Americans and the world were introduced to Dina Meyer when she appeared as Lucinda in the Fox hit teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210. Coming from a background unrelated to acting, Dina Meyer’s entered the movie industry and made it her own. Starring opposite big names like Keanu Reeves and Sean Connery, she has gone on to garner so many roles it’s almost like she’s busy with a new acting job every year. Known for her fiery red hair, bright green eyes, and husky voice, Dina Meyer has appeared in several female lead roles, owning each one to cement her place as one of Hollywood’s favorites.
What We Know About Dina Meyer’s Early Life
Dina Meyer’s was in the New York City borough of Queens, in the state of New York. Her birth was recorded on December 22, 1968. Meyer comes from a Jewish family; her parents are indigenes of Germany and Austria. She is the second of three children; with an older brother named Gregory and a younger brother Evan. Even though she was born in Queens, she spent her childhood growing up in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York. As of the time of this writing, details about her parents remain unavailable.
Before making her name as a celebrated actress, Dina started out as a model, modeling from age 9 until she was 16 years old. She attended Long Island University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as a minor in French. When she finally set her sight on a career in acting, Dina Meyer spent three years at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York training with the acting teacher and coach Ron Stetson. According to Stetson’s LinkedIn profile, he has been a teacher and director with the Neighborhood Playhouse since 1980 and a Senior Member of the school’s faculty since 1985.
Details Of The Dina Meyer’s Movie Career Highs
This red-haired, green-eyed bombshell made her debut in the movie industry when she got a minor role in the television film Strapped, a crime thriller produced by HBO Films. The movie was directed by Forest Whitaker. Moving to Los Angeles in 1993, she got her first major role when she was cast as a recurring character Lucinda Nicholson in the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210. For the show’s ten-season run, Meyer appeared in twelve episodes between 1993 and 1994. Her next role came in the 1995 cyberpunk movie Johnny Mnemonic. The role was a big one as she landed the part of female lead Jane, a cybernetic bodyguard who rescues movie star Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Smith.
Dina Meyer next appeared as Kara, a peasant girl in the British-American fantasy adventure movie Dragonheart, released in 1996. The movie also stars talented people like David Thewlis, Dennis Quaid, Pete Postlethwaite, and Sean Connery. Despite mixed reviews from critics, it ended up a box office success. She continued this trend of working in female lead roles when she was cast in the 1997 satirical military sci-fi movie Starship Troopers. Meyer played the role of Private Isabelle ‘Dizzy’ Flores. Despite Starship Troopers’ poor reviews, the movie got nominated for awards and was able to spawn several sequels and a CGI animated spin-off series. So involved in her acting is Meyer that she performed many of her stunts in her physically demanding roles in Starship Troopers, Johnny Mnemonic and Dragonheart. She received a concussion that knocked her unconscious while filming a fight scene in Starship Troopers.
Other major roles Dina Meyer has under her belt are; Detective Allison Kerry in the Saw movie franchise and Barbara Gordon/Batgirl/Oracle in The WB superhero series Birds of Prey. In her guest role appearances, Meyer has shown up in the TV shows Six Feet Under, Friends, Ally McBeal, Castle, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Burn Notice, and Nip/Tuck. She has had main acting roles in Secret Agent Man, Birds of Prey, Point Pleasant, 90210, The Magicians, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Flash to name a few.
How Much Has Her Career Earned Her?
Dina Meyer has an impressive filmography under her belt. Even though she hasn’t won any awards for her performances, Meyer has no doubt continued to breathe life into the various roles she has had the opportunity to work on. Combining both her big and small screen appearances since her humble debut in 1993, the 5 feet 7 inches tall actress has shown up in over forty movies and TV shows. Not bad for someone who started as a model in her early years. With that figure down, it’s no surprise to learn that she’s estimated to be worth $5 million.
She has an official website, blog and is also very active on social media platforms. She has over 32,000 followers on Twitter and about 7,000 tweets.
She is also active on Facebook and Instagram.
Is Dina Meyer In A Relationship?
Even though Meyer has not been married, she has had her fair share of relationships. Though keeping a tight lid on things, it’s well known that she was in a relationship with actor Shane West in the early 2000s. The duo spent a while together before breaking up in 2002. Afterward, there were rumors that she was involved with American singer Billy Joel. However, Meyer was quick to refute these rumors. She has remained single since then, choosing instead to focus on her career.