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Jackie Cruz Biography

Updated On 03 Jul, 2017 Published On 03 Jul, 2017
Jackie Cruz

Facts of Jackie Cruz

Date of Birth :
Age : 36 years old
Family Name : Cruz
Birth Country : American Samoa
Birth Sign : Leo
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Jackie Cruz

What is Jackie Cruz marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Single
How many children does Jackie Cruz have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Jackie Cruz having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jackie Cruz Lesbian ? Yes

Jackie Cruz is an American actress, who is equally famous as a singer and model. She came to limelight from the American comedy-drama web TV show Orange is the New Black. She has played few of the TV show including The Shield, My Own Worst Enemy, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami along with Taylor Lautner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian. Moreover, she along with her team, girl group released Hollywood Gypsy in 2010.

Early Life

Jackie Cruz was born on 8th August 1986, Queens, New York City, United States. Later she moved to Los Angeles and then to the Santiago Dominican Republic with her mother.

During school days, she was part of the girl group, Krush Velvet and actively participated in a school competition. However, the group was not signed to any record label. She completed a degree from Hamilton music Academy. She can speak fluent English and Spanish.

Cruz started living alone when she was at the age of 16. The following year, she has had a car accident due to which she suffered a collapsed lung and was in a coma.  She had to undergo brain surgery. Her song “Sweet Sixteen” was based on the same accident.


Jackie started her career as an actress and made her acting debut from the American reality TV show Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami which premiered on E! TV series aired on 16th August 2009. She played a small role and could not capture the attention of the public.

Later in 2013, she started working as a waitress. She also worked a part-time job as a model in different modeling campaign. 

At the end of the year, she got an opportunity to cast in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. She proved herself as one of the rising stars from the TV series where she portrayed the recurring character Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales for three seasons.

Moreover,  she was listed in the "Top Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood Under 40" by the Hollywood Reporter in November 2013. The list included stars like Eva Longoria, Selina Gomez, and Demi Lovato

Personal Life

Jackie is still unmarried and leading a single life. Though once she confessed that she was in a relationship with a guy. But did not reveal anything about her affair. Cruz seems to be quite secretive about personal life.  

Cruz is a bisexual: as she has revealed that she likes both men and women. Moreover, she is not afraid of public criticism.

Net Worth

Jackie has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $1 million from her career in acting.

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