1. Dascha Polanco • Dayanara ‘Daya’ Diaz
This one is a smarty-pants. Dascha has a BA in Psychology from Hunter College in New York City.

2. Dascha Polanco • Dayanara ‘Daya’ Diaz
Talk about a career change. Prior to joining the Orange is the New Black cast, Dascha worked as a manager at a hospital. In fact, she had just come off a night shift and actually auditioned for the life-changing role in scrubs!