Dascha Polanco


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Dascha Polanco is a Dominican American actress known for playing the character Dayanara "Daya" Diaz on Orange Is the New Black (2013). As of January 2018, she has a recurring role on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2016) as Detective Lori Weider. Polanco was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and moved to the ... See full bio »

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Orange Is the New Black Dayanara Diaz
(2013-2019)
Joy Jackie
(2015)
(2014)
MFKZ Luna
(2017)

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 2019 Evil (TV Series)
Patti Hitchens
- 3 Stars (2019) ... Patti Hitchens
 2019 The Irishman
Nurse
 2013-2019 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Dayanara Diaz
- The Big House (2019) ... Dayanara Diaz
- God Bless America (2019) ... Dayanara Diaz
- The Thirteenth (2019) ... Dayanara Diaz
- The Hidey Hole (2019) ... Dayanara Diaz
- Baker's Dozen (2019) ... Dayanara Diaz
 2019 Desus & Mero (TV Series)
- Digital Hookah (2019)
 2019 When They See Us (TV Mini-Series)
Elena
- Part Four (2019) ... Elena (credit only)
- Part Three (2019) ... Elena
 2019 Russian Doll (TV Series short)
Beatrice
- The Way Out (2019) ... Beatrice
- Reflection (2019) ... Beatrice
- Alan's Routine (2019) ... Beatrice
- Superiority Complex (2019) ... Beatrice
 2018 American Crime Story (TV Series)
Detective Lori Wieder
- Alone (2018) ... Detective Lori Wieder
- Manhunt (2018) ... Detective Lori Wieder
- The Man Who Would Be Vogue (2018) ... Detective Lori Wieder
 2017 MFKZ
Luna (English version, voice)
 2016 The Perfect Match
Pressy
 2015/I Joy
Jackie
 2014 The Cobbler
Macy
 2013 Gimme Shelter
Carmel
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Fan #2
- Firebomb (2012) ... Fan #2
 2011 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Estella
- Trajectories (2011) ... Estella
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Alternate Names:

Dascha

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

My parents taught me that God is going to send you obstacles in life and you have to overcome them", which she says put her at ease and helped her with the challenges she faced in real life prior to her success

Trivia:

Her daughter, Dasany Kristal Gonzalez, played a 14-year-old version of Polanco's character, Daya Diaz, on the fifth season of "Orange Is the New Black (2013)". See more »

Nickname:

Dash

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