Dascha Polanco

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Polanco at the 73rd Peabody Awards

Dascha Yolaine Polanco (born December 3, 1982 ) is a Dominican actress .


Polanco was born in the Dominican Republic and emigrated to the United States at a young age. Here she grew up in New York City and Miami . She has two children.


Polanco has a degree in psychology from Hunter College . Then Polanco studied to become a nurse. Her fiancé convinced her to go into acting. Her first acting experiences were in minor roles in the television series Unforgettable and NYC 22 .

2012 Polanco was for Netflix - TV series Orange Is the New Black cast. Here she played a supporting role in the first two seasons. She has played a leading role since the third season. She also plays the wife of Raymond Santana's father in the Netflix series When They See Us .

Filmography (selection)

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Individual evidence

  1. Page Six: 'Orange Is the New Black' star busted for allegedly punching teen girl
  2. Miami Herald: 'Orange Is the New Black' co-star Dascha Polanco to be guest Friday at Aqua Girl VIP, dance events
  3. a b NY Daily News: Dascha Polanco returns to 'Orange Is the New Black' for second season
  4. Break Into Hollywood Studios: Dascha Polanco of Orange is the New Black ( Memento of the original from December 17, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.breakintohollywoodstudios.com
  5. ^ Vulture: OITNB's Dascha Polanco on Daya and Bennett, Doodling Penises, and Her Johnny Depp Crush
  6. TV Guide: Orange Is the New Black Promotes Dascha Polanco to Series Regular