Dana Plato (1964–1999)


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Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday, November 7, 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was 11 in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the role of Kimberly Drummond in the TV hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978) from ... See full bio »

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(age 34) in Moore, Oklahoma, USA

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Diff'rent Strokes Kimberly Drummond / Hans
(1978-1986)
(1992)
Night Trap Kelly
(1992)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2002 Pacino Is Missing
Prosecuting Attorney
 1999 Silent Scream
Emma Jones
 1998 Desperation Boulevard
Dana Plato
 1998 The Hostage
Leslie
 1998 Different Strokes (Video)
Jill Martin
 1997/I Tiger
Andrea Baker
 1997 Blade Boxer (Video)
Rita
 1995 Compelling Evidence
Dana Fields
 1995 Millenium Day
 1995 Lethal Cowboy
Elizabeth
 1994 Silent Fury
 1992 Bikini Beach Race
J. D.
 1992 The Sounds of Silence
Deborah Nichols
 1992 Night Trap (Video Game)
Kelly
 1989 Prime Suspect
Diana Masters
 1978-1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Kimberly Drummond / Hans
- Bulimia (1986) ... Kimberly Drummond
- Love on the Run (1985) ... Kimberly Drummond
- Sam's Missing (1985) ... Kimberly Drummond
- A Special Friend (1985) ... Kimberly Drummond
- Happy Birthday Drummond (1985) ... Kimberly Drummond
 1985 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Lisa
- Mike's Madonna Story (1985) ... Lisa
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Patty Springer
- Paying the Piper/Baby Sister/Help Wanted (1984) ... Patty Springer
 1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Cara Ames
 1981 A Step in Time (TV Movie)
 1980 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Daisy Dallenger
- Schoolboy Father (1980) ... Daisy Dallenger
 1976-1980 Family (TV Series)
Debbie / Mary Beth Sanders
- Letting Go (1980) ... Debbie
- Home Movie (1976) ... Mary Beth Sanders
 1979-1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Darla / Dana Plato
- Nightingale (1980) ... Darla
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Dana Plato (uncredited)
 1979 Hello, Larry (TV Series)
Kimberly Drummond
- Thanksgiving Crossover: Part 2 (1979) ... Kimberly Drummond
- Feudin' and Fussin': Part 2 (1979) ... Kimberly Drummond
- The Trip: Part 2 (1979) ... Kimberly Drummond
 1979 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Kimberly Drummond
- Rough Housing (1979) ... Kimberly Drummond
 1978 California Suite
Jenny
 1978/I The End
Dancing Student (uncredited)
 1977 Return to Boggy Creek
Evie Jo
 1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic
Sandra Phalor (uncredited)
 1975 Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (TV Movie)
Wendy
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Girl on the tennis court
- The Bionic Woman (1975) ... Girl on the tennis court
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Other Works:

Anti-Drug PSA TV spot "Get High on Yourself" - Singer (United States) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 7 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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I wanted this to have as wide an audience as possible. I didn't want to get an X rating, because in my opinion once that happens you X-out everyone else. See more »

Trivia:

Birth mother's name is Linda Strain. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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