'Orange Is The New Black' Actors Off Screen
Viewers of 'Orange Is The New Black' are undoubtedly familiar with the show's characters, but what about the actors who play them? Many of them look much different than their on screen personas. Scroll through to see what your favorite inmates look like outside the prison walls.
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Gloria Mendoza (Selenis Leyva)( March 23, 2013 )
Where we left her: In charge of the kitchen and at war with Red after Red attempts to sabotage Mendoza and her kitchen.
In Season 2: We learn more about her backstory and crimes. Red is no longer her only adversary in the prison as the Spanish tribe begins to clash with the black inmates.
Pivotal episode: Episode 13, "Can't Fix Crazy." In the background for much of the season, Mendoza rises to prominence after landing the most coveted job in the prison: head cook.