Elizabeth Rodriguez. Rodriguez was born and raised in New York City to Puerto Rican parents. She graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx, and later studied acting with Maggie Flannigan at the William Esper Studio While still studying, Rodriguez began appearing on-screen in small parts in films like Fresh (1994), and television shows such as New York Undercover, New York News, "Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Oz.
Orange is the New Black, season 1, episode 2, "Tit Punch," aired on 11 July 2013. Maritza Ramos is played by Diane Guerrero. Dayanara 'Daya' Diaz, played by Dascha Polanco: "You got any extra khakis?" Aleida Diaz (Daya's mother), played by Elizabeth Rodriguez: "No. Not in your size." Maritza laughs. Aleida: "And don't be in such a rush to get out of that orange, sabes? Once you're in these, you're old news."