Jackie Cruz – Orange Is The New Black – Jackie Cruz On Injustice, Inclusion And Inspiration

Jackie Cruz is an Dominican/ American actress, singer, and activist.

She is best known for your role as Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales in the Netflix original series, Orange Is The New Black, which is about to start its sixth season.

Her activism focuses on prison reform, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and gender inequality.

She has also just released her first single “La Hora Loca” from her upcoming solo debut.

00:00 Trailer.
03:27 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:32 Brian’s introduction.
06:14 Looking forward to feeling the energy of London.
07:16 Enjoying being in Cologne for Gay Pride.
08:00 Orange is the New Black show, on Netflix, has given Jackie new opportunities.
14:59 Jackie looks to women who lead with their hearts not their make-up.
16:50 Justice is the key to what Orange is the New Black portrays.
20:04 What Jackie has learned about prisons and imprisonment during her time on the show.
26:31 Joining the show was her big break and it became a master class for her.
33:39 Advice for those who aspire to be an actress.
36:14 Jackie’s inspiration to become an actress and singer.
39:36 The influence New York has on her.
42:53 Move to Los Angeles aged 15 and leaving home at 16.
47:22 Life changing accident.
54:03 Little girl helps Jackie return to her dream.
1:00:16 Why she doesn’t say she is American when in Europe.
1:05:09 Jackie starts her own company to give a voice to Latinos and other ethnic minorities in America.
1:09:12 Her regular daily routines to keep herself positive and focussed.
1:13:57 What is her super power.
1:15:48 The best and worst days of her life.
1:17:25 What scares her.
1:20:19 What keeps her awake at night.
1:21:22 Success secrets.
1:23:33 Best advice ever received.
1:26:46 Advice to the 20-year old watching who wants to make a change for justice in the world.
1:31:37 What Jackie is bringing to her character.
1:34:22 When the new series comes out.
1:34:46 When her album is coming out.
1:35:10 Brian’s summing up

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What a amazing story and journey Jackie has had thus far. I wish you the most success and happiness! Thanks Bryan and London Real.


I don’t know this person but I can tell from the dress we are going to get along fine.