Darcy Donavan was born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Growing up, she was often found performing her music at children’s hospitals and raising money for many charities in her hometown of Nashville, TN. A born performer, Darcy landed her first major acting role at the age of 8 in a national television commercial. She also appeared in many theatrical productions throughout her childhood.
Over the next few years, Darcy moved on to win numerous talent and beauty competitions, including the title of Ms. Nashville, Tennessee. Soon after that, she caught the eye of a renowned agent and was immediately cast in several national films, television shows and commercials. During this time she began her career touring as a singer, opening up for many well-known artists around the country.
With her career growing, she moved to Los Angeles, where she was quickly cast in several top name movies such as “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind“, “Showtime” with Robert Deniro, and Eddie Murphy and “Tomcats” with Jerry O’Connell and Shannon Elizabeth. Throughout this time, Darcy also landed roles in television shows such as NBC’s “My Name is Earl“, NBC’s “Las Vegas” with James Caan and ABC’s soap opera “Passions.” She was cast in the role of “Sherry” in the comedic blockbuster film “Anchorman“, starring Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. Her many acting performances established firmly her talents as a chameleon who can disappear into almost any type of role.
To this day, Darcy still continues to engage in her philanthropic work, speaking strongly in support of several charity causes including the Safe Passage organization supporting awareness of domestic violence. Darcy was recognized as a World Peace Ambassador in 2009 and was also featured on the cover and interviewed in the book “Dream Reachers” alongside such names as Clint Eastwood, Tanya Tucker, Jane Russell and Bette Davis.
In addition to being a multi-talented performer, Darcy is an extremely savvy entrepreneur and writer. She has been working on her highly anticipated diet/health book and her autobiography; co-producing two feature films and designing a clothing line. Even though she has worked very hard to achieve her many successes, you will always hear her giving thanks to God and her mother for where she is today.