Dascha Polanco

Dominican actress

Dascha Yolaine Polanco (born December 3, 1982)[1][2] is a Dominican-American actress. She is known for playing Dayanara "Daya" Diaz on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.[3]

Dascha Polanco
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Polanco in 2019
Dascha Yolaine Polanco

(1982-12-03) December 3, 1982 (age 40)
Alma materHunter College
Years active2011–present


  1. Polanco, Dascha (December 3, 2015). "I'm just grateful for another year of life. May I be blessed with health and staying true to who I am. #ismellgood #itsmybirthday". Instagram. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  2. Rosenberg, Rebecca (December 3, 2015). "'Orange Is the New Black' star busted for allegedly punching teen girl". Page Six. News Corp. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. "'Orange Is the New Black's' Latinas – The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. November 22, 2013. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2014.