Dawna Lee Heising has acted in over 200 feature films and has won awards in over 340 films as an actor/producer/publicity director. She is the VP of Aki Aleong's Mustard Seed Media Group and the VP Festivals & Promotions for Dante D'Anthony's Olas Hayes Movie Productions. Dawna has a B.S. Degree in Business Management and MBA from Pepperdine University, and her uncle is legendary director Tak Fujimoto. Her cousins David Wong and George Daugherty received a Primetime Emmy Award for their televised Broadway production of "Peter and the Wolf on Broadway"
Dawna has won 33 Best Actress Awards for her Act 5, Scene 1 Lady Macbeth monologue in Craig Railsback's "Dark Classics"; 30 Best Actress Awards for Craig Railsback’s “Down and Out in Vampire Hills; 6 Best Actress Awards for Walter Hochbrueckner’s “The Paradise Motel”; 22 Best Actress Awards for Sandy Slaven’s “The Rose Wagon; Best Actress for Dustin Ferguson's "Nemesis 5" at the 2018 LANFA Film Festival; "Actress & Action Star of the Year" at the 2021 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards, and Best Supporting Actress for Gregory Blair's "Garden Party Massacre" at the 2018 Lucky Strike Film Festival, as well as eight Best Ensemble Awards for “Garden Party Massacre”. She is the executive producer and host of the award-winning television interview show "Eye on Entertainment".
Dawna was honored to work with the great Eddie Griffin in Param Gill's "Bad President", which premiered at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. She plays Lisa in "PTSD: A Soldier's Revenge," which stars Daniel Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, and Robert LaSardo, and Ms. Fairchild in Diana Carter's "Recipes for Love", starring Daniel Baldwin and Nicholas Turturro. Dawna played the lead role of Nikki Carter in Walter Hochbrueckner’s “The Paradise Motel”, with Mel Novak, and will be reprising her role in the sequel “Next Stop: Hell’s End”. She plays the Queen in Dustin Ferguson’s “Cobra Strike Force”, starring Yan Birch, and is excited to be playing the Goddess Athena in Diana Carter’s “DEUS”, which will be filmed in Thailand.
Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, kickboxing, ballet, and pole dancing. She is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. US World, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss Orange County America, Miss California Hemisphere and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles. She was honored to be the Queen of the 2019 Hollywood Silver Screen Film Festival, the 2018 WIND International Film Festival Queen and the 2021 Kaiju International Film Festival Queen. Dawna studies acting with Matthew Arkin and Karole Foreman, and her martial arts KwanJangNim is Grand Master Rick St. Clair. She is a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA.