Diane Guerrero is an American actress and author who is best known for her roles as inmate Maritza Ramos on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black and Lina on Jane the Virgin.
Guerrero, who was born in Passaic, New Jersey, grew up in Boston after the rest of her family was deported to Colombia, making her an advocate for immigration reform.
She began acting in 2010 when she was 24-years-old. A year later, she moved to New York City and studied acting at the Susan Batson Studios, where she met her manager Josh Taylor.
In 2012, Guerrero was cast in Orange is the New Black in the role of Maritza Ramos, a character from the Bronx, New York, with Colombian roots.
For her role on Orange Is the New Black, she has won three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In addition to her acting career, Guerrero is the author of In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which is a memoir about her parents being detained and deported.