Birth Name: Dascha Yolaine Polanco
Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Date of Birth: December 3, 1982
Ethnicity: Dominican Republic [African, Spanish]
Dascha Polanco is a Dominican-American actress. She is known for her roles on the series Orange Is the New Black, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and Russian Doll, and in the films Gimme Shelter, The Cobbler, Joy (2015), The Irishman, In the Heights, DC League of Super-Pets, and Samaritan.
She was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the daughter of Janet and Rubén Darío Polanco. She moved to the U.S. at a young age, and was raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, and Miami, Florida.
Dascha has two children.
Dascha has stated that she took a DNA test, which indicated that her genetic ancestry includes Spanish and 31% Malian (from Mali in Africa).