Dana Davis is an American actress best known for her starring role as Carmen Phillips, an ex-con working for Franklin and Bash as their private personal investigator, in the comedy-drama television series Franklin & Bash.
She is also known for her roles as Felicia Jones on the drama series The Nine (2006-2007) and as Monica Dawson, a waitress with the power to mimic any physical motion she witnesses, on the second season of the sci-fi series Heroes, in 2007.
Davis has won recurring roles on Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, The O.C. and Boston Public, and she guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy, Bones, Pushing Daisies, Cold Case and CSI: Miami.
She made her film debut in Coach Carter with Samuel Jackson, followed by starring roles as Denise Gilmore in Raise Your Voice opposite Hillary Duff, and as Brittany Snow's best friend Lisa Hines in the teen thriller Prom Night.
A classically trained violinist and a successful screenwriter, Davis volunteers for nonprofits like Empowering Lives International, which provides training, resources and encouragement to underprivileged East African children.
In December 2009, she created her own nonprofit organisation, Culture for Kids LA, with the mission of bringing arts to inner city kids.
Davis was raised in the Midwest and currently lives in Los Angeles.