Jackie Cruz wants to shake up Hollywood, and we totally agree with her
Jackie Cruz is undoubtedly a well-rounded artist — she can do it all. In acting, many met Jackie through her breakthrough performance as La Flaca in Orange Is The New Black. In singing, we fell in love with her quintessential cover of Selena’s classic, “Como La Flor”. Beyond her art, Jackie Cruz has used her voice and platform to mobilize communities. Previously, she joined her BFF and OITNB co-star, Diane Guerrero, to support the GOTV efforts of 2016 presidential elections.
Now Jackie has a list of remarkable accomplishments under her belt. However, at the beginning of her career, she experienced discrimination and was familiar with the wrongfully assumed universal identity of latinx. In a recent interview with Refinery 29, she explained the roadblocks she encountered while auditioning: