Played By: Erin Daniels
Occupation: Professional tennis player.
Family: Brother: Howie, Father: Irwin, Mother: Sharon
Personality Type: Ditzy but adorable.
L Word(s) That Best Describes Dana: Lifeless *teardrop*, Lesbian, Lovable, Laugh-inducing.
Signature Look: Sweat suits and a ponytail.
Endearing Trait(s): a bit naive and inexperienced.
Annoying Trait(s): Used to have a phobia of coming out of the closet.
Strengths: Absolutely stunning and adorable.
|▲||Possible motive: Revenge|
Cause: Jenny wrote her out of the script (i.e.: Jenny = Irene Chaiken & the entire series has been one big novel written by Jenny Schecter...)
|▲||Possible motive: Accident|
Cause: Massively over-hit her serve in the big tennis court in the sky, it came crashing through the clouds and hit Jenny's ego, causing her to die instantly.
ROMANTICALLY LINKED TO...
| Lara Perkins|
How/where they meet: Lara was the sous chef http://lwordwiki.sho.com/accountnew(or as Dana calls her, the "soup chef") at Dana's tennis club.
About the relationship: Dated briefly but split because Dana was still in the closet and that hurt Lara's feelings. Began dating again a few years later, but split again when Dana was dealing with chemotherapy and began shutting Lara out of her life.
| Alice Pieszecki|
How/where they meet: Alice interviewed budding tennis star Dana for a magazine article.
About the relationship: They were best of friends for years before "finally" sealing the deal when creating goody bags for Dana's and Tonya's bachelorette party. That's when Dana almost married Tonya (below). Dana then split up with Tonya and realized both were cheating on the other. Alice and Dana were then happy together, madly in love, had loads of hot, fantasy-filled sex until Alice got all smothery and paranoid (that was after Lara re-appeared). Alice's heart was broken after she suggested that Dana move in with her and she said she wouldn't want to, in the end Dana split up with Alice. Ultimately, Alice was by Dana throughout her entire period as a cancer patient. Before Dana died of cancer, they both realized how much they loved each other, as friends and soulmates.
| Ralph (First love from Tennis Camp)|
How/where they meet: Dana won't reveal the name of a teenage hookup she had at tennis camp with a now-famous tennis player.
About the relationship:Hooked up at camp and the Unnamed Tennis player wrote home to a friend about how in love they were and that friend told her parents and they took her out of camp away from Dana.
How/where they meet: They met as Dana was entering the hotel where she was staying during the Dinah Shore Golf Classic for Women in Palm Springs. Tonya was assigned to be Dana's hospitality assistant -- an overly attentive sidekick -- making sure Dana was at various Classic events, keeping fans at a distance, and doing other "gopher" errands.
About the relationship: After Palm Springs, Tonya tagged along with Dana and friends back to West Hollywood. Tonya moved in with Dana, but didn't like Dana's cat: Mr. Piddles. After the "mysterious" death of Mr. Piddles, Dana proposed to Tonya. Early on, Tonya appointed herself Dana's manager, arranging sponsorships and planning social events without Dana's input. Dana also learned that the increasingly power-hungry Tonya had been taking 15% of Dana's sponsorship income as a "manager's fee." As Dana tired of Tonya's domineering behavior and realized she was little more than a gold-digging opportunist, Dana and Alice began flirting (and more). She finally recognized that Alice was her real true love and called the wedding off. But Tonya had a surprise of her own when she told Dana that she was in love with Melissa Rivers and was leaving her for Melissa.
How/where they meet: In the Season 1 pilot, Dana is sitting insideThe Planet with Alice, Tina, Shane, and other friends when she notices new-to-LA Jenny walking by outside. Her admiring comments raised smiles and laughs among her friends, who quickly concluded Dana was "definitely gay." However, Dana doesn't meet Jenny until Episode 11 of Season 1, at the oldest lesbian bar in LA. It's a 50's era, butch/femme dive called The Palms.
About the relationship: Jenny has gone to The Palms alone. Upon entering, she sees Dana sitting at a table alone. She recognizes her, introduces herself, and asks if she could join her. Dana is glad to have the company, mentioning that she was supposed to meet Alice there, but Alice couldn't make it. Both say it was their first time in a lesbian bar and, feeling uncomfortable with stuck-in-the-50's atmosphere and stereotypical patrons, Jenny asked Dana if she'd like to get out of there. They go back to Jenny's studio and try to have sex, but it doesn't work -- the chemistry's not there. They agree that it would be best to just remain friends.