Stacey Lauretta Dash (born January 20, 1967) is an American actress, known for starring in the 1995 feature film Clueless and the television series spinoff of the same name. She has also appeared in films such as Moving, Mo’ Money, Renaissance Man and View from the Top. Other television work by Dash includes appearances in series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Single Ladies and the reality television show Celebrity Circus. She has also appeared in music videos for Carl Thomas’ “Emotional” and Kanye West’s “All Falls Down”. On May 28, 2014, Fox News announced that Dash had been hired as a contributor for “cultural analysis and commentary.
Stacey Dash was born in The Bronx, New York. She is an alumna of Paramus High School in Paramus, New Jersey. She is part Bajan, African American and Mexican. Her first cousin is Damon Dash, the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records.
Dash has been divorced three times. In 2010, she filed a divorce and restraining order against her now ex-husband Emmanuel Xuereb. Dash claimed “Xuereb hit her on several occasions on her face, head and body throughout the marriage.”
She has two children, a son (born 1991, fathered by R&B singer Christopher Williams) and a daughter (born 2003).
Dash voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election. In 2012, however, she switched her party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, and endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on her Twitter account. Other Twitter users responded with criticism, racial epithets and calls for her Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan personally telephoned her. During their conversation, Ryan thanked Dash for supporting the Romney–Ryan ticket, and “told her she was brave”.
Since the 2012 election, Dash has publicly expressed her political views. She criticized hip hop singers Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba in April 2013. Dash asked her fans on Twitter if they cared whether Jay-Z visited the Communist nation before the embargo was lifted.