News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 21, 2014: Stacey Lauretta Dash became known for starring in the 1995 feature film Clueless and the television spin-off of the same name.
She was born in the Bronx to a Bajan father and a Mexican and Native American mother. Her brother is Darien Dash, the CEO of DME Interactive Holdings, and her first cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.
She has also appeared in films such as Moving, Mo’ Money, Renaissance Man and View from the Top while her television work has included appearances in series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Single Ladies and the reality television show Celebrity Circus. She has also appeared in music videos for Carl Thomas’ “Emotional” and Kanye West’s “All Falls Down.“ Dash made her first TV appearance in Farrell for the People starring Valerie Harper and a yet-unknown Ed O’Neill in 1982, which did not make it past its pilot episode. Her first notable appearance was as ‘Michelle’ in the 1985 The Cosby Show episode “Denise’s Friend” alongside Lisa Bonet, and in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Dash’s first substantial television role was in the 1988 television series TV 101, which also featured Matt LeBlanc and Sam Robards. The series was canceled after 13 episodes.
Dash is now in VH1’ “Single Ladies,” a new comedic drama series that asks the question: What do women really want in a relationship? She plays Val one of three best friends with different philosophies on sex and relationships.