Jessica Pimentel is an American actress. She had her career beginnings in the 1990s, debuting in the soap opera All My Children. In the movies, she started her career as an extra in such films as The Last Days of Disco and Room. In the 2000s, she had guest appearances in Third Watch, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. On the big screen, she had her first credited role in the 2007 feature film Illegal Tender. She next starred in the film Pride and Glory. In the 2010s, Pimentel became best known for her role as Maria Ruiz in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. Other films include The Grief of Others and A Bread Factory.