Dana Davis (born October 4, 1978) is an American actress and author, 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).

Dana Davis
Born (1978-10-04) October 4, 1978 (age 41)
Other namesDana L. Davis
OccupationActress, voice actress, novelist
Years active2000–present


Davis was born in Davenport, Iowa, and attended Davenport North High School. She is a skilled violinist and attended Loyola Marymount University where she earned her bachelor's 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.[1]


Davis is the author of Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now, a contemporary young adult novel published by Harlequin Books in April 2018.

Her second novel, The Voice In My Head, is scheduled for release by Harper Collins on May 28, 2019.

She uses "Dana L. Davis" as her pen name, while retaining "Dana Davis" for her acting roles.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 No Prom for Cindy Kris Short film
2004 Raise Your Voice Denise Gilmore [2]
2005 Coach Carter Peyton
2008 Prom Night Lisa Hines
2010 Nick of Time Stephanie Short
2014 High Moon Yama Winehart TV Movie


Year Title Role Notes
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 Testing Bob Ryan Movie
2005 Gilmore Girls Althea Episodes: "Say Something", "The UnGraduate"
2005–2006 Veronica Mars Cora Briggs Episodes: "Blast from the Past" and "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough"
2005–2006 The O.C. Madison (uncredited) Episodes: "The Disconnect" and "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 TV 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 Tesla Episode: "Bash"
2016–2019 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Kelly (voice) Recurring role (21 episodes)
2018–present Craig of the Creek Kit Voice role
2018–present She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Lonnie Voice role
2019 Suburban Swingers Club Lori Mallick Lead role in Lifetime TV Movie

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Ref.
2009 "I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You version) KSM [3]


  1. ^ '10 Things I Hate About You': What would have been in season two
  2. ^ "Raise Your Voice (2004)". IMDb. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "KSM – I Want You to Want Me (10 Things I Hate About You Version)". YouTube. Retrieved January 27, 2019.

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