Chanteuse or Screen Star?
With Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, you get both
By Kimberley Jones,
1:30PM, Thu. Jan. 17, 2013
In this week’s issue, Margaret Moser talks with Dana Wheeler-Nicholson about her burgeoning singing career. But if you know her face, it’s probably from her almost three-decades long body of work on big screens and small.
She made a big splash toweling off in 1985’s Fletch, played Wyatt Earp’s common-law-wife in 1993’s Tombstone, and guest-starred on TV shows from Seinfeld and Sex and the City to the requisite Law & Order franchise stopovers (once on the flagship, twice on spinoff Criminal Intent). Since she moved here in the mid-Aughts, Wheeler-Nicholson has become an integral part of the Austin film and TV community, appearing on the much-loved series Friday Night Lights and such indies as Dance With the One, blacktino, and Five Time Champion. Next up? A role in husband and University of Texas lecturer Alex Smith’s Winter in the Blood.
Click on the right for a gallery of some of Wheeler-Nicholson’s screen work.