Donna Jeanette D’Errico

Donna D’Errico

Donna D’Errico, a renowned American actress and model, always aspired to immerse herself in the arts, seeking guidance from esteemed mentors to achieve her dream. She made a significant impact in Hollywood with her starring role in the iconic TV series “Baywatch,” and later expanded her acting repertoire with roles in acclaimed series such as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Roadies,” and the sci-fi thriller “Escape from Area 51.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Donna Jeanette D’Errico

Date of birth:

March 30, 1968

Zodiac sign:



Dothan, Alabama, USA





Marital status:





5' 3" (1.61 m)


132 lbs (60 kg)


actress, model, producer

Early life

Born on March 30, 1968, in Dothan, Alabama, Donna Jeanette D’Errico comes from a lineage enriched with Italian and Polish descent from her father’s side, and English and Irish from her mother’s. She was educated at Pachelli, a private Catholic institution in Georgia, where she first discovered her passion for the performing arts. To hone her skills, her supportive parents enrolled her in “The Groundlings,” an improvisation workshop.


D’Errico’s initial foray into theater came at just 8 years old when she portrayed the Virgin Mary in a nativity play titled “The Birth of Jesus Christ.” After graduating high school, she pursued further education in acting under the tutelage of Stephen Anderson in Los Angeles. In 2005, seeking to deepen her understanding of the craft, she studied playwrighting at Tom Todoroff’s Conservatory in New York. During these formative years, D’Errico not only graced the stage in amateur theater productions but also featured in various magazines, marking the beginning of her journey in the spotlight.

Donna D’Errico gained significant notice following her pictorial in “Playboy” magazine in 1995, marking her pivot towards television with an initial appearance in the sitcom “Unhappily Ever After.” A pivotal moment in her career came the following year when she secured the role of Donna Marco on “Baywatch,” notably featuring in an episode centered around her “Playboy” shoot. This role extended into the spin-off series “Baywatch Nights,” further establishing her presence on the small screen.

Entering the 2000s, D’Errico took on a prominent role in the romantic comedy “Kiss the Bride,” sharing the screen with Amanda Detmer and Sean Patrick Flanery. She also nabbed a cameo in “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” a movie that served as a significant milestone for both Mike Myers and Beyoncé. In 2003, D’Errico showcased her comedic talents with a guest appearance on the satirical series “Reno 911!,” playing off against its cast of quirky police officers.

As her career progressed, D’Errico remained active in a variety of TV endeavors. She was featured as the protagonist in the 2007 British indie drama “Intervention,” exploring the dynamics within a diverse group of addicts cohabitating for an intensive month. By 2010, she ventured into legal drama with her role in “Inconceivable.” She also took part in “Roadies,” a Showtime series delving into the lives of rock musicians, enhancing her range and visibility.

2018 saw D’Errico expanding her repertoire with the inclusion in the ensemble of “9-1-1,” a gripping police drama boasting a cast that included Angela Bassett and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Additionally, she made a memorable appearance in the critically acclaimed “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” 2021 brought her into the realm of science fiction with “Escape from Area 51,” where she portrayed the formidable Sheera. Following this, she joined Bruce Willis in the action-packed “Survive the Game,” continuing to diversify her acting portfolio.

Donna Jeanette D’Errico Movies and TV Shows

  • 2022

    Frank and Penelope


  • 2021

    Survive the Game


  • 2019

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Marissa Costa

  • 2018



  • 2016



  • 2004

    Reno 911!

    New Johnson – Deputy Barbara Cooper

  • 2002

    Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Female Vendor

  • 1999

    Candyman: Day of the Dead

    Caroline McKeever

  • 1997

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    Nurse Nancy / Carol

  • 1995

    Married... with Children



Donna D’Errico in Escape from Area 51

Donna D’Errico’s personal life and family

Donna D’Errico’s marital journey with the celebrated rock star Nikki Sixx spanned a decade, enriching their lives with two children: their son Rhyan D’Errico, who pursued a career in music composition, and their daughter Frankie Sixx. Donna instilled Catholic values in her upbringing. The year 2007 marked the end of their marriage through a divorce filing. Post-divorce, D’Errico has maintained a veil over her romantic life, opting to keep such details away from public scrutiny.

Embracing veganism, D’Errico actively champions for animal rights and engages in various philanthropic endeavors. In 2011, she voiced her ambition to tackle Turkey’s Mount Ararat, driven by a lifelong dream to unearth Noah’s Ark’s remnants. Her expedition in 2012, however, was marred by an accident resulting in a fall that temporarily sidelined her from acting.


Donna D’Errico with ex-husband Nikki Sixx


Donna D’Errico at the Frank and Penelope Premiere in 2022

Donna D’Errico now

Presently, D’Errico’s career, while perhaps not as bustling with new entries as before, still sees her taking on roles and projects with zeal. Her recent involvement includes a significant role in the 2022 romance drama “Frank and Penelope,” under Sean Patrick Flanery’s direction. Additionally, in 2019, she ventured into film production with “116 MacDougal,” actively participating behind the scenes in its ongoing development.

Published: February 19, 2024
Updated: July 22, 2024