Dana Davis graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2006, earning a music degree. She made her acting debut in an episode of The Steve Harvey Show in 2000, and two years later, appeared in her first film, No Prom for Cindy. She notably appeared as a guest in shows such as Joan of Arcadia, That's So Raven and Veronica Mars; she also starred alongside Hilary Duff in the 2004 flick Raise Your Voice.
After a stint in the short-lived ABC series The Nine, David joined the second season of Heroes. Her character, Monica Dawson, only appeared in several episodes and was virtually dropped by the third season. She later joined the cast of ABC Family's short-lived 10 Things I Hate About You. She currently stars in the TNT series Franklin & Bash.
- Before landing a role as Monica on Heroes, Dana was already a big fan of the show. She would have Heroes nights with her friends, and her MySpace page quotes one of the show's more iconic lines: "Save the cheerleader, save the world."
- Dana is a skilled violinist.
- No Prom for Cindy (2002)
- Raise Your Voice (2004)
- Coach Carter (2005)
- Prom Night (2008)
- Nick of Time (2010)
- Point Pleasant (recurring, 2005)
- The Nine (regular, 2006-2007)
- Heroes (recurring, 2007)
- 10 Things I Hate About You (regular, 2009-2010)
- Franklin & Bash (regular, 2011-present)
"I'm a girlie girl now, but when I was younger, not even. I was like, 'Dress? No, I'm not wearing a dress.'"
On what she'd do with her character's power from Heroes: "I've always wanted to slam dunk and I've always wanted to impress, you know, the boys in my family and stuff like that. So I got a little nephew, too, and he loves NBA. And I'm fascinated with their athletic ability, so I'd definitely get that."
"I think the Sci-Fi thing is just this phenomenon. Sci-Fi fans don't get that often. You get Spider-Man and you get your Superman VI, but that comes out once every two years. With Heroes, you get it once a week. I think that's awesome for the fans. That's one of the things. Another thing is just this visit into this surreal world. Life can be hard. You've got dramas and your own stresses. You get this chance to escape into this world that isn't reality. It's fun. I think that's what's so great about it."