Though Dale is already in her mid 50s, she has not revealed anything about her love affairs and married life. It is believed that she is still single. It is also unknown about her sexuality.
As a child Dale was enrolled at Bearden High School. She also appeared in several high school productions while she was in Bearden High School. She graduated from there in 1979 and then she joined University of Tennessee. She remained there till 1984 but dropped out from there during her last year to pursue her career in acting. She played several minor roles in the early 1990s and finally won the role of Opal McHone in the TV series, Christy. Next year, she appeared in the TV movie, Cagney & Lacey: Together Again. She also played her debut movie role that year. She played her first feature film role in the movie, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. Her net worth is expected to be in millions.