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Donna Dixon Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Donna Dixon
Place Of Birth
Alexandria, USA
66 years old
Birth Date
July 19 1957

Donna Dixon Facts

Child Star?
Model, Actress
Education & Qualifications
George Washington University
Net Worth
Danielle Aykroyd, Stella Irene,Belle Kingston
Earl Dixon, Mary Dixon
Sherrie Dixon, Earl Dixon

About Donna Dixon 

Donna Dixon was born in Alexandria Virginia and is an American actress best known for her role playing Sonny Lumet in the '80s television series 'Bosom Buddies' along with co-star, Tom Hanks.

The 'Bosum Buddies' series ran for two years. She also starred alongside other top actors in the '80s, such as Anthony Hopkins in the 1995 movie 'Nixon'.

She is also featured in other Hollywood productions recently, such as the 2020 version of 'Twilight Zone'. Donna started her career as a model and held the title of Miss Virginia in 1976 and in 1977 she was Miss District of Columbia World and Miss Washington. She also competed in the 1976 and 1977 Miss World USA pageants.

Donna Dixon Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Donna Dixon’s net worth?

Donna Dixon is one of the wealthiest stars in Hollywood. Donna Dixon's net worth is about $5 million. Her net worth is from her career in acting as well as various other endorsements and sponsorships.

How much does Donna Dixon earn per year?

Donna Dixon's annual income remains unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Donna Dixon?

Donna is tall, measuring 5 ft 9 in (157 cm)

How old is Donna Dixon?

She was born on July 20, 1957, which makes her 65 years of age in 2022. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Childhood And Education

Donna Dixon was born to father Earl Dixon who ran a popular nightclub called Hillbilly Heaven. Hillbilly Heaven was demolished in the '90s and Earl Dixon died in November 2002. Donna's Mother, Mary Dixon, died earlier in 1998 when Donna was 41 years old. Donna has a sister named Sherrie Dixon and a brother, Earl Dixon. Growing up in Alexandria, VA, Donna Dixon went to Groveton High School and then to George Washington University. There she majored in Anthropology but left to pursue a career in modeling with a well-known modeling agency in New York.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Donna Dixon’s partner?

Donna Dixon met Dan Aykroyd on the movie set of 'Doctor Detroit' in 1983 and the two remained married for 40 years, but the couple separated in April 2022. They still remain close friends, co-parents, and business partners.

They have three daughters, Danielle Aykroyd, Belle Kingston, and Stella Irene. Danielle Aykroyd is also known as Vera Sola. Vera Sola is a successful and popular singer and songwriter. Danielle launched her first album in 2018 called 'Shades'.

Donna Dixon's daughter, Stella Irene, was in the movie 'Ghostbusters Afterlife' and her daughter, Belle Kingston, was in the series 'Working Moms'.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Donna Dixon is best known for competing in the Miss World USA pageant as well as her role in the hit series 'Bosom Buddies'. She became known as Dan Aykroyd's wife in Hollywood after the two starred together in 'Doctor Detroit'.

She starred in a few hit shows in the '70s and '80s such as 'Charmed Lives', and 'Berrengers' and was featured in movies such as 'Wayne's World', 'Doctor Detroit', and 'Beverly Hills Madam'.

Her role as Miss Virginia increased her exposure allowing her more opportunities to further her career in acting. The catalyst of Donna Dixon's acting career was starring in 'Bosum Buddies'.

Another pivotal point in her career was starring in the Steven Spielberg classic 'Doctor Detroit' where she met her husband. She starred alongside her husband, Dan Aykroyd, in a few other movie roles such as 'Twilight Zone: The Movie' in 1983.

She co-starred with other top actors such as Tom Hanks in the 'Berringers'. Donna Dixon made guest appearances in a few other TV shows including 'The Nanny'. She was in an episode of 'Moonlighting' alongside Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd.


Charity Work

Donna Dixon is involved in various philanthropic activities. She is known to contribute to charities. Together with her husband, they supported causes such as Artists Against Racism and the Los Angelos Police Memorial Association.

She organized a Breast Cancer Awareness Softball Tournament.

She joined forces with her husband, Dan Aykroyd, to help establish the Blue Line Foundation which helped rebuild homes affected by the 2005 New Orleans Flood.

What awards has Donna Dixon won?

Donna Dixon won many pageant awards in her life including, Miss Virginia, Miss District of Columbia, and runner-up to Miss World 1977.

She attended the eighth Annual TV Land Awards where the show 'Bosom Buddies' and Donna were honored for the show's 30th Anniversary.

Donna Dixon’s Hobbies And Interests

Donna Dixon loves outdoor sports and especially swimming. She plays and coaches women's basketball in her spare time.

Donna Dixon has various interests and one of them being a member of the Explorers Club as well as the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

Other Interesting Donna Dixon Facts And Trivia

  • Donna Dixon met Dan Aykroyd on the set of 'Doctor Detroit' in 1983. Her friend Fran Drescher from the TV series 'The Nanny' played the matchmaker between Donna and Dan. Donna Dixon married Dan Aykroyd that same year. They are currently going through a separation as of April 2022.
  • Donna worked with the elite model management company, Wilhelmina in New York which propelled her modeling career.
  • Donna Dixon and Dan Aykroyd are not only actors but they are also co-owners of a company called Crystal Head Vodka. Even though they are separated they remain legally married and together they have a shared net worth of $255 million.
  • Donna Dixon took a break from acting in 1997 to focus on her family and her mom who wasn't well at the time. She has made a few appearances since then as Ms. Blair in 'Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus' and a small voice acting role in the 2022 version of the twilight zone series.
  • Donna Dixon is in the Cardinal Sports Hall of Fame since January 2004 for her success in basketball. During this time, Donna was coaching soccer as well. Donna belongs to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
  • The popular song 'Creatures Of The Night' by Paul Stanly from the band, The '70s Kiss Show, was a song written about Donna Dixon after she broke up with him.
  • Donna's close friend is Fran Drescher from the popular tv show 'The Nanny'. The two starred in 'Charmed Lives' together as well as 'Doctor Detroit'
  • Donna Dixon was on the cover of a few prestigious magazines, including People Magazine in January 1986. She was also featured in pictorials such as Vogue.
  • Donna Dixon was featured on the show 'All-Star Family Feud Special'.

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