Dana Barron made her first on-screen appearance at the age of 13 in the horror film He Knows You’re Alone. The actress played the role of Diane Jensen in the slasher movie, which also featured prominent American filmmaker/actor Tom Hanks. But before then, she co-starred with actress/singer/producer Christine Baranski on the Broadway in Hide and Seek and also did several television commercials at the age of 10. Her active years in the industry saw her appear in over 20 films between 1980 and 2012 and 21 television series between 1983 and 2013, with Snowbride being the last TV series she starred in.
Who is Dana Barron?
Dana Barron is an award-winning screen star who has earned a solid reputation in television productions and for excelling in many major and minor roles in movies. The actress had her big break after she was cast as the original Audrey Griswold in the 1983 widely acclaimed film, National Lampoon’s Vacation. She rose to immense popularity in the year 2003 after she brilliantly reprised her role in the aforementioned movie in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure, which aired on NBC Television. From the year 1980 when she launched her acting career to 2013 when she was last seen within the showbiz circle, Barron was nothing short of a super actress. In 1989, she received a Daytime Emmy Award for her superlative role in the special show, No Means No.
A mother of one, she shares a son called Taylor Vickerman with her longterm boyfriend Michael Vickerman. Taylor’s dad is a screenwriter and producer best known for the following works – Famous (1994), Impact (2009), and Tut (2015). As regards her body measurements, Barron stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 53 kilograms. Her breast, waist, and hip sizes are recorded to be 35, 26, and 36 inches respectively while Feet and dress sizes are 8 (US) and 4 (US) in the given order.
Her Bio and Age
Dana Barron was born into a family of entertainers on the 22nd day of April 1966, in New York City, New York, in the U.S. The actress is an American by nationality and belongs to a mixed racial background. She is of Scottish, English, and Jewish ancestry. Her mom, Joyce McCord, is a stage actress while her dad, Robert Weeks Barron, is a Congregationalist church pastor as well as a director of commercials. Robert was also the founder of The Weist-Barron School of Television, which is remarkably the first commercial and soap opera acting TV school to be established in the whole world.
A fifth-generation entertainer, the actress’s grandfather was an opera singer while her paternal grandmother Marion Weeks was the first performer to sing in talkies. Barron has a sister called Allison. She is a talented actress as well. Like her sister, she did quite a number of commercials in her young age and has since starred in many television series and films.
The Emmy award-winning actress studied at the Hunter School for eight years after which she enrolled at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she majored in Business Marketing and graduated with distinction. Dana also holds an Associate degree/certification in Early Childhood Education which she received from Santa Monica College in the year 2005. She also completed a course in restaurant management at the renowned New York University.
Besides acting, Barron is into charity as well. She has worked as a teacher for the Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, United in Harmony. She participated as a volunteer for the organization for 19 years. The actress is also a founding member of Children Uniting Nations, a Los Angeles-based proactive non-profit organization that arranges mentoring programmes for foster children. To her credit, Dana has served as a part-time teacher at the Natural History Museum as well as the New York City Zoo.
Is She Dead?
Barron may have disappeared from the show business but she is still kicking strong. Over the years, several reports have emerged claiming that the Mayfly actress is dead but they all turned out to be false. More so, Dana has never been on the headlines for any health-related issue neither has any credible news site confirmed her death story in any way, which makes her fans believe she is still going strong.
Where is She Now?
The New York City-born actress was last seen within the movie industry in the year 2013 when she played the fictional character Doria in the widely acclaimed television series Snow Bride. And ever since the talented screen star vanished without a trace, nothing has been heard or read about her. As you already know, Dana Barron is not the type that often makes it to the red carpet so no one has ever seen her at a public event for a very long time. At the moment, we can’t really say where she is or what she is up to right now but we believe she must be living a quiet life somewhere and making the most of her life.