Selenis Leyva is a Cuba-born American actress, who is popular for her roles as 'Gloria Mendoza' in the TV series Orange Is the New Black (2019-2019); 'Ms. Warren' in the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017); and as 'Detective Mariluz Rivera' in the TV series Law & Order (1999-2010).
She has also received various awards and honors for her acting works, including ALMA Award (in 2014) and Screen Actors Guild Award (in 2015) for TV series Orange Is the New Black.
Selenis Leyva's Daughter
Selenis Leyva has a daughter who goes by the name Alina.
Selenis Leyva alongside her daughter Alina in January 2020 (Photo: Selenis Leyva's Instagram)
However, Selenis Leyva has remained secretive about Alina's biological father.
Selenis' Bio: Age, Education
Selenis Leyva was born on 26 May 1972 in Baracoa, Cuba. Later, she was raised in The Bronx, New York, United States.
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She completed her high schooling from the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts in New York City. And then, she went on to study at Marymount Manhattan College; however, she dropped out of college in the junior year itself as she started getting a lot of acting works.
Height & Weight
The talented and veteran actress, Selenis Leyva, stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 meters) and weighs 61 kg (134.5 lbs). Also, she has dark brown hair and eye color.
Net Worth Details
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Orange Is the New Black star, Selenis Leyva, managed a net worth of $1 million, as of March 2015.
Siblings: Transgender Sister
Selenis Leyva has five siblings altogether: Arnol Leyva, Isa Leyva, Tony Leyva, Amber Leyva, and Marizol Leyva. Selenis is the eldest of all her siblings.
Her sister, Marizol Leyva, who is a model, cook, and activist by profession, is a transgender woman. Marizol got transitioned at the age of 19, and Selenis unceasingly supported that decision of Marizol.
Quick Facts About Selenis Leyva
- Selenis Leyva starer 2017’s movie Spider-Man: Homecoming grossed over $880 million worldwide.
- She made her professional acting debut in 1999 in a different role for the series Law & Order. The same year, she also appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
- She posted a picture with her parents on Instagram on 29 March 2017 remembering their trip to Mexico.
- Her daughter Alina turned 17-years-old on the 10th of February 2020. On the occasion of her daughter’s birthday, Selenis wrote down a warm wish and shared a picture of the mother-daughter duo on Instagram. Her words,