Selenis Leyva

Active - 1999 - 2017  |   Born - May 26, 1972 in Bronx, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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  • Is of Cuban-Dominican descent.
  • Became interested in acting during elementary school after seeing a play by the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.
  • Was cast in her first professional acting job in a stage production of Simpson Street with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.
  • Starred in New World Stages' production of Celia in 2007.
  • Played the role of Lela in an off-Broadway production of Basilica.
  • Partnered with Orgullosa to donate $30,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
  • Is an Angel Ambassador for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.
  • Attended a prom for teen patients of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in 2015.
  • Is an activist for LGBT rights and has a sister who is a transgender woman.