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Polly Harper, portrayed by Maria Dizzia, was Piper Chapman's best friend in Seasons One and Two. Formerly married to Pete Harper, she is currently in a relationship with Piper's ex-fiancé, Larry Bloom.


Polly is generally the more sensible, grounded one in her and Piper's friendship. She is generally kind and supportive, but is not averse to putting her own needs first, as shown when she made the decision to start a relationship with Larry.

Physical Appearance[]

Polly is Caucasian with long brown hair and an average build. She is shorter than Piper.


Season One[]

Polly is Piper's best friend from college. They started a soap-making company called PoPi together, which was in Barney's. PoPi ultimately collapsed, due to Piper's incarceration and Polly's pregnancy. She gives birth to her and Pete's son, Finn, in the episode "Moscow Mule".

Season Two[]

Larry starts hanging out with her and helping her out with Finn while Pete is in Alaska. Larry and Polly end up having sex and decide to pursue a relationship together after Piper and Larry end their relationship and Polly and Pete end theirs.

Polly and Piper argue about this and shortly after end their friendship. Polly agrees to do one last thing for Piper, she call Alex's probation officer and report her for parole violation.

Season Seven[]

Polly and Larry are still together. She is pregnant again, with another boy.

After Piper's early release, Zelda encourages her to call Larry and make amends with both him and Polly. The three agree to go out for dinner together, although Polly is reluctant to do so. The couple meet up with Piper and Zelda, and Polly announces her pregnancy.





  • Fans of the show, as well as critics, were thrown off by Polly and Larry's affair, citing the fact that the real life Piper and Larry are still together. Both Jenji Kohan and the writers have commented that this twist in events was to serve as a reflection of real-life scenarios in which an inmate's lover ventured outside of their relationship for intimate satisfaction.