Portia Dawson is an American actress whose Hollywood career started in the 1990s. She made her debut in the 1991 film Cool as Ice. Her first TV appearance was in Freshman Dorm, followed by a guest appearance in Sisters. She later became known for her role as Rhonda Jo Applegate in the TV series Blossom. She went on to appear in the made-for-television films A Friend to Die For and Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story. Following this, she had roles in the feature films Beach Movie and Dreamers. In the 2000s, she performed in the movies The Matador and The Trouble with Romance.