Dascha Yolaine Polanco, also professionally known as Dascha Polanco is a Dominican-American actress who came into limelight for her role of Dayanara “Daya” Diaz on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. With the professional career of eight years, she has appeared in many films and television series.
The gorgeous actress was born on December 3, 1982, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She was born to father Ruben Dario Polanco and mother Janet Polanco. As for siblings, she has a brother and sister.
Polanco holds the dual nationality of the Dominican Republic and the United States of America. She is of Hispanic ethnicity. Her birth sign is Sagittarius. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was young. She grew up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Her father was a mechanic while the mother was a cosmetologist.
As for academic qualifications, she graduated from Hunter College with a degree in psychology in New York, United States.
Dascha Polanco is possibly single as of August 2019. She was previously engaged in 2013 with a long-time boyfriend but not married and no further information is available regarding her fiance.
The 36-year-old gorgeous actress is an introvert person who keeps the private life to herself. She became a mother at the age of 18 and gave birth to a daughter, Dasani Kristal Gonzalez in 2000. In an interview with Latina magazine, she disclosed that her boyfriend during a hard time.
In addition, Polanco had a son Aryan with her ex-fiance who is still mysterious. But regarding the third child, no information is available. She revealed that her third child is from a different man.
Polanco is focused on building her career in acting and there are no rumors of her being cozy with anyone at present. She spends her time with the children.
The gorgeous actress has accumulated an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2019. The main source of her earnings is from films and television series. She worked in the hit films where she earned hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some of them are given below:
|2||Joy||Jackie||$60 million||$101.1 million|
|3||The Perfect Match||Pressie||$5 million||$10.4 million|
Moreover, she worked in one of the most popular series, Orange Is the New Black. She had a salary of $200,000 per season. While the highest pay for the season was $300,000 to Taylor Schilling. With such a huge salary and millions of net worth, she has enough to live a lavish life.
After graduation, Polanco started her career by working in the healthcare industry hoping to become a nurse. She worked in the administration department at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
Later, the actress pursued the acting career and attended BIH studios in New York. She made an on-screen debut in the TV series Unforgettable as Estella in 2011.
Following then, she starred in several series including NYC 22 (2012), The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018), Russian Doll (2019) and When They See Us (2019).
In 2013, she joined the Netflix’s original series Orange Is the New Black as Dayanara Diaz. The show aired for six years and concluded in 2019. She worked alongside other artists such as Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Michelle Hurst, Jason Biggs, and Samira Wiley.
In 2013, she made a film debut with Gimme Shelter where she portrayed as Caramel. Since then, she appeared in other movies like The Cobbler (2014), Joy (2015), The Perfect Match (2016), and MFKZ (2018).
Dascha Polanco is a Dominica-American actress, best known for her role as Dayanara Diaz in the Netflix original series, Orange Is the New Black.
Dascha Polanco is 36 years old as of August 2019.
Dascha Polanco is 5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm.
Dascha Polaco has a net worth of $5 million as of 2019.