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

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Dascha Polanco Biography

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn by way of Miami, SAG Award winning actress Dascha Polanco is well-known for her groundbreaking roles in Hollywood as a leading young Latina actor. A fan favorite, Polanco played the role of “Dayanara Diaz” on the hit Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black” (OITNB).

Up next, Polanco will be seen in “Junction” alongside Sophia Bush and Griffin Dunne. She starred in the Peacock anthology series, “Poker Face”, opposite Natasha Lyonne and created & directed by Rian Johnson. In addition, she starred in “Miguel Wants to Fight” by Hulu, “A Little Prayer” by Angus MacLachlan. She accomplished narration work as adult Cucu in “Gordita Chronicles,” by HBO Max’s and Ms. Camila Torres in “Karma’s World.”

Previously, Polanco was seen in HBO Max’s adaption of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights”, the MGM film, “Samaritan” opposite Sylvester Stallone as well as the voice of Jessica Cruz / The Green Lantern in “DC’s League of Super Pets” and “Detective Lori Wieder” in the Ryan Murphy FX anthology series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Other credits include Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman opposite Robert De Niro, Ava DuVernay’s Emmy-winning Netflix series “When They See Us” alongside John Leguizamo and, she co-starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in the 20th Century Fox film, JOY, directed by David O. Russell which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. No stranger to the big screen, Polanco also starred in The Perfect Match directed by Billie Woodruff and producer Queen Latifah and in Adrian Martinez’s indie dark comedy iCreep. She has also starred in Tom McCarthy’s The Cobbler with Adam Sandler and made her big screen debut opposite Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson in the dramatic independent flick, GIMME SHELTER.

Polanco first received her big break in “OITNB” while attending classes for nursing at LIU and working as a Central Sterile Manager/Surgical Tech in two New York City hospitals. Since then, in addition to numerous film and TV roles, Polanco has been featured as the face of Old Navy’s national Spanish commercial campaign. She became part of the NFL's Women’s Apparel campaign, representing the New York Giants and the Latino community.

Her achievements have been recognized by numerous awards, including the ALMA Awards, HOLA Awards, The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Lupe Award), and the Imagen Awards Celebrating Latino Excellence. Huffington Post recognized her as one of the Latinas to be "Breaking The Mold,” and The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the 40 Young Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood. In addition, she was honored by the City of New York named “Dascha Polanco Day” for the Independence of Dominican Republic and the U.S. Congress at the White House for her contribution to film and television representing Dominican artistry.

As an activist and advocate for the Latinx community and women’s rights, Polanco is on the Entertainment Committee for Feeding America. She is also very involved with the DREAM Project Foundation, which provides more than 732,000 hours of quality education to more than 8,200 children through 14 different programs across 27 communities in the Dominican Republic. Polanco is outspoken about representation of diversity in Hollywood as well as size inclusivity.

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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?

    Speaking fees for Dascha Polanco, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Dascha Polanco charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker 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.
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Dominican-American Actress; Best Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "In The Heights"

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Dascha Polanco Biography

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn by way of Miami, SAG Award winning actress Dascha Polanco is well-known for her groundbreaking roles in Hollywood as a leading young Latina actor. A fan favorite, Polanco played the role of “Dayanara Diaz” on the hit Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black” (OITNB).

Up next, Polanco will be seen in “Junction” alongside Sophia Bush and Griffin Dunne. She starred in the Peacock anthology series, “Poker Face”, opposite Natasha Lyonne and created & directed by Rian Johnson. In addition, she starred in “Miguel Wants to Fight” by Hulu, “A Little Prayer” by Angus MacLachlan. She accomplished narration work as adult Cucu in “Gordita Chronicles,” by HBO Max’s and Ms. Camila Torres in “Karma’s World.”

Previously, Polanco was seen in HBO Max’s adaption of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights”, the MGM film, “Samaritan” opposite Sylvester Stallone as well as the voice of Jessica Cruz / The Green Lantern in “DC’s League of Super Pets” and “Detective Lori Wieder” in the Ryan Murphy FX anthology series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Other credits include Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman opposite Robert De Niro, Ava DuVernay’s Emmy-winning Netflix series “When They See Us” alongside John Leguizamo and, she co-starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in the 20th Century Fox film, JOY, directed by David O. Russell which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. No stranger to the big screen, Polanco also starred in The Perfect Match directed by Billie Woodruff and producer Queen Latifah and in Adrian Martinez’s indie dark comedy iCreep. She has also starred in Tom McCarthy’s The Cobbler with Adam Sandler and made her big screen debut opposite Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson in the dramatic independent flick, GIMME SHELTER.

Polanco first received her big break in “OITNB” while attending classes for nursing at LIU and working as a Central Sterile Manager/Surgical Tech in two New York City hospitals. Since then, in addition to numerous film and TV roles, Polanco has been featured as the face of Old Navy’s national Spanish commercial campaign. She became part of the NFL's Women’s Apparel campaign, representing the New York Giants and the Latino community.

Her achievements have been recognized by numerous awards, including the ALMA Awards, HOLA Awards, The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Lupe Award), and the Imagen Awards Celebrating Latino Excellence. Huffington Post recognized her as one of the Latinas to be "Breaking The Mold,” and The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the 40 Young Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood. In addition, she was honored by the City of New York named “Dascha Polanco Day” for the Independence of Dominican Republic and the U.S. Congress at the White House for her contribution to film and television representing Dominican artistry.

As an activist and advocate for the Latinx community and women’s rights, Polanco is on the Entertainment Committee for Feeding America. She is also very involved with the DREAM Project Foundation, which provides more than 732,000 hours of quality education to more than 8,200 children through 14 different programs across 27 communities in the Dominican Republic. Polanco is outspoken about representation of diversity in Hollywood as well as size inclusivity.

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 20 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?

    Speaking fees for Dascha Polanco, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Dascha Polanco charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker 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 20 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 $50,000 - $100,000. 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, Laurie Hernandez, Sylvia Acevedo, Rita Moreno and Dolores Huerta. 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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