Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Dana Davis (born October 4, 1978) is an American actress, known for playing Monica Dawson on the NBC series Heroes (2007), Chastity Church on the ABC Family television series 10 Things I Hate About You (2009-10) and Carmen Phillips on the TNT series Franklin & Bash (2011-2013).Davis was born in Davenport, Iowa, and attended Davenport North High School. She is a skilled violinist and attended Loyola Marymount University, graduating with a degree in music in 2006.
Davis appeared alongside teen actress Hilary Duff in Raise Your Voice. She has also appeared in Veronica Mars, That's So Raven, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Point Pleasant, Pushing Daisies, and Hidden Palms.
In July 2007, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Davis would be joining the second season of the TV series Heroes, as Monica Dawson, who was described as a "young hero" willing to "give up everything to help the people around her". The character is the niece of D.L. Hawkins and first cousin of Micah Sanders. She has the power of muscle mimicry, meaning she can master instantly any physical skill she witnesses.
Davis played the role of Peyton in the hit film Coach Carter (2005) alongside Ashanti. She also starred as Lisa Hines in Prom Night (2008). Davis played Chastity Church in the ABC Family series 10 Things I Hate About You (Gabrielle Union played the character in the film) appearing in all 20 episodes. According to series creator Carter Covington, Davis asked out of her contract after the 20 episodes to explore new career opportunities, so Chastity was written out as transferring to a new school; the show was cancelled shortly after the episode aired.
|2002||No Prom for Cindy||Kris||Short film|
|2004||Raise Your Voice||Denise Gilmore|
|2008||Prom Night||Lisa Hines|
|2010||Nick of Time||Stephanie||Short|
|2014||High Moon||Yama Winehart||TV Movie|
|2000||The Steve Harvey Show||Episode: "Player, Interrupted"|
|2001||Boston Public||Marie Ronning||Episodes: "Chapter 18", "Chapter 20"|
|2001||One on One||Girl #1 / Meg||Episode: "Playing Possum"|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle||Chandra||Episode: "Poker #2"|
|2003||Joan of Arcadia||Nicky||Episode: "Bringeth It On"|
|2004||That's So Raven||Jasmine||Episode: "The Road to Audition"|
|2005||Point Pleasant||Lucinda||3 episodes|
|2005||Cold Case||Mathilde Jefferson||Episode: "Strange Fruit"|
|2005||Gilmore Girls||Althea||Episodes: "Say Something", "The UnGraduate"|
|Veronica Mars||Cora Briggs||"Blast from the Past"|
"Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough"
|The O.C.||Madison (uncredited)||"The Disconnect"|
"The Safe Harbor"
|2006||CSI: Miami||Julia Hill||Episode: "Deviant"|
|2006-07||The Nine||Felicia Jones||13 episodes|
|2007||Hidden Palms||Michelle Meadows||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007||Heroes||Monica Dawson||6 episodes|
|2008||Pushing Daisies||Barb||Episode: "Frescorts"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Andrea Harris||Episode: "Soul Mates"|
|2009||Relative Stranger||Denise Clemons||Movie|
|2009||Bones||Michelle Welton||Episode: "The Doctor in the Den"|
|2009-10||10 Things I Hate About You||Chastity Church||20 episodes|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||Gretchen||Episode: "Superfreak"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Dora Mason||Episode: "Gross Anatomy"|
|2011-13||Franklin & Bash||Carmen Phillips||Main role|
|2012||Motorcity||Claire (voice)||Recurring role|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Amanda Pedroia / Neon Kitty||Episode: "Wild Flowers"|
|2014||Glee (TV series)||Tesla||Episode: "Bash"|
|2016-present||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Kelly (voice)|
|2018-present||Craig of the Creek||Kit (voice)|
Dana Davis supports the following charitable cause: Children.