Donna Mills Biography

Birthday: 1940-12-11
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: Donna Mills was born in 1940 as Donna Jean Miller, and grew up in Chicago. After graduating from Taft High School, she attended the University of Illinois, where she completed one year of studies before dropping out to pursue a career as an actress and dancer. In the late 1950s she gained some stage experience by appearing in several productions at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago. She was cast in a touring production of "My Fair Lady," which brought her to New York. There she began her television career on the daytime soap opera "The Secret Storm" (1954), and made her film debut in The Incident (1967). She was also a cast member of the daytime soap "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (1967) for the first three years of its run during 1967-70. In 1971 she co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the thriller Play Misty for Me (1971), which has remained her last film on the big screen to date. For the rest of the decade, she had guest roles on many top-rated shows and starred in a bevy of made-for-TV flicks. In 1980, she joined the cast of the primetime soap "Knots Landing" (1979); as Abby Cunningham, she made the show her own and was a regular for nine years. She returned in 1993 for the series finale and later appeared in a 1997 reunion special. Since then, she has continued to headline numerous television films and make occasional guest spots on TV shows. The always glamorous and still-stunning actress has never married; at age 55 she adopted a daughter named Chloe, with whom she currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Good Life (1971) Jane Miller 1971 - 1972
The Wide World Of Mystery Helen Cook / ... 1973 Drama
Thriller (1973) Chrissie 1973 - 1976
Doctors Private Lives Dr. Beth Demery 1978 Drama
Knots Landing Abby Ewing 1979 - 1993 Drama
Bare Essence 1982 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Play Misty for Me Tobie 1971 Crime, Drama, Romance
Hanging by a Thread 1979 Drama, Adventure
Dangerous Intentions Beth Williamson 1995
The Stepford Husbands 1996 Drama
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner 1997 Drama
When Life Keeps Getting In The Way Dr. Goldstein 2014 Drama