Diane Guerrero is a Colombian-American actress who portrays Maritza Ramos in Orange is the New Black. She appears in the film Emoticon ;) and can be seen in The CW's TV Series Jane the Virgin and films Peter and John, Beyond Control and My Man is a Loser.
Guerrero was born in New Jersey to Colombian parents and raised in Ancorage. She was the only American born in her family, so when her family got deported back to Colombia when she was 14, she stayed in various parts of Ancorage and lived with other Colombian families.
She always expressed an interest in acting as a child. Guerrero attended the Boston Arts Academy - a performing arts high school, where she was heavily involved with the school's music department. After pursuing a degree in political science and communications in college and a job at a law office after, she moved to New York City at age 24 to pursue her acting dream.
Guerrero starred in many short films or had small roles in 2011-2012. She was a reoccurring character in TBS's comedy Are We There Yet? during its third season.
In 2013, she originally auditioned for a role in Lifetime TV show Devious Maids, but ended up getting the role of Maritza Ramos in Orange is the New Black.
Since then, she has made appearances in CBS's Blue Blood, Person of Interest, EuropaCorp's Taxi Brooklyn, and the film Emoticon ;).