Dawn-Lyen Gardner, born on 30th August 1981, has been a U.S. television actress. She has been particularly famous for her performance in the TV series entitled Queen Sugar of Oprah Winfrey in 2016. She also performed in a number of episodes of the series Luke Cage on the Netflix in that very year. She is 5’ and 9” in height and has an attractive figure, but her other body details are not on record. However, the color of his hair is black, and the color of her eyes is brown.

Personal Life

Gardner spent her early life in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Much information is not on record about her childhood days and early life. He is of mixed ethnicity comprising African-American-Chinese, and her nationality is American. She is born to a Chinese mother and African-American father.

As for her education, she did her graduation from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in the year 1999. Next, she shifted to New York City where she joined Juilliard School from where she did her graduation in the year 2003.

Gardner has not married as yet and is still single. She has kept her personal life a guarded secret. Nothing is on record about her present and past relationships. She has not revealed anything so far about her private life. Also, there is no rumor doing the rounds about her relationship. However, she had in the past been romantically attached to a number of superstars. She has also dated a few celebrities in the past, but no relationship has yet been converted to marriage. She is one of the most beautiful and hottest TV actresses, and there can be no dearth of boyfriends for her. However, in an interview with a TV channel, she revealed that she had no interest in having a boyfriend or being in a relationship. Since she has not married as yet, she has not divorced anyone.


It was as early as in 1994 that she first played the character of Sandy Rochon in a TV series named ER. She appeared repeatedly in another series named Viper. She also acted on a number of stage productions such as The Seagull, The School of Night, and For Colored Girls. At the same time, she acted as a voice actress, and played the character Steela Gerrera in TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. S

he became famous for her role in the TV series Queen Sugar in which she was in the lead role in the year 2016. The series was produced and created by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay. In that very year, she appeared in many episodes of Luke Cage on Netflix.

She has acted in as many as 20 films and television series so far. These TV series and movies include Unforgettable, Heroes, The Dunning Man, and Castle to name just a few. She received a nomination for Black Reel Awards for Television in the Outstanding Actress category.As per her biography, her net worth is not on record anywhere.

Last Modified: Mar 6, 2020

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