|Born||in Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Dana Robyn Daurey|
Mini Bio (1)
Ever since She can remember, She always wanted to be an actress. First, though, to whet the performing appetite... She got into dancing as a preteen. It snowballed quickly into a professional career - and taught her how to be comfortable in her own skin and truly express herself.
Her acting bug finally got its chance to crawl when she went to a Performing Arts High School in Los Angeles! It was thrilling to finally begin her journey as an actor by participating in live theatrical productions. With her mom's blessing and unwavering support, She immediately jumped into the acting biz after her high school graduation.
On only her second professional audition, She beat out thousands of actresses (after 7 callbacks) and eventually wound up going to network as a lead on WB's Unhappily Ever After. While She didn't land that role, She was honored to be invited to guest star in the pilot episode - playing opposite series regulars Kevin Connolly & Nikki Cox. She was thankful to recur on Unhappily for three years, in over 30 episodes.
While working (and getting camera educated) on Unhappily Ever After, She was finding her way in the business. her resume began to grow at a dizzying pace... booking numerous national commercials/voice-overs, guest/recurring spots,TV movies, and feature films. She's so grateful to have worked with the most inspiring acting talent in the industry. Learning on set from some of the very best, like (alphabetical order, please): Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady, Tom Cavanagh, Richard Dreyfuss, Nora Ephron, Mike Farrell, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Hamm, Angie Harmon, Patricia Heaton, Eric McCormack, Jeremy Piven, Burt Reynolds, Betty White, and many more. :)
Whether you see it as fate, serendipity, destiny, or some higher spiritual power... it's all providence to her. Her next long running gig, was for NBC's Providence. She auditioned as a guest star in its first season. The producers and fans promptly fell in love with her performance as Heather Tupperman and She found herself as a series regular for 5 years on this award winning (and audience favorite) hit show.
Other fun highlights include:
FOX pilot, New Car Smell - starring opposite Brooke Shields & directed by David Schwimmer.
Perception, recurring, starring opposite Rachel Leigh Cook
American Horror Story, guest star, directed by Angela Bassett
As She continues to live her childhood dream by working as an actor She coaches actors, shares her expertise with artists of all levels. Not a moment goes by where She doesn't count her blessings!
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dana Daureys Publicist