Selenis Leyva on What Makes a “REAL” Woman!

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"Selenis Leyva on What Makes a “REAL” Woman!"

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CL Nation, the sizzlin’ talented Ms. Selenis Leyva from NETFLIX’s “Orange Is The New Black,” unleashes her second blog for The Huffington Post titled “What makes a REAL Woman?”

It’s up. It’s raw. It’s real. It’s a must read!

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Selenis Leyva is one of the breakout stars of NETFLIX’s hit series Orange Is The New Black, which recently won the 2015 coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Selenis will reprise her role as series regular (and fan favorite!) Gloria Mendoza when the hit series returns for a third season on June 12 and will also make history as the first Latina Governor on HBO’s Emmy-winning series, Veep, starring opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, later this summer. Selenis Leyva recently wrapped production in the highly anticipated feature film “CUSTODY”, starring opposite Catalina Sandino Moreno, Viola Davis, Raul Esparza and Hayden Panettiere in NYC.

Selenis’ numerous television credits include recurring roles on hit shows like Law & Order: SVU; Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Girls, Elementary, The Following, The Sopranos and Third Watch. On the big screen, she’s been seen in Sex & The City 2, the Oscar-nominated film, Maria Full of Grace, and the animated films Ice Age:Continental Drift, EPIC and Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs.

A triple threat, Selenis also has numerous acting credits on the New York Stage, including the iconic role of CELIA CRUZ in the off-Broadway hit Celia, and the critically acclaimed plays Ana in the Tropics and Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands. Expanding her career further Selenis is working behind the camera as Executive Producer to her 1st indie film called “Romeo & Romeo”, release date in 2016.

Born and raised in New York City, Selenis is a proud Latina of Cuban and Dominican descent. In addition to being the first Hispanic Ambassador for the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research (her brother is a 2x cancer survior), Selenis is also the recipient of a 2014 ALMA Award, a Special Achievement Award for breaking barriers in the arts. She is also an advocate for LGBT rights and works closely with LGBT Human Rights Organizations and Anti- Bullying Campaigns.

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