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Donna Mills Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Donna Jean Miller is a Chicago, Illinois-born American actress as well as a film producer who is perhaps best known for playing the role of Abby Cunningham in the soap opera “Knots Landing”. Born on 11 December 1940, Donna is a Daytime Emmy Award winning actress. A very talented actress, Donna has been active in the field of entertainment since 1966.

One of the most prominent and well-respected actresses in Hollywood as well as American television, how rich is Donna Mills? As estimated by sources, Donna counts her net worth at the amount of $7 million in mid-2016. Needless to say, she has managed to earn this wealth due to her activities in the entertainment sector as a professional actress and a producer for more than past 50 years.

Donna Mills Net Worth $7 million

Chicago-raised Donna attended Garvey Elementary School and matriculated early from Taft High School. Later, she enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign only to drop out a year later in order to pursue a career in dancing. Initially, Donna performed in theatre, and her professional debut was in the play “Come Blow Your Horn”. Later, her career on television started when she appeared in the soap opera “The Secret Storm” in 1966. The next year, she also stepped into Hollywood as Mills debuted in the movie “The Incident”, working alongside actors like Martin Sheen and Thelma Ritter. Her net worth was gradually rising.

Mills earned considerable fame as she was cast as Abby Cunningham in the soap opera “Knots Landing. In the series, Mills worked with famous actors like James Houghton, Michele Lee, Don Murray and others. During her career, she also worked with many other popular actors, including alongside Florence Henderson and Pam Grier in the Hallmark TV movie “Ladies Of The House”, and with actors Michael Ontkean and Cindy Williams in the movie “The Stepford Husbands” among many others. She revived her role of Abby Cunningham in the TV miniseries “Knots Landing: Back To The Cul-de-Sac” which aired in 1997. More recently, she was seen in movies like “Ladies Of The House”, “Joy” and others. However, she earned more fame in 2014 when she joined the cast of the television series “General Hospital” as Madeline Reeves, and gave an award- winning guest performance in two of its latest seasons. Her net worth continues to grow.

During her career, Donna has bween rewarded with various prestigious awards. She was awarded the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess three times for her role as Abby Cunningham in “Knot Landings”, and with a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her role as Madeline Reeves in “General Hospital”.

Apart from acting, Donna owns her line of cosmetics which go by the name “The Eyes Have It”, which also contributes to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, 75 years old Donna Mills has not yet been married although she is mother to her adopted daughter Chloe. As of now, Mills enjoys her career as one of the most prominent actresses in American television, while her present net worth of $7 million caters to her daily life.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The F.B.I. 1971-1972 TV Series Bernice Rawson / Mary Anne Collins
The Good Life 1971-1972 TV Series Jane Miller
Play Misty for Me 1971 Tobie
Dan August 1970 TV Series Edna Adams
Lancer 1970 TV Series Lucy
The Incident 1967 Alice Keenan
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1967 TV Series Laura Donnelly Elliott #1 (1967-1970)(original cast)
The Secret Storm 1954 TV Series Rocket (1966)
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens 2016 TV Movie Supervisor Wink
Joy 2015/I Priscilla
12 Gifts of Christmas 2015 TV Movie Joyce Rehnquist
General Hospital 2014-2015 TV Series Madeline Reeves
Life Gets in the Way 2014 Dr. Goldstein
Deadly Revenge 2013 Evelyn
GCB 2012 TV Series Bitsy Lourd
Nip/Tuck 2008-2010 TV Series Lulu Grandiron
Dirty Sexy Money 2009 TV Series Wealthy Socialite
Ladies of the House 2008 TV Movie Elizabeth
Love Is a Four Letter Word 2007 TV Movie Margot Harper
Cold Case 2007 TV Series Lauren Williams
Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well 2006 TV Movie Polly Jameson
A Very Cool Christmas 2004 TV Movie Mrs. Claus
Cursed Part 3 2000 Short
Rude Awakening 2000 TV Series Linda
Twice in a Lifetime 1999 TV Series Linda MacCullen / Lana Kasalas
Moonlight Becomes You 1998 TV Movie Maggie Holloway
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac 1997 TV Mini-Series Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner
Melrose Place 1996-1997 TV Series Sherry Doucette
The Stepford Husbands 1996 TV Movie Jodi Davison
High Society 1995 TV Series Jacelyn Seymore Winters / Lucinda
An Element of Truth 1995 TV Movie Vanessa Graves
Dangerous Intentions 1995 Beth Williamson
Dream On 1994 TV Series Ashlyn
The John Larroquette Show 1993-1994 TV Series Carol
My Name Is Kate 1994 TV Movie Kate
Remember 1993 TV Movie Nicky Wells
Knots Landing 1980-1993 TV Series Abby Ewing Abby Cunningham Abby Sumner ...
The President's Child 1992 TV Movie Elizabeth Hemming
In My Daughter's Name 1992 TV Movie Laura Elias
False Arrest 1991 TV Movie Joyce Lukezic
Runaway Father 1991 TV Movie Pat Bennett
The World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid 1990 TV Movie Brenda Morgan
The Lady Forgets 1989 TV Movie Rebecca Simms / Julie Black
Outback Bound 1988 TV Movie Samantha 'Sam' Hollings
Intimate Encounters 1986 TV Movie Julie Atkins
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie The Rose
He's Not Your Son 1984 TV Movie Kathy Saunders
Bare Essence 1982 TV Movie Barbara Fisher
Insight 1980 TV Series Jackie Bliss
Waikiki 1980 TV Movie Cassie Howard
Young Maverick 1979-1980 TV Series Lila Gates
Fantasy Island 1979 TV Series Cindy Carter
Hanging by a Thread 1979 TV Movie Ellen Craig
The Love Boat 1977-1978 TV Series Jeannie Carter / Lila Barton
Doctors' Private Lives 1978 TV Movie Dr. Beth Demery
Superdome 1978 TV Movie Lainie Wiley
Bunco 1977 TV Movie Frankie
Woman on the Run 1977 TV Movie Laura Frazier
The Hunted Lady 1977 TV Movie Susan Reilly
Curse of the Black Widow 1977 TV Movie Leigh Lockwood
Fire! 1977 TV Movie Harriett Malone
The Oregon Trail 1977 TV Series
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 1976 TV Movie Laureen
Quincy M.E. 1976 TV Series Roberta Rhodes
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby 1976 TV Movie Ellen
City of Angels 1976 TV Series Faith
Police Woman 1976 TV Series Tamee Swanson
S.W.A.T. 1976 TV Series Lauren Brooks
Barnaby Jones 1975 TV Series Abby Reinhart
Medical Story 1975 TV Series Audrey
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle 1975 TV Movie Claudia
Cannon 1975 TV Series Lena Michaels
Hawaii Five-O 1975 TV Series Marcia Bissell
Police Story 1974-1975 TV Series Carol / Betty Johnson
Murph the Surf 1975 Ginny Eaton
Who Is the Black Dahlia? 1975 TV Movie Susan Winters
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Donna Guthrie
The Rookies 1975 TV Series Gwen DeWitt
Thriller 1973-1975 TV Series Patty Heron / Helen Cook / Chrissie Morton
The Six Million Dollar Man 1975 TV Series Liza Leitman
The Wide World of Mystery 1974 TV Series Patty Heron
McMillan & Wife 1974 TV Series Laura Rainey
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1974 TV Series Bea Averton
Live Again, Die Again 1974 TV Movie Caroline Carmichael
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1971-1973 TV Series Kit Howell / Nancy Danziger
Gunsmoke 1973 TV Series Cora Sanderson
The Bait 1973 TV Movie Tracy Fleming
Banyon 1973 TV Series Trina King
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1972 TV Series Valerie DeMarco
Night of Terror 1972 TV Movie Linda Daniel
Rolling Man 1972 TV Movie Bebe Lotter
Haunts of the Very Rich 1972 TV Movie Laurie Dugan

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Name Is Kate 1994 TV Movie executive producer
In My Daughter's Name 1992 TV Movie executive producer
Runaway Father 1991 TV Movie executive producer
The World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid 1990 TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Was a Wonderful Life 1993 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2000-2016 TV Series Herself
Queens of Drama 2015 TV Series Herself
Good Day L.A. 2015 TV Series
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself
Today 2008-2015 TV Series Herself
Home & Family 2014 TV Series Herself
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Herself
Pioneers of Television 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Talk 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Doctors 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
RuPaul's Drag U 2012 TV Series Herself - Judge
79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2010 TV Movie Herself
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin 2008 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Guest
Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself / Abby Cunningham
TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love 2004 TV Movie Herself
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 1998-2002 TV Series documentary Herself / Narrator
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2002 TV Series Herself
Play It Again: A Look Back at 'Play Misty for Me' 2001 Video documentary Herself
E! Mysteries & Scandals 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 TV Special Herself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
CBS This Morning 1989-1995 TV Series Herself
CBS Tournament of Roses Parade 1995 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Herself
1993 Environmental Media Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
The Knots Landing Block Party 1993 TV Special documentary Herself / Abby Cunningham
Jeopardy! 1992 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Series
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Herself
1st Annual Environmental Media Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean 1990 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The Joan Rivers Show 1989 TV Series Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck 1989 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Hour Magazine 1980-1988 TV Series Herself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 TV Special documentary Herself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Male Musical Performer
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter
4th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck 1987 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant 1987 TV Movie Herself
Sex Symbols; Past, Present and Future 1987 TV Movie documentary Herself
The American Jewish Commitee Annual Honors Present a Salute to Merv Adelson 1987 TV Movie Herself
The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit 1987 TV Movie Herself
The 11th Annual Women in Film Crystal Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Herself
The 22nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Favourite Television Game Show Host
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Bob Hope's Bagful of Christmas Cheer 1986 TV Special Herself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards 1986 TV Special Herself
Evening Magazine 1986 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope's All-Star Superbowl Party 1986 TV Special Herself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Co Host
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1985 TV Series Herself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1985 TV Series Herself
The 2nd TV Academy Hall of Fame 1985 TV Movie Herself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself
Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985 TV Movie Herself
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Annual American Technion Society's Albert Einstein Award 1985 TV Movie Herself
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 TV Special Herself
The 24th Annual International Broadcasting Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Herself
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater 1984 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Herself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 TV Special Herself - Host
Salute! 1983 TV Series Herself
The 1983 Annual American Image Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Presenter
2 on the Town 1983 TV Series Herself
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Herself
An Evening at the Improv 1982 TV Series Guest host
CBS All American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1981 TV Special Herself
Battle of the Network Stars XI 1981 TV Special Herself - CBS Team
CHiPs 1980 TV Series Herself
Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 TV Special Herself - CBS Team
Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 TV Special Herself - NBC Team
Match Game 73 1976 TV Series Herself - Panelist / Guest Panelist
The Merv Griffin Show 1976 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Herself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime 2004 TV Movie documentary Abby Cunningham - Knots Landing
Celebrities Uncensored 2004 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 TV Special Herself - 'Silver Bells'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series General Hospital (1963)
2009 Anniversary Award TV Land Awards Knots Landing (1979) · Lisa Hartman
· William Devane
· Kevin Dobson
· David Jacobs (producer)
· Michele Lee
· Constance McCashin
· Don Murray
· Michelle Phillips
· Ted Shackelford
· Joan Van Ark
1989 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Villainess: Prime Time Knots Landing (1979)
1988 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Villainess: Prime Time Knots Landing (1979)
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Villainess on a Prime Time Serial Knots Landing (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial Knots Landing (1979)


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#Fact
1 Had left her best-known role on Knots Landing (1979) at the end of the series' tenth season, to focus on other projects, hence, she returned for the series finale. She joined the cast in 1980 and stayed until 1989.
2 In the same situation as her co-star Michele Lee, she too had a clause in her Knots Landing (1979) contract that her character would never be a grandmother.
3 Met Larry Hagman on The Good Life (1971), where the two embarked on a lifelong friendship, for over 40 years, from 1971 until his death in 2012. The two would co-star together in Knots Landing (1979), which was a spin-off of Dallas (1978).
4 Her idol when she was young was Jane Wyman, the same idol as her future Knots Landing (1979) co-star, Joan Van Ark.
5 Once had a crush on John Pleshette.
6 Best known by the public for her role as "Wicked" Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner on Knots Landing (1979).
7 It was Michele Lee's, 'David Jacobs' (IV)'s and Michael Filerman's call for her to audition for "Abby" on Knots Landing (1979), after the show's first season was nearly on the brink of cancelation, due to low ratings. They were all right to screen test her and hired her, and Mills was a big asset to the show for 9 years, until her departure in 1989.
8 In a long-term relationship with Larry Gilman.
9 Diagnosed with Arthritis. Spokeswoman for B.E.A.T., an arthritis awareness group. [2000]
10 Devoted member of Eco, an environmental group.
11 Was in a long-time relationship with Richard Holland.
12 Adopted daughter Chloe [1995].

#Quote
1 [on Jane Wyman] Jane was an inspiration to all and had the most amazing spirit-American icon!
2 Comedy is what I want to do now.
3 [Of the way Aussie people were very friendly]: I was really amazed that everybody in the town knew me. They have one television station and Knots Landing (1979) was on it.
4 [About Knots Landing (1979)]: People don't tune in Knots Landing to see our gowns and jewelry. By and large our acting is overlooked because of the machinations of the plot. I have to be on guard all the time to keep Abby fresh and interesting.
5 I played so many of those. That's the reason I like to play Abby. I got tired of playing the victim. You're constantly reacting to things that are happening to you rather than making things that are happening to you rather than making things happen. It's a more active role. Abby keeps things stirred up, and I like that.
6 [Who created her character that became part of prime-time soap history]: Having created her and played her all this time, there's a great deal of me in Abby, and a lot of her has crept into me. I think some of the ambition and some of the guts that she has as a character I've kind of taken on. She helped me in a lot of ways.

#Trademark
1 Short stature
2 Natural blonde hair
3 Deep sultry voice
4 Light blue eyes
5 Frequently played roles that were either victimized or housewrecking
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