What ever happened to Stacey Dash?

9153__dash_lFrom the Hollywood Reporter comes the news that Stacey Dash (left) has landed what looks like her first major big-screen role in the decade since Clueless. In fact, she’s working with Clueless director Amy Heckerling and costar Paul Rudd in the movie, called I Could Never Be Your Woman. Alas, it’s just a supporting role for Dash; the film is a romantic comedy focusing on a couple played by Rudd and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Still, Dash shines in supporting roles; she certainly stole hearts in both the film and TV versions of Clueless, where she played teenager Dionne until well into her 30s. Hard to believe, but she’s 39 now, according to the Internet Movie Database, and harder still to believe that she’s barely been heard from since the sitcom went off the air in 1999. (Yes, there’s a bunch of TV guest spots and straight-to-video movies on her IMDb list, but not much else. And I’m not counting View From the Top, the Gwyneth Paltrow stewardess movie that even Paltrow disavowed.) Apparently, she’s also been doing some work for her cousin, Damon Dash, like modeling clothes for his Rocawear line. She also popped up in in the Kanye West video for ”All Falls Down.”

Good for Heckerling for hiring Dash again, but can’t someone give Dash the starring role she deserves in a high-profile project?


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  • Nessa

    I swear that girl still does not look a day over 17.

  • Jennifer

    I must agree. Whenever I see Stacey Dash I enjoy her performance. I would like to see her in a successful leading role on TV or in the movies. Hopefully, her day will come.

  • djm

    I can’t believe she is 39 – she looks AMAZING. I hope she lands a big part soon too – she is a good actress and I have enjoyed her performances (even View From The Top).

  • blah

    I would say she looks amazing, but since I haven’t seen her in anything since Clueless (the movie), I can’t really say. When I first read that she was 39, I thought, wow she does look good! And then I realized, oh yeah, Clueless came out a very long time ago.

  • mickeypsho

    i thought damon dash was her brother. anyway, damon seemed a little too proud of staceys beauty during the kanye west video shoot but she is beautiful. i hope she gets her big break soon. girlies been in the game long enough and deserves it. she even did some time in renaissance man with danny devito, mark wahlberg and that guy from a bronx tale.

  • mike

    She is criminally underused. Just like Regina King (should have been oscar nominated for Jerry Mcquire and for Ray and dare I say Poetic Justice and Regina Hall.
    They are talented charather African American Charather actress that continue to shine despite a lack of roles offered to them.

  • JrsyGrl

    mickey, Clueless didn’t come out THAT long ago. It came out in 1995, which was 10 years ago, which means she was 29 in that movie, playing a 15 year old. And she totally pulled it off. There are some 29 year olds that can’t pull off playing 29 year olds.

  • Joe

    She should never have done the TV version of CLUELESS (even if it did result in her getting a regular paycheck) because, when she could have been doing movies, she was stuck doing that show. Plus the fact she was perpetually playing a teenager when she was in her thirties probably caused producers and casting people to think of her as a teenager rather than a grown woman capable of better roles. She needs to play a woman her own age and maybe this Michelle Pfeiffer movie is a step in the right direction.

  • robin

    does anyone remember stacey in “MOVING” with richard Pryor?? That movie came out in 1988, she HAS been in the game a LONG time!!

  • april

    hey let’s face it: if she were WHITE and looked as absolutely stunning as she does, she’d have been fighting the paparazzi off with pepper spray years ago!!! this is just the same ol’ tired story. a black woman can’t really catch a break in hollywood until the rules of the game change!!!!

  • David

    check for the new Playboy, girl’s got SKILLZ

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  • angel

    yo this angel i think that stacey look real good . an she can post me anytime

  • angela arrington

    Hell she looks dam good for her age. She played
    Good in that movie with
    The wayan brother. More money. And it should be
    Her time to shine. Do it
    Stacey. U go girl.

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