Selenis Leyva who is a Cuban Dominican American actress was born on 26th May of the year 1972. She is mostly known for portraying the character of Gloria Mendoza in Netflix comedy drama series known as Orange Is the New Black. She was born in Baracoa, Cuba and was raised up in The Bronx, New York, United States. Leyva has made her appearance in numbers of the Off-Broadway productions.
At the beginning of her acting career, she made her professional debut in the year 1999 by making her appearance in different role for a series called Law & Order. In addition to that, she also appeared in an episode of the Law & Order: Special Victim Unit. She had also guest starred on The Good Wife, The Sopranos, Girls, Third Watch as well as Elementary.
It was in the year 2013 when Selenis started to star as Gloria Mendoza who is a Latina leader in the jail in Netflix comedy drama series called Orange Is the New Black. The character was recurring for first two seasons as well as she was promoted to the series regular in third season. Recently, in 2015, she co-starred opposite to Viola Davis as well as Catalina Sandino Moreno in a courtroom drama movie called Custody which is directed and written by James Lapine.
In addition to that, her other movies as well as TV credits include Debytante, Apartment #5C, Maria Full of Grace, Illegal Tender, Ben’s Plan, Don’t Let Me Drown, Ice Age, Sex and the City 2, Trouble Child, Man in the Mirror, Epic, Living with the Dead, Chapter & Verse, Custody, The $treet, Taina, 100 Centre Street, Third Watch, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Sopranos, Dirty Sexy Money, New Amsterdam, The Whole Truth, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Girls, Elementary, The Following, Madam Secretary, and Veep.
To talk about her personal life biography, she is currently single. Selenis has not got married yet nor she has any husband. There has not been any information found about her personal life whether she is dating anyone or has any boyfriend. Her hair is dark brown in color whereas her eyes are also dark brown. She stands taller at height of 170 cm and she weights 61 kg. Although she has reached at mid forties, she has still managed to look young, charming, beautiful, as well as hot and sexy. She has got slim and perfect figure.
Apart from that, Selenis has now reached at the age of 43. Being born in the month of May, her zodiac sign is Gemini. She is of Latin ethnicity and she belongs to Cuban and Dominican descent. She believed in God and is of Christian religion. Her salary is not known and her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
At present, she is residing in her own apartment that is located in New York City, New York, United States. Besides that, to get more details about her bio, she can also be followed in various social media which also includes Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. More information can also be obtained from different internet sources.