|Date of Birth:||1982 September 20|
|Age:||35 years old|
|education||High School of Performing Arts and American Academy of Dramatic Arts|
|place_of_birth||Brooklyn, New York|
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Jessica Pimentel is a Screen Actors Guild Awards winning actress and musician. She is well known for her role in American comedy-drama web series, Orange Is the New Black as Maria Ruiz.
Jessica Pimentel was born on September 20, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York. She belongs to the black ethnicity of Taino, Native America and holds an American nationality. She was born to her father, Ervin Pimentel, and mother, Loida Perez. Her family was newcomers from the Dominican Republic.
Pimentel’s parents got divorced when Jessica was just six years old. After that, Pimentel grew up with her mother and grandmother and her father did not become part of her life.
Jessica enrolled at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City. After that, She went to study at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where she achieved a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts as well as got the scholarship of Cleavon Little.
Jessica began her acting career appearing on the television series, All My Children where she played as Pine Valley Kid in the year 1995. She then appeared in several tv series such as, 12 NAgry Viewers(1997), third Watch(2002), Law & Order(2003), Mercy(2010), Orange Is the New Black(2013) and soon.
In the television series Orange Is the New Black, she played the role of Maria Ruiz along with Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco, Nick Sandow and so on. From the tv series, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2015. Jenji Kohan, Liz Friedman, Sara Hess Tara Herrmann are the Executive Producers of the series.
After achieving a huge success from the television series, Jessica made her first step in the 1998 movie, The Last Days of Disco as Clubgoer, however, the movie couldn’t grab enough audience. Then, she appeared in several other movies that include, Room(2005), IIIegal Tender(2007), Pride and Glory(2008), How to Score Your Life(2012), Death Pact(2014) and much more. Recently, she hasn't signed any movies and she is busy with her tv series, Orange Is the New Black.
Currently, she is in a relationship with her boyfriend, Tomas Haake. They are dating each other since 2013 and the couple is together since then. They didn’t have any children yet and they haven’t outed any plans for their marriage as well.
Her boyfriend, Tomas Haake is a famous Swedish drummer and main songwriter of the experimental metal band, Meshuggah.
She won the attractive measure of cash in her career. Being an actress, she appeared in several movies and tv series by which she finances her living. It is assessed that her present Net Worth is around $950000 million. She is enjoying luxurious life with her boyfriend.