Dawna Lee Heising is a working actress and member of SAG-AFTRA. She is the Vice President of Aki Aleong’s Mustard Seed Media Group and is an Associate Producer of his epic “Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman’s Chance.” Dawna has worked on Gregory Hatanaka’s “Revenge of the Samurai Cop” with Tommy Wiseau; Ron Becks’ “Las Vegas Vietnam”; Ted V. Mikels’ “Ten Violent Women: Part Two”; Gregory Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre; Richard Rossi’s “Canaan Land”; Jake Zelch’s “The Krampus Carol”; William Lee’s “Black Mamba; and Dustin Ferguson’s “Nemesis 5”, executive produced by the legendary Albert Pyun. Dawna will be playing the lead role of Vivica Stevens in Dustin Ferguson’s sci-fi/martial arts/action drama “RoboWoman”, which also features Aki Aleong, Laurene Landon, Gregory Blair and Mel Novak, and she is excited to be cast as Seraphim, a Medusa-like character, in Albert Pyun’s “Bad Ass Angels and Demons”.
Dawna has trained in Acting and Theater at South Coast Repertory for many years. She was a member of the Friends and Artists Theater Company in Los Angeles for over a decade, and has trained with Sal Romeo; Michael Sewell; Guy Stockwell; Tim Russ; Richard Hatch; and at Tepper-Gallegos; Fullerton College; Cypress College; and at U.C. Berkeley.
Dawna was honored to win “Actress of the Year” at the 2018 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards. She also won Best Host for “Eye on Entertainment on Amazon Prime” at the 2017 WIND International Film Festival, and “Eye on Entertainment” was awarded Best Television Show. Dawna won Best Actress in "Teachers’ Day" at the 2014 Mockfest Film Festival, and was honored with a Film and Television Achievement Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Nollywood Film Festival. She also won a 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Television Talk Show Host for “Eye on Entertainment" and “Garden Party Massacre” won three Best Ensemble Acting awards. She has a B.S. in Business Management and MBA from Pepperdine University. Dawna’s uncle is famed Director of Photography Tak Fujimoto, and her cousins are Primetime Emmy Award winners David Ka Lik Wong and George Daugherty.
Dawna is Mrs. Golden Global 2018, and was the winner of Ms. World 2008; Ms. Universe 2009; Mrs. California United States 2000; Mrs. American Achievement 2001; and Miss Galactic Film Festival 2015. She is a past winner of Miss Los Angeles Chinatown; Miss Orange County Universe: Miss San Francisco Universe; and Miss California Hemisphere, among other titles. She has worked as a model for Ujena Swimwear; Venus Swimwear; Catalina; Bikini Magazine; Glamour Magazine; Effective Magazine; FVM Global Magazine; The Digital Dead Magazine; Glitz Magazine; Martial Arts Entertainment; Upcoming Talent Magazine; and CVH 1st Class Magazine. She is trained in ballet and jazz dancing, Tang Soo Do martial arts, kick boxing and pole dancing.