Jackie, Jackie Chavez
Queens, New York City, United States
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jackie studied at the Hamilton Music Academy.
Actress, Singer, Model
The Katz Company manages Jackie Cruz.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
57 kg or 126 lbs
Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse
Jackie Cruz has dated –
- Fernando Garcia – Actor and artist Fernando Garcia and Jackie Cruz are considered to be the cutest couple. Jackie continually posts pictures of them on her Instagram. The couple has regularly been seen making public appearances and he has even appeared in Jackie’s cover song on YouTube.
Race / Ethnicity
Jackie has the Dominican Republic ancestry.
- Often seen wearing a nose ring
- The front fringes of Jackie’s hair and her signature hairstyle.
Jackie has endorsed the following brands –
Best Known For
Playing the character of Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales in Orange is The New Black, a comedy-drama Netflix series by Jenji Kohan.
As a Singer
Jackie released her first EP independently in 2010 called Hollywood Gypsy.
Jackie made her first theatrical movie appearance in the drama film 13 Steps in 2016. She played the character Izar.
First TV Show
In 2007, Jackie made her television show debut as Graciela in drama series The Shield.
Jackie trains with Michael and celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser. Her workouts are usually high on energy and are fun filled. Jackie occasionally shares pictures of her work out on Instagram. She also does interval training and incorporates dancing into her workout routine.
Jackie dislikes running in particular and even running on the treadmill. She finds it time-consuming and tedious. Her workouts are more resistance based including tic-tac abdominal exercise, donkey kicks with the help of a resistance band amongst other exercises.
Jackie Cruz Favorite Things
- Artist – Elvis Presley, Etta James, Tracy Chapman, Elvis Costello, and Fiona Apple
- Make-up Products – Chantecaille Le Stylo Ultra Slim Liquid Eyeliner, MAC matte lipsticks, Living Luminizer by RMS beauty
- Skincare Product – Virtual Medspa by Theresa Pinson
- Eatery – Sake Bar Decibel
- Selena Gomez Song – Como La Flor
Jackie Cruz Facts
- She is bi-lingual and can speak English and Spanish fluently.
- Her celebrity crush is Johnny Depp.
- Although she was born in New York, she was primarily raised in the Dominican Republic and California.
- She worked as a waitress in a restaurant in New York City called “Lavo” when she was a recurring character on Orange Is the New Black. The extensive and long hours of shooting eventually got her fired.
- Jackie is a TEDx speaker.
- She was not a regular cast member on Orange is the New Black until the 4th season.
- She decided to choose acting as her profession at the age of 7 after she saw Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard.
- Jackie’s mother left her education to be a doctor mid-way to help Jackie relocate and pursue her dream of being an actress.
- She had a car accident when her friend was trying to race with another car which left her in a coma for 72 hours.
- Jackie has two pet dogs named Elvis and Picasso, who have their own Instagram pages.
- She is a member of the band Crosby Street and was previously part of an all-girl band called Krush Velvet.
Featured Image by Jackie Cruz / Instagram