She's graced the pages of several magazines as a bikini model and has won the title of Ms. World 2008, Mrs. California United States 2000, Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Miss Galactic 2015, Mrs. Golden Global 2018, and many more!
Dawna Lee Heising has acted in over 220 feature films and has won awards in over 570 films as an actor/producer/publicity director. She is the VP of Aki Aleong's Mustard Seed Media Group and has a B.S. Degree in Business Management and MBA from Pepperdine University. Her uncle is legendary DP Tak Fujimoto (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Sixth Sense”), and 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 over 170 Best Actress awards for feature films and television. She received the Elite Martial Arts Spirit Award at the 2023 Golden Gate Hall of Honors Martial Arts Awards and was named “Actress & Action Star of the Year" at the 2021 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards. She is honored and excited to be inducted into the WorldFilmGeek.com Hall of Fame for 2023, alongside Diane Franklin and Mark Patton.
Dawna was honored to work with the great Eddie Griffin in Param Gill's "Bad President", which premiered at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, and with legendary star Tom Arnold in Adam Werth's "Alien Storm" from Mahal Empire Productions. 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" with Yan Birch.
Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts 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.