Dash at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 2016.
|Born||Stacey Lauretta Dash
January 20, 1967
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Paramus High School|
|Known for||Amber Evans – Mo' Money
Dionne Davenport – Clueless
|Family||Damon Dash (cousin)|
Stacey Lauretta Dash (born January 20, 1967) is an American actress and talk show host, best known for co-starring in the 1995 feature film Clueless and the television series spinoff of the same name. She has also appeared in films such as Moving, Mo' Money, Renaissance Man and View from the Top. Other television work by Dash includes appearances in series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Single Ladies and the reality television show Celebrity Circus. She has also appeared in music videos for Carl Thomas' "Emotional" and Kanye West's "All Falls Down". Dash was a co-host on Fox News Channel talk show Outnumbered.
Stacey Dash was born in The Bronx, New York. She is of Bajan, African American and Mexican descent. Her first cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. Dash attended Paramus High School, graduating in 1985.
Dash made her first television appearance in the NBC crime drama pilot Farrell: For the People starring Valerie Harper and Ed O'Neill in 1982, which did not make it past its pilot episode. Her first notable appearance was as Michelle in the 1985 The Cosby Show episode "Denise's Friend" and in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Dash's first substantial television role was in the 1988 series TV 101. The series was canceled after 13 episodes. Dash's first major film role was in the Richard Pryor comedy Moving in 1988. She also had sizable roles in Mo' Money and Renaissance Man during this time. In 1995, Dash starred as a femme fatale in the low-budget film Illegal in Blue. Dash received her big break with the 1995 teen comedy film Clueless. Dash played Cher's high school best friend Dionne Davenport, although Dash was twenty-eight at the time. In 1996, the film spawned a television spin-off of the same name, in which Dash reprised her role as Dionne. The series ran from 1996 to 1999.
After the television series ended, she appeared in View from the Top (2003) and smaller budget films, including Gang of Roses (2003), and Getting Played (2005). She also has appeared in small guest roles on television shows such as Eve and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Dash played Vanessa Weir in the television series The Strip, which was not successful and was canceled after several episodes. 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, labelmate of her cousin Damon Dash, for the single "All Falls Down". Dash posed nude in the August 2006 issue of Playboy. Also in 2006, she was featured in singer Marques Houston's video for "Favorite Girl". In 2006, she launched her own 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. For 2008 release, she filmed Phantom Punch, Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse, and Close Quarters. Dash performed in the 2008 reality television series Celebrity Circus. Prior to the series premiere, Dash suffered a broken rib while training. Despite the injury, Dash performed on the trapeze bungee during the premiere and continued on to be a finalist. Dash finished second behind Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
Dash appeared as a recurring character on the television series The Game in early 2009. In 2011, Dash starred in the first season of VH1's first scripted series, Single Ladies, playing Valerie "Val" Stokes, described as a "'good girl' looking for a good man". On August 31, 2011, it was reported that she would leave the series in order to focus on her family. In 2012, Dash starred as Lisa, the female lead in the film Dysfunctional Friends. In 2012, Dash was featured in Funny or Die and YouTube broadcast trailers and shorts for her web series Stacey Dash Is Normal. The scripted series launched in 2013.
On May 28, 2014, Fox News announced that Dash had been hired as a contributor for "cultural analysis and commentary." On the December 7, 2015 edition of Outnumbered, Dash made a remark about President Barack Obama's address regarding Islamic terrorism that took place the day before, suggesting the president didn't "give a shit" about terrorism. Due to this remark, the network suspended her without pay for two weeks. In 2016, Dash received criticism when she argued that the BET Awards lied to black people about news regarding the boycotting of the Oscars due to lack of ethnic diversity, and called for an end to Black History Month. She made a cameo at the 88th Academy Awards repeating this sentiment. In addition, she criticized Jesse Williams's speech at the BET Awards.
Dash has been married three times. She was married to Brian Lovell from 1999 to 2005. She then was wed to James Maby from 2005 to 2006, and to Emmanuel Xuereb from 2009 to 2011. In her 2010 divorce filing and restraining order against Xuereb, she claimed physical abuse. She has two children, son Austin (born 1991, fathered by R&B singer Christopher Williams) and daughter Lola (born 2003), fathered by Maby.
Dash voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election. In 2012, however, she switched her party affiliation from Democratic to Republican, and endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on her Twitter account. In response to online derogatory comments she received for supporting Romney, Dash stated, "My humble opinion... EVERYONE is entitled to one". She said, "I really don't understand the fury. I don't get it. ... I was shocked, really shocked. But you can't expect everyone to agree with you." Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan telephoned her. During their conversation and in a subsequent tweet, Ryan thanked Dash for supporting the Romney–Ryan ticket.
Since the 2012 election, Dash has publicly expressed her political views. In April 2013, she criticized hip hop singers Jay-Z and Beyoncé's trip to Cuba. Dash asked her fans on Twitter if they cared whether Jay-Z visited Cuba before the embargo was lifted. In 2016, with regard to the debate over use of gender-specific bathrooms, she said that transgender rights "infringe upon her own". Dash also supported Donald Trump's proposal to ban immigration of Middle Easterners in the wake of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Dash writes a blog for Patheos.com.
|1987||Enemy Territory||Antoinette "Toni" Briggs|
|1992||Mo' Money||Amber Evans|
|1994||Renaissance Man||Pvt. Miranda Myers|
|1995||Illegal in Blue||Kari Truitt||Video|
|1997||Cold Around the Heart||Bec Rosenberg|
|2001||Painting, TheThe Painting||Hallie Gilmore at 18|
|2003||View from the Top||Angela Samona|
|2003||Gang of Roses||Kim|
|2003||Ride or Die||Real Venus||Video|
|2004||All Falls Down||Kanye West's Girlfriend||Video|
|2005||Lethal Eviction||Amanda Winters|
|2007||I Could Never Be Your Woman||Brianna Minx|
|2007||Ghost Image||Alicia Saunders|
|2008||Christmas Break||Smokin' Woman||Short film|
|2008||Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above||Simone|
|2008||Fashion Victim||Cara Wheeler|
|2008||Phantom Punch||Geraldine Liston|
|2009||Wild About Harry||Joy Crowley|
|2013||Blue Butterflies||Faith||Short film|
|2014||Lap Dance||Dr. Annie Jones|
|2015||Patient Killer||Nancy Peck|
|2016||Sharknado: The 4th Awakens||Chicago Mayor||Syfy Original movies|
|2016||The Thinning||Kendra Birch|
|1982||Farrell for the People||Denise Grey||TV movie|
|1985||Cosby Show, TheThe Cosby Show||Michelle||Episode: "Denise's Friend"|
|1988||St. Elsewhere||Penny Franks||4 episodes|
|1988–1989||TV 101||Monique||Main role (13 episodes)|
|1994||Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Michelle Michaels||Episode: "When You Hit Upon a Star"|
|1996–1999||Clueless||Dionne "Dee" Davenport||Main role (62 episodes)|
|1999–2000||Strip, TheThe Strip||Vanessa Weir||Main role (10 episodes)|
|2001||Going to California||Janie||Episode: "A Pirate Looks at 15 to 20"|
|Men, Women & Dogs||Meg||Episode: "Pilot"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Amy Young||Episode: "Slaves of Las Vegas"|
|2003||Eve||Corryn||Episode: "The Ex Factor"|
|2005||Duck Dodgers||Paprika Solo (voice)||Episode: "Diamond Boogie/Corporate Pigfall"|
|2008||American Dad!||Janet Lewis (voice)||Episode: "Escape from Pearl Bailey"|
|Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse||Reporter||Movie|
|2009, 2011||Game, TheThe Game||Camille Rose||5 episodes|
|2011||Single Ladies||Valerie "Val" Stokes||Main role (11 episodes)|
|2013||Exes, TheThe Exes||Dana||Episode: "Trading Places"|
|2015||Cloudy with a Chance of Love||Kelly||Movie|
|2016||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Episode: "10 Chefs Compete Again"|
|2016||The Eric Andre Show||Herself||Episode: "Stacey Dash; Jack McBrayer"|
- Christopher Williams – "Talk To Myself" (1989)
- Carl Thomas – "Emotional" (2000)
- Kanye West featuring Syleena Johnson – "All Falls Down" (2004)
- Marques Houston – "Favorite Girl" (2006)
- Rick Ross featuring Ne-Yo – "Super High" (2010)
- Dash, Stacey (2016). There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing. ISBN 9781621574132. OCLC 909538859.
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Born January 20, 1966, in the Bronx, New York, NY...
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- "Fox suspends... Stacey Dash for profanity on air". USA Today. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
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- "Letters of Marque". Letters of Marque. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
- "Cast Bios". VH1. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
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- Morales, Wilson (February 3, 2012). "Dysfunctional Friends" BlackFilm.com
- The Huffington Post. 2 July 2012
- Quickies: Tamar’s Single, Amber’s Miscarriage, Stacey’s ‘Normal’ Electronic Urban Report. 16 February 2013
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- Stelter, Brian. "Fox News suspends two commentators for profanity while criticizing Obama". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- *"Stacey Dash Explains 'How BET Lies to Black People' in Scathing Response Amid Backlash". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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- "The View Hosts Slam Stacey Dash for BET Comments: 'We're Not All Treated Like Americans'". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- Izundu, Chi Chi. "Stacey Dash: I was right to call for Black History Month to be scrapped". Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- *Lee, Benjamin (2016-02-29). "Stacey Dash's surprise Oscars cameo lands with a dull thud". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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- "Stacey Dash Criticizes Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech". 30 June 2016.
- Fox declines to renew contracts for several contributors | 2017-01-21 | The Hill
- "Stacey Dash fired from Fox News".
- Allin, Olivia (September 30, 2011). "Stacey Dash of 'Clueless' Granted a Divorce from Emmanuel Xuereb". Los Angeles: WABC-TV. OnTheRedCarpet.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
...has been granted a divorce from her husband of two years, actor Emmanuel Xuereb. ... The actress was previously married to Brian Lovell from 1999 until 2005 and James Maby from 2005 until 2006. Dash has two children, son Austin, who was born in 1991, with R&B singer and former boyfriend Christopher Williams and daughter Lola, who was born in 2003, with her ex-husband Brian Lovell.
- "'Clueless' Star Stacey Dash: My Husband Beat Me". TMZ.com. April 9, 2010. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- "Los Angeles Superior Court Temporary Restraining Order" (PDF). TMZ.com. January 29, 2010. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016.
- Oldenburg, Ann (October 10, 2012). "Stacey Dash 'shocked' by 'fury' over her Romney support". USA Today. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016.
- Strohm, Emily (July 11, 2014). "Stacey Dash Opens Up About Her Fox News Gig – and That Kanye Controversy". People.
- McKay, Hollie (October 8, 2012). "Actress Stacey Dash hit with racially-charged attacks after endorsing Romney". Fox News. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016.
- Rahim, Ali (November 4, 2013). "Stacey Dash Blasts Jay-Z and Beyoncé for Cuba Trip". BET. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016.
- Boone, John (June 2, 2016). "Exclusive: Stacey Dash Says Transgender People Should Pee in Bushes, Claims Feminism Is Ruining Men". Entertainment Tonight. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
- Editor, Carly Ledbetter Lifestyle; Post, The Huffington (13 June 2016). "Stacey Dash Slams Obama, Praises Trump In Wake Of Orlando Shooting".
- "Stacey Dash". Patheos. Retrieved 10 November 2016.