Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Highest Rated: 88% My Life's in Turnaround (1993)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Pompatus of Love (1995)

Birthday: Oct 9, 1960

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The actress Dana Wheeler-Nicholson's first two movie roles were in films starring Diane Keaton: the political spy thriller "The Little Drummer Girl" and "Mrs. Soffel," in which Keaton fell in love with a young convict, played by Mel Gibson. But Wheeler-Nicholson was herself the love interest in her third picture, the cult favorite "Fletch." The eponymous hero of that film was played by Chevy Chase; he joked around, switched disguises, and fell for Wheeler-Nicholson (whose character was already hitched--to a villainous Tim Matheson). In the Western "Tombstone," she played the spouse of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell). And in between she did a lot of TV work. Wheeler-Nicholson was a series regular on the short-lived "Hill Street Blues" spinoff, "Beverly Hills Buntz," starring Dennis Franz, and then appeared with him again in an episode of his longer-lasting police drama, "NYPD Blue." She's also had guest spots on such shows as "The X-Files," "Sex and the City," "Boston Public," "Seinfeld," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"; a stint on the soap "All My Children"; and the role of Angela Collette, the mother of a cheerleader, on NBC's "Friday Night Lights."

Highest rated movies

My Life's in Turnaround
Denise Calls Up
6 Years
Blue Miracle
Winter in the Blood
Miss Arizona




68% 73% Blue Miracle Tricia Bisbee (Character) - 2021
50% 54% Miss Arizona Maybelle (Character) - 2018
69% 34% 6 Years Joanne (Character) - 2015
67% 73% Winter in the Blood Malvina (Character) - 2013
29% 51% Angels Sing Maggie (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire Season Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5 Time Champion Danielle (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blacktino Moon (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance With the One Mary (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty? Victoria Caine (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 26% Living in Peril Linda Woods (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick and Jane Jane (Character) $11.3K 1997
20% 54% Frank and Jesse Annie (Character) - 1995
74% 56% Denise Calls Up Gail Donelly (Character) $147.0K 1995
17% 23% The Pompatus of Love Kathryn (Character) $37.6K 1995
88% 20% My Life's in Turnaround Rachel (Character) - 1993
72% 94% Tombstone Mattie Blaylock Earp, aka Celia Maddon (Character) $55.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Mounted Donna Lee Wellington (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 32% Circuitry Man Lori (Character) - 1990
77% 81% Fletch Gail Stanwyk (Character) - 1985


78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Donna Evans (Guest Star) 2014 2022
No Score Yet 59% Bull Evelyn Waters (Guest Star) 2020
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Dana Hamilton (Guest Star) 2020
94% 82% Emergence Vanessa Cox (Guest Star) 2019
91% 71% Nashville Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
66% 70% A Gifted Man Jayne Reinhart (Guest Star) 2012
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Angela Collette (Guest Star) 2007-2011
71% 85% The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
16% No Score Yet The Deep End Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tara Black (Guest Star) 2006 2008
86% 92% Boston Legal Stephanie Rogers (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounded for Life Arianna (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Apple Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Jenny Peters (Guest Star) 2000
70% 79% Sex and the City Laney Berlin (Guest Star) 1998
75% No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
74% 85% The X-Files Det. Angela White (Guest Star) 1996
89% 92% Seinfeld Shelly (Guest Star) 1995
50% No Score Yet Palace Guard Apache (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beverly Hills Buntz Rebecca Giswold (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1987