Dana DeLorenzo is a well-known American producer, former radio presenter, and an actress who is perhaps best known for her appearance in the horror comedy TV show, “Ash Vs. Evil Dead.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Dana Rose DeLorenzo hails from Youngstown, Ohio, and was born under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 1 January 1983, which makes her 40 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of Jerry DeLorenzo who ran a clothing store, and Phyllis DeLorenzo, and is of Italian ancestry. She has a brother with whom she made regular appearances in several shows when she was 11 years old. Dana began showing an interest in acting and comedy at an early age, and featured in radio ads as a child, and posed for several clothing store adverts, including her father’s. Moreover, she’s revealed that she was fond of recording jokes when she was a child, owning her first tape recorder when she was three.
DeLorenzo attended a local high school in Ohio, and is an alumnus of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, having studied Media Communications, graduating in 2005.
Interests and Hobbies
DeLorenzo is an avid supporter of human rights. Previously, she used her social media platforms to support the Black Lives Matter movement, and has also participated in various other movements and protests aimed at fighting for human rights.
She is a huge lover of animals and her favorites are monkeys, but she loves canines and has kept a pet named Brutus. She likes showing her off on her Instagram account.
The “Ash vs. Evil Dead” starlet likes spending her spare time watching films and TV shows. Her best-loved entertainers are Elijah Wood, Jim Carrey, and Natalie Portman, while her favorite films are “Bruce Almighty,” “Leon: The Professional”, and the series “The Lord of the Rings”
Dana began acting as a child and is credited with her debut in the weekly dinner show, “Who’s on First.” Shortly after she graduated, she landed a job as one of the producers and on-air personalities of the radio show “The Mancow Show.” At the same time, she made regular appearances in theaters across Chicago, Illinois, and performed in “West Side Story.” DeLorenzo later relocated to Los Angeles, California, where she began auditioning for roles, and was selected to play Stoner Molly in the movie “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue”, while shortly afterwards, she guest-starred in the series “2 Broke Girls”, before playing Becca in the movie “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.”
Rise To Prominence
Dana rose to prominence for playing Beth in “The Late Late Night Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2012; her character was a ‘naughty’ woman who is attracted to Craig’s character. She appeared in almost 40 episodes of the show, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, and revealed that she learned a lot appearing in the show, which helped her express herself as a comedienne. Moreover, she gave voice to Sandra Peterson, in “The Rhino.”
In 2014, she played a minor role in the David Duchovny, Stephen Hopkins and Tom Kapinos-starred SHOWTIME drama “Californication”, and subsequently landed the role of Emily in the comedy series “Impress Me,” which co-starred Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen. In the same year, she landed another major role, as Kelly Maxwell in the acclaimed comedy series “Ash vs Evil Dead”, sharing the screen with Ray Santiago and Bruce Campbell; she was nominated for several awards for her praised performance.
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2017 saw Dana starring in the Aniruddh Pandit-written and directed comedy-drama movie “The Mad Ones”, appearing alongside Lavrenti Lopes and Anthony Gioe. In 2019, she was cast as Valerie in the comedy TV show “Perpetual Grace, LTD,” which starred Jimmi Simpson, Luiz Guzman and Ben Kingsley. Moreover, she starred alongside Malin Akerman, Jack Donnelly and Kat Dennings in the comedy movie “Friendsgiving”, and is also credited with voicing Kelly Maxwell in the 2022 video game, “Evil Dead: The Game.”
House of Winehouse
Dana is a talented musician who created Amy Winehouse’s tribute band, House of Winehouse. The band has performed in several venues and festivals, such as House of Blues Chicago. The Chicago Reader magazine has named her band the ‘Best Tribute Band.’ Her success as a singer saw her featured on the Chicago Tribute, which even published a story about her. 2010 saw her receiving Chicago Reader’s Best Tribute Band honors.
Awards and Nominations
For her praised performance in “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” Dana DeLorenzo has been nominated for three awards: A Chainsaw in the category of Best Supporting Actress in 2016, a Fangoria Chainsaw in the category of the Best TV Supporting Actress in the year that followed, and an iHorror for Best Actress in a Horror Series in the same year.
Social Media Presence
Dana is highly active on various social media platforms. She goes by the username @imdanaDeLorenzo on Instagram, and she has over 80,000 followers. She has over 100,000 and 45,000 fans on Facebook and Twitter respectively.
DeLorenzo is very secretive when it comes to her personal life and hasn’t introduced anyone as her boyfriend; she jokes that she’s in a relationship with her pet, Brutus. She is good friends with her “Ash vs Evil Dead” co-star, Ross Marquand, and likes posting their photos on their respective social media platforms. They had strong on-screen chemistry, which led to many believing that they were lovers in real life. There are rumors that they dated for two months but which she hasn’t confirmed. Previously, it was alleged that Dana had a romantic affair with the Scottish comedian, TV host and actor, Craig Ferguson, who is famously known for his works in the CBS late-night show entitled “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” However, the duo denied the allegations, stating that their relationship was only on the screen.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Dana is of white ethnicity and has a set of brown eyes and dark brown hair. She is 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 34-25-34.
Dana has earned a good sum from her successful career as an actress and has become quite famous. She is authoritatively worth around $500,000, as of 2022.