American actress Stacey Dash was also a talk show host but she is probably better known as the character Dionne Marie Davenport which she played in the 1995 film Clueless which later became a TV show. She has also become quite popular for some controversial views that she has expressed against Black History Month and other trending issues.
Stacey Dash’s Bio (Ethnicity, Age)
Stacey Dash’s full name at birth was Stacey Lauretta Dash and she was born on the 20th of January 1966. The Bronx borough of New York City was her place of birth and where she was eventually brought up. She has an ethnic heritage that is a mix of Bajan, Mexican and African-American. She graduated from a learning institution known as Paramus High School in 1985. The actress had a rough childhood as she has revealed that she was molested by a family friend as a child. She also struggled with cocaine addiction in her teens and 20s and would later entered into relationships with partners who were physically and emotionally abusive.
In 1982, Stacey Dash made her debut television appearance in NBC’s Farrell: For the Pople. The show did not, however, make it past the pilot episode and so, a more notable television credit for her was her appearance as Michelle in the 1985 The Cosby Show episode “Denise’s Friend”. In 1988, she joined the cast of TV 101 which at least lasted 13 episodes before it was cancelled.
She had her debut film role in Moving (1988). After that, she had good roles in Mo’ Money (1988) and Renaissance Man (1988). Her big break in film, however, came when she played Cher’s best friend in high school Dionne Davenport in the teen comedy Clueless (1995). Clueless was later turned into a series, which ran from 1996 to 1999, with Stacey Dash continuing in her role as Dionne Davenport.
Stacey Dash has also appeared in some music videos including that for the single Emotional by Carl Thomas and All Falls Down by Kanye West. She posed in the nude for the August 2006 Playboy issue and that same year, she launched her lingerie line which she named Letters of Marque. In 2008 Stacey Dash was a part of the reality television series Celebrity Circus. She suffered an injury while training, prior to the series premiere. She still went on to reach the finals, coming second behind Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
Fox News announced that they had hired Stacey Dash as their contributor for cultural analysis and commentary on the 28th of May 2014. When President Barack Obama made an address on the terrorist attack that had taken place a day before, Stacey Dash said in an edition of Outnumbered that the President did not care about terrorism. The network suspended her without pay for two weeks due to her remark. She also faced criticism in 2016 when she called for an end to Black History Month and claimed that the BET Awards lied about reports on the Oscar boycotts due to lack of diversity. She repeated the opinions at the 88th Academy Awards and later criticized Jesse William’s speech at the BET Awards. Fox News announced on the 21st of January 2017 that Stacey Dash’s contract would not be renewed.
Stacey Dash’s mother is Linda Dash, a Mexican-American who was initially married to her father Dennis Dash, an African-American. Their union also yielded a son named Darien Dash who founded DME Interactive, which is the first publicly traded Internet company led by an African-American. Stacey Dash also has a stepfather named Cecil Holmes.
Stacey Dash got married three times and also got divorced three times. Her first marriage was to a man named Brian Lovell, a producer who wedded her on the 16th of July 1999. They got divorced in the mid-2000s. She then wedded the CEO of Sports Logistics, James Maby next in 2005 and their own marriage lasted only a year. Her third marriage was to actor Emmanuel Xuereb in 2009 and she filed for divorce in January 2010. Their divorce was finalized in September 2011.
Stacey Dash has two children. She gave birth to her first child, a boy named Austin in 1991 when she had been going strong with Christopher Williams, a singer. Her daughter Lola was born in 2003 while she was still in her first marriage with Brian Lovell.
She is said to be worth an estimated $8 million, despite recent controversies and no contract renewals. Let’s just say she knows how to make that money. Her wealth stems mostly from her work in film and television.