreaming (TV Series) (pre-production)
Mabel Ortiz
- Episode #1.1 ... Mabel Ortiz
  Bound (post-production)
  The Horror of Dolores Roach (TV Series) (post-production)
Flora Frias
- Episode #1.8 ... Flora Frias
- Episode #1.3 ... Flora Frias
- Episode #1.1 ... Flora Frias
 2020 Gets Good Light (Short)
 2013-2019 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Maria Ruiz
- The Big House (2019) ... Maria Ruiz
- God Bless America (2019) ... Maria Ruiz
- The Thirteenth (2019) ... Maria Ruiz
- The Hidey Hole (2019) ... Maria Ruiz (credit only)
- Baker's Dozen (2019) ... Maria Ruiz (credit only)
 2018 Ghost - Dance Macabre (Music Video)
Jessica Pimentel
 2017/VI Milk (Short)
 2005-2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Manuela Ozuna / Joanne Suarez / Selma Garcia
- Institutional Fail (2015) ... Manuela Ozuna
- Retro (2008) ... Joanne Suarez
- 911 (2005) ... Selma Garcia
 2014-2015 Person of Interest (TV Series)
- YHWH (2015) ... Floyd
- Asylum (2015) ... Floyd
- Blunt (2015) ... Floyd
- Point of Origin (2014) ... Floyd
 2015 The Grief of Others
Ms. Nuñez
 2014 Death Pact (TV Movie)
 2014 Fugly!
 2014 Casting Calls (TV Series)
Mary (2014)
 2013 Go for Sisters
La Mojada
 2012 How to Score Your Life
 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Gabriella Belteno
- Disciple (2010) ... Gabriella Belteno
 2010 Mercy (TV Series)
Female Clerk
- There Is No Superwoman (2010) ... Female Clerk
 2010 The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
Coffee Shop Girl
 2003-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Tina / Hooker
- Boy Gone Astray (2009) ... Tina
- Under God (2003) ... Hooker
 2008 Pride and Glory
Angelique Domenguez
 2008 Off Jackson Avenue
 2007 Illegal Tender
Young Millie
 2005/I Room
Young Mother (uncredited)
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
- Falling (2002) ... Josie
 1998 The Last Days of Disco
Clubgoer (uncredited)
 1997 12 Angry Viewers (TV Series)
Juror (1997)
 1995 All My Children (TV Series)
Pine Valley Teen / Pine Valley Kid
- Episode dated 2 August 1995 (1995) ... Pine Valley Teen
- Episode #1.6517 (1995) ... Pine Valley Kid
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Summer is filled with people, music, food, and fun. It is an explosion of diversity and a time for creativity. The weather allows me to take my time to enjoy all the sights and sounds that the world around me has to offer; to take them in and feel them fully. See more »


Played wife to actor Manny Perez in Illegal Tender (2007) and Pride and Glory (2008). See more »


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