Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco was born on 3 December 1982. The birthplace of Dascha Polanco, according to her biography, is Santo Domino, the capital city of the Republic od Dominicana. The astrological Sun sign of Dascha Polanco is Sagittarius, and Dascha is indeed a true representative of her astrological sign. Like any Sagittarius archetype, Dascha is very attractive, has a big forehead, and full lips. Dascha is only not very tall, like other Sagittarians; hence her height is only 1.65 meters. Dascha Polanco was at one point in her life a very obese teenage girl. Luckily, she started applying for diets and weight loss programs, which later helped her overcome the obesity. Dascha Polanco was born to parents of Dominican descent. Dascha herself is a Dominican American. Her parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic to the United States of American in the search for a better life. This gorgeous Dominican American actress allegedly grew up in both New York City, New York, and in Miami, Florida. Dascha's mom is a cosmetologist, and her dad is a car mechanic.

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In New York, Dascha was raised in the Brooklyn borough of the New York City. Her family was middle-class, but they have always lacked money. Because of that fact, Dasha worked on many low-qualified jobs in order to stabilize her family's budget. The friends of Dascha Polanco gave Dascha a nickname - Dash. She loves her nickname and thinks it is sweet, but she doesn't use it as her artistic name. From her early childhood, she showed interest in theater in acting. Her parents Rubén Darío Polanco and Janet Polanco gave her all support needed to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Dascha pursued her dream and now stars in many movies and television shows from which she gained a net worth of $2 million.


When Dascha Polanco moved to New York with her parents as a child, she attended an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York City. After her elementary school education, Dascha also attended a high school in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, if it is to be believed to her biography. After she had graduated from her highschool, Dascha attended the Hunter College, whose whereabouts are in New York City. While she was at her high school she lost her weight, but all of sudden she regained her weight. Because of that she feared to go on any audition for actors while she was studying psychology at the Hunter College. Eventually, during her years at the Hunter College, she followed certain diets and weight loss programs to lose some weight.


Dascha Polanco first worked as a medical nurse and administrator at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She eventually lost some weight while working as a medical nurse and took courage and showed up to an acting audition. Casting agents saw that she has a talent, and she signed a contract with Shirley Grant Management, according to her biography. Dascha Polanco's debut roles were in the TV series Unforgettable and NYC 22. Dascha Polanco is probably best known for playing the character of Dayanara Diaz in the series Orange Is the New Black, a Netflix original series. From her acting in various movies and in the series Orange Is the New Black, she acquired a net worth of $2 million.

Personal Life

Dascha Polanco has never married. She is currently engaged to an unknown man who will soon become her future husband. She said that she plans to have a lot of children with her mysterious boyfriend and that they won't divorce.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 3 Dec, 1982
Age: 37 yrs
Occupations: Actor
Television actor
Exotic dancer
Film actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: The Bronx
Education: Hunter College
Gender: Female
Description: American actress
Twitter Id: Sheisdash
Net Worth 2021: 5 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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