Dascha Polanco Biography

Dascha Polanco (Dascha Yolaine Polanco) a Dominican actress famous for her role Dayanara “Daya” Diaz on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

Dascha Polanco Age

She was born on 3rd of December, 1982 in Dominican Republic.

Dascha Polanco Career

Polanco began her career working in the healthcare industry with the intention of becoming a nurse. She began working in hospital administration at Montefiore Medical Center back in the Bronx while still working studying nursing while pursueing her acting career and got registered herself with an acting studio.

She enrolled at BIH Studios in New York where she got signed by the talent agency Shirley Grant Management. She had her first acting roles with minor parts in the television series named Unforgettable and NYC 22.

Back in 2012, Polanco she cast in the Netflix series Orange the New Black as Dayanara “Daya” Diaz, an inmate in a women’s prison. Back in 2013 featured in the independent film Gimme Shelter and got back to her role on Orange Is the New Black for the show’s second season.

Back in June 2014 she got promoted from a recurring role to a series regular for the show’s third season, stah got released in June 2015. She then featured on the comedy films The Cobbler and Joy and starred in the film The Perfect Match. Back in 2018, she had a recurring role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: an American Crime Story as well had a recurring role in the Netflix series, Russian Doll and When They See Us of 2019.

Dascha Polanco Height and Weight

She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.65 m) and has an average body weight.

Dascha Polanco Net Worth

Polanco has an estimated net worth of about $2 million.

Dascha Polanco Family

Polanco was born to Janet Polanco a cosmetologist,and Ruben Dario Polanco a mechanic. She got raised up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Miami along with her brother and sister. She is Afro-Dominican and relocated the United States at a young age.

Dascha Polanco Married Children

Polanco information about her love life are publicly unavailable. she is blessed with two children, a daughter named Dasany Kristal Gonzalez and a son, Aryam. Her daughter featured as a younger version of Polanco’s character in the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black.


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