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.
Lt. Cmdr. Carolyn Imes
The George Wendt Show
Tequila and Bonetti
1st & Ten
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Murder, She Wrote
Victoria Gioberti Hogan Stavros
Bring It On
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