PROFILE
Name:
Donna Dixon
Birth Date:
July 20, 1957
Birth Place:
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Height:
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Bosom Buddies

Background:

Blonde actress Donna Dixon is most popular for portraying Sonny Lumet on the Tom Hanks/Peter Scolari sitcom “Bosom Buddies” (1980-1981). She is also known for her frequent collaboration with actor-husband Dan Aykroyd in films Michael Pressman’s “Doctor Detroit” (1983), John Landis’ “Spies Like Us” (1985) and Michael Ritchie’s “The Couch Trip” (1988). Other movie credits include “Wayne’s World” (1992), Garry Marshall's “Exit to Eden” (1994) and Oliver Stone's “Nixon” (1995). Recently, she appeared in “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” (2014). Dixon also appeared in TV shows like “Soul Man,” “The Love Boat” (1981), “Who’s the Boss?” (1986), “Moonlighting” (1987) and “The Nanny” (1995).                    

A former model, Dixon stands 5-foot-9-inch tall and measures 36-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). The blue-eyed beauty was once engaged to Paul Stanley before marrying the fame comic actor Dan Aykroyd in 1983. The happy couple become the parents of three daughters.       
     
Aykroyd’s Spouse

Childhood and Family:

In Alexandria, Virginia, Donna Dixon was born on July 20, 1957. She grew up in Lorton, Verginia, where her father had the local nightclub “Hillbilly Heaven.” She was a medical student at George Washington University and was working as a model during that same period.

On April 29, 1983, Donna was married to comic actor Dan Aykroyd, whom she met while on the set of Doctor Detroit (1983). Dan proposed to Donna on Fran Drescher’s veranda. Drescher is one of Donna’s best friends and she played a huge hand in getting them together from the start. Donna and her husband have three daughters, Belle (born 1993), Danielle (born 1990) and Stella Irene August (born 1998).

Miss Virginia

Career:

A native of Virginia, Donna Dixon got her start as a model and was crowned Miss Virginia when she was nineteen years old. A year later, the blonde beauty won the title of Miss Washington DC World and was a first runner-up at the 1977 Miss USA beauty pageant contest.

It was while working as a model and attending college that Dixon had her first acting break by playing the regular role of Sonny Lumet on the 1980s sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” along side Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari. She played the role from 1980 to 1981 and the show came to an end a year later. In the meantime, she also made her television film debut in 1981’s “Spring Fling of Glamour and Comedy,” appeared as Jill in two episodes of “The Love Boat” (1981) as well as supported John Alderman and Asher Brauner in the made for TV film “Mickey Spillane's Margin for Murder (also 1981).  

Dixon soon made the leap into film. She had her first taste in front of the movie camera in 1983 with a co-starring role opposite Howard Hesseman and the soon-to-be-husband Dan Aykroyd in Michael Pressman’s comedy “Doctor Detroit.” This was followed by performances in “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) and John Landis’ “Spies Like Us” (1985). The latter project also starred Aykroyd. In between, she played the supporting role of Sarah Wilder on the made for TV film “No Man’s Land” (1984) and guest starred in an episode of “Hawaiian Heat” (1984).

After “Spies Like Us,” Dixon worked mostly on television. She acted in the short-lived prime time soap opera “Berrenger’s” (1985), portrayed Wendy Nelson in television film “Beverly Hills Madam” (1986, opposite Faye Dunaway), teamed up with fellow actress and best friend Fran Drescher for the series “Charmed Lives” (1986) as well as appeared as a guest star in episodes of “Who’s the Boss?” (1986) and “Moonlighting” (1987).  

Returning to film, the model turned actress rejoined her husband for the comedy “The Couch Trip” (1988), directed by Michael Ritchie and also starring Walter Matthau and Charles Grodin. She continued to take on roles on “Lucky Stiff” (1988, starred with Joe Alaskey), “It Had to Be You” (1989), “Speed Zone!” (1989, opposite John Candy), the Mike Myers vehicle “Wayne’s World” (1992), Garry Marshall’s “Exit to Eden” (1994, with Dana Delany, Paul Mercurio and Rosie O’Donnell) and Oliver Stone’s “Nixon” (1995, starred Anthony Hopkins).

Dixon revisited television by appearing as Monica Baker in a 1995 episode of the popular show “The Nanny,” co-created by and starring Drescher. Two years later, she portrayed Dotti, a guest role on an episode of television series “Soul Man.” Following this, she retired from acting.

In 2014, Dixon returned to acting in the Spike Lee comedy/romance film “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,”starring Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams and Rami Malek.
 
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