Mini Bio (1)
Dana Koops was born in Los Angeles, CA to Alexander and Shaelyn Koops, both of whom grew up on several continents. Growing up with a music professor father and English teacher mother, Dana quickly developed into an avid reader, writer, musician, and all around adventure seeker. The acting bug bit Dana when she stepped onto the stage as a toddler in an Azusa Pacific University opera production of "Suor Angelica" (Puccini). After dabbling in theatre for several years, Dana decided to study acting. She attended Gary Spatz's - The Playground: A Young Actor's Conservatory, Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop, and the Groundlings School. Dana continues her studies through private coaching. She was given her first film role as the principal character Kid in the short "Corporate Lemonade" (2014) soon after her studies began and has been enjoying every role thereafter. Interestd in other aspects of filmmaking as well, Dana wrote, acted in, and produced her first short film "Stuck" (2017), which won Best in Show at the American Youth Film Festival and which screened at a variety of other youth film festivals, including The Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Dana's love of story and sense of adventure (fostered by living in Latvia for a brief time and exploring the world) encourages her desire to develop into not only a versatile actress, but an engaging filmmaker. In her element when on set, both in front of and behind the camera, Dana also enjoys reading, rock climbing, viola, tennis, and swing dancing.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shaelyn Koops