Fast Facts

  • Is of Cuban-Dominican descent.
  • Became interested in acting during elementary school after seeing a play by the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.
  • Was cast in her first professional acting job in a stage production of Simpson Street with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.
  • Starred in New World Stages' production of Celia in 2007.
  • Played the role of Lela in an off-Broadway production of Basilica.
  • Partnered with Orgulloso to donate $30,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
  • Is an Angel Ambassador for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.
  • Attended a prom for teen patients of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in 2015.
  • Is an activist for LGBT rights and has a sister who is a transgender woman.

Awards

  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Marizol Leyva — Sister
  • Arnol Leyva — Brother
  • Alina — Daughter

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Details

  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Birthday: May 26, 1972, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor

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