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Stacey Dash biography

Date of birth : 1966-01-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bronx, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-30
Credited as : Film and television actress, The Cosby Show, Sesame Street

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Stacey Lauretta Dash is an American film and television actress.

She made her first TV appearance in Farrell for the People starring Valerie Harper and a virtually unknown Ed O'Neill in 1982, which did not make it past its pilot episode. Her notable first 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.

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. 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 sizable 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 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." At age 40, Stacey Dash posed nude in the August 2006 issue of Playboy pics. 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.

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.

Dash was born in The Bronx, New York. She is of West Indian and Aztec descent; her "clear green eyes" have been described as one of her most striking features. Her brother is Darien Dash, the CEO of DME Interactive Holdings and her cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. Dash was a close friend of Damon's late fiancée, Aaliyah.

Dash has been married three times, twice to celebrities; from 1999 to 2006, she was married to Brian Lovell and from 2007 to the present, she has been married to actor Emmanuel Xuereb, however in 2010 she filed for divorce. Dash has two children; her son Austin was born in 1991, and her daughter with then-husband Lovell, Lola, was born in 2003.

Filmography:

1987 Enemy Territory
1988 Moving
1989 Tennessee Nights
1992 Mo' Money
1994 Renaissance Man
1995 Clueless ; Illegal in Blue
1997 Cold Around the Heart
1997 Personals
2001 The Painting
2002 Paper Soldiers
2003 View from the Top ; Gang of Roses ; Ride or Die
2005 Lethal Eviction ; Getting Played
2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman ; Ghost Image
2008 Christmas Break ; Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above ; Fashion Victim ; American Primitive ; Phantom Punch
2009 Chrome Angels ; Close Quarters
2010 House Arrest



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