Stacey Dash Joins Fox News

Fox News Channel has gone outside the typical crowd in its latest contributor hire. Following a few weeks of talks, actress Stacey Dash has signed with the network.

The 47-year-old, best known for starring alongside Alicia Silverstone in 1995 hit Clueless has inked a deal to offer cultural analysis and commentary across daytime and primetime.

"Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates – we’re pleased to have her join Fox News," said network executive vp of news, Bill Shine.

Dash is no stranger to politics. An outspoken conservative on Twitter, her endorsement of Mitt Romney in 2012 landed her several television appearances -- including a day as a guest panelist on The View. The time since has seen Dash move more into commentary.

Still a working actress, Dash's other credits include stints on TV series Single Ladies, The Game and the ABC adaptation of Clueless.