Selenis Leyva

Inside Biography

Cuban-born American actress, Selenis Leyva is known for her role Gloria Mendoza in American comedy-drama web television series, Orange Is the New Black. She is an Angel Amba s sador for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, and also an activist for LGBT rights and has a sister who is a transgender woman.         

Early Life And Bio Of Selenis Leyva

Selenis Leyva was born in Baracoa, Cuba on May 26, 1972, under the birth sign Gemini. She is an American-Cuban by her nationality and her ethnicity is unknown.  

Leyva began her career after performing in various creations at Off-Broadway. She has been active in the television industry since 1999 and has done the lead role in several TV programs such as Third Watch, The Good Wife, Law & Order, Elementry, The Sopranos, Girls, and others.    

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She made her first debut in the motion picture, Debutante. She then starred in several movies, Maria Full of Grace, Sex and the City 2, Man in the Mirror, Spider-Man: Homecoming and many more.

Similarly, Leyva also made her television debut after appearing in several TV series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Dirty Sexy Money, The Whole Truth, The Following, Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015, Murphy Brown, and others.

As of 2018, she is portraying the character of Gloria Mendoza in American comedy-drama web television series, Orange Is the New Black alongside Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Michelle Hurst, and others. She also won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble.

Selenis Leyva’s Net Worth

Selenis Leyva is one of the popular theater, film, as well as a television actress and has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2018 by celebrity net worth.

Moreover, she has been a part of a number of box-offices hit movies and some of them are enlisted below;

Movie Budget Box-office Collection IMDB rating Cast Member
Maria Full of Grace (2004) $3 million  $12.6 million  7.5  Catalina Sandino Moreno
Yenny Paola Vega
John Álex Toro
Guilied Lopez
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) $90 million  $886 million 7 Ray Romano
John Leguizamo
Denis Leary
Queen Latifah
Sex and the City 2 (2010) $95 million  $294.6 million 4.4  Sarah Jessica Parker
Kim Cattrall
Kristin Davis
Cynthia Nixon
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) $95 million  $877 million  6.6  Ray Romano
John Leguizamo
Denis Leary
Nicki Minaj
Epic (2013)  $93 million  $268.4 million 6.7  Colin Farrell
Josh Hutcherson
Amanda Seyfried
Christoph Waltz

Selenis Leyva’s Personal Life

Selenis Leyva is a married woman, and also has a daughter, Alina. She has been incredibly quiet about her private life for a long time, so details regarding her husband and daughter are not revealed yet.


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She is also active on social media like facebook, and Instagram, where she has 100k and 670k followers respectively as of November 2018. 

Selenis Leyva’s Body Measurement

  • Height: She stands at the height of 5'4 (1.63 m).  
  • Weight: 60 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown Black
  • Body Measurement: She has an hourgla s s body shape of 35-25-35 in (89-64-89 cm). 

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