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‘Orange Is The New Black’: Jessica Pimentel Upped To Regular For Season 5

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Jessica Pimentel, whose character Maria Ruiz has grown into a key part of the storyline on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, has been made a regular for the upcoming Season 5 which premieres June 9.

Ruiz’s character challenged Taylor Schilling’s Piper in Season 4. Season 5 takes place in real time over the course of three days and chronicling the inmates’ fight for redemption, resolution and respect after Poussey’s death sparked a riot at the end of last season.

Pimentel, who also fronts the death-metal group Alekhine’s Gun, is repped by Stewart Talent.

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