You probably know Jackie Cruz from Orange is the New Black, where she won three SAG awards for her performance as “Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales.” But the actress is also an accomplished singer-songwriter, having recently released her debut album entitled ‘Hija De Chavez.’
The nine-track album release was written as an ode to the women who helped raised Cruz and features a mixture of sounds including Latin pop, electro, and soul. An uptempo honoring, if you will.
Cruz is joined by Nina Sky and Feefa on two of the tracks. For the rest she’s singing solo, telling the tales of a different relative on each and every song.
After beginning to create music as an independent artist, Cruz also decided to start her own record label called Dulce Records. She’s also launched her own production company called Unspoken Film, which intends to advocate for more inclusion and opportunity for Latina women in film.
Jackie Cruz will also soon be hitting the big screen in ‘A Nice Girl Like You’ opposite Lucy Hale, ‘Faraway Eyes’ opposite Christina Ricci, and ‘All the World is Sleeping. ‘ Cruz also recently landed a recurring role on the upcoming third season of NBC’s ‘Good Girls.’