Donna Mills is a famous American actress and producer well known for her role as “Abby Cunningham” on the television series, “Knots Landing”. Read on to get to know more about this famous actress.
Donna Mills Bio
Born as Donna Jean Miller, Donna started her acting career in local theatre productions and she had her major breakthrough role in Woody Allen’s play, “Don’t Drink The Water” in 1966. Then, in 1967, she starred in the film, “The Incident”. She has since gone on to act in many films in the 1970s including the popular “Play Misty For Me(1971), Murph the Surf(1975) and Jamaica Reef(1975)”.
She had her basic education at Garvey Elementary School, then middle education at Taft High School in Chicago. She also studied at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for a year before leaving to pursue her acting career.
She starred as “Pamela Ewing” in the CBS soap opera, “Dallas(1978-1987)” which she played for nine years. Dallas made her get thirteen Soap Opera Digest Awards and six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Other film and television shows Donna has starred in, includes, “The Good Life(1967), Haunts of the Very Rich(1972), Rolling Man(1972), Night of Terror(1973), Live Again, Die Again(1974), Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975), The Love Boat(1979-1981), Knots Landing(1980-1989), Melrose Place(1992), The Surrogate(1995), GCB(2012), General Hospital(2014-2015), Joy(2015), Queens of Drama(2015)” and several others.
She is a passionate advocate for Animal Welfare and Environmental Protection as well as a board member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(ASPCA).
Donna Mills’ Age, Birthday, Zodiac sign
The legendary actress was born on 11th of December, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to Ambrose Miller and Bernice nèe Lantz. She will be 83 years old in 2023 and she is a Sagittarius.
Donna Mills’ Height
The “Abby Cunningham” in “Knots Landing” is five feet, four (5”4) inches tall which is equivalent to 1.63 metres.
What is Donna Mills famous for?
Donna Mills is renowned for her exceptional acting skills. She has acted in over twenty films and television shows such as “The Good Life(1967), Haunts of the Very Rich(1972), Rolling Man(1972), Night of Terror(1973), Live Again, Die Again(1974), Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975), The Love Boat(1979-1981), Knots Landing(1980-1989), Melrose Place(1992), The Surrogate(1995), GCB(2012), General Hospital(2014-2015), Joy(2015), Queens of Drama(2015)” and several others.
Her role as “Pamela Ewing” in the CBS soap opera, “Dallas” which lasted for nine years added to her fame. She went on to win thirteen Soap Opera Digest Awards, one TV Land Awards, one Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Aside from acting, she is well known for her production company, Donna Mills Productions, which has released many films and television shows.
Donna Mills’ Parents
Mills’ parents were among the middle class family. Her father, Ambrose Miller was a computer analyst for Union Oil and he died in 1966 while her mother was Bernice nèe Lantz who worked as a housewife. She died in 1994 when Donna was 53 years old.
Donna Mills’ Husband
The popular actress has never been married despite her successful acting career. She had been in a long term relationship with Richard Holland, an Advertising Executive from 1979 to 1999. They broke things off and she began dating Larry Gilman, a fellow actor in 2001. They have been together since and haven’t been married.
Donna Mills’ Children
Mill has an adopted daughter known as Chloe Mills. She is a model and an executive at Soho House.
Donna Mills’ Net Worth
The “Dallas” actress is speculated to be worth an approximate sum of $9 million. She earned this through her television series, films, production company and endorsements deals with popular brands.
|Name||Donna Jean Miller|
|Date of Birth||11th of December, 1940(82 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Parents||Ambrose and Bernice Miller|
|Career||Actress, and Film producer|
|Education||Garvy Elementary School, Taft High School and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign|