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Chanteuse or Screen Star?

With Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, you get both
Kimberley Jones, 1:30pm, Thu. Jan. 17, 2013
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson with Chevy Chase in 1985 comedy 'Fletch'

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.

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