Books 2024

About Dawn. Biography and Resume.



Dawn Harvey Schmidt (formerly Dawn Harvey) is an actress, author, producer, genealogist, and content creator. Her book titles include Harvey Family History, Welch Family History, Tracy Family History and Hartman Family History. Dawn's articles have appeared in journals for the Germanic Genealogy Society and The O'Donoghue Society. In addition, she has appeared in numerous commercials, TV, film, and stage productions, and is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. Dawn resides in the United States with her husband and children, and her hobbies include fitness, music, and history.



TV & Film

LATCH KEY (short film)     Neighbor (day player)     Directed by TV/Film Star Jaime King, Omaha, NE

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Booty Bidness Skit with Kristen Wiig)     Office Worker (under 5 role)

FORENSIC FILES (ep: Without A Trace)     Sandra Johnson (principal)    Court TV, Allentown, PA

NERD VS. GEEK (ep #6)     Pam (day player)     Directed by Matt Conant, Pennsylvania

DEADLINE (short film)     Kathy Wells (lead)     Anthony Fletcher, Dir., Philadelphia                       

THE DEATH OF MILO FREEDMAN    Claire (supporting)  ABM Digifilms, Philadelphia (Amazon Prime)

BLINDSPOT (short film)     Tina Wilkes (lead)     Sanjay Sanghoee, Director, NYC

HER BARE HANDS (short film)  Trish (lead)    Denver 48 Hour Film Project

THE 2 OF US ARE NO. 3  (short)     Rebecca (lead)     Nihal Horne, Director, Washington D.C.                                                                                        

Commercials and Voice-Overs

Conflict List Upon Request


Theatre (Partial List)

THE MISER     Frosine (suppoting)     Lansdale Theatre Works, PA

ROMANTIC AGE     Wife/Mother (lead)     Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland

FOUR BY FOUR     Bianca/Mother/Billy/Cora (lead)     East Lynne Theatre Co, Cape May, NJ

TWELFTH NIGHT     Olivia (supporting)     Hedgerow Theatre, PA

SALESMANSHIP FOR LIFE & LIMB     Y. Wiley     Philadelphia Fringe Festival

WAR OF THE WORLDS (radio play)     Various     12 Miles West Theatre Co, NJ

AURORA LEIGH     Aurora Leigh (lead)     Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC

COLLECTED STORIES  Lisa Morrison (lead)  Wings Theatre, NYC

I HATE HAMLET  Deirdre (supporting)  Creative Space Theatre, NYC


Training & Education

B.A. in Theatre from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey

Certificate in Genealogy from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. 

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox Massachusetts – One Month Training Intensive. Voice, Text, Movement, Stage Combat, Scene Study: Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick, Christine Adaire, Tony Simotes, Sarah Barker.

John Crockett, AEC Studios, Denver (Acting)

Diane Heery & Pat McDade, Heery Casting, Philadelphia  (On-Camera)

George DiCenzo, The Acting Studio, Philadelphia (Scene Study)

John Basil, American Globe Theatre, NYC (Scene Study & Script Analysis)         


Special Skills:  Instruments: Ukulele, Piana (beginner) Singing (Alto);  Sports: Weight Training, Running, Barre, Pilates, Yoga and Hiking; Languages: German (Beginner); Teleprompter, Author and Content Creator.









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