Dascha Polanco Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Dascha Polanco Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Dascha Polanco was born on the 3rd December 1982, in the Dominican Republic. She is now a Dominican-American actress, who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Dayanara Diaz in the highly popular TV series “Orange Is The New Black” (2013-2016). She has also appeared in other film and TV titles, such as “Gimme Shelter” (2013), “The Cobbler” (2014), and “The Perfect Match” (2016).

So, have you ever wondered how rich Dascha Polanco is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total sum of Dascha’s net worth is equal to $1.5 million, as of mid- 2016. She has been accumulating her wealth through her successful career as a professional actress, being an active member of the entertainment industry since 2011.

Dascha Polanco Net Worth $1.5 Million

Dascha Polanco is the daughter of Rubén Darío Polanco, who worked as a mechanic, and Janet Polanco, who was a cosmetologist. When she was a child, the family moved from the Dominican Republic to the USA, so she spent her childhood divided between Miami and Brooklyn. After matriculation, she enrolled at Hunter College, from which she graduated with a BA degree in Psychology. Before Dascha became an actress, she studied nursing and worked as a hospital administrator at the Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, which was the main source of her early net worth.

However, Dascha’s love for acting prevailed, and she put her insecurities of her weight aside, and joined the acting studio, soon signing a contract with the talent agency Shirley Grant Management. Little by little Dascha began appearing in auditions, and the first opportunity for her to become a professional actress came with small roles in the TV series “Unforgettable” (2011), and “NYC 22” (2012). 2013 was her breakout year, as she was selected for several notable roles, including Carmel in the film “Gimme Shelter” with Brendan Fraser and Vanessa Hughens in lead roles, and also as Dayanara Diaz in the highly popular TV series “Orange Is The New Black” (2013-2016), which comnsiderably increased her net worth, and propelled her further into the acting scene.

In 2014 she appeared in the film “The Cobbler”, with Adam Sandler and Melonie Diaz, and the next year, she featured in the film “Joy”, with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro in lead roles, which also added to the overall size of her net worth.

To speak further of her career, Dascha also appeared in the film “The Perfect Match” (2016), increasing further her net worth.

Thanks to her talents, she has received several nominations and awards, including the ALMA Award in category Special Achievement in Television for her work on TV series “Orange Is The New Black”, and she also has two SAG awards in category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her work on the same series.

If to talk about her personal life, there is no information in the media about Dascha Polanco, except the fact that she is the mother of two children, and is engaged with rumours of a third child in the offing. In spare time, she is very active on her official Instagram account, on which she has over 1.7 million followers.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 3, 1982
Birth place: Dominican Republic
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Weight:150 lbs (68 kg)
Education:Hunter College
Nationality:American, Dominican
Children:Aryam, Dasany
Parents:Rubén Darío Polanco, Janet Polanco


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Uzo Aduba, Jason Biggs, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Jackie Cruz, Catherine Curtin, Lea DeLaria, Beth Fowler, Yvette Freeman, Germar Terrell Gardner, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Diane Guerrero, Michael Harney, Vicky Jeudy, Julie Lake, Lauren Lapkus, Selenis Leyva, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Joel Marsh Garland, Matt McGorry, Adrienne C. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Emma Myles, Jessica Pimentel, Alysia Reiner, Judith Roberts, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Barbara Rosenblat, Nick Sandow, Abigail Savage, Taylor Schilling, Constance Shulman, Dale Soules, Yael Stone, Lorraine Toussaint, Lin Tucci, Samira Wiley
2014ALMA AwardALMA AwardsSpecial Achievement in TelevisionOrange Is the New Black (2013)· Selenis Leyva




The Perfect Match2016post-productionPressie
Orange Is the New Black2013-2015TV SeriesDayanara Diaz
The Cobbler2014Macy
Gimme Shelter2013Carmel
NYC 222012TV SeriesFan #2
Unforgettable2011TV SeriesEstella



The 2015 HOLA Awards2016TV Movie post-productionHerself
Celebrity Name Game2015TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Wendy Williams Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHerself
2015 Billboard Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself - Orange is the New Black
2014 Young Hollywood Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2014TV SeriesHerself
LatiNation2013TV SeriesHerself

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