Donna Dixon

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Donna Dixon
Donna Dixon at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards.jpg
Dixon at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990
Donna Lynn Dixon

(1957-07-20) July 20, 1957 (age 63)
OccupationActress, model, Pageant Titleholder
Years active1980–1997, 2014
(m. 1983)
Children3 (including Vera Sola)

Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is an American actress.


Dixon was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Earl Dixon. Her father owned a nightclub in Lorton, Virginia on U.S. 1 called Hillbilly Heaven.[1]

Dixon began her career as a model and was named Miss Virginia USA in 1976 and Miss District of Columbia World in 1977. She competed in both Miss USA 1976 and Miss World USA 1977.

On television, Dixon portrayed Allison Hayes in the NBC drama Berringer's.[2] She co-starred with Tom Hanks in the early 1980s situation comedy Bosom Buddies, playing the role of Sonny Lumet.[2]:125-126

Months after they worked together in the film Doctor Detroit (1983), Dixon and actor Dan Aykroyd married. They later starred together in the films Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (though they did not share any scenes), Spies Like Us (1985) and The Couch Trip (1988). Dixon and Aykroyd have three daughters one of whom is singer-songwriter Vera Sola (stage name of Danielle Aykroyd).


Year Title Role Notes
1980-1982 Bosom Buddies Sonny Lumet 37 episodes
1983 Doctor Detroit Monica McNeil
1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie Jr. Stewardess (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet")
1985 Spies Like Us Karen Boyer
1986 Who's the Boss? Lauren Sullivan
1987 Moonlighting Joan Teniwitch Episode: "Blonde on Blonde"
1988 The Couch Trip Laura Rollins
1988 Lucky Stiff Cynthia Mitchell
1989 Speed Zone (also known as Cannonball Run III) Tiffany
1989 It Had to Be You Dede
1992 Wayne's World Dreamwoman
1994 Exit to Eden Bonnie
1995 The Nanny Monica Baker Episode: "Having His Baby"
1995 Nixon Maureen Dean
2014 Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Ms. Blair (final film role)
2020 The Twilight Zone Meghan #2 (voice) Episode: "You Might Also Like"


  1. ^ Donna Dixon Biography (1957-)
  2. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.

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Preceded by
Linda McKee
Miss Virginia USA
Succeeded by
Lynn Herring
Preceded by
Rhonda L. Koch
Miss District of Columbia World
Succeeded by
Gloria Renfrow