Stacey Dash

Infobox actor
name = Stacey Dash



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birthname = Stacey Lauretta Dash
birthdate = birth date and age|1966|01|20
birthplace = The Bronx, New York, U.S.
deathdate =
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occupation = Actress
spouse = Emmanuel Xuereb (2007-present)
Brian Lovell (1999-2006)
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Stacey Lauretta Dash (born January 20 1966) is an American film and television actress.

Biography

Career

Dash started her career as a child actress on "Sesame Street". She later made appearances in shows such as "The Cosby Show", where she acted beside friend Lisa Bonet, and in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".cite web|title=Stacey Dash: Full biography| publisher=hollywood.com | accessdate=2008-09-15|url=http://www.hollywood.com/celebrity/Stacey_Dash/187536#milestones] 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 in which Rachel Blanchard played Cher. The series ran from 1996-1999.

After the television series ended, she starred 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 "". 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." At age 40, Stacey Dash posed nude in the August 2006 issue of "Playboy". The same year she was featured in singer Marques Houston's video, "Favorite Girl". In 2006, she launched her own lingerie line called Letters of Marque. [ [http://www.lettersofmarque.com/ 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 has filmed "Phantom Punch", "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.

Personal life

Dash was born in The Bronx, New York, a cousin of Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.cite web| url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,52922,00.html#3| title=Jay-Z's Producer on a Roll | accessdate=2006-07-17| last=Friedman| first=Roger| date=2002-05-16| publisher=FOXNews| language=English]

Dash was a close friend of Damon's late fiancée, Aaliyah. Her brother is Darien Dash, the CEO of DME Interactive Holdings.

On July 16, 1999, Dash married Brian Lovell. They have one child together: Lola (born 2003). Dash has a son, Austin (born 1991). She divorced Brian Lovell in 2006. [cite web| url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001107/bio| title=Stacey Dash - Biography | accessdate=2008-01-04| publisher=Internet Movie Database, Inc.| language=English]

In 2007, Dash married actor Emmanuel Xuereb.

Filmography

References

External links

* [http://www.LettersOfMarque.com Official Letters Of Marque Site]
*imdb|0001107


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