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Dascha Polanco

 
Bio:
Dascha Polanco is best known for her role as Dayanara on the hit Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black". She has appeared Off-Broadway in "Tell Hector I Miss Him" at The Atlantic Theater Company and will appear in the 2020 film adaptation of "In the Heights" as Cuca. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dascha Polanco is best known for her role as Dayanara on the hit Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black". She has appeared Off-Broadway in "Tell Hector I Miss Him" at The Atlantic Theater Company and will appear in the 2020 film adaptation of "In the Heights" as Cuca. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020
Cuca
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2017
Malena

Photos

Dascha Polanco, Adrienne C. Moore, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks and Natas Photo

Dascha Polanco, Adrienne C. Moore, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks and Natasha Lyonne

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Date:
11/24/2021
Dascha Polanco, Adrienne C. Moore, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks  Photo

Dascha Polanco, Adrienne C. Moore, Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks

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Date:
11/24/2021
Dascha Polanco, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Stephanie Beatriz Photo

Dascha Polanco, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Stephanie Beatriz

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Date:
05/06/2021
DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA as Daniela, STEPHANIE BEATRIZ as Carla, MELISSA
BARRERA as Vanessa, Photo

DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA as Daniela, STEPHANIE BEATRIZ as Carla, MELISSA BARRERA as Vanessa, OLGA MEREDIZ as Abuela Claudia, GREGORY DIAZ IV as Sonny, DASCHA POLANCO as Cuca and JIMMY SMITS as Kevin Rosario in Warner Bros. Pictures‚Äô ‚ÄúIN THE HEIGHTS,‚ÄĚ a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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Date:
03/15/2021
Jarvis B. Manning and Dascha Polanco  Photo

Jarvis B. Manning and Dascha Polanco

From: 
Date:
04/12/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020
Cuca

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2017
Malena

Dascha Polanco Biography

Dascha Polanco is best known for her role as Dayanara on the hit Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black". She has appeared Off-Broadway in "Tell Hector I Miss Him" at The Atlantic Theater Company and will appear in the 2020 film adaptation of "In the Heights" as Cuca.




Dascha Polanco News

VIDEO: HBO Max Shares GORDITA CHRONICLES Trailer Photo VIDEO: HBO Max Shares GORDITA CHRONICLES Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 6, 2022

Claudia Forestieri wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer. The cast includes Olivia Goncalves, Diana Maria Riva, Juan Javier Cardenas, Savannah Nicole Ruiz, Noah Rico, Cosette Hauer and Dascha Polanco. Patrick Fabian and Loni Love will guest star.

Photos: CLYDE'S Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway Photo Photos: CLYDE'S Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 24, 2021

Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opened just last night, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Po Photo Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, COME FROM AWAY & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021

Check out this week's top ten TikToks, featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, JJ Niemann, Come From Away, Moulin Rouge! & more.

Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Joshua Henry, Amber Riley,  Photo Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Joshua Henry, Amber Riley, WAITRESS, SIX and More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2021

Check out this week's top ten TikToks, featuring Joshua Henry, Amber Riley, WAITRESS, SIX and more!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Wednesday, August  Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Wednesday, August 18, 2021
by TV Scoop - Aug 3, 2021

Get all the scoop on THE $100,000 PYRAMID, airing on ABC on Wednesday, August 18, 2021!

Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz  Photo Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz IV, Miranda Sings & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

Check out this week's top ten TikToks, featuring Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz IV, Miranda Sings, Natalie Weiss & more!

Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses IN THE HEIGHTS Colorism Controversy Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses IN THE HEIGHTS Colorism Controversy
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021

This weekend, the big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights, opened in movie theaters. Despite widespread acclaim, the film has also sparked online criticism and debate about its lack of adequate Afro-Latinx representation, particularly in its leading cast. 

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Latino Representation in Musical Theatre,  Photo VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Latino Representation in Musical Theatre, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021

Anthony Ramos, star of the new film adaptation of In The Heights, recently sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to chat about playing Usnavi, Latino representation in musical theatre, and much more.

Jimmy Smits Talks Honing His Singing and Dancing Skills For IN THE HEIGHTS Photo Jimmy Smits Talks Honing His Singing and Dancing Skills For IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

The film adaptation of In The Heights is now in theaters and on HBO Max. Jimmy Smits, who plays the role of Kevin Rosario, recently chatted about how he prepared for the film, putting together clips of him singing to prove he could, and more!

IN THE HEIGHTS Featured a Small Tribute to HAMILTON; Did You Catch It? Photo IN THE HEIGHTS Featured a Small Tribute to HAMILTON; Did You Catch It?
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

During a scene in which Kevin Rosario (played by Jimmy Smits) is on hold to talk to Stanford, the hold music is a little instrumental of 'You'll Be Back', the iconic song sung by King George III in Hamilton!

Dascha Polanco Videos

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen Clip
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2021

In the clip, watch as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Quiara Hudes, Bill Sherman, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler figured out how to end the musical's big number, 96,000.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING! VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

They also discussed the return of Broadway and why the industry needs to be more diverse.

VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSO VideoVIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Leslie Grace plays Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights,' which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, June 11th. 

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda VideoVIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2021

In the interview, Ramos talked about getting his career start in Radio City Music Hall, and teased his album Love and Lies. He also talked about stepping into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role for the movie adaptation of In the Heights, and how Miranda didn't offer him much advice.

VIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2021

The film adaptation of 'In The Heights' premieres on June 10th!

VIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Talks About Auditioning for IN THE HEIGHTS VideoVIDEO: Stephanie Beatriz Talks About Auditioning for IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2020

Stephanie Beatriz credits her 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' co-star Melissa Fumero for encouraging her to give it her all and try out for the upcoming movie musical 'In The Heights,' which she ended up scoring a role in. Stephanie also reveals that starring in the movie with Broadway actress Daphne Rubin-Vega is extremely special since she looked up to her as a Latina woman when she was growing up.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Transforms Childhood Park Into Venue For Young Performers VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Transforms Childhood Park Into Venue For Young Performers
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2019

The Today Show recently did a feature on Payson Playground, a park near where Lin-Manuel Miranda grew up. Miranda and his family recently partnered with People's Theatre Project to give the park a revamp. The park is now a space for young performers to take part in a theatre summer camp.

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's WHEN THEY SEE US VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's WHEN THEY SEE US
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2019

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for Ava DuVernay's WHEN THEY SEE US VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for Ava DuVernay's WHEN THEY SEE US
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2019

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, Starring Natasha Lyonne VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, Starring Natasha Lyonne
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2019

Netflix has released the second trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, which launches globally on Netflix February 1, 2019.