In real life, the Jersey-born actress from a Colombian family hails from some of the tougher areas of Boston, including Jamaica Plains and Roxbury.
Her rough upbringing is the result of a struggle that thousands of Latino families have been facing.
“I am the daughter of two parents that were deported (from) this country,” she tells Viva. "I’m not ashamed of it. It’s a problem here in America and it happened to me."
Guerrero’s family, including her older brother, was deported when she was 14. "I was the only one left (because) I was born in Jersey," she says. "My entire family was just ripped apart."
Guerrero was taken in by two Colombian families that she was close with, but her circumstances left the aspiring actress growing up with feelings of insecurity and hopelessness.
"I didn’t think anything was going to happen for me," she says. "I had dreams, but always told myself, ‘Nah, that would never happen.’ For a poor Latina, (acting) wasn’t a reality."
But Guerrero, 27, pressed on. She moved to New York after college and landed a coveted role on “Orange.”
With her family still in Colombia, her next goal is to use her life story as a platform to help other families facing the same struggles. Deportation, she says, “is an issue that needs to be dealt with a lot more and I want to be one of the representatives for that.”