Diane Guerrero can tell the stories that no one else is. As Maritza Ramos on Orange Is the New Black, she is a hard-as-nails Latina prison gang princess, and on the CW’s Jane the Virgin, she’s Jane’s flirty, hilarious friend. But according to Deadline, Guerrero is going to take on a subject that hits close to home.
Deadline reported yesterday that Guerrero has been cast as the star in a new CBS drama In the Country We Love, a show based on her eponymous memoir about her life as the daughter of undocumented immigrants, who had to grow up a little too fast when they were abruptly deported.
“I came home from school one day when I was at the beginning of high school,” Guerrero told Chelsea Handler on her Netflix show in September, “and then they were gone.”