Younger sister of singer/actor Leif Garrett. She co-starred with him in an episode of Wonder Woman (1975) playing a girl with a crush on the singer. The two also starred as brother and sister in all three original Walking Tall Films. Mother Carolyn Stellar appeared as a nurse in Walking Tall Part II (1975).
Dawn and her husband moved to Hawaii because of his job transfer. She has a small bike of her own, but also enjoys rides on the back of her husband's Harley. Other leisure activities she likes are hiking, snorkeling, reading, and and watching movies with her husband. [July 2006]
Daughter of Rick Nervick and Carolyn Stellar.
Had a German Shepherd, named Thor, as a child. They got the dog because of a kidnap threat. A prison escapee claimed to be Dawn's father and said he was going to kidnap her and flee the country. Dawn's mom was notified by a relative who knew the man; he was caught soon after.
As an adult, she went on to counsel budding child actors and their parents, about the pros and cons of the industry.