Diane Guerrero


Diane Guerrero has appeared on numerous television series and is best known for her roles as “Maritza Ramos” on the award-winning, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series Orange is the New Black and as "Lina" in CW's breakout hit, Jane the Virgin.

As a teenager, Guerrero suffered through a forced separation from her family as she watched the deportation of her loved ones. She shares the incredible story of how she was able to remain in the US, continue her education and build a successful career. After the departure of her family, Guerrero never lost focus and continued to work hard to build a better life for herself. She graduated from a US high school then she received a degree in political science and communication.

In 2015, Guerrero was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She is an outspoken advocate for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote citizenship and voter registration. Variety named her one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch. Her memoir from Henry Holt publishing, titled In the Country We Love, was released in Spring 2016.

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