A mother is a daughter’s best friend. However, in the case of Dascha Polanco, her daughter is nothing less than her identical twin. The mother-daughter-duo amazed audiences in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black through their insane performance. Their natural acting skills and abilities also confused many people out there as many viewers thought of them as twins.
Popular for her role as Dayanara Diaz in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, Dascha also appeared in the 2018th TV series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story where she plays the role of Detective Lori Weider.
Dascha Polanco's Relationship & Affair: Mother Of Three Children
Dascha Polanco is a mother of three kids whom she welcomed with two different dads. At the young age of 18, she got pregnant with her first child and gave birth to a baby daughter named Dasani Kristal Gonzalez. The relationship between Dascha and her mysterious boyfriend turned sour as time passed which resulted in separation.
Dascha Polanco with her daughter Dasani Kristal Gonzalez at Haddad Brands Rookie USA show in Hollywood in February 2018 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
Later, she was engaged to another mysterious guy with whom she had a low-key relationship. Dascha and her ex-fiancé are parents of two children. One of their children's name is Aryam.
She was in good term with her fiancé and was raising their kids together. Also in an interview with HuffingtonPost in July 2013, she stated that she has an amazing fiancé and three great kids. But Later, the two called off their engagement. As per the hollywood.com, Dascha and her fiancé parted from each other in 2013.
Two years after Dascha's separation from her fiancé, in an interview with hollywood.com in 2015, she revealed that she is interested in exploring her sexuality in a same-sex relationship. She even declared that she is “open to anything.” When the interviewer asked her if she would date any women, she added:
“Yeah, maybe. I fall in love with love. I’m undeclared (sexually), so let’s see what happens. I’m open to anything!”
As of now, Dascha has remained mum regarding her possible love affair, but she is spending her quality time with her three children.
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How Much Is Dascha Polanco's Net Worth?
Dascha Polanco has a net worth of $5 Million that she summoned from her acting stints. She collected some portion of her revenue by appearing in the movie Joy that has the production cost of $60 million. The movie gathered the box office collection of $101.1 million. As of now, she is mustering income from her long-running series Orange Is the New Black since 2013.
Dascha started her acting career in 2011 and received the recognition for the minor roles in the television series Unforgettable and NYC 22. Later in 2013, she got her first full-time acting job in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. She landed the role of Dayanara "Daya" Diaz whereas her daughter, Dasani Kristal Gonzalez portrayed the role of young Daya for which she earned recognition. The audiences were amazed because the younger Daya looked much similar with her mom Dascha Polanco.
Currently, the Santo Domingo-born-actress is portraying the role of Detective Lori Weider in the TV series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
Prior to establishing herself as an actress, Dashcha worked in the hospital administration at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She went to BIH Studios in New York. Later, she was signed by the talent agency Shirley Grant Management. During her young age, wanted to become an actress but didn’t audition because of her weight.
Dascha Polanco was born on 3 December 1982 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Later, she moved to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York along with her parents; a mechanic father and a cosmetologist mother. Dascha is an oldest among her two siblings, a brother, and a sister.
She holds Dominican nationality and belongs to Dominican-American ethnicity. Dascha stands at the height of 1.65 meters (5 feet 5 inches), and her weight is reportedly around 74 kg or 163 pounds. She completed her graduation in psychology from Hunter College.