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Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Joy (2015) and The Cobbler (2014). See full bio »

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Known For

Joy Jackie
Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black Dayanara Diaz
The Cobbler
The Perfect Match


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 2018 iCreep (post-production)
 2013-2017 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Dayanara Diaz
- Tattoo You (2017) ... Dayanara Diaz (credit only)
- Breaking the Fiberboard Ceiling (2017) ... Dayanara Diaz (credit only)
- The Reverse Midas Touch (2017) ... Dayanara Diaz (credit only)
 2016 The Perfect Match
 2015/I Joy
 2014 The Cobbler
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Fan #2
- Firebomb (2012) ... Fan #2
 2011 Unforgettable (TV Series)
- Trajectories (2011) ... Estella
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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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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.". See more »



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