Vicci Martinez is an American singer/songwriter and actress from Tacoma, Washington. She came in joint third on NBC’s singing competition series The Voice in 2011. She released her 2012 album with Republic Records (Universal Music Group), but self-released her 2015 album.
Martinez, the daughter of a Mexican father employed as a plumber, and a mother employed as an ESL teacher, graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington. She first took the stage at the age of 16. Firmly grounded in the tradition of acoustic-rock, Vicci Martinez writes and performs music that is personal and often autobiographical. She has received critical acclaim for her live performances.
In 2018, Martinez played inmate Dominga ‘Daddy’ Duarte on series 6 of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
Martinez identifies as lesbian and she is in a relationship with her Orange Is the New Black co-star Emily Tarver.