Denise Dowse was a reputable actress best known for featuring in different genres of TV series. Among other characters, Dowse will always remember for playing Vice Principal Mrs. Yvonne Teasley in the successful drama Beverly Hills 90210. Similarly, Denise’s role as Judge Rebecca Damsen in The Guardian was also the reason for her prominence.

This hardworking and talented actress is no more in this world. But, her movies and TV series credits and her acting skills will always be alive. Also, she will be the source of inspiration for an upcoming generation who dreams of establishing their professional career as actors and actresses. Here we have managed to collect some information regarding Dowse. Scroll down for more.

Denise Dowse, Passed Away At Age 64

As mentioned, the Insecure actress Denise has left the world, shocking her family, fans and well-wishers. The actress went into a “coma by a virulent form of meningitis,” ending in her death on August 13, 2022, at the age of 64.

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Denise’s sister Tracey Dowse shared the news of actresses suffering from the diseases on her Instagram account, writing,

I am requesting support and prayers be offered to me and my sister @denisedowse. She is currently in the hospital in a coma brought on by a virulent form of meningitis. Her doctors do not know when she will come out of the coma as it was not medically induced.”

Later, on August 13, Tracey shared the sad news of Denise’s demise, writing, “I want to take this moment to thank our friends and family for all of the love and prayers. It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowse, has gone forward to meet our family in eternal life. Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, a consummate, illustrious actress, mentor and director. She was my very best friend and final family member.”

The Beverly Hills 90210 actress Denise Dowse died on August 13, 2022, at 64, after she went into a "coma by a virulent form of meningitis."
Image: The Beverly Hills 90210 actress Denise Dowse died on August 13, 2022, at 64, after she went into a “coma by a virulent form of meningitis.”
Source: Instagram @dreamofthesoultd

Tracey added, “Denise loved all of you. I know that she is watching over us with all the love she has [and] ask for privacy and your continued prayers. I will provide, at a later time, her Celebration of Life information [and] will update you here.

Adding on she added, “Again I am so grateful for all the calls, text messages, direct messages, and silent prayers for my sister. We could not have made it so gracefully and painlessly without all of the prayer warriors around the world Thank you for giving so selflessly.

Was Denise Dowse A Married Woman?

The Norfolk State University graduate Denise was secretive regarding her personal life. Unlike other celebrities, the actress chose to keep her marital details far from the media attention. It seems like the Coach Carter actress was not a married woman and also was not involved in any romantic relationships.

Photo: Denise Dowse was not a married woman
Source: Instagram @denisedowse

Dowse was fully focused on her professional acting career. She used to spend her time with her sister and had a close connection with co-stars and fellow artists.

Career Details Of Denise Dowse

Denise was an actress with experience working in 100+ movies and TV series. Dowse started her acting career in 1989, making her debut in the TV series Almost There, playing Angela Quartermane. Later the year, her first film Coldfire released, where she played Channing. Till her demise, Denise has featured in films such as Ray, Theodore Rex, Guess Who, Fatale, and others.

Similarly, Dowse was popular for making her presence in various drama series. Some of her TV show credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Imposters, Law & Order, All of Us, Charmed, Rocket Power, Built to Last, Secret and Lies, etc.

The actress Denise Dowse received NAACP Awards at the 26th Annual NAACP Theater Awards at Saban Theater in November 2016
Picture: The actress Denise Dowse received NAACP Awards at the 26th Annual NAACP Theater Awards at Saban Theater in November 2016
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Also, Dowse made her directorial debut in the short film directed Reflections: A Story of Redemption (2004). The short movie gained a good audience response, and the movie is rated 8.3/10 on IMDB. Dowse’s other director’s credit is the movie Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story. In 2016 Denise won the NAACP Theatre Awards.

Denise Dowse’s Net Worth Details

Like personal details, the actress was tight-lipped regarding her net worth. But as per estimation, she had a net value of over $1 million at the time of her death. Dowse was earning a reasonable sum of wealth from her professional acting life. She was not only making money but was also receiving fame and prominence.

The actress was also featured in films that collected well at the box office. Some of them are enumerated below.

Movie NameIMDb RatingsProduction BudgetBox-Office Collection
Sneakers (1992)7.1/10$23 million$105.2 million
Starship Troopers (1997)7.3/10$105 million$121.2 million
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)4.7/10$70 million$176.1 million
Ray (2004)7.1/10$40 million$124 million
Guess Who (2005)5.9/10$35 million$103.1 million

By making appearances in the films mentioned above and in other TV series roles, Denise undoubtedly earned an impressive salary. Similarly, Dowse was one of the leading cast of Beverly Hills 90210. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the artists for the supporting roles in the series received $300000 per episode. But Dowse was regular for 23 episodes, so that she might get paid more.

Early Life Of Denise Dowse

The actress was born Denise Yvonne Dowse on February 21, 1958, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, under the zodiac sign of Pisces. Dowse’s father, Herbert B Dowse, was a Captain in The United States Navy (USN). Denise used to share a picture with her mother, but the details regarding her are unknown.

Regarding education, Dowse attended W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, Virginia. Later, she attended Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, and received Bachelor’s Degree in English/Theatre. Additionally, her Linkedin profile suggests that she was a freelance director at Live Life Juicy Productions and an acting coach at Inner City Performing Arts School.

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