Dana Wheeler Nicholson Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 30, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Aug 30, 2022
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About Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Dana Nicholson was born on October 9, 1960.

She was born in New York City, USA. Her parents are Joan and Douglas Wheeler-Nicholson.

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is a famous American actress and singer. She is most recognized for her work in movies like 'Parkland' (2013), 'Fast Food Nation' (2006), 'Tombstone' (1993), and 'Fletch' (1985). Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is also popular for her feature on popular TV shows, including 'Nashville' (where she portrayed the famous character of Beverly O'Connor), 'Seinfeld,' and 'Friday Night Lights'. Her very renowned daytime soap opera was 'All My Children' in 2001. Her grandfather Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is the founder of the popular DC Comics.

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson's Net Worth, Earnings, And Spending Habits

What is Dana Wheeler-Nicholson's net worth?

The total net worth of Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is $1.5 million.

How much does Dana Wheeler-Nicholson earn per year?

The estimated per-year income of Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is not known as of 2022.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Dana Wheeler-Nicholson?

The height of Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).

How old is Dana Wheeler-Nicholson?

Being born on October 9, 1960, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is 61 years old as of July 2022.

Childhood And Education

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson was born in New York, USA, on October 9, 1960. She is the daughter of Douglas Wheeler-Nicholson and Joan (née Weitemeyer). Her grandfather, Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, is famous for publishing American comic books. Her grandfather found the famous DC Comics, which was formerly known as National Allied Publications.

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson graduated from the Friends Seminary High School, New York City, in 1978.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dana Wheeler-Nicholson's partner?

Dana Nicholson is married to a movie director named Alex Smith. They married on March 22, 2011, and have been living in Austin, Texas, since then. They met on a movie set and have been together since the ’90s.

Alex is the stepson of the late author William Kittredge and the son of Annick Smith, an American author and filmmaker of French descent. Producer and director Andrew J. Smith is his twin brother.

Dana has been in five relationships. In 1985, she dated actor and director Timothy Hutton. The two split up the following year. She then began dating Erick Roberts, the relationship lasted one year.

In 1995, she dated David Duchovny for one year. She remained unmarried for a while before returning to dating in 2002 when she started dating Nick Chinlund.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

When Dana was in her ’20s, she began her professional career acting on camera. She was 23 when she got the part in the film Fletch, one of her most well-known roles. Dana played the role of Gail Stanwyk, the villain's wife, and Chevy Chase's love interest, in the movie.

Dana is renowned for her portrayal of Wyatt Earp's common-law spouse Mattie Blaylock in the film 'Tombstone'. Among other movies, she has appeared in 'Parkland', 'Fast Food Nation', 'Denise Calls Up', and 'Bye Bye Love'.

She was cast in ABC's daytime tv series 'All My Children' in 2001. She was also cast in the NBC drama 'Friday Night Lights' as Angela Collette from 2007-2011.

Dana played the controlling mother of Scarlett O'Connor in the 2014 television series 'Nashville'. The following year, she was cast in a supporting part as Ben Rosenfield's mother in Hannah Fidell's film '6 Years'.

In the Berndt Mader movie '5 Time Champion,' she played a single parent. The plot follows a small-town family through three different generations as their lives are thrown into chaos. Dana thought this movie was remarkable and had a solid narrative.

Charity Work

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is associated with many NGOs working for special-needs students.

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson's Hobbies And Interests

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is an avid reader and loves to spend her free time reading novels.

Other Interesting Dana Wheeler-Nicholson Facts And Trivia

  • According to her date of birth, the zodiac sign of Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is Libra.
  • Some of her famous works in tv series are 'Crime Story', 'The Hitchhiker', 'Beverly Hills Buntz', 'N.Y.P.D. Mounted', 'Palace Guard', 'Emergence' (as Vanessa Cox), 'Fortune Hunter', 'Seinfeld', 'The X-Files', 'The Single Guy', 'Miss Arizona', 'N.Y.P.D. Blue', 'Law and Order', 'Big Apple', 'All My Children', 'Without A Trace', 'Boston Public', 'Grounded for Life', 'Boston Legal', 'McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty?', 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent', 'The Deep End', 'The Good Guys', the NBC drama 'Friday Night Lights', 'A Gifted Man', 'Nashville', 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit', 'Chicago Med', 'Grey's Anatomy', and 'Walker'.
  • Among her popular films are, '5 Time Champion', 'Dance With The One', 'Fast Food Nation', 'The Battle Of Shaker Heights', 'Living In Peril', 'Nick And Jane', 'The Pompatus of Love', 'Denise Calls Up', 'Frank And Jesse', 'Bye Bye Love', 'The Little Drummer Girl', 'Sam The Man', 'Mrs. Soffel', 'Fletch', 'Circuitry Man', 'Tombstone', 'What's The Worst That Could Happen?', 'The Night We Never Met', 'My Life's In Turnaround', 'Jamaica Beat', 'Blacktino', 'Dadgum, Texas', 'Angels Sing', 'Winter In The Blood', 'Parkland', '6 Years', 'Miss Arizona', and 'On The Line'.
  • She also appeared as Dana Hamilton in the drama series 'Grey's Anatomy'.
  • Many people think that Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is blood-related to Jack Nicholson since they have the same surname, and surprisingly both are in the acting profession. But they are not related to each other in any way.

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Dana Wheeler Nicholson Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Dana Nicholson

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

New York City



175 cm

Eye Color

Light Blue


Actress, Singer


Friends Seminary High School

Net Worth



Alex Smith
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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