Hi there! I’m Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, an actress best known for my roles in the movies “Adult Beginners” and “Wheeler.”
I’m also a dedicated wife and mother, and I love spending time with my family and friends. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, cooking, and reading.
I started this blog as a way to connect with my fans and share a little bit of my life with them. I hope you enjoy reading it!
Early life and education
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson was born in New York City, the daughter of actress Autumn Byrne and director Stanley N. Wheeler. She has three siblings: two brothers, Andy and Sean, and a sister, Shannon. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, and she was raised by her mother on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She attended the High School of Performing Arts (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School), where she studied acting. She then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which she graduated in 1986.
Wheeler-Nicholson’s first professional acting job was in the 1985 television movie Malice in Wonderland, starring Elizabeth Taylor. After a few more TV roles, she made her feature film debut in the 1988 comedy Fatal Beauty, opposite Whoopi Goldberg. She has since appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The Astronaut’s Wife (1999), Unforgettable (1996), The Wastelands (1992), Dillinger (1991), and Tales from the Crypt (1989).
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson has appeared in a number of films over the course of her career. Below is a list of some of her most notable roles.
-The Untouchables (1987)
-Thelma & Louise (1991)
-Mars Attacks! (1996)
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson’s first television role was in an episode of the NBC crime drama series Miami Vice, playing the role of a model in the 1985 episode “Give a Little, Take a Little”. She later had guest roles in episodes of the CBS medical drama series Quincy, M.E. (1985), and NBC’s crime drama Matlock (1986). Her first starring role on television came in the short-lived CBS comedy series The People Next Door (1989), which only aired for six episodes.
Wheeler-Nicholson has also appeared in made-for-television movies, such as The Right to Remain Silent (1996) and Dead Husbands (1998). In 2000, she had a recurring role in the first season of the ABC procedural drama series Gideon’s Crossing.
Dana Wheeler-Nickolson has had an illustrious career in stage, film and television.
Some of her most notable stage roles include:
-The Heidi Chronicles (1989)
-Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1990)
-The Glass Menagerie (2005)
She has also appeared in the Broadway productions of:
-A Streetcar Named Desire (1992)
-All My Sons (2008)
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (born October 9, 1960) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Fletch (1985), The Hunt for Red October (1990), White Men Can’t Jump (1992) and As Good as It Gets (1997).
Wheeler-Nicholson was born in New York City, the daughter of actress Lehla Nightingale. Her father is of Nigerian descent. She has two brothers, Alexander and Daniel.
Wheeler-Nicholson’s first film role was in the 1985 Chevy Chase comedy Fletch. She subsequently appeared in The Transformers: The Movie (1986), Wild Thing (1987), Cocktail (1988) and The Hunt for Red October (1990). Her other film credits include White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Fresh Horses (1998) and As Good as It Gets (1997).
On television, Wheeler-Nicholson had a recurring role on Melrose Place as Gwen Taylor from 1992 to 1996. She has also appeared on episodes of L.A. Law, Monk, Boston Legal, CSI: NY and Without a Trace.
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson has enjoyed a long and successful career in Hollywood, with roles in some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.
Wheeler-Nicholson got her start in the 1980s, with roles in films like ‘The Outsiders’ and ‘Red Dawn’. She also appeared in John Hughes’ classic ‘Sixteen Candles’, as well as Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Goonies’.
In the 1990s, Wheeler-Nicholson’s career really took off, with starring roles in films like ‘Unforgiven’, ‘The Fugitive’, and ‘Dumb and Dumber’. She also had a memorable role in Wes Craven’s horror classic ‘Scream 2’.
More recently, Wheeler-Nicholson has appeared in films like ‘Argo’ and ‘We’re the Millers’. She also had a recurring role on the hit TV show ‘Nashville’.
Wheeler-Nicholson is currently starring in the new film ‘ Freud’, directed by Martin Scorsese.