Jackie Cruz

Jackie Cruz

Highest Rated: 10% A Nice Girl Like You (2020)

Lowest Rated: 10% A Nice Girl Like You (2020)

Birthday: Aug 8, 1986

Birthplace: Not Available

Singer-actress Jackie Cruz's attempts at stardom, which dominated much of her teenaged years, came to fruition in 2015 when she was cast as Flaca, a women's prison inmate, on "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix, 2013- ). Born August 8, 1986 in Queens, New York, Cruz was raised by her single, Dominican Republic-born mother, who nurtured her daughter's interest in performance through singing, dancing and acting lessons. In her mid-teens, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles, where she studied at the Hamilton Music Academy; during this period, she experienced initial brushes with fame as a member of Krush Velvet, a girl group produced by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and later, through appearances as herself as a sort of romantic foil for Kourtney Kardashian on "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami" (E!, 2009-2013). A streak of personal turmoil, during which she was homeless and later suffered a traumatic injury in a car accident, led to a return to New York, where Cruz worked as a model and waitress while continuing to pursue careers in music and acting. Her big break came in 2013 when she was cast as Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales, a slightly dim, Goth-influenced inmate on "Orange is the New Black." Initially a recurring character, Flaca was made part of the main cast in the series' fourth season.

Highest rated movies

A Nice Girl Like You




No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosa Rosa (Character) - 2020
10% 43% A Nice Girl Like You Nessa Jennings (Character) - 2020


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chuey Martinez Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2019
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet TRL Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Naked Truth Narrator 2017
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Maria Torres (Guest Star) 2014