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Sparks
Dana Sparks
Harmony Presence
Grace Bennett (Original cast member; July 1999 to 2004)
Faith Standish (July 1999-September 1999)
At A Glance


A former tomboy who became a successful model after she was sent to modeling school by her mother, Dana Sparks plays Grace Bennett, the beautiful, amnesiac wife of police chief Sam Bennett. Grace also has powers of good that she is unaware of.

Sparks was born in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda, California. After enrolling in modeling school, she successfully auditioned for a national Coca-Cola commercial. Bitten with the acting bug Sparks' first acting audition resulted in a contract role on the series "CoverUp." Soon after, her neighbor, producer/director Blake Edwards, spied her on the beach in Malibu and cast her in the feature film "That's Life." On her second series audition, Sparks won the role of Vicki Gioberti on "Falcon Crest," where she spent two-and-one-half years. Her other television credits include "Melrose Place," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Murder, She Wrote," "thirtysomething," and NBC's "L.A. Law." She was most recently seen as Lieutenant Commander Carolyn Imes on the hit series "JAG."

Sparks resides in Ventura County with her husband and dogs. An avid golfer, she enjoys playing in charity golf tournaments. Her birthday is August 1.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION

Passions
Grace Bennett
Original cast member; July 1999 to 2004

Passions
Faith Standish
Original cast member; July 1999 to September 1999

JAG
Lt. Cmdr. Carolyn Imes
recurring; 1997-1999

Melrose Place
Carol Graham
1995

The George Wendt Show
Mimi
1995

Tequila and Bonetti
1992

Arresting Behavior
1992

Matlock
Kari Summers
1991

Full House
Cynthia Ryan
1990

1st & Ten
Lauren
1990

Baywatch
Allison Gibson
1989

thirtysomething
Sylvia Davenport
1989

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Tactical Officer
1989

Murder, She Wrote
Karen Chambers
1989

L.A. Law
Jennifer Kepler
1988-89

Falcon Crest
Victoria Gioberti Hogan Stavros
1986-1988

Cover Up
Ahlsey
1984

Acting Portfolio
FILM

Bring It On
uncredited
2000

CyberTracker
Stephanie
1994

That's Life!
Fanny Ward
1986

Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Orinda, California
DATE OF BIRTH: August 1
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Steve Sparks (1980 to present)
Miscellaneous

Hobbies: Kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, scuba diving and gardening.
Favorite actors: Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Gregory Peck
Favorite actresses: Jessica Lange, Katharine Hepburn and Jodie Foster
Favorite movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Blade Runner, The Princess Bride, Sweet Dreams, The Hustler, Candy, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider, The Man Who Would Be King, The Philadelphia Story, Elizabeth, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Favorite Singers: Dinah Washington, Annie Lennox, Patsy Cline and Nat King Cole.
Fi lm or theatrical role for the opposite sex I would most want to play: James Bond
Greatest fear: Missing a great movie.
If I could only keep one household appliance, it would be: The TV
Something you'd be surprised to know about me: I chat on Passions sites
Favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Favorite food: Chocolate-covered chocolates
Lease favorite food: Caviar
Favorite comfort food: Warm chocolate-chip cookies with very cold milk
Favorite song: Every time I hear "Breathe" it makes me happy
I can imitate: My English bulldog
If I couldn't be an actor, I'd be: A carpenter
Cause I most believe in: Charity
Most treasured possessions: My memories
First thing I do when I wake up in the morning: Snuggle
Last thing I do before I go to bed: Kick the dogs off the bed
Best quality: I'm trustworthy
Worst quality: I'm trusting
Biggest regret: When I didn't follow my instincts
If I could live anywhere, it'd be: Our house in Sherwood and a ranch with a view of the Grand Tetons
Smartest thing I ever did: Get married
Quality I like most in a mate: Honesty
My hero: Pro golfer Freddie Couples

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