Jessica Pimental is an American actress and musician known for her role in the American comedy-drama, Orange is The New Black as Maria Ruiz. She is also the lead singer of the death metal band, Alekhine’s Gun and the backing vocalist of the band, Brujeria. Some of the movies she has appeared in are Room, Illegal Tender, Go for Sisters, and A Bread Factory.
Early Life and Education of Jessica Pimental
Jessica Pimental was born on September 20, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York to Dominican parents. They migrated to New York in their teenage years. Jessica’s parents divorced when she was just six years old and she lost touch with her father after that.
As for education, she completed her high school studies from the High School of Performing Arts. She did not attend any college after high school but instead focused on driving. Jessica has an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic community. Since she was born in late September, her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Personal Life: Boyfriend and Instagram
Jessica Pimental has been dating Swedish musician Tomas Haake. Her boyfriend is the drummer of an extreme metal band named Meshuggah. Jessica and her partner have been dating for more than six years since 2013. Tomas is 47 years old and is 11 years older than Jessica.
Jessica can be found on Instagram and Twitter. She has over 520,000 followers on Instagram and over 83,000 followers on Twitter. Though she is born Christian, she is a practicing Buddhist.
Net Worth, Career, and Earnings
Actress Jessica Pimental has earned most of her net worth from her acting in the show Orange is The New Black. She also earns from the music gigs she attends with her band, Alekhine’s Gun.
Her movie Pride and Glory earned $31.2 million at the box office. Looking at her over 20 movies and television appearances, she has earned an estimated net worth of $800,000.
Jessica Pimental debuted as an actress in the American soap opera in 1995 for two episodes. Her first feature movie was the 1998-movie, The Last Days of Disco. Some of the other movies she acted in are Room, Pride, and Glory, Go for Sisters, The Grief of Others, and A Bread Factory.
She was also in series like 12 Angry Viewers, Third Watch, Law & Order, Mercy, Person of Interest, and Casting Calls. She was also in the show, Orange is The New Black as Maria Ruiz from 2013.
Before she became a series regular from the fifth season, Jessica’s character played the recurring role. She played the role for six years before wrapping it up with the season finale.
Pimental was familiar with musical instruments since the age of two. By the time she was seventeen, she was already in hardcore bands after learning guitar, electric bass, percussion, and keyboards.
She joined the band, Alekhine’s Gun as the lead vocalist in 2010 and also sang for the Mexican metal band, Brujeria.