Stacey Dash is an actress best known for her role as Dionne Marie Davenport in 1995’s Clueless.
In October 2021, Dash shared her “deepest, darkest secret” on the Dr Oz talk show.
Who is Stacey Dash?
Stacey Dash is an American actress, author and former political commentator who once planned to run for office herself.
Dash rose to fame in the 1995 film Clueless, co-starring Alicia Silverstone.
Dash, who was 28 at the time of filming, played high school student Dionne Marie Davenport in the film and subsequent television show that ran from 1996 to 1999.
In May 2014, Dash was hired as a cultural analysis and commentary contributor for Fox News, but in January 2017, Fox announced that it would not renew Dash’s contract.
In 2016, Dash released an autobiography titled There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative.
Two years later, in February 2018, Dash ran as a Republican in the elections for California’s 44th congressional district, but declined to run in March 2018.
What political party does Stacey Dash belong to?
Dash was a registered Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008.
In 2012, Dash switched affiliations and became a Republican, publicly endorsing Mitt Romney.
Since then, she has been very candid in sharing her conservative values, including the path to embracing them.
The back cover of her autobiography, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative, reads:
“She’s someone who’s learned the hard way that the facts of life teach us lessons of conservatism.”
She goes on to list the countless ways her life’s difficult circumstances led her to believe that conservatives really had people’s best intentions in mind.
What Did Stacey Dash Say About Addiction?
The Clueless star opened up about her former life and struggles with addiction on the Oct. 14, 2021 episode of The Doctor Oz Show.
Dash, 55, confessed, “I lost everything,” succumbing to her addiction.
The former star told Dr. Oz that overcoming her addiction helped her internally deal with the abusive parents that enabled her downfall.
Dash revealed that she first tried drugs when she was eight years old and her mother gave her her first dose of cocaine when she was 16.
Eventually, she hit rock bottom and tried to end her life.
“I didn’t really remember when I tried to commit suicide until I was 17. Then I remembered what happened to me. I was already very angry. I was an angry teenager.
“I was 10 or 11 years old when my mother finally left my father. I knew he loved me. He just couldn’t. He couldn’t overcome his addiction.”
When asked how much she spent on drugs, Stacey estimated about $5,000 to $10,000 each month.
“That’s what stopped me. I almost died,” she recalled.
“My kidneys were so infected that my blood was rotting and my organs were shutting down.
“So I was taken to the hospital and had to have a total blood transfusion and stayed there for three weeks.”
“And by the grace and mercy of God I lived.”
Dash once again put her addiction in the spotlight on Sept. 1, 2022, when she learned of the death of rapper DMX, who died last April 9, 2021.
Dash posted a video on his TikTok account crying, admitting he just learned about the death.
“I’m ashamed,” she said through tears.
“I didn’t know….DMX died of a cocaine overdose, I didn’t know.”
She then said, “I am 6 years and 1 month clean today.”
“It breaks my heart, it breaks my heart, he lost it, he lost it, he lost it to that demon of addiction, please don’t lose it. ”
How much is Stacey Dash Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dash’s net worth is around $100,000.
This comes with money from her long acting career, book sales, and appearances on Fox News.