Dascha Polanco Net Worth (Updated 2023) – Bio Overview

Dascha Polanco is a Dominican American actress and voice artist who has a net worth of $6 million US as of 2023. She is best known for being the cast member of the Netflix comedy-drama series called Orange Is the New Black, where she played the role of Dayanara Diaz and earned a lot of praise. Since then she has acted in various movies and television series.

The actress gained further recognition for playing the role of Cuca in the 2021 musical drama film titled In the Heights. Dascha Polanco moved to the US and began her career at an early age, she established herself as one of the lead actresses in the Hollywood film and drama industry.

She is also quite active on social media the actress has almost 3 million fans following her on Instagram. Here we will be talking about the total net worth of Dascha Polanco her salary, earnings, film career, biography, luxury lifestyle, and more.

Net Worth 2023

NameDascha Polanco
Net Worth$6 Million
Annual Salary$800,000 +
Zodiac SignSagittarius

Early Life

Dascha Yolaine Polanco was born on December 3, 1982, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and relocated to the United States at an early age. She grew up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Miami, along with her parents and two younger siblings.

Her father Rubén Darío Polanco used to work as a mechanic while her mother Janet Polanco is a cosmetologist. Moving on to her education, Dascha attended Hunter College where she got her bachelor’s degree in psychology.

After college, she wanted to become a nurse, so she served as a hospital administrator while studying nursing at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She also started working in the healthcare industry. While pursuing her passion for nursing, Dascha developed her interest in the acting field and got enrolled in an acting studio. To pursue her acting career, she attended Break Into Hollywood (BIH) studios in New York.


While attending BIH studio, Dascha got a chance to sign a contract with a talent agency named Shirley Grant Management. In 2011, she played minor roles in episodes of the crime drama series Unforgettable and then NYC 22 in 2012. 

The main turning point of her career was when Dascha started playing the role of Dayanara “Daya” Diaz in the hit Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black, in which she appeared from 2013 to 2019.

She has received several awards for her excellent performance in the series which include, an ALMA Award in 2014 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance. In 2013, Dascha made her film debut appearing as Caramel in the independent drama film Gimme Shelter. 

Later she has worked in many films such as The Cobbler as Macy in 2014, Joy as Jackie in 2015, The Perfect Match as Sheila “Pressy” Wells in 2016, The Irishman as Nurse in 2019, and In the Heights as Cuca in 2021, and more. 

Apart from the movies, Dascha Polanco starred in several recurring roles in the television series including, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Russian Doll, and When They See Us. In 2019, she appeared as Patti Hitchens in the supernatural drama series titled Evil. 

Personal Life

Dascha Polanco has previously been in a relationship but she hasn’t disclosed the name of this guy. After 6 years of their relationship, she split up. She is the mother of two children a son named Aryam and a daughter Dasany Kristal Gonzalez. Dascha’s daughter also appeared in the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black, in which she portrayed the younger version of Polanco’s character.

In 2015, Dascha dated the famous rapper and record producer Travis Scott.


Full NameDascha Yolaine Polanco
Age40 years old
Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1982
Birth PlaceSanto Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight86 kg (189.5 lbs)
Figure Measurement41-30-42
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown (Natural)
FatherRubén Darío Polanco
MotherJanet Polanco
Education QualificationBachelor's degree in psychology
TwitterDascha Polanco
InstagramDascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco Net Worth

Dascha Polanco Net Worth

According to some reports, Dascha Polanco’s Net Worth is roughly $6 Million US as of 2023. She is one of the top Dominican actresses in the film industry, who gained such huge popularity in the American film industry through her role in the series Orange Is the New Black

The prior source of her income comes from acting in movies, web series, and Television shows in which she earns a vast chunk of money. After being in the super hit Netflix series, Dasha Polanoc’s net worth has increased well.

Aside from acting, her source of worth also comes from advertisements and paid promotions such as she was featured in an Old Navy TV commercial. In 2015, she signed an endorsement deal with NFL’s Women’s Apparel line alongside other stars like Alyssa Milano and Jamie Chung. Dascha Polanco’s annual income is over $800,000.

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How much is the worth of Dascha Polanco?

Dascha Polanco Net Worth is roughly $6 Million US as of 2023.

What is the salary of Dascha Polanco?

Dascha Polanco’s annual income is over $800,000.

How old is Dascha Polanco?

Dascha Yolaine Polanco was born on December 3, 1982, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, She is 39 years old.

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