This actress first appeared on our list in 2014. Back then we took notice, as she charmed us in her roles as street-savvy Maritza Ramos on the critically acclaimed show Orange is the New Black and as BFF extraordinaire Lina on Jane the Virgin. However, in 2016 she upped her game adding published author and immigration rights activist to her repertoire. Releasing In the Country We Love: The True Story of a Family Divided, Guerrero chronicled her personal experience with immigration telling the ordeal of having her parents deported back to Colombia at the age of 14, leaving her to fend for herself alone here in the U.S. in order to pursue her dreams.
Many a celebrity would simply stump for their book and be done with it, however, Guerrero has continued on using her story as an opportunity for immigration rights activism, lobbying for legislation and increasing awareness by lending her support to groups such as Mi Familia Vota and the Immigration Legal Resource Center. Talented, beautiful, intelligent and politically active. Now that’s hot!
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