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Dascha Polanco

5 out of 5

Dominican-American Actress; Best Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "In The Heights"

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 Dascha Polanco Biography

Dascha Polanco is a Dominican-American actress. She is known for portraying the role of Dayanara "Daya" Diaz on the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," and for the role of Cuca in the 2021 movie In the Heights. She was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States at a young age.

Polanco aspired to be an actress from an early age but "always doubted auditioning because of her weight," and so she completed a bachelor's degree in psychology at Hunter College. After college, she was working in hospital administration at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx while studying nursing when she gained the courage to pursue acting again and registered herself with an acting studio. Her first acting credits were minor parts in the television series "Unforgettable" and "NYC 22."

In 2012, Polanco was cast in the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" as her first full-time acting job. Polanco subsequently appeared in the 2013 independent film Gimme Shelter before returning to her role on "Orange Is the New Black," which she has remained in for the show's entire run. Outside of "Orange is the New Black," Polanco has appeared in the comedy "The Cobbler," "Russian Doll," "American Crime Story" and "When They See Us."

Polanco is known for flaunting her curves and spreading body positivity through her social media channels, but she has opened up about how her confidence didn’t come easy. Having worked in the industry now for several years she’s grown to love her body despite the notoriously high standards in Hollywood.

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    Booking fees for Dascha Polanco, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dascha Polanco, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Dascha Polanco

5 out of 5

Dominican-American Actress; Best Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "In The Heights"

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Dascha Polanco Biography

Dascha Polanco is a Dominican-American actress. She is known for portraying the role of Dayanara "Daya" Diaz on the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," and for the role of Cuca in the 2021 movie In the Heights. She was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States at a young age.

Polanco aspired to be an actress from an early age but "always doubted auditioning because of her weight," and so she completed a bachelor's degree in psychology at Hunter College. After college, she was working in hospital administration at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx while studying nursing when she gained the courage to pursue acting again and registered herself with an acting studio. Her first acting credits were minor parts in the television series "Unforgettable" and "NYC 22."

In 2012, Polanco was cast in the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" as her first full-time acting job. Polanco subsequently appeared in the 2013 independent film Gimme Shelter before returning to her role on "Orange Is the New Black," which she has remained in for the show's entire run. Outside of "Orange is the New Black," Polanco has appeared in the comedy "The Cobbler," "Russian Doll," "American Crime Story" and "When They See Us."

Polanco is known for flaunting her curves and spreading body positivity through her social media channels, but she has opened up about how her confidence didn’t come easy. Having worked in the industry now for several years she’s grown to love her body despite the notoriously high standards in Hollywood.

Dascha Polanco Videos

  • Latin Representation, 'OITNB' & Power of Unity | Emerging Hollywood
    Dascha Polanco, 'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Russian Doll' star, joins Charlamagne tha God in episode 4 of 'Emerging Hollywood.' She talks about...
  • Dascha Polanco | About Face | Elle
    Orange Is The New Black star, Dascha Polanco, sat down with to discuss her life. SUBSCRIBE to ELLE http://bit.ly/SubscribeToELLE
  • Dascha Polanco on Body Image
    Sophie Simmons interviews 'Orange Is The New Black' actress Dascha Polanco about all the highs and lows of being Hollywood's newest It Girl.

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  • How to book Dascha Polanco?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dascha Polanco for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dascha Polanco, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dascha Polanco or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dascha Polanco?

    Booking fees for Dascha Polanco, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dascha Polanco, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dascha Polanco?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dascha Polanco for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dascha Polanco for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dascha Polanco or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dascha Polanco or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dascha Polanco is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dascha Polanco for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Dascha Polanco generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Diane Guerrero, Rita Moreno, Danny Trejo, J.R. Martinez and Laurie Hernandez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dascha Polanco for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dascha Polanco Speaker Videos

  • Latin Representation, 'OITNB' & Power of Unity | Emerging Hollywood
    Dascha Polanco, 'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Russian Doll' star, joins Charlamagne tha God in episode 4 of 'Emerging Hollywood.' She talks about holding down a full time job while acting at the...
    Dascha Polanco | About Face | Elle
    Orange Is The New Black star, Dascha Polanco, sat down with to discuss her life. SUBSCRIBE to ELLE http://bit.ly/SubscribeToELLE
  • Dascha Polanco on Body Image
    Sophie Simmons interviews 'Orange Is The New Black' actress Dascha Polanco about all the highs and lows of being Hollywood's newest It Girl.
    "Whatever It Is You Love To Do, Commit To It And Do It"
    Hot97 Presents, '97 Seconds' Featuring Dascha Polanco.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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