• Dana Gourrier is an American actress born on July 1, 1979
• She has a net worth of over $2 million
• Her ethnicity is African-American
• She has a BFA in Performance Art and an MFA in Acting
• She is known for her roles in "True Detective", "American Horror Story", "Togetherness" and "The Astronaut Wives Club"

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FactIs a Singer/Songwriter and plays piano. So is her father.

Dana Gourrier Biography, Measurements, Husband, Net Worth

Dana Gourrier was born in New Orleans, USA, on 1 July 1979, meaning that her nationality is American. Gourrier is 40 years old and began acting early on in her life. Thanks to her dedication, she has been able to land recurring roles in some of the most prominent TV series as of today, and has worked on “True Detective”, “American Horror Story”, “Togetherness” and “The Astronaut Wives Club”.



One of the most asked questions about the actress is about her net worth and wealth. As our sources state, Dana has a net worth of over $2 million, made from her acting career over two decades.

Background, Education and Fans

Dana’s ethnicity is African-American and has dark brown hair and brown eyes, which look stunning with her complexion. She always looks smart in photos available on the internet, and has a fit figure. As to her education, the actress holds a BFA in Performance Art from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts, which she has put to good use. Gourrier is active on social media and uses it for interacting with her fans, sharing a fair amount of information with them who seemingly enjoy her content.

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Relationship Status

Sadly, not much can be said about Dana’s private life, as she tries to keep it away from the media as much as possible. We don’t have any facts about her relationship status, as she hasn’t confirmed or denied any of the rumors about her love life.  In her Twitter bio, the actress described herself as “Faithful. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Actor. Singer. Writer. Director. Love to All…” so we suppose that she’s single. Reportedly, she has never married and doesn’t have any children.


Dana made her debut in 2011, when she worked on “Worst. Prom. Ever.”, and followed by appearing in “Treme”, “Memphis Beat” and “Haunted High”. She rose to fame in 2012, landing the role of Cora in “Django Unchained,” the highly praised American Western revisionist movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and featuring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington in the starring roles.

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Dana also had a chance to collaborate with actors such as Walton Goggins, James Remar, Dennis Christopher, Michael Parks and Don Johnson.

It is a highly stylized homage to Spaghetti Westerns, and premiered in December 2012 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City and was subsequently released theatrically later that month. It ultimately grossed over $425 million at the box office. The film has won numerous awards, including five Oscars at the 85th Academy Awards, most importantly for Best Picture.

Latter Career

In 2013, the actress joined the cast of another prominent award-winning project, “American Horror Story”, in which she portrayed Chantal, a minor recurring character, and in the following year, she began working on “True Detective”, a mystery anthology series produced and written Nic Pizzolatto, securing herself a place under the spotlight. The show premiered in 2014 on HBO, and each season is designed as an individual story, using new cast members.

More importantly, in 2015 Gourrier could be seen in “The Hateful Eight”, another project of Quentin Tarantino. Her collaboration with the writer and director brought her more attention from the media, and helped her make a name for herself. She spoke about her work with Tarantino in one interview, saying that, after she appeared in “Django: Unchained”, she would have jumped at any opportunity to act in his movies.

In 2017, she appeared in “Heart, Baby”, which follows the story of two best friends, George and Doc, as they reunite in prison.

The movie, which was a commercial success, focuses on the value of friendship When it comes to her latter career, the actress was cast in in “Raising Dion”, “Awaken” and “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”, with the latter biopic movie being filmed at the moment. The movie presents the story of Billie Holliday, a successful singer, and the subject of investigation of African-American Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had an affair. So far, Dana has had close to 50 acting gigs, and is consistently in demand so still building her career.

General Info

Full NameDana Gourrier
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Actor


MoviesKidnap, Same Kind of Different as Me, Midnight Special, The Hateful Eight, The Runner, Maggie, Dermaphoria, The Butler, Broken City, Django Unchained

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1Dana, her mother, and her grandmother, were the only girls with two brothers in their immediate families.
2After Hurricane Katrina destroyed her childhood home, the only thing Dana was able to save was the certificate of her undergraduate degree, which was found months later. It has been re-framed and now hangs in her parents new home.
3Is a Singer/Songwriter and plays piano. So is her father.




The Domestics2018completedWanda
Same Kind of Different as Me2017Willow
Heart, Baby2017Officer Francine
The Good Time Girls2017ShortAda
Kidnap2017Female Sheriff's Deputy
The Arrangement2017TV SeriesNina
Superstore2016TV SeriesLydia
StartUp2016TV SeriesMaya
The Tale of Four2016ShortSweet Thing
Togetherness2015-2016TV SeriesPhoebe
The Whole Truth2016Courthouse Employee
Midnight Special2016Sharon Davison (Councelor)
The Hateful Eight2015Minnie Mink
The Astronaut Wives Club2015TV SeriesAntoinette Gibbs
The Runner2015/IDaria Winston (uncredited)
Maggie2015/IWoman In Scrubs
Red Band Society2014TV SeriesTeacher
True Detective2014TV SeriesCathleen
Ravenswood2014TV SeriesVickie
Christmas on the Bayou2013TV MovieJanelle
American Horror Story2013TV SeriesChantal
The Butler2013/IHelen Holloway
From the Rough2013Cafeteria Worker (as Dana Michelle Gourrier)
Remember Sunday2013TV MovieBernadette
Broken City2013Cop - Courtroom
Django Unchained2012Cora
Bullet to the Head2012Deputy Coroner
Haunted High2012TV MovieCoach Hoover
Common Law2012TV SeriesHelling
Hide2011TV MovieDetective 3
Memphis Beat2011TV SeriesShawna
Treme2011TV SeriesDetective Leroy
Worst. Prom. Ever.2011TV MovieTeacher (as Dana Michelle Gourrier)


In Confidence2017Short completed


In Confidence2017Short written by completed


In Confidence2017Short executive producer completed

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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