Stacey Lauretta Dash was brought into this world by God on January 20, 1967.
Stacey Dash is a successful American film and television actress, known for starring in the 1995 feature film "Clueless" and the television spinoff of the same name.
She has also appeared in films such as Moving, Mo' Money, Renaissance Man and View from the Top, in her other TV work includes appearances in series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Single Ladies and the reality television show Celebrity Circus.
She has also appeared in music videos for Carl Thomas' "Emotional" and Kanye West's "All Falls Down".
Stacey Dash Early life
Stacey Dash was born in The Bronx, New York. She is an alumna of Paramus High School in Paramus, New Jersey. Her mother, Linda, was the general manager of DME Interactive Holdings.Her father is a businessman.
Stacy Dash is of Bajan, Blackfoot and Mexican descent. Her brother is Darien Dash, the CEO of DME Interactive Holdings and her first cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Stacey Dash Career;
Dash made her first TV appearance in Farrell for the People starring Valerie Harper and a yet-unknown Ed O'Neill in 1982, which did not make it past its pilot episode. Her first notable appearance was as 'Michelle' in the 1985 The Cosby Show episode "Denise's Friend" alongside Lisa Bonet, and in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Dash's first substantial television role was in the 1988 television series TV 101, which also featured Matt LeBlanc and Sam Robards. The series was canceled after 13 episodes.
Dash's first major film role was in the Richard Pryor comedy Moving in 1988. She also had sizeable roles in Mo' Money and Renaissance Man during this time. In 1995, Dash starred as a femme fatale in a low budget film, Illegal in Blue. Dash received her big break with the 1995 film Clueless, which starred Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy.
Dash played Cher's high school best friend Dionne Marie Davenport, even though Dash was twenty-eight at the time. In 1996 the film spawned a television spinoff, also called Clueless, in which Dash reprised her role as Dionne and Rachel Blanchard played Cher. The series ran from 1996–1999.
After the television series ended, she appeared in View from the Top (2003) and smaller budget films, including Gang of Roses (2003), and Getting Played (2005). She also has appeared in small guest roles on television shows such as Eve and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Dash played Vanessa Weir in the television series, The Strip, which was not successful and was canceled after several episodes.
In 2001, Dash was featured in a music video by Carl Thomas for the single "Emotional". In 2004, Dash was featured in a music video by Kanye West, label mate of her cousin Damon Dash for the single "All Falls Down." Also in 2006, she was featured in singer Marques Houston's video, "Favorite Girl". In 2006, she launched her own lingerie line called Letters of Marque.
In 2007, she completed filming roles in I Could Never Be Your Woman, Nora's Hair Salon II, Fashion Victim, Ghost Image and American Primitive. For 2008 release, she filmed Phantom Punchand Secrets Of A Hollywood Nurse for television, and the feature film Close Quarters.
Dash performed in the 2008 reality television series, Celebrity Circus. Prior to the series premiere, Dash suffered a broken rib while training. Despite the injury, Dash performed on the trapeze bungee during the premiere and continued on to be a finalist. Dash finished second behind Antonio Sabato, Jr.
Dash made a guest appearance on the television series The Game in early 2009.
Dash starred in the first season VH1 original series Single Ladies, as Valerie "Val" Stokes, a woman who is a " 'good girl' looking for a good man". She did not return for season 2.
In 2012, Dash starred as Lisa, the female lead in the film Dysfunctional Friends, alongside Meagan Good, Tatyana Ali, Stacy Keibler and Terrell Owens. The film, which was written and directed by Corey Grant, garnered favorable reviews from Wilson Morales of BlackFilm.com and Michael Dequina of TheMovieReport.com, but a negative review by John Anderson of Variety.
Stacey Dash Personal life
In 2010, she filed a restraining order against her now ex-husband Emmanuel Xuereb.
On October 7, 2012 Dash posted an endorsement of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on her Twitter account.
In response to this,
other Twitter followers responded with criticism, racial epithets, and calls
for her to commit suicide. She was rejected by her peers, by Hollywood, by he music industry and people she thought were friends.
Dash was later personally contacted by Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan through a phone call. During their conversation, Ryan thanked Dash for supporting the Romney-Ryan ticket, and told her she was "brave".
Year Film Role Other notes
1987 Enemy Territory
1989 Tennessee Nights Minnie
1992 Mo' Money
1994 Renaissance Man
Pvt. Miranda Myers
Dionne Davenport Young Artist Award (nominated)
Illegal in Blue Kari Truitt
1997 Cold Around the Heart Bec Rosenberg
1997 Personals Leah
2001 The Painting Hallie Gilmore at 18 a.k.a. Soldiers of Change
2002 Paper Soldiers
2003 View from the Top
Gang of Roses
Ride or Die
2005 Lethal Eviction Amanda
2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman
Ghost Image Alicia
2008 Christmas Break Smokin' Woman Short film
Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above
Fashion Victim Cara Wheeler
2009 Chrome Angels Lady
Close Quarters Kate
2010 House Arrest Chanel
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Farrell for the People Denise Grey NBC TV film
1985 The Cosby Show
Michelle Episode: "Denise's Friend"
1988 St. Elsewhere
Penny Franks Episodes: "Their Town"
"The Naked Civil Surgeon"
"Requiem for a Heavyweight"
1988–1989 TV 101
1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Michelle Michaels Episode: "When You Hit Upon a Star"
Harts of the West Episode: "Drive, He Said"
Dionne "Dee" Davenport Series regular
1998 Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular
1999–2000 The Strip
Vanessa Weir Series regular
2001 Going to California
Janie Episode: "A Pirate Looks at 15 to 20"
Men, Women & Dogs Meg Episode: "Pilot"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Amy Young Episode: "Slaves of Las Vegas"
Corryn Episode: "The Ex Factor"
2005 Duck Dodgers
Paprika Solo Voice role
Episode: Diamond Boogie/Corporate Pigfall
2008 Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse Reporter TV film
Janet Lewis Episode: "Escape from Pearl Bailey"
2009–2011 The Game
Chamile Episode: "Truth and Consequences"
Episode: "Put a Ring On It"
Episode: "The Fall of the Roman"
Episode: "The Wedding Episode"
Episode: "The Right to Choose"
2011 Single Ladies
Valerie "Val" Stokes Lead role (season 1)
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• Stacey Dash at the Internet Movie Database