Orange is the New Black star in the role of Gloria Mendoza who had a recurring role as Detective Mariluz Rivera in Law & Order.
She made her professional acting debut in 1999 in a different role for the series Law & Order and also appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that same year.
She was born in Baracoa, Cuba and raised in The Bronx, New York. She has a daughter named Alina.
She appeared in an episode of Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller.