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You may recognize Dascha Polanco from new movie In The Heights—it hit theaters on June 11—but the Dominican-born star is much more than just an actress, a dancer and a singer. In our recent conversation with the 38-year-old star, we learned all about her role as an Olay Body ambassador, her mission to take over the world and her goal to love herself even more this summer.
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The Orange Is the New Black alum, who is currently starring in the movie In the Heights, will co-star with Shanola Hampton in the NBC dramedy pilot on the Spanish series Señoras del (h)Ampa. "Polanco will play Pia, the impeccable nemesis of Monique (Hampton)," per Deadline. "Pia is the No. 1 salesperson for the state-of-the-art TurboThunder3000 food processor and a popular mommy blogger. She also is the landlord of a few apartment buildings in the community, which she hopes to gentrify."
Fresh off of In the Heights, Dascha Polanco has been tapped to star in the upcoming NBC pilot, Dangerous Moms - Shadow and Act has learned. Based on the Spanish series Señoras del (h)Ampa, it is described as "an off-center, dark dramedy about four diverse mothers who accidentally kill the queen bee of their school’s PTA during the demonstration of a new high-end food processor. The story becomes a female anthem about friendship and family as it tells the story of one completely unprepared group of women who must juggle their everyday lives while their worlds are turned upside down."
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EXCLUSIVE: Orange Is the New Black alumna Dascha Polanco, currently co-starring in Warner Bros.’ In the Heights, is set as a co-lead opposite Shanola Hampton in NBC pilot Dangerous Moms, from Warner Bros. Television and Universal TV. Written by Janine Sherman Barrois based on the Spanish series Señoras del (h)Ampa,...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical In the Heights first made its splash on Broadway 13 years ago, telling the stories of a Latinx community on "a block that was disappearing," and now it's hitting the big screen. It's a monumental moment for the entire cast: "I'm feeling excited; I'm emotional, but...
“We were the witches with a cauldron, stirring the pot,” says Rubin-Vega of the trio, who reunited to chat about dance numbers, bodega orders, and the best kind of gossip. “Tell me something I don’t know,” salon girls Daniela, Cuca, and Carla trill while trimming bangs, painting nails, and waxing mustaches in this year’s splashy In the Heights. While it may seem like they’re combing for gossip, the women, played by Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco, and Stephanie Beatriz, say their business is far more than a café con leche klatch. “It’s about what we bring to the community,” says Polanco. “There’s nothing wrong with a little brush of the hair, and the confidence that comes with it.”
‘In the Heights’ stars Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polanco share what the movie’s salon ladies represent
The beauty of upper Manhattan is on glorious display at a hair and nail salon featured in the movie musical “In the Heights.”. Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polanco help capture the culture and values of a Latino neighborhood in Washington Heights through the women who run the popular salon.
It’s been almost exactly a year since we published new outfits from Dascha Polanco: ‘Twas April 10, 2020, and we were rounding up stuff we’d missed during Fug Madness/early pandemic panic, and noted she’d have some work to do if she intended to repeat as our champion. And now that Dascha is finally back with us, she has NOT let us down. As usual, her face looks magnificent, and her outfit is perplexing — like an ’80s coat dress as run through a David Bowie filter. It is exactly what I didn’t know I needed. The engines are revved. The ball is TIPPED. Time to shine, baby.
In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress Dascha Polanco.