Selenis Leyva Bio, Age, Daughter, Sister & Net Worth Info

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Selenis Leyva Bio, Age, Daughter, Sister & Net Worth Info

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1972-05-26
  • Age 48 Years 11 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Baracoa, Cuba
  • Profession Actress
  • Birth Name Selenis Leyva Rivera
  • Zodiac Sign Gemini
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Brother/s Arnol Leyva, Tony Leyva
  • Sister/s Isa Leyva, Amber Leyva, Marizol Leyva.
  • Daughter/s Alina Leyva
  • Relationship Status Single (2019)
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth $1 Million
  • Career 1999–present
  • High School LaGuardia High School
  • College Marymount Manhattan College
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'4" (162.5 cm)
  • Weight 61 Kg (134.5 lbs)
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Dark brown
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Lesbian No

Selenis Leyva is most known for her portrayal of Gloria Mendoza in the hit TV show, Orange Is the New Black. She appeared in 88 episodes of the show from 2013 to 2019.

Other than OITNB, she has also worked in movies and TV series like Tania (2001), Law & Order (1999 to 2010), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Maniac (2018), and Diary of a Future President (2020).

Selenis Leyva’s Personal Life: Daughter

Selenis has a daughter named Alina; Alina was born on the 10th of February 2003.


Selenis Leyva with her daughter Alina in January 2020 (Photo: Selenis Leyva’s Instagram)

As for her daughter’s father, she has not revealed anything about his identity.

Net Worth

Selenis has an estimated net worth of $1 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Bio: Age, Parents & Family

Selenis was born on the 26th of May 1972 in Baracoa. She is the daughter of a Cuban father and Dominican mother, making her a person of multiracial ethnicity.


Selenis Leyva with her parents in March of 2017 (Photo: Selenis Leyva’s Instagram)

She is the oldest child of her parents and has five siblings: brothers Arnol Leyva and Tony Leyva, sisters Isa Leyva and Amber Leyva, and Marizol Leyva, who is a transgender woman. 

Interesting Facts About Selenis Leyva: Height, Daughter

  • Selenis stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches of 1.62 meters.
  • Her daughter Alina can speak fluent Spanish.

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  • She is a strong LGBTQ+ community supporter.
  • One of her younger brothers, Arnol Leyva, is a cancer survivor, who has beat cancer two times.
  • She was the first Hispanic Ambassador of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.