Donna Dixon at the 62nd Academy Awards, September 1990
|Born||Donna Lynn Dixon
July 20, 1957
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Dan Aykroyd (1983–present)|
Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is an American actress.
Life and career
Dixon was born in Alexandria, Virginia; her father, Earl Dixon, owned a nightclub on U.S. 1, called "Hillbilly Heaven." She is a 1975 graduate of Groveton High School and attended The George Washington University. She dropped out soon after enrolling, and never received a degree. She began her career as a model and was named Miss Virginia USA in 1976 and Miss Washington DC World in 1977. Dixon co-starred with Tom Hanks in the early 1980s television comedy series Bosom Buddies; she played the role of Sonny Lumet. However, her stiff, pageant-like performances continued to determine her typecast roles.
Months after they worked together in the 1983 film Doctor Detroit, Dixon and actor Dan Aykroyd married. They later starred together in the 1985 film Spies Like Us and the 1988 film The Couch Trip. Dixon and Aykroyd have three daughters. She retired from acting in 1997.
In popular culture
- Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)
- Doctor Detroit (1983)
- Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
- Spies Like Us (1985)
- The Couch Trip (1988)
- Lucky Stiff (1988)
- Speed Zone! (also known as Cannonball Run 3) (1989)
- Wayne's World (1992)
- Exit to Eden (1994)
- The Nanny (1995)
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