Speaker - Jessica Pimentel

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Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jessica Pimentel is an American actress whose parents were immigrants from the Dominican Republic. She is a Latina of mixed heritage including Taino Native American. She is a graduate of the High School for the Performing Arts (a.k.a. "Fame") in New York City and the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, also in New York City, where she holds a degree in Theater Arts where she was awarded the Cleavon Little scholarship and was a member of the professional acting company. Most recently, she has gained popularity playing Maria Ruiz in the Netflix original series, "Orange is the New Black."

2 Programs

Women and Criminal Justice: A Bipartisan Reform Agenda?

12.10.15 | 00:38:24 min | 0 comments

Voices of a People's History of the United States

11.21.14 | 01:27:08 min | 0 comments