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Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco stars asDayanara Diaz, a pregnant inmate involved in a secret relationship with a guard. 

Polanco was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn by way of Miami. Her other credits include guest spots on Unforgettable and NYC 22, as well as the role of Carol in David Mamets stage production ofOleannaamongst others. 

She was recently seen in independent drama, "Gimme Shelter" opposite Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Carmel. She will be in the upcoming film "The Cobbler" starring Adam Sandler. 

Polanco resides in New York City.