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Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is a Actor American born on 9 october 1960 at New York City (USA)

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
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Nationality USA
Birth 9 october 1960 (63 years) at New York City (USA)

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (born October 9, 1960) is an American actress and singer best known for her roles in the films Fletch (1985), Circuitry Man (1990), Tombstone (1993), Denise Calls Up (1995) and 6 Years (2015) She is also known for her recent roles on television series such as Friday Night Lights (2007–11), and Nashville (2014–15).


Wheeler-Nicholson was born in New York City, New York. She is the granddaughter of pioneering American comic book publisher Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson who founded DC Comics under the original title National Allied Publications. Wheeler-Nicholson is married to film director Alex Smith and lives in Austin, Texas.

Best films

Fletch (1985)

Usually with

Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
(3 films)
Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer
(1 films)
Brad Hall
Brad Hall
(1 films)
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Filmography of Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (17 films)

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6 Years
6 Years (2015)
, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Joshua Leonard, Peter Vack, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Lindsay Burdge
Roles Joanne
Rating55% 2.7953752.7953752.7953752.7953752.795375
A young madly in love couple, Melanie Clark (Taissa Farmiga) and Dan Mercer (Ben Rosenfield), experience joyful moments in their relationship, including having passionate sex. After a house party one night, Mel drives to Dan's house drunk. Berating her for being reckless, Dan requests that she stay the night. Mel reacts angrily and pushes him into a dresser, causing Dan to sustain a head wound. At the emergency room, Dan lies about how he got the injury, covering for Mel.
Parkland (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Peter Landesman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical, Politic
Themes Assassinat, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Politique, Political films
Actors Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, James Badge Dale
Roles Lillian Zapruder
Rating63% 3.198123.198123.198123.198123.19812
Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas’s chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most famous home movie in history; the FBI agents who were visited by Lee Harvey Oswald before the shooting; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK’s security team, witnesses to both the president’s death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson’s rise to power.
Angels Sing
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Harry Connick, Connie Britton, Chandler Canterbury, Fionnula Flanagan, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
Rating58% 2.947642.947642.947642.947642.94764
The film stars Harry Connick, Jr. as the history professor Michael, who as a child loved Christmas, but after a tragic accident, his holiday spirit was crushed. As a grown up, he still can't find the joy of Christmas. But as his son faces a tragedy, he needs to find his holiday spirit again. He gets a push in the right direction when he meets a man named Nick (Willie Nelson), who gives him a gift that helps him find the joy of Christmas again.
Winter in the Blood
Origin USA
Actors Chaske Spencer, David Morse, Gary Farmer, Julia Jones, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Lily Gladstone
Roles Malvina
Rating61% 3.095733.095733.095733.095733.09573
A Native American, Virgil First Raise, returns home to find that his wife, Agnes, has left him and sets out on an odyssey to find her.
Fast Food Nation, 1h54
Directed by Richard Linklater
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about animals, Cooking films, Environmental films, Films about immigration, Medical-themed films, Obésité, La précarité, Documentaire sur la cuisine, Documentaire sur la malbouffe, Documentary films about health care, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Patricia Arquette, Luis Guzmán, Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale, Ashley Johnson, Paul Dano
Roles Debi Anderson
Rating62% 3.1482253.1482253.1482253.1482253.148225
Don Anderson is the Mickey's hamburger chain marketing director who helped develop the "Big One", its most popular menu item. When he learns that independent research has discovered a considerable presence of fecal matter in the meat, he travels to the fictitious town of Cody, Colorado to determine if the local Uni-Globe meatpacking processing plant, Mickey's main meat supplier, is guilty of sloppy production. Don's tour shows him only the pristine work areas and most efficient procedures, assuring him that everything the company produces is immaculate.
The Battle of Shaker Heights, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Elden Henson, Amy Smart, Shiri Appleby, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, William Sadler
Roles Mathilda
Rating59% 2.9986152.9986152.9986152.9986152.998615
Kelly Ernswiler, a young war reenactment enthusiast, works at his local store with love interest Sarah and Bart Bowland. Kelly's father, Abe, works with drug addicts, being clean himself for over five years. His mother, Eve, is a commercial artist.
What's the Worst That Could Happen?, 1h34
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Escroquerie, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito, William Fichtner, John Leguizamo, Glenne Headly, Carmen Ejogo
Rating54% 2.7004252.7004252.7004252.7004252.700425
Kevin Caffrey, a thief and connoisseur is at a local auction looking for things worth stealing. He meets Amber Belhaven who is auctioning off her father's painting to pay a hotel bill. When Kevin asks Amber about her hotel room which leads to Amber asking if he was trying to sleep with her, Kevin blinks rapidly and lies while also telling her that when he blinks he lies. When Kevin asks Amber if he could see her sometime Amber pretends to have the same thing Kevin has and says yes. While knowing what hotel she was staying in, he shows up to her room with the painting she auctioned off, having stolen it. Kevin tells Amber about his stealing business which shocks Amber at first but she accepts it in order to be with Kevin, and she later gives Kevin her father's lucky ring.
The Pompatus of Love, 1h39
Directed by Richard Schenkman
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Adrian Pasdar, Jon Cryer, Mia Sara, Tim Guinee, Jennifer Tilly, Paige Turco
Roles Kathryn
Rating53% 2.656922.656922.656922.656922.65692
The film revolves around four friends and their relationships with women. Set to the background of upscale Manhattan bars, lofts and apartments, the guys engage in sharp banter and one-upsmanship. The characters, Mark, a therapist (Jon Cryer); Runyon, a playwright (Tim Guinee); Josh, a playboy (Adrian Pasdar) and Phil, a plumber (Adam Oliensis), try (generally unsuccessfully) to sort out their troubled love-lives. Mark and his girlfriend (Kristen Wilson) are hung up over moving in together; Runyon is hung up over his old girlfriend Kathryn (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), who has moved to Los Angeles; the womanizing Josh is hung up on Phil's sister, Gina (Paige Turco), who has an abusive husband; Phil, who is married with children, finds himself hung up on an English interior designer (Kristin Scott Thomas).
Bye Bye Love, 1h46
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, Janeane Garofalo, Rob Reiner, Amy Brenneman
Roles Heidi Schmidt
Rating60% 3.0487853.0487853.0487853.0487853.048785
This is a story about the breakup of the family. In particular, it focuses on the lifestyle of three divorced men in the Los Angeles area, Dave Goldman (Matthew Modine), wrestling coach/driver's ed teacher Vic Damico (Randy Quaid), and real estate agent Donny Carson (Paul Reiser).
Denise Calls Up, 1h20
Directed by Hal Salwen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Timothy Daly, Liev Schreiber, Aida Turturro, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Sylvia Miles, Alanna Ubach
Roles Gail Donelly
Rating65% 3.296733.296733.296733.296733.29673
Linda (Aida Turturro) wakes up one morning to her ringing phone. Her friend, Gale (Dana Wheeler Nicholson) wants to know how her party went last night. To her dismay, Linda tells her that no one showed up. "Not a one." Thus begins Denise Calls Up, the story of seven friends living in New York City who no longer find it necessary to actually meet face to face due to the new age of the internet and wireless phones. But Gale is less upset about the absolute absenteeism, than about the fact that her friend Barbara (Caroleen Feeney) never got to meet Jerry (Liev Schreiber). Gale has been trying to set them up. So she calls Barbara, chastising her for not making it to Linda's and goading her into meeting Jerry. After protesting that she's just been too busy, Barbara eventually acquieces. Meanwhile, Denise (Alanna Ubach), who has gotten pregnant by an anonymous sperm insemination, locates the donor, Martin (Dan Gunther) and decides to call him. And so it goes, as the characters, via phone and fax, duck and miss each other time after time, using one excuse after the other to avoid meetings, births, and even a funeral until, finally, Frank (Tim Daly) determined to finally get everyone together, plans a New Year's Eve party. All swear that they will be there.
Frank & Jesse, 1h45
Directed by Robert Boris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about families, Gangster films
Actors Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, William Atherton, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Alexis Arquette, Maria Pitillo
Roles Annie
Rating57% 2.851042.851042.851042.851042.85104
Following the American Civil War the two James brothers, along with the Younger brothers - Cole Younger (played by Randy Travis) and Bob Younger (Todd Field), Bob Ford (Jim Flowers) and Charles Ford (Alexis Arquette), Clell Miller (John Pyper-Ferguson), and Arch Clements (Nick Sadler), begin to feel oppressed by the Chicago railroad investors. They set off on a trail of bank robberies, train heists, and stage holdups while evading the dogged pursuit of Allan Pinkerton (William Atherton) and his detective agency.
Tombstone (1993)
, 2h10
Directed by Kevin Jarre, George Cosmatos
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Actors Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn, Dana Delany, Sam Elliott, Powers Boothe
Roles Mattie Earp
Rating77% 3.898733.898733.898733.898733.89873
Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell), a retired peace officer with a notable reputation, reunites with his brothers Virgil (Sam Elliott) and Morgan (Bill Paxton) in Tucson, Arizona, where they venture on towards Tombstone, a small mining town, to settle down. There they encounter Wyatt's long-time friend Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer), a Southern gambler and expert gunslinger, who seeks relief from his worsening tuberculosis. Josephine Marcus (Dana Delany) and Mr. Fabian (Billy Zane) are also newly arrived in Tombstone with a traveling theater troupe. Meanwhile, Wyatt's wife, Mattie Blaylock (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), is becoming dependent on a potent narcotic. Wyatt and his brothers begin to profit from a stake in a gambling emporium and saloon when they have their first encounter with a band of outlaws called the Cowboys, led by "Curly Bill" Brocious (Powers Boothe). The Cowboys are identifiable by the red sashes worn around their waist.
The Night We Never Met, 1h39
Directed by Warren Leight
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Matthew Broderick, Annabella Sciorra, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Christine Baranski, Kevin Anderson, Tim Guinee
Roles Inga
Rating59% 2.998712.998712.998712.998712.99871
This script must be run from the command line
Circuitry Man, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about computing, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Disaster films
Actors Jim Metzler, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Lu Leonard, Vernon Wells, Barbara Alyn Woods, Dennis Christopher
Roles Lori
Rating46% 2.3151952.3151952.3151952.3151952.315195
In a post-apocalyptic future the natural world has died from pollution and the population is forced to live underground. A woman attempts to smuggle a suitcase of contraband drug/chips from Los Angeles to the underground remnants of New York City, while eluding both police and gangsters. Along the way, she is aided by a romantic bio-mechanical android and pursued by Plughead, a villain with the ability to tap into people's minds.