Dahlia has said that Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl is her greatest influence. She worked with Ruehl in the Broadway production The Rose Tattoo.
Dahlia's favorite movie is Jaws.
Dahlia named her chocolate Labrador retriever Amelie after the film Amelie.
She lost the role of Angela Hayes in American Beauty to Mena Suvari.
Dahlia: If you have the will, you will never be denied.