Donna Mills (Madeline Reeves on General Hospital)

Current Character: Madeline Reeves

Birthday: 1940-12-11

Birthplace: Born in Chicago, Illinois

Marital Status: Single

Biography

Donna Mills was born as Donna Jean Miller in Chicago, Ill., in 1940 to an oil executive father and dance instructor mother. She attended Garvey Elementary School and Taft High school, and studied ballet throughout her school years. She went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but left after one year to pursue a career in dance.

A touring production of "My Fair Lady" brought her to New York. Once there, she understudied in Woody Allen's first play, "Don't Drink the Water."

Mills' first television roles were on some of the original daytime soap operas, including "The Secret Storm" and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing." She made her film debut in 1967 in "The Incident" before co-starring with Clint Eastwood in "Play Misty for Me."

In 1980, Mills joined the cast of the "Dallas" primetime soap spinoff, "Knots Landing." The show quickly made her one of the era’s biggest cultural icons.

Throughout her career Mills has made guest appearances on many popular primetime series and made-for-TV movies.

Mills has never been married. She adopted her daughter Chloe in 1995.

Career Highlights

General Hospital - Madeline Reeves (March 15, 2014 - present)
Knot’s Landing: Back To The Cul-de-Sac - Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner (1997)
Melrose Place - Sherry Doucette (1996 - 1997)
The World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid - Brenda Morgan (1990)
The Good Life - Jane Miller (1971 - 1972)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Special Guest (2015)
Daytime Emmys Nominee, Outstanding Special Guest (2015)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Outstanding Villainess on a Primetime Serial ("Knots Landing," 1986)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Primetime Serial ("Knots Landing," 1986)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Outstanding Villainess: Primetime ("Knots Landing," 1988)
Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Outstanding Villainess: Primetime ("Knots Landing," 1989)
TV Land Award Winner, Anniversary Award ("Knots Landing," 2009)