Dana Plato

Dana Plato Wiki/Profile
Name/Famous asDana Plato
OccupationTV Actress
BornMaywood, CA
Country/NationalityCA
BirthdayNovember 7, 1964
HoroscopeScorpio
DiedMay 8, 1999 ( age 34)
Other NameDana, Plato

Dana Plato Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, body measurements, family, career, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details. She starred in Diff’rent Strokes with Gary Coleman.

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Dana Plato Biography

Dana Plato is best known as a TV Actress. Teen star on TV’s Diff’rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. Her film credits include High School U.S.A. and California Suite. Dana Plato was born on November 7, 1964 in Maywood, CA. By age seven, she had already appeared in over 100 commercials as a child actor. Dana Plato is one of the most successful TV Actress. She has ranked on the list of famous people who were born on November 7, 1964.

On what would have been Plato’s 55th birthday, Todd Bridges commented on Twitter about their friendship, leaving a tribute to Plato. Bridges stated: “You were the one person i could always talk to. You were one of my best friends. I will never forget you and love you forever. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dana Plato R.I.P you are free my friend.”

Toward the end of her career, Plato chose roles that could be considered erotic, softcore pornography. She appeared nude in Prime Suspect (1989) and Compelling Evidence (1995), and in the softcore erotic drama Different Strokes: The Story of Jack and Jill…and Jill (1998), whose title was changed after filming in order to tie it to Plato’s past. Following her appearance in the film, in the same year, Plato appeared in a cover story of the lesbian lifestyle magazine Girlfriends. Her last works include appearing as herself Desperation Boulevard (1998), of which it seemingly was based on Plato’s life, appearing as Emma Jones in Silent Scream (1999), and appearing as an attorney in Pacino Is Missing (2002), which was released after her death.

She also has a position among the list of Most popular TV Actress.

Family: Parents, Children & Relatives

Actress who married Lanny Lambert in 1984; the couple had a son previous to their marriage and divorced in 1990. She has not shared enough information about family details. However, our team currently working, we will update Family, Sibling, Spouse and Childrens information.

Plato was born Dana Michelle Strain on November 7, 1964 in Maywood, California to Linda Strain, an unwed teenager who already was caring for an 18-month-old child. In June 1965, the seven-month-old Dana was adopted by Dean Plato, who owned a trucking company, and his wife Florine “Kay” Plato. Plato was raised in the San Fernando Valley. When she was three, her adoptive parents divorced and she lived with her mother.

Plato separated from Lambert in January 1988, the same week her mother died of scleroderma. In desperation over these traumatic events, she signed over power of attorney to an accountant who disappeared with the majority of her money, leaving her with no more than $150,000. She claimed the accountant was never found nor prosecuted, despite an exhaustive search, and that he had also stolen more than $11 million of other people’s money. During her March 1990 divorce, Plato lost custody of her son to Lambert and was given visitation rights.

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Dana Michelle Plato (born Dana Michelle Strain; November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress and model, who was included on a list of VH1’s “100 Greatest Kid Stars” on television. She was best known for portraying Kimberly Drummond on the television sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, which aired from 1978 to 1986.

Age, Height & Measurements

Dana Plato has been died on May 8, 1999 ( age 34). She born under the Scorpio horoscope as Dana's birth date is November 7. Dana Plato height 4 Feet 3 Inches (Approx) & weight 227 lbs (102.9 kg) (Approx.). Right now we don't know about body measurements. We will update in this article.

Plato made her film debut at the age of 13, starring as Sandra Phalor in the horror film Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), for which she was uncredited. She also starred as Evie Joe in the horror film Return to Boggy Creek (1977), which was received negatively, being panned by critics. The film spawned three sequels, which she took no part in. Plato next starred as Jenny Warren in California Suite (1978). The film was a critical success, becoming Plato’s first and only successful feature film. In addition to acting, Plato was an accomplished figure skater, and at one point she trained for a possible Olympic team spot. It was during this time that she made a brief appearance on TV’s The Gong Show and was spotted by a producer who helped her secure what became her most famous acting role as Kimberly Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes. According to Plato, her mother decided she should cut back on her skating in order to focus on the TV role.

Height5 Feet 11 Inches (Approx)
Weight340 lbs (154.2 kg) (Approx)
Body Measurements
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlonde
Dress SizeM
Shoe Size8 (US), 7 (UK), 41.5 (EU), 26 (CM)

Plato’s other works in television include making appearances on Family, What Really Happened to the Class of ’65?, Hello, Larry, The Facts of Life, CHiPs, and Growing Pains. She also worked in films, and appeared in the horror film Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Sandra Phalor, for which she was uncredited, the adventure-horror film Return to Boggy Creek (1977) as Evie Joe, the first of the four films in the series, and the comedy film California Suite (1978) as Jenny Warren. Starting from the mid-1980s, Plato worked sporadically in independent films, and also did voice-over work.

Dana Plato Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth: $1 Thousand

Dana Plato net worth has been growing significantly. Dana Plato’s most of wealth comes from being a successful TV Actress. We have estimated Dana's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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Source of IncomeTV Actress
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Diff’rent Strokes debuted on NBC in 1978, becoming an immediate hit. The show features Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain), a wealthy white widower in New York City who adopts two black boys after their parents’ deaths. Plato played Kimberly, Drummond’s teenage daughter, who at the start of the show becomes the adoptive sister of the two boys, Willis (Todd Bridges) and Arnold (Gary Coleman). Plato appeared on the show from 1978 until 1984 and again from 1985 to 1986; during her tenure the show appeared on two different networks. In the season 8 episode that aired on January 17, 1986—Plato’s final appearance on the show—Kimberly suffers from the effects of bulimia. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her work on Diff’rent Strokes, and also was part of two TV Land Award nominations given to the cast of the show

Who is Dana Plato Dating?

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In 1981, Plato appeared in the television special A Step In Time. For her role, Plato received a Young Artist Award nomination, totaling two Young Artist Award nominations. In 1983, she starred in the television film High School U.S.A. alongside Todd Bridges as Cara Ames, while Bridges starred as Otto Lipton. In spite of the film being met with a mixed response from critics and viewers alike, it gained popularity at the time of its premiere, and later attained a DVD release.

In December 1983, Plato moved in with her boyfriend, rock guitarist Lanny Lambert. The couple married on April 24, 1984, and their only child, Tyler Edward Lambert, was born on July 2, 1984. When it was revealed that she was pregnant, she was written off Diff’rent Strokes. Her co-star Conrad Bain had revealed that she was happy about her baby, and that she would no longer be alone. Bain stated in an interview with People: “She deliberately got pregnant while doing the series, when I spoke to her about it, she was enthusiastic about having done that. … When I get the baby, I will never be alone again.”

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