Olga Merediz (born February 15, 1956) is a Cuban-born American Broadway, TV, and film actress. Merediz originated the role of Abuela Claudia in the Broadway musical In the Heights, for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. She played the role for the show's entire Broadway run. Her television credits include NBC's 2016 series Shades of Blue and Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. She portrays Lorena Zepeda in Shades of Blue.