Autobiographies

How 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Jackie Cruz Overcame Tragedy and Finally Made It

The actress tells us how surviving a harrowing car accident forced her back into acting and led her to the award-winning Netflix series.

by VICE Staff
Sep 6 2016, 9:17pm

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On this episode of VICE Autobiographies, we sit down with Jackie Cruz, of Orange Is the New Black, to talk about her ascent as a Hollywood actress. She explains how surviving a tragic car accident at 17 not only reestablished her ties with her family, but forced her back into pursing a career in acting.