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Dawn-Lyen Gardner

A native of Los Angeles, CA She began acting in commercials and television at an early age, at the urging of a family friend who was a commercials casting director. She went on to study acting at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, where she was awarded the Liz Smith Prize. Originated roles in world premiere plays in both New York and... See full bio »

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Queen Sugar Charley Bordelon West
Prototype 2 Collette Heller
Luke Cage Megan McClaren / Megan McLaren
Viper Ronnie Wilkes


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 2018 God Friended Me (TV Series)
- The Good Samaritan (2018) ... Katie
- Pilot (2018) ... Katie (uncredited)
 2016-2018 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Charley Bordelon West
- From on the Pulse of Morning (2018) ... Charley Bordelon West
- The Horizon Leans Forward (2018) ... Charley Bordelon West
- Your Passages Have Been Paid (2018) ... Charley Bordelon West
- Here Beside the River (2018) ... Charley Bordelon West
- The Tree and Stone Were One (2018) ... Charley Bordelon West
 2017 The Dunning Man
 2017 Conan Exiles (Video Game)
Jamila the Pirate / Additional Voices (voice)
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Megan McClaren / Megan McLaren
- DWYCK (2016) ... Megan McClaren
- Manifest (2016) ... Megan McClaren
- Who's Gonna Take the Weight? (2016) ... Megan McClaren
- Moment of Truth (2016) ... Megan McLaren
 2016 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Erica Campbell
- Breathing Space (2016) ... Erica Campbell
 2016 I Love You... But I Lied (TV Series)
- Torn (2016) ... Colleen (as Dawnlyen Gardner)
 2015 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Samantha Williams
- The Mystery of the Watery Grave (2015) ... Samantha Williams
 2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Steela Gerrera / Rebel / Citizen
- Tipping Points (2012) ... Steela Gerrera / Rebel / Citizen (voice)
- The Soft War (2012) ... Steela Gerrera / Rebel / Citizen (voice)
- Front Runners (2012) ... Steela Gerrera / Rebel (voice)
- A War on Two Fronts (2012) ... Steela Gerrera / Rebel (voice)
 2012 Prototype 2 (Video Game)
Collette Heller (voice)
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Simone Jenkins
- Cops & Robbers (2011) ... Simone Jenkins
 2009-2010 Heroes (TV Series)
- Chapter Thirteen 'Let It Bleed' (2010) ... Elizabeth
- Chapter Nine 'Brother's Keeper' (2009) ... Elizabeth
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
- The Exile (2007) ... Melissa
 2007 Bones (TV Series)
Court Reporter
- The Man in the Mansion (2007) ... Court Reporter
 2005 Summerland (TV Series)
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
- After Dark (2004) ... Leever
 2004 Married to the Kellys (TV Series)
- The Other Sister (2004) ... Shannon
 2004 Invisible Scream
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Sandy Rochon
- Into That Good Night (1994) ... Sandy Rochon (as Dawn Gardner)
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Ronnie Wilkes
- Thief of Hearts (1994) ... Ronnie Wilkes (as Dawn Gardner)
- Firehawk (1994) ... Ronnie Wilkes (as Dawn Gardner)
- Ghost (1994) ... Ronnie Wilkes
- Pilot (1994) ... Ronnie Wilkes
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Other Works:

: Played Juliet in "A Naked Girl on Appian Way" play by Richard Greenberg (Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, USA).

Alternate Names:

Dawnlyen Gardner | Dawn Gardner

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Mother is Chinese and Father is African American.

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