Dana Davis may appear to be a fresh new face on the TV scene, but she has actually established quite a professional resume in her growing career. Acting since age 7, as a young 18 year-old Dana made her film debut in the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger action film Eraser. Although a small role it was clearly a sign of bigger things to come as she subsequently scored roles in the films Coach Carter and Prom Night.
Currently Dana is most recognized for her role as Carmen Phillips on the new TNT show Franklin and Bash, but her list of TV credits extends quite a bit further. She has appeared in several TV productions to include Raise Your Voice, Veronica Mars, That's So Raven, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Point Pleasant, Pushing Daisies, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Hidden Palms. Many may also recognize Dana for her 2007 role of Monica Dawson in the popular TV series Heroes.
A 2006 music graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Dana plays the viola and (with her degree in classical voice) is a singer. Whether it's playing music, singing or acting it certainly appears that this beautiful black woman has a bright future ahead of her. Her youthful look and engaging smile are both something we hope to see for a long time to come.
"I would love to play a really, really bad girl... I would love to play a character that has the layers like that, because I always play the good girls." - Dana Davis interview by Gilles Nuytens for The Scifi World.