Dana Barron Biography


Birthday: April 22, 1966 (Taurus)

Born In: New York City

Dana Barron is an American actress best known for her role in the comedy film ‘National Lampoon's Vacation.’ Hailing from a family with a respectable theatrical legacy, she did not have to take any acting lessons prior to starting her career. Dana started acting at the age of ten and did many TV commercials as well. This led to her first Broadway role at the age of 11 in the play ‘Hide and Seek’. She then got a role in the film ‘He Knows You’re Alone’ with Tom Hanks, which was incidentally his first film as well. Best known for her role as Audrey Griswold in the film ‘National Lampoon's Vacation’, she has performed in over 70 film and television projects till date. She won an Emmy for Best Actress for her role in Symphony Pictures’ ‘No Means No’. Besides acting, she is interested in film-making as well. She joined Symphony Pictures as Director of Development, and co-produced her first film ‘Seduced By A Thief’ for Lifetime.
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Age: 57 Years, 57 Year Old Females


father: Robert Weeks Barron

mother: Joyce McCord

children: Taylor Vickerman

Partner: Michael Vickerman

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: New York University

Dana Barron began her acting career at a young age. In her youth she also pursued other jobs and opened and managed a restaurant, Chumley’s, in Greenwich Village for seven years. She also served as a part-time teacher at the New York City Zoo and the Natural History Museum.
In 1983, she came to prominence with her role in the film ‘National Lampoon's Vacation’, where she played Audrey Griswold. The film became very popular. Many years later, she reprised the role in the NBC TV movie, ‘National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure. In 1989, her performance in the CBS after-school special ‘No Means No’ earned her a Daytime Emmy Award.
In 1992, she bagged a recurring role as Nikki Witt on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’. During the series, she designed her character's clothes and was also allowed to modify her lines. Her performance won her the Youth in Film Award for best recurring actress. In the same year, she was featured in the NBC movie ‘Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted’ as Laurie Moore.
She co-produced her first film, ‘Seduced By A Thief’ and in 2002, she became an executive producer for ‘National Lampoon’ and produced several television projects. One of her biggest projects was a co-production between Symphony Pictures and National Lampoon titled, ‘Pucked’, starring Jon Bon Jovi and David Faustino.
She appeared in the 2010 comedy drama film ‘Happythankyoumoreplease, written and directed by Josh Radnor. The film won the 2010 Sundance Audience award. In 2012, she appeared as Brenda Weir in ‘Naughty or Nice’, which was the highest rated cable movie of 2012. Her 2013 TV film project, ‘Snow Bride’ was released on the Hallmark Channel.
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Personal Life
Dana Barron was born on April 22, 1966 in New York City into a well-known theatrical family. Her mother, Joyce McCord, is a stage actress, and her father, Robert Weeks Barron, was an actor and director of commercials. Her father later opened the Weist-Barron School of Television, the world’s first school for commercial and soap opera acting. Her sister Allison is also an actress and did TV commercials from a young age. Her grandmother, Marion Weeks, was the first person to sing in talkies. Her grandfather was an opera singer.
Dana attended the Hunter School for eight years, and after graduating, she attended New York University’s Stern School of Business from where she graduated with distinction, majoring in business marketing. In 2005, she received her Associates degree/ certification in Early Childhood Education from Santa Monica College. She also did a restaurant management course at the New York University.
For 19 years, she volunteered as a teacher for United in Harmony, an organization that organizes summer camps for homeless and underprivileged children. In 2000, she became a founding member of Children Uniting Nations, an organization that holds mentoring events for foster children.
Dana was in a long-term relationship with writer/director/producer Michael Vickerman and they have a son, Taylor.
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