Dana grew up in Sacramento, California where her family still lives. Growing up, she loved Abigail, her Cabbage Patch doll, Princess Diana, and watching Golden Girls with her mom. When she graduated from high school she went to University of California, Irvine and graduated with honors in a B.A. in Theater. As much as she enjoyed living in Newport Beach, she was ready for a change and moved to New York city in the fall of 1998 to study acting. Since moving to New York, she has held various jobs from being a personal shopper at Hermes to overseeing HVAC systems for a major investment firm to taking care of an elderly diabetic pug named Lola. In the midst of having a lot of jobs, she managed to graduate from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts with an M.F.A. in Acting. She has worked Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway including the longest running production of Our Town at the Barrow Street Theatre directed by David Cromer. She has worked in feature & independent films, television comedies & dramas and webseries. You can see her now on Netflix in The Incredible Jessica James. Dana is also a writer and has written and performed her own material for the Moth, The Tank, and Project Y Theatre.


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Dana Jacks

Actor. Writer. Storyteller.