Stacey Dash (born January 20, 1966, in The Bronx, New York) is an American film and television actress of African American and Native American descent.
Dash’s first major film role was in the Richard Pryor comedy Moving in 1988. She also had sizeable 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 film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone. Dash played the teenager Dionne Marie Davenport even though she was 28 at the time. (Dash has always been able to play much younger characters due to her youthful appearance.) The film eventually spawned a television spinoff in 1996 titled, Clueless. The series, which lacked Silverstone, ran from 1996-1999. Dash then went on to play Vanessa Weir in the television series, The Strip. It was not a success, however, and was cancelled after a few episodes.
After the TV series Clueless, her credits include View from the Top and smaller budget films, including Gang Of Roses, and Getting Played. She also has appeared in small guest roles on TV shows such as Eve and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
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 the age of 40, Dash posed in the August 2006 issue of Playboy. In 2006, Stacey was featured in singer Marques Houston’s video, “Favorite Girl”. Also in 2006, she was involved in the launch of a 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. Already for 2008, she has filmed Secrets Of A Hollywood Nurse for TV and the film Close Quarters.
Stacey Dash has two children. Her son Austin was born in 1991. She also has a daughter, Lola (born in 2003), with her former husband Brian Lovell.