American actress Dina Meyer received critical raves after portraying the
supporting role Elizabeth in the comedy/romance The Movie Hero (2003, starring
Jeremy Sisto), in which she took home a Dahlonega International Film Festival
award. A favorite among science fiction fans, Meyer wooed audiences when she
played private Dizzy Flores in Paul Verhoeven’s Sci-fi Starship Troopers (1997).
Her big screen credits include the action-thriller Johnny Mnemonic (1995),
Dragonheart (1996), Rupert Hitzig’s action-thriller Nowhere Land (1998), the
horror film Bats (1999), thriller Stranger Than Fiction (2000), D-Tox (2002),
Federal Protection (2002), Unspeakable (2002), the latest installment of the
legendary franchise Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Darren Lynn Bousman’s hit Saw
(2004) and Andrew Getty’s horror The Storyteller (2005). Meyer’s admirers should
not miss her performance in the newly-released horror film Saw II (2005) and the
upcoming Crazy Eights (2006).
On the small screen, Ms. Meyer was well received while playing the recurring
roles of traitorous professor Lucinda Nicholson in the Aaron Spelling phenomenon
"Beverly Hills, 90210" (1993-1994) and Kate Miller in the NBC popular series
"Friends" (1997). She was also known for her portrayal of Barbara Gordon and her
alter ego, Oracle, in the WB Sci-fi series "Birds of Prey" (2002).
Off screen, 37-year-old Dina Meyer remains single. Dragonheart director Rob
Cohen once stated, "Dina got incredibly proficient with the double axes...and
that's why, if you go out with Dina, just be careful what you say to her!"
In her teens, the big fan of Duran Duran dreamed of marrying the vocalist, John
Childhood and Family:
In Queens, New York, Dina Meyer was born on December 22, 1968, to the owner of
an auto part and repair shop in Queens. Just before her last year of Junior High
School, Dina moved to Dix Hills, Long Island, with her parents and two brothers.
Dina Mayer, whose childhood nicknames were Dee or Dean, discovered an early
interest in the performing arts. As a child, she spent most of her time in her
dance class and performed on stage in dance recitals. Her potential talents
brought the youngster to study at New York's High School of Performing Arts.
However, her parents banned her from entering showbiz because they believed
acting was not a wise career move. Following her parents’ advice, Dina attended
Long Island University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
with a major in marketing and a minor in French. After graduation, however, Dina
decided to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming an actress and studied acting
with Ron Stetson at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
The actress currently resides in Los Angeles with her dogs. In her leisure time,
she enjoys hiking, rollerblading, biking, scuba diving, and other outdoor
activities. She also loves cooking and spending time watching the Food Network.
A model from age nine to sixteen, Dina Meyer made up her mind to pursue acting
after completing her bachelor’s degree. Three years working on her acting with
Ron Stetson gave Meyer enough confidence to enter the entertainment industry. In
1993, she made the first of several attempts to break into the Hollywood scene
with a small role as a delivery person in the made-for-television movie Strapped
(1993) and soon moved on to the prime time with her recurring role of Lucinda
Nicholson in the Aaron Spelling high profile drama, "Beverly Hills, 90210"
Meyer began her film career in 1995 when she landed the starring role of Jane,
opposite Keanu Reeves, in the action-thriller Johnny Mnemonic (1995). Doing most
of her own stunt work, Meyer received a reputation as an athletic actress. She
then flew to Eastern Europe to star in her second film, Dragonheart (1996,
opposite Dennis Quaid), but it was Paul Verhoeven' Sci-fi Starship Troopers
(1997) that made her a star. Portraying private Dizzy Flores, Meyer’s career
started to take flight. The science-fiction film also starred Casper Van Dien
and Denise Richards. Meyer was also known for her recurring role of Kate Miller,
an actress who becomes involved with Matt LeBlanc’s character, on the NBC
popular sitcom "Friends" (1997).
Meyer next landed guest starring gigs in "Michael Hayes" and "Ally McBeal"
before playing Laura Parker-Marlowe in the HBO television film Poodle Springs
(1998, with James Caan). On the wide screen, she costarred with Peter Dobson in
Rupert Hitzig’s action-thriller Nowhere Land (1998) and starred as Dr. Sheila
Casper in the horror film Bats (1999).
In the new millennium, Meyer costarred with Mackenzie Astin and Todd Field in
the thriller Stranger Than Fiction (2000) and reappeared on television when she
costarred in the UPN series "Secret Agent Man" (2000). From 2001-2002, she added
to her resume such films as D-Tox (2002), Federal Protection (2002), Unspeakable
(2002) and the Sci-fi hit Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). She also portrayed Barbara
Gordon and her alter ego, Oracle, in the WB Sci-fi series "Birds of Prey"
In 2003, Meyer was perfectly cast as Elizabeth in the comedy/romance The Movie
Hero (2003), opposite Jeremy Sisto. Helmed by director Brad T. Gottfred, she
earned a Dahlonega International Film Festival award for Best Supporting
Actress. A year later, she scored another hit with the horror movie Saw (2004,
starring Leigh Whannell and Cary Elwes) and appeared in the short film Breach
Meyer recently played the supporting role of Lydia in director Andrew Getty’s
horror The Storyteller (2005), portrayed Kirsten Richards in the television film
Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough (2005), was cast as Rebecca Walker in the
television movie Crimes of Passion (2005) and appeared in the short film The
Receipt (2005). She was also a regular cast in the now-canceled "Point Pleasant"
(2005). Meyer also reprised her role of Kerry in Darren Lynn Bousman’s
horror/thriller Saw II (2005) and will costar with Traci Lords and Frank Whaley
in the horror film Crazy Eights (2006).
- Dahlonega International Film Festival: Best Supporting Actress in a
Comedy, The Movie Hero, 2003