Selenis Leyva


Selenis Leyva Biography

Selenis Leyva is best known as Actress who has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million. Orange Is the New Black star in the role of Gloria Mendoza who had a recurring role as Detective Mariluz Rivera in Law & Order. She was born on May 26,1972, Baracoa, Cuba. She was cast in the 2014 film St. Vincent, starring Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray. She made her professional acting debut in 1999 in a different role for the series Law & Order and also appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that same year. She appeared in an episode of Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller. She was born in Baracoa, Cuba and raised in The Bronx, New York. She has a daughter named Alina. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Selenis Leyva Bio

Selenis Leyva Bio, Wiki

Best Known For
  • Being cast in the role of Gloria Mendoza in the comedy-drama web series, Orange is the New Black.
  • Having made guest appearances in the popular TV series such as Law & Order, The Good Wife, and The Sopranos.
  • Having appeared in a supporting role in the legal drama movie, Custody, which had acclaimed actress Viola Davis in the lead role.
Nick NameSelenis
Full NameSelenis Leyva
Birth PlaceBaracoa, Cuba
ResidenceNew York City, New York, United States
EducationSelenis Leyva went to the LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. However, before she got admission at LaGuardia, she was told by a guidance counselor that she had no chances of getting in any arts high school in New York City.
ManagerSelenis Leyva is represented by Long Island-based Hartig-Hilepo Agency, Ltd.
  • Siblings – Arnol Leyva (Younger Brother), Isa Leyva (Younger Sister), Tony Leyva (Younger Brother), Amber Leyva (Younger Sister), Marizol Leyva (Younger Sister, transgender woman) (Model, Cook, and Activist)
Build TypeAverage
NationalityCuban nationality
Age48 years old
Date of BirthMay 26,1972
Zodiac SignGemini
Height5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
Weight61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Sexual OrientationStraight
Distinctive Features
  • Short cropped hairdo
  • Short height
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$1 Million

Selenis Leyva Filmography, Movies

2000DebutanteDaisy Dominguez
2002Apartment #5CLuisa
2004Maria Full of GraceCustoms Inspector
2007Illegal TenderWanda
2007Ben's PlanMaria
2009Don't Let Me DrownSonia
2009Ice Age: Dawn of the DinosaursAdditional VoicesVoice
2010Sex and the City 2Teacher
2010Trouble ChildTrouble ChildShort film
2011Man in the MirrorSoniaShort film
2012Ice Age: Continental DriftAdditional VoicesVoice
2013EpicAdditional VoicesVoice
2014Living with the DeadDr. Quenda
2015Chapter & VerseYolanda
2016I Can I Will I DidMaria
2017Spider-Man: HomecomingMonica Warren
2020ShadowsPamelaShort film

Selenis Leyva TV Shows

1999Law & OrderLouisaEpisode: “Refuge: Part 2”
1999Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLorinda GutierrezEpisode: “Hysteria”
2001The $treetKateEpisode: “Junk Bonds”
2001Law & OrderDeeDee SalazarEpisode: “Sunday in the Park with Jorge”
2001TainaTiti RoseRecurring role, 6 episodes
2001100 Centre StreetDelfina RomeroEpisodes: “Kids: Part 1” and “Kids: Part 2”
2002Law & Order: Criminal IntentIsabella CostasEpisode: “Homo Homini Lupis”
2003Third WatchPhyllisEpisode: “Goodbye to All That”
2004Third WatchGonzalezEpisode: “Leap of Faith”
2004Law & OrderNita CabreraEpisode: “Veteran's Day”
2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentWarden's SecretaryEpisode: “Prisoner”
2004–2006Law & OrderDetective Mariluz RiveraRecurring role, 18 episodes
2006The SopranosJill DibiasoEpisode: “Live Free or Die”
2007Dirty Sexy MoneyDetective Angelina AdamsEpisode: “Pilot”
2008New AmsterdamSusan BoyleEpisode: “Pilot”
2010Law & OrderRona HendersonEpisode: “Boy on Fire”
2010The Good WifeMarisolEpisode: “Doubt”
2010The Whole TruthClaudiaEpisode: “Liars”
2011Law & Order: Criminal IntentDetective Mariluz RiveraEpisode: “Icarus”
2011Person of InterestHoskingEpisode: “Number Crunch”
2011–2012Blue BloodsAssistant M.E. CraigRecurring role, 4 episodes
2012GirlsChastityEpisode: “Hannah's Diary”
2012ElementarySara CastilloEpisode: “Child Predator”
2013The FollowingDetective MoralesEpisode: “Chapter Two”
2013–2019Orange Is the New BlackGloria MendozaRecurring role (Seasons 1-2), Series regular (Season 3-Season 7), 88 episodesALMA Award for Outstanding Special Achievement in Television (2014)Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2015–2016)Nomination — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2018)
2015Madam SecretaryBolivian Ambassador Mariana DominguezEpisode: “The Time Is at Hand”
2015VeepGovernor RamosEpisode: “B/ill”
2018DuckTalesDetective CabreraVoice role; recurring
2018ManiacPatricia Lugo3 episodes
2018Murphy BrownMaria GonzalesEpisode: “Thanksgiving and Taking”
2020Diary of a Future PresidentGabi Cañero-ReedSeries regular

Selenis Leyva Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth 2020$1 Million
Income SourcePrimary Income source TV Actress (profession).

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