Dina Meyer

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Dina Meyer

Born

12/22/1968, Queens, New York, USA

Birth Name

Dina Meyer

Gender

Female
9.1
out of 10
User Rating
102 votes

Biography

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Dina was born the middle of three children and was raised in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, however she moved to Dix Hills, Long Island just before her last year of Junior High School. Surprisingly for a Hollywood actress, she comes from a completely normal and stable family.…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Dina was accepted into New York's High School of Performing Arts; however she was convinced by her parents not to attend.

    • Dina had uncredited parts in two episodes of Thief: "Everything That Rises Must Converge" and "I Ain't Going to Jail for Anyone."

    • During the filming of a fight scene for "Starship Troopers" Dina was knocked unconscious from a concussion she received.

    • Dina has an older and younger brother; Gregory and Evan.

    • In 2003 Dina won a D.I.F.F. , Dahlonega International Film Festival, Jury Award for Feature Film: Best Supporting Actress for "The Hero Movie".

    • Dina was a model from age 9 to 16.

    • Early in her career Dina did a lot of feminine hygiene commercials.

    • Dina always wanted to become an actress but her parents didn't think that was a wise career move; they wanted her to get a good education, so she went to Long Island University and graduated in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing (and a minor in French), she also attended the Sorbonne in Paris.

    • Dina's pet chihuahua is called Stella.

    • Dina's favorite food is bacon.

    • Dina's nickname by all of her friends and family is simply "D."

    • Dina studied dance throughout her childhood and loved performing on the stage in dance recitals.

    • Dina was uncomfortable stripping down to being completely nude in her shower scene in "Starship Troopers," so to make her feel at ease director Paul Verhoeven took off his clothes as did all of the cameramen when shooting the shower scene.

    • Director Rob Cohen gives a little advice about dating Dina Meyer, "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!"

    • Dina's favorite actors are Glenn Close, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeifer, Jessica Lange, and Meryl Streep.

    • Dina's favorite movies include: Cinema Paradiso, Life is Beautiful, Life As A House, The Princess Bride, and Office Space.

    • Dina is 5'7" (1.70 m), has green eyes and red hair.

    • Dina appeared as Kerry in the first four movies of the Saw franchise.

    • As a child Dina's close friend often called her "Melon Seed."

    • Dina's first TV role was appearing in the hit TV show Beverly Hills 90210.

    • Dina studied her acting techniques under Ron Stetson for three years. Other actors to enlist under his training include Sandra Bullock, Michael Douglas, Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Nielson, and Diane Keaton just to name a few.

    • Dina loves to rollerblade, snowboard, bike and scuba dive in her spare time.

    • Dina made her film debut in "Johnny Mnemonic" alongside Keanu Reeves.

  • Quotes

    • Dina Meyer: (about not getting to met Sean Connery while making "Dragonheart") He was playing golf in the Bahamas and doing his lines from a sound stage while we were freezing our asses off in Slovakia. I was reacting to Rob Cohen doing his best impression of Sean Connery playing a dragon.

    • Dina Meyer: I've always wanted to be in the entertainment industry. Initially I wanted to sing and dance on Broadway. I'd rather sing and dance than blow people up. Underneath all this macho exterior, I'm quite the soft girl!

    • Dina Meyer: When you're making the movie, you really have no idea what the end result is going to be. On my first day on the set, I saw all this carnage, all these amputated bodies lying around the set, and you just walk on by and get your scene done. But when I saw the actual movie on the big screen, I was overwhelmed - it just blew me away. But my feeling about Starship Troopers is that it's a deliberately cartoonish movie. It's a video game with a very big budget, and I don't think it really would have much of an effect on your average teenager.

    • Dina Meyer: (about doing a nude shower scene in "Starship Troopers") I don't know... it's kinda difficult to disrobe in front of mixed company.

    • Dina Meyer: (After being asked if she minded continually playing parts in genre entertainment.) You know, no matter that I try to get away, they keep coming back for me. I don't know. I don't mind. If the character is fun to play, and I'm working with good people, I don't really care what genre it is. I don't care if it's drama. I don't care if it's comedy. I just want to be in good company, and I want to grow and have a good time.

    • Dina Meyer: (about playing Barbara Gordon on the short lived sci-fi show ''Birds Of Prey'') She's in a wheelchair, and she's smart. She's a genius. She's the glue. She's the backbone of the Birds of Prey. She runs everything. She keeps everybody on track. She was Batgirl, a wonderful superhero, and ... she has this horrible disability. But she grew from it. She got strong from it. She found her calling from it. Initially ... she was running in Batman's shoes. And it took her getting shot and paralyzed and being confined to a wheelchair to find out who she really was and in a sense becoming a better person than she ever could have been had she not fought these villains. So I think that's really, really wonderful. She could have thrown in the towel. She could have said, 'You know what? The hell with it all. I don't have legs. I can't kick ass. I'm done.' And she didn't. She said, 'You know what? I'm going to find out who I really am and do what I got to do and be even bigger and better than I was.' It's the new and improved Barbara Gordon. And I salute her. I think she's fabulous. And I feel honored to be playing her.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Dina is versatile

    10
    She went from a witch to a sad, lonely woman on Point Pleasant. She actually made you care about her awful character. This is hard in today's tv arena. I just saw her in Saw II where she plays a cop who has no life but the job. She has an affair with a fellow officer who then has his kid abducted. She tries to handle the case calmly as he wants to get angry and get even. The end result is hardly what you would expect. With the surprise accalim of Saw, Saw II should bring Dina more acting jobs in the future with this dramatic role. She was wonderful! In the future I would like to see her in another good tv drama...she plays a bad girl very well. I would not mind seeing her comedic talents either!moreless
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