Donna Lynne Champlin | Biography

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  • Full Name Donna Lynne Champlin
  • Birth Date Jan 21, 1971
  • Age 53 Years, 6 Months
  • Ethnicity White
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Rochester, New York, USA
  • Occupation American Actress
  • University Carnegie Mellon University
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Husband Andrew Arrow
  • Wedding Date 11 May 2010
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
  • Children One
American Actress

Donna Lynne Champlin | Biography

Cast of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

Donna Lynne Champlin is a New York native actress. Her fans primarily recognize her for portraying the character of Paula Proctor in the romantic comedy TV series 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' (2015-2019).

Who is Donna Lynne Champlin?

Donna Lynne Champlin is a well-known movie, theater, and television actress. She is best known for her prominent appearance in The CW rom-com TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend from 2015 to 2019, where she portrayed the character of Paula Proctor. 

Champlin was born in Rochester, New York, on 21 January 1971. Thus, her age as of 2022 is 51 years. Unfortunately, there is no information available on the web regarding her parents, siblings, and other family members.

As for her academic qualifications, Champlin is an alum of Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theater. Moreover, she also attended Oxford University and trained in Shakespeare and Chekhov.

Champlin began her acting journey in 1993. Her debut job was in the movie The Dark Half, in which she portrayed the minor character of a babysitter. After almost eight years, i.e., in 2001, she landed her second acting role in the TV movie By Jeeves.

Similarly, Champlin’s other acting credits include Law & Order (2009-2010 TV series), Submissions Only (2011-2014 TV series), Yes, God, Yes (2019 movie), Feel the Beat (2020 movie), The First Lady (2022 TV series), etc.

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How Did Donna Lose Her Weight?

On 18 August 2018, Champlin made a tweet via her Twitter handle @DLChamplin talking about her weight loss journey. She remembered her first ever audition for a Broadway play where she was asked to lose 11 lbs for the role.

Following the instructions, Champlin worked on herself and lost 20 pounds. But again, she was asked to take off five more lbs of weight from her body, which went on for several years. Eventually, she got tired of all the commotion around her body weight and decided to stop thinking of it as a problem.

As of today, Champlin embraces all the imperfections of her body and does not stress herself thinking about losing weight or gaining it. Her tweet read, “1st Bway audition was told to lose 11 lbs. Yes...”eleven.” Lost 20 lbs & they told me to “lose five more.” Had that convo off and on for 20+ yrs until I finally went “fuck this shit,” gained 40 lbs & now I’m a series regular on TV.”

Is Donna Lynne Married?

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actress Champlin has married her husband, Andrew Arrow, for over a decade. The pair had their wedding on 11 May 2010. As of now, they have spent 12 years as a married couple.

Moreover, on their 12th marriage anniversary, Champlin shared a gorgeous picture of their wedding day on her Instagram handle @donna_lynne_champlin. Alongside the photo, she also wrote a Happy Anniversary message for her husband that read, “Verified Happy Anniversary to the best husband with the best laugh in the world.”

Donna Lynne Champlin Husband
Donna Lynne and Her Husband Andrew Arrow On Their Wedding in 2010 (Photo: Instagram)

Twelve years into the marriage, Champlin and her husband Andrew are currently parents to their 1only children, an 11-year-old son. Unfortunately, the pair have chosen to keep their son’s details away from media reach.

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