Phire Dawson was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in the suburbs of southern Connecticut. She is one of six children and began performing as a dancer and cheerleader at age eight. Phire attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. While in Atlanta, Phire went on to cheer and dance for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. After receiving her B.A., Phire soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue modeling and acting. Within a year, Phire was gracing the pages of magazines, commercials, and getting her first job on The Price Is Right (1972). Read more... television shows, and films.