Stacey Lauretta Dash is an American actress and former talk show host. Dash played Dionne Marie Davenport in the 1995 feature film Clueless and its television series of the same name. She has also appeared in the films Moving, Mo’ Money, Renaissance Man, and View from the Top.
Stacey Dash has been on the record apologising to American Nationalists for ever supporting the former USA president Donald Trump. This declaration was made due to the violence caused by Trump after he rejected the election results.
Who is Stacey Dash?
Early life and age
Born on January 6th 1966 in The Bronx borough of New York City, Dash is of African-American and Mexican descent. Stacey is aged 55 as at 2021. She is the daughter of Dennis Dash and Linda Dash. Dash has a stepfather, Cecil Holmes, and a younger brother, Darien Dash, the founder of DME Interactive, the first publicly traded African American-led website company. Her first cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. Dash attended Paramus Highschool, graduating in 1985.
Stacey Dash career
Dash made her first television appearance in the NBC crime drama pilot Farrell: For the People 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. Dash’s first substantial television role was in the 1988 series TV 101, which was cancelled after 13 episodes.
After the television series ended, she appeared in View From the Top in 2003 and smaller budget films, including Gang of Roses (2003), and Getting Played (2005). Dash played Vanessa Weir in the television series The Strip, which was not successful and was cancelled 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 ‘s video for Favourite Girl. In 2006, she launched her own lingerie line called Letters of Marque.
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 former president Barrack 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 Month History.
Stacey Dash has two children. She has a son named Austin, born in 1991 from her relationship with singer Christopher Williams. She married producer Brian Lovell on July 16, 1999, and they divorced in the mid-2000s. From 2005 to 2006, Dash was married to British executive James Maby, CEO of Sports Logistics.
Different sources say the father of Dash’s daughter Lola (born 2003) is either Lovell or Maby. Dash married actor Emmanuel Xeureb in either 2007 or 2009, She filed for divorce in January 2010 and it was finalized in September 2011. Dash married lawyer Jeffrey Marty on April 6, 2018 in Florida. She said that she met Marty ten days before the wedding. In addition to her two children, Dash is step-mother to three of Marty’s children. In April 2020, Dash announced that she and Marty had separated. In mid-June 2020, the couple filed for divorce.