Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Claim to Fame
Bosom Buddies, Spies Like Us
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Full Name at Birth
Donna Lynn Dixon
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.
Former Model, Actress
Profile Bio Text
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; however, her 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.
The song "I Still Love You", from the KISS album Creatures of the Night, was written by Paul Stanley for Dixon upon her ending their relationship.
In the very first episode of The Simpsons, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Homer mentions Donna's name while recalling Santa's reindeer.
Couple Profile Source
Groveton High School (1975)
The George Washington University. She dropped out soon after enrolling, and never received a degree
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
William Morris Agency
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