Dascha got her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hunter College.
Polanco has also studied nursing from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York City.
Dascha has also attended Break Into Hollywood (BIH) studios in New York.
- Father – Rubén Darío Polanco (Mechanic)
- Mother – Janet Polanco (Cosmetologist)
- Siblings – She has a brother and a sister.
She is signed with these agencies –
- Shirley Grant Management
- The Gersh Agency, Inc
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
74 kg or 163 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Dascha is very private about her life, especially love life. She has previously engaged to a person. But, she didn’t reveal the name of that guy.
After being in the relationship for several years, she finally called off her engagement of 6 years.
When she was 18 (in 2013), she became a mother. Right now, she has three kids.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Dominican Republic ancestry.
She is always seen with multi-colored hair. Sometimes, she is supporting purple colored hair, pink hair, magenta hair, gray hair, etc.
- Curvy figure
- Buxom figure
41-30-42 in or 104-76-107 cm
12 (US) or 44 (EU)
8.5 (US) or 39 (EU)
She has appeared in an Old Navy TV commercial.
Best Known For
Playing Dayanara Diaz in the comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.
Dascha first appeared in the 2013 independent drama film Gimme Shelter for her role as Caramel.
First TV Show
In 2011, Dascha appeared in the police procedural drama series Unforgettable for her role as Estella in just 1 episode.
Dascha Polanco Favorite Things
- Lip Color – N*de
Source – Mimi Chatter
Dascha Polanco Facts
- When Dascha was young, she relocated with her family to the United States from the Dominican Republic.
- Polanco, for the most part, was raised in US-based cities Brooklyn (in New York) and Miami by her parents.
- Dascha wanted to be an actress from a young age. But, she didn’t audition because of her weight.
- She has worked as a nurse in the healthcare industry and hospital administrator at Montefiore Medical Center.
- She got the courage to audition for film roles and work in the entertainment industry when she was working as a nurse.
- Her mom died when she was young. And, due to all this, she faced depression issues.
- Just 2 years Dascha’s senior Elizabeth Rodriguez played the role of her mother in Orange is the New Black.
- Her first full time acting job came with the role of Dayanara Diaz in the Orange Is the New Black.
- Find Dascha on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.