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 60 feature films, alongside legendary actors such as Eddie Griffin, Tommy Wiseau, Aki Aleong, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Nicholas Turturro, Lorenzo Lamas, Olivia Hussey, John Reign, Mel Novak, Robert Amico, Justin Shenkarow, Manu Intiraymi and many others. She is also the Vice President of Aki Aleong's Mustard Seed Media Group.
Dawna won Best Actress for "Dark Classics" at the 2019 LANFA Film Festival; Best Actress for her role as Barbie in Dustin Ferguson's "Nemesis 5: The New Model" at the 2018 LANFA Film Festival; "Actress of the Year" at the 2018 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. She is also the executive producer and host of the award-winning television interview show called "Eye on Entertainment".
Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, martial arts weaponry, kickboxing, ballet and pole dancing. She is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, 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 thrilled to be the Queen of the 2019 Hollywood Silver Screen Film Festival.
Dawna played Skye in John Reign's heartwarming action/comedy/drama "Finding Purpose: The Road to Redemption", which won Best Feature Film at the 2019 Hollywood Silver Screen Film Festival. Legendary actor Aki Aleong portrays her father. She also performed the challenging Lady Macbeth Scene 5, Act I monologue in B. Luciano Barsuglia’s documentary "A Bard for the Ages: Shakespeare's Timeless Effect". Dawna was honored to work with the great Eddie Griffin, alongside Robert Amico and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Justin Shenkarow, in Param Gill's "Bad President", which premiered at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. She played Ashley Flowers in Brian Barsuglia’s “Social Distance”, starring Vern Wells, and plays Countess Ivory Dragnea, Queen of the Vampires, in John Reign’s “Evergreen Is the Blood”.
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 won a Primetime Emmy Award for their televised Broadway production "Peter and the Wolf on Broadway". She studies acting with Matthew Arkin and Karole Foreman, and her martial arts and weapons trainer is Sabumnim Rick St. Clair. Sabumnim St. Clair is training Dawna online on the Jo-Staff and Kali sticks. She is a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA.