Dana L. Davis is a writer of novels for teens, and also a successful Hollywood actress with previous series regular roles as: Carmen Phillips on TNT’s Franklin and Bash, head Cheerleader Chastity Church on 10 Things I Hate About You; modern day mimic Monica Dawson on NBC’s cult series Heroes; and Felica Jones on ABC’s The Nine.
Dana has also starred in recurring roles on Code Black, Bones, Body of Proof, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, Scorpion, Boston Public, and the animated series Star Vs. the Forces of Evil and Craig of the Creek. She has guest-starred in over 20 prestigious primetime series, including Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Pushing Daisies, Cold Case and CSI: Miami. Dana made her film debut in Coach Carter with Samuel Jackson, followed by starring roles as Denise Gilmore in Raise Your Voice opposite Hillary Duff, and as Lisa Hines in the hugely successful teen thriller, Prom Night. She most recently starred in the SYFY movie of the week, High Moon.
In addition to her work on screen, Dana has become a motivational speaker for teens. Her stirring assemblies empower and encourage youth, gifting them the tools and steps to value their inner beauty.
Extremely versatile, Dana is a screenwriter, a trained Violist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from Loyola Marymount University. She volunteers for non profits like Empowering Lives International, which provides training, resources, and encouragement to underprivileged East African children. Dana also created her own non profit organization Aktive Prayer, which assists the youth of today in being pro-active about helping those in need. Once a month, Active prayer gives scholarships for individuals to start their own organizations. If you are under 18, would like to start your own non-profit and are in need of funds for the articles of incorporation, request an application through the contact form on the website!
Davis was raised in the Midwest and currently resides in Los Angeles with her 5-year-old daughter.