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DANA DAUREY

I don’t know where it came from. Maybe it was predestined. A calling? But ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be an actress.

First, though, to wet the performing appetite… I got into dancing as a pre-teen. It snowballed quickly into a professional career – and taught me how to be comfortable in my own skin and truly express myself.

My acting bug finally got its chance to crawl when I went to a Performing Arts High School in Los Angeles! It was thrilling to finally begin my journey as an actor by participating in live theatrical productions. With my mom’s blessing and unwavering support, I immediately jumped into the acting biz after my high school graduation. Thanks, mom!

On only my second professional audition, I beat out thousands of actresses (after 7 callbacks) and eventually wound up going to network as a lead on WB’s Unhappily Ever After. While I didn’t land that role, I was honored to be invited to guest star in the pilot episode – playing opposite series regulars Kevin Connolly & Nikki Cox. I was thankful to recur on Unhappily Ever After for three years, in over 30 episodes!

While working (and getting camera educated) on Unhappily Ever After, I was finding my way in the business. My resumé began to grow at a dizzying pace… booking numerous national commercials/voice-overs, guest/recurring spots,TV movies, and feature films. I’m so grateful to have worked with the most inspiring acting talent in the industry. Learning on set from some of the very best, like (alphabetical order, please): Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady, Tom Cavanagh, Richard Dreyfuss, Nora Ephron, Mike Farrell, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Hamm, Angie Harmon, Patricia Heaton, Eric McCormack, Jeremy Piven, Burt Reynolds, Betty White, and many more. 🙂

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