Dana Ivey was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and majored in theater
at Rollins College in Florida. She received a grant to study drama
in England at the London Academy of Music and Art. She has received
critical acclaim on the New York stage, appearing in, among many other
productions, Major Barbara, Waiting in the Wings, and
Driving Miss Daisy (Obie Award—Best Actress). Ms. Ivey
received Tony Award® nominations for her performances in The
Last Night of Ballyhoo, Sunday in the Park with George,
and Heartbreak House. She has appeared on such television shows
as Law & Order, Frasier, HBO's Oz, and Homicide.
She has appeared in numerous films, most recently, Two Weeks Notice
and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.