Donna Mills is known as an American actress and producer. She is most famous for her roles in The Secret Storm and Knots Landing.
Donna Mills was born in the year 1940, in Chicago, Illinois. Her mother was a dance teacher named Bernice. Her father worked as a market researcher. She went to Garvey Elementary School and then she went to Taft High School.
She was double promoted while in Garvey, graduating at an early age. Afterward, Mills went to the University of Illinois and she was a member of a sorority called Delta Gamma, After college, she continued to dance, She gained stage experience when she danced in the summer stock production. Her first acting job was in the Come Blow Your Horn that took place in Drury Lane Theater in Chicago. Afterward, the cast was touring in the production of My Fair Lady and this is how she came to live in New York City.
Donna Mills started her television career in the year 1966 when she had a role in The Secret Storm. In the same year, she was working Broadway in a Woody Allen comedy called Don’t Drink the Water. Her film debut was in The Incident. She also starred in Love is a Many Splendored Thing soap opera for over three years.
She had a role where she is played a character named Abby Cunningham in the prime time soap opera called Knots Landing in the year 1980 and she was a regular cast member for the show until 1989. In the year 2014, she started to play a role in the long running daytime soap opera called General Hospital and she got the 2015 Daytime Emmy Award since she was an Outstanding Special Guest Perform for the Drama Series.
Before being cast in Knots Landing, Mills was essentially known for playing the "lady in trouble" prime example in both film and TV media. Donna got well known for assuming these roles, regularly prompting undesirable typecasting. In 1989, Mills reported her goal to leave the long-pursuing evening time soap nine years as Abby. She needed to take a break from acting for some time, and from Abby too. She came back to Knots Landing for its last episode in 1993, and again for the get-together miniseries Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac in 1997.
Her list of films and TV shows includes Love American Style, The Good Life, Rolling Man and Night of Terror. Others are An Element of Truth, Melrose Place, Moonlight Becomes You, Love is a Four Letter Word, Cold Case, and When Life Keeps Getting In The Way.
Donna Mills released an instructional video called The Eyes Have it and it is about how to get different looks with cosmetics. She released a make up line with the same name. Donna was also on the cover of Playboy but she was not nude.
Donna Mills never got married but she is a mother to an adopted daughter named Chloe. She adopted her in 1994 at the age of four.
|Birth Date:||11 Dec, 1940|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|