Diane Guerrero is an actress, activist, and author known for her roles as “Maritza Ramos” on the award winning, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Netflix series Orange is the New Black (for which she received three Screen Actors Guild awards), as “Lina” in CW’s break-out hit, Jane the Virgin, and as “Sofia” a series regular on the CBS hit comedy Superior Donuts.
Diane’s memoir, “In The Country We Love,” published by Henry Holt, details her life as a citizen daughter of undocumented parents, and her years-long struggle to deal with the consequences of the broken immigration system. The middle grade version of her book will be released on July 17, 2018.
Diane is a nationally sought-after speaker including speaking at universities, galas, and Boston’s 2017 historic July 4th Oration. She is an outspoken advocate for commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform and in 2015, was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She has also worked with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center; is a board member of Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote immigration reform and voter registration; and is a National Museum of the American Latino partner.