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
(2013-2018)
Joy Jackie
(2015)
(2014)
MFKZ Luna
(2017)

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 2019 Russian Doll (TV Series)
Beatrice
- The Way Out (2019) ... Beatrice
- Reflection (2019) ... Beatrice
- Alan's Routine (2019) ... Beatrice
- Superiority Complex (2019) ... Beatrice
 2013-2018 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Dayanara Diaz
- Double Trouble (2018) ... Dayanara Diaz
- Well This Took a Dark Turn (2018) ... Dayanara Diaz
- Chocolate Chip Nookie (2018) ... Dayanara Diaz
- Break the String (2018) ... Dayanara Diaz
- Gordons (2018) ... Dayanara Diaz
 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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