Dascha Polanco is famous because of her acting performance in “Orange Is The New Black” by playing the role of Dayanara Diaz. She was born in Dominican Republic and relocated to the U.S. at a very young age. She grew up in Miami and Brooklyn along with her loving father Dario Polanco and Janet Polanco.
She aspired to become an actress at the very young age. However, she was always doubted trying out as of her weight. She completed a degree in psychology in Hunter College. After graduating, she started working in the field of medical care with the plan of becoming a nurse.
In 2012, she was included in the TV series Orange Is The New Black aired in Netflix network. This was her full time acting career. In 2013, she appeared in the independent movie Gimme Shelter prior to returning to her character on Orange Is The New Color.