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STACEY DASH

Born Stacey Lauretta Dash
January 20, 1967

The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Paramus High School
Occupation
Actress Former Fox News contributor

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 talk show Outnumbered.

Stacey Dash was born in The Bronx, New York. She is of Bajan, African American and Mexican descent. Her brother Darien is the founder of DME Interactive, the first publicly traded African American-led Internet company. 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.

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.

On January 21, 2017, Fox News announced that Dash’s contract would not be renewed.

Personal life

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 Brian Lovell.

Dash voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election. In 2012, however, she switched her party affiliation from Democratic to Republican,[33] 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.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes

1987 Enemy Territory Antoinette “Toni” Briggs
1988 Moving Casey Pear
1989 Tennessee Waltz Minnie
1992 Mo’ Money Amber Evans
1994 Renaissance Man Pvt. Miranda Myers
1995 Clueless Dionne Davenport
1995 Illegal in Blue Kari Truitt Video
1997 Cold Around the Heart Bec Rosenberg
1999 Personals Leah
2001 The Painting Hallie Gilmore at 18
2002 Paper Soldiers Tamika
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
2009 Chrome Angels Lady
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Lisa
2012 House Arrest Chanel
2013 Blue Butterflies Faith Short film
2014 Lap Dance Dr. Annie Jones
2015 Patient Killer Nancy Peck
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Chicago Mayor TV film
2016 The Thinning Kendra Birch

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Farrell for the People Denise Grey TV movie
1985 The Cosby Show Michelle Episode: “Denise’s Friend”
1988 St. Elsewhere Penny Franks 4 episodes
1988–1989 TV 101 Monique Main role (13 episodes)
1994 The 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 The 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”
2006 Getting Played Emily Movie
2008 American Dad! Janet Lewis (voice) Episode: “Escape from Pearl Bailey”
Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse Reporter Movie
2009, 2011 The Game Camille Rose 5 episodes
2011 Single Ladies Valerie “Val” Stokes Main role (11 episodes)
2013 The Exes Dana Episode: “Trading Places”
2014–2017 Outnumbered Herself Commentator
2015 Cloudy with a Chance of Love Kelly TV movie
2016 Hell’s Kitchen Herself Episode: “10 Chefs Compete Again”
2016 The Eric Andre Show Herself Episode: “Stacey Dash; Jack McBrayer”