Dana Kimmell Anderson: Mormon Actress
Dana Kimmell Anderson is an actress who starred in many television shows and movies during the 1980s. She made her acting debut in a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial in 1977 that followed with television appearances in Delta House, Texas, Midnight Offerings, Different Strokes, Return of the Beverly Hillbillies, Hart to Hart, Eight Is Enough, Charlie’s Angels, The Facts of Life, Hunter, The A-Team, and Days of Our Lives. Her first movie role was in the horror movie Friday the 13th Part III. She then played Chuck Norris’s daughter in the 1983 movie Lone Wolf McQuade. She had roles in Rivals (1981, also known as The Stranger at Jefferson High), Sweet Sixteen (1983), and Night Angel.
She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age nineteen after she starred in The Stranger at Jefferson High, an NBC movie of the week, which was produced by Lyman Dayton, a member of the Church, and also starred Stewart Peterson.
Dana was born on October 26, 1959, in Texarkana, Arkansas. She and her husband, John, are the parents of four adult children, three of whom graduated from Brigham Young University. She is now a Real Estate Broker and property management company owner in California.