Dawn Stern is a New York City-based actor, member of the off-Broadway theatre collective The Coop, and COO of the non-profit DE-CRUIT®, which received the 2020 Aaron Stein award from American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) given to an organization that utilizes creative applications of group therapy to benefit the community, especially in non-psychiatric settings. She obtained her B.S. in theatre performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIU-E) and earned her AFTRA, AEA, and SAG union cards in St. Louis and Chicago. Dawn moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she built a seventeen year television acting career that includes six pilots, three series regular gigs, and over twenty-five guest star appearances. Her highlights include: a series regular on Viper, 413 Hope Street, Starhunter, and Nobody; a recurring role on the Young and the Restless; and notable guest star appearances including: Star Trek: Enterprise, Ally McBeal, Profiler, Beverly Hills 90210, and True Blood. A few of her favorite guest stars include working with Damon Wayans on My Wife and Kids, Steve Harvey on the SteveHarvey Show, Wanda Sykes on Wanda at Large, and Monique on The Parkers. Her film credits include: The Fugitive and Original Gangstas. Dawn moved to NYC in 2013 to develop DE-CRUIT with her husband Stephan Wolfert. DE-CRUIT treats trauma through Shakespeare and science. Dawn fell in love with Shakespeare at age 12 and has professionally played Kate, Lady Macbeth, Olivia, Paulina, Goneril, Elizabeth, and Margaret.