Donna Lynne Champlin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Donna Lynne Champlin Quick Info
Height5 ft 3½ in
Weight60 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 21, 1971
Zodiac SignAquarius
SpouseAndrew Arrow

Donna Lynne Champlin is a well-known American actress who has also branched out as a dancer, singer, director, writer, stand-up comedienne, pianist, composer, musical director, and choreographer during the course of her glorious career. Starting at the age of 4, she has worked in the productions of numerous musicals such as James Joyce’s The Dead, By JeevesHollywood ArmsSweeney ToddBilly Elliot the Musical, Very Warm for May, Very Good EddieFirst Lady SuiteHarold and MaudeMy Life With AlbertineBloomer Girl, and Jolson. She has also been a part of numerous shows and movies which include By Jeeves, Law & Order, The Good Wife, Younger, Another Period, The Dark Half, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and Downsizing. However, Champlin’s most prominent roles include her performances as Kim Gifford in the comedy web series, Submissions Only, and as Paula Proctor in the romantic musical comedy-drama TV series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Donna Lynne Champlin has also garnered a major social media fan base with over 40k followers on Instagram and more than 50k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Donna Lynne Champlin

Nick Name

Donna

Donna Lynne Champlin in a selfie in February 2019
Donna Lynne Champlin in a selfie in February 2019 (Donna Lynne Champlin / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Rochester, New York, United States

Residence

She resides in New York City, New York, United States.

Nationality

American

Education

Donna Lynne Champlin attended Carnegie Mellon University where she studied Musical Theatre and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993. She also attended Oxford University on the Advanced Acting Scholarship and was trained in Shakespeare and Chekhov.

Occupation

Actress, Dancer, Singer, Director, Writer, Stand-Up Comedienne, Pianist, Composer, Musical Director, Choreographer

Family

  • Father – He was a scientist.
  • Mother – Dorothy Champlin (Technical Writer)
  • Siblings – Mike (Older Brother)

Manager

Donna Lynne Champlin is represented by Talent House and Forward Entertainment.

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals, Piano, Flute, Accordion

Labels

She released her album, Old Friends, via Parting Glass Productions.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 3½ in or 161 cm

Weight

60 kg or 132 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Donna Lynne Champlin has dated –

  1. Andrew Arrow (2010-Present) – Donna got married to actor Andrew Arrow in May 2010. They have since been together and parent a son named Charlie Arrow, who can often be seen in Donna’s Instagram uploads.
Donna Lynne Champlin in a Halloween picture with her family in November 2016
Donna Lynne Champlin in a Halloween picture with her family in November 2016 (Donna Lynne Champlin / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Jolly personality
  • Wide forehead

Brand Endorsements

Donna Lynne Champlin has not endorsed any brand yet.

Donna Lynne Champlin taking a selfie with actress Rachel Bloom (Center) and actor Vincent Rodriguez III in May 2017
Donna Lynne Champlin taking a selfie with actress Rachel Bloom (Center) and actor Vincent Rodriguez III in May 2017 (Donna Lynne Champlin / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Having been cast in a number of shows such as Law & Order (2008-2010) as Sergeant Angelyne Robinson /CSU Det. Halpern, Submissions Only (2011-2014) as Kim Gifford, The Good Wife (2014) as Myra Weymouth, Younger (2015) as Lori, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (From 2015) as Paula Proctor, and Another Period (2018) as Hortense Bellacourt
  • Appearing in a variety of roles in movies like The Dark Half (1993) as Babysitter, By Jeeves (2001) as Honoria Glossop, The Audition (2008) as Monitor, A Secret Promise a.k.a My Father’s Will (2009) as Sandra, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) as Broadway Lady, and Downsizing (2017) as Leisureland Administrator
  • Performing several songs, such as Trapped in a Car with Someone You Don’t Want to Be Trapped in a Car WithI’ve Always Never Believed in YouThe Group Mind Has Decided You’re in LoveThe CringeThe Miracle of BirthNo One Else Is Singing My SongButtload of CatsThis Song Goes in a Loop Dee LoopAfter Everything I’ve Done For YouCalifornia Christmastime Face Your Fears, Flooded with Justice, What a Rush to Be a Bride, Let’s Generalize About Men, and Back in Action, in various episodes of the musical comedy series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

First Album

Her debut album was titled Old Friends and was released in 2009 via Parting Glass Productions. It contained 15 songs which included the songs like Hard Times Come Again No MoreOnce Upon a December, Cry, Smile, Only HopeFrom God’s Arms to My Arms to YoursWhen Eleanor SmilesWhen the End Comes, and The Parting Glass.

First Film

Donna Lynne Champlin made her first theatrical film appearance as a babysitter in the horror mystery thriller adaptation of the Stephen King’s novel of the same name, The Dark Half, in 1993. However, she was not credited for her part.

She made her first credited theatrical film appearance as Sandra in the drama movie, A Secret Promise a.k.a My Father’s Will, in 2009.

First TV Show

Donna Lynne Champlin made her first TV show appearance as herself in an episode of the talk-show series, Live! with Kelly, in 2006.

First Web Show

She made her first web show appearance as Kim Gifford in an episode, titled Dangerous Anaesthesia, of the comedy series, Submissions Only, in 2011.

Donna Lynne Champlin Favorite Things

  • Character On The TV Show ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ – Rebecca

SourceTwitter

Donna Lynne Champlin taking a car-selfie while on her way to PIX11 NEWS in June 2016
Donna Lynne Champlin taking a car-selfie while on her way to PIX11 NEWS in June 2016 (Donna Lynne Champlin / Instagram)

Donna Lynne Champlin Facts

  1. She grew up in Rochester, New York.
  2. Donna Lynne Champlin started off as a performer at the age of 4.
  3. During her younger years, she participated in various national and international competitions.
  4. While growing up, Donna took lessons in voice, piano, flute, theatre, and dance.
  5. During her time in college, she was cast as Dorothy in a production of the famous musical, The Wizard of Oz, with the nonprofit professional theatre company, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
  6. In 2007, she won an OBIE Award for her brilliant performance as Cora Flood in the production of The Dark At The Top of the Stairs.
  7. Donna Lynne Champlin has also been honored with several accolades like the Princess Grace Award and has been titled National Tap Dance Champion 4 consecutive times.
  8. She has taught acting at several prestigious institutions like the Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Hartford, and New York University.
  9. She has been a part of a number of musicals which include James Joyce’s The Dead, By JeevesHollywood ArmsSweeney ToddBilly Elliot the Musical, Very Warm for May, Very Good EddieFirst Lady SuiteHarold and MaudeMy Life With AlbertineBloomer Girl, Jolson, and No, No Nanette.
  10. Champlin is also a prominent supporter of various organizations like BC-EFA, the ALSA, and The Actors’ Fund.
  11. She has also worked as a freelance writer for Comedy Central.
  12. Donna Lynne Champlin is a certified reflexologist.
  13. She takes a special interest in the fields of metaphysics, mystic history, and philosophy.
  14. Follow Donna Lynne Champlin on Twitter and Instagram.

Featured Image by Donna Lynne Champlin / Instagram

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