Dixon at the 62nd Academy Awards, in 1990
|Born||Donna Lynn Dixon
July 20, 1957
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Dan Aykroyd (m. 1983)|
Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is a retired American actress and former beauty queen. After meeting and starring together in the film Doctor Detroit, Dixon has worked in several movies with her husband Dan Aykroyd.
Life and career
Dixon was born on July 20, 1957, in Alexandria, Virginia to Earl Dixon. Her father owned a nightclub on U.S. 1 called, "Hillbilly Heaven". In 1975, she graduated from Groveton High School and attended the George Washington University. She dropped out soon after enrolling and never received a degree. Dixon began her career as a model and was named Miss Virginia USA, in 1976, and Miss Washington D.C. World, in 1977. Dixon co-starred with Tom Hanks in the early 1980s situation comedy Bosom Buddies; she played the role of Sonny Lumet.
Months after they worked together in the film Doctor Detroit (1983), Dixon and actor Dan Aykroyd married. They later starred together in the films Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (though they did not share any scenes), Spies Like Us (1985) and The Couch Trip (1988). Dixon and Aykroyd have three daughters: Danielle Alexandra, Belle Kingston and Stella Irene. 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 III) (1989)
- Wayne's World (1992)
- Exit to Eden (1994)
- The Nanny (1995)
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