An affable, petite actress from Brooklyn, New York who got her big break co¬starring with John Travolta in the iconic film "Saturday Night Fever," Donna Pescow followed up as the star of the hit sitcom "Angie" and has been working steadily on stage, film and TV ever since.
After her mother took her to see the Broadway show Funny Girl for her thirteenth birthday, Pescow realized that the stage held the key to her future; she set her sights on becoming an actress. Awarded a scholarship to study at New York's prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, upon graduation she landed a featured role in the touring company of Ah Wilderness, starring Barbara Bel Geddes and Richard Kiley. After the play's run, she resumed her studies in New York with the legendary Lee Strasburg and later in Los Angeles with renown teacher Milton Katselas.
Following the release of "Saturday Night Fever" and with the subsequent acclaim for her performance as Annette, Pescow was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle, among other accolades. For her title role as "Angie," on the popular TV series, she garnered a People's Choice nomination for Favorite Actress in a Television Comedy," and a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
As a singer, Pescow performed her successful cabaret act in New York City and Los Angeles; she also starred in productions of A…My Name is Alice, Grease, Guys & Dolls and the critically¬acclaimed Wendy Wasserstein play Isn't It Romantic.
Pescow made history with a groundbreaking role on "All My Children," as Dr. Lynn Carson, the first lesbian character on daytime TV. The limited run won the actress accolades and a Media Award from AGLA for her sensitive, stereotype¬smashing portrayal. Another guest appearance on "General Hospital" delighted her daytime fans as the quirky and controlling Aunt Gertrude.
Pescow starred in the long¬running series "Out of the World" opposite the legendary voice of Burt Reynolds, and as Eileen Stevens, Shia LaBeouf's mom in "Even Stevens," for which she received three Emmy® nominations. She is a constant presence in TV and film, with guest¬starring appearances on such shows as "NYPD Blue," "Nash Bridges," "Clueless," "The Sopranos," "Crossing Jordan" and "Cold Case," among many others. Films include "Jake Speed" with John Hurt, "Dead Husbands" with John Ritter, "Glory Years," an HBO mini¬series and the period drama "The Day the Bubble Burst," to mention just a few.
Most recently, Pescow can be seen in ABC's "Body of Proof" with Dana Delany.