Occupation: Actress, Recording Artist, Model, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Writer, Producer
- Voted “Most Downloaded Celebrity” on the internet in 2003.
- Darcy is the CEO of a Los Angeles Clothing and Merchandise Company.
- Was named “Most Charitable Celeb in 2010″ .
- Was recognized as a World Peace Ambassador in 2009.
- Darcy was involved in a lot of activities at her high school including: cheer-leading, choir, and student government. She was also voted class vice-president of her school.
- Has 4 dogs and a bearded dragon and is a huge advocate for animal charities.
- Has her own customized desktop app.
- Won “Battle of the Bands”, out of 10,000 bands, when she was a kid in her hometown of Nashville,TN.
- Had a major role in Anchorman and appeared on screen with Will Ferrell.
- Had appeared in Confessions of A Dangerous Mind with George Clooney.
- Has appeared in Showtime with Eddie Murphy and Robert DeNiro
- Had a Co-Starring role on My Name Is Earl on NBC.
- Had a Guest Starring role on Las Vegas on NBC.
- Had a Recurring role on Passions on NBC.
- Had recently starred in released comedy, “The Mechanic”, which can be seen on the world’s first interactive movie app, “Movie Maze”.
- Darcy’s first album went double platinum in Canada.
- Her pop album titled, “Distraction,” which spawned several singles that gained worldwide airplay, with over 20 million online listens, and the number one ringtone download on major cell phone networks in North America.
- Darcy’s latest released single, “Supabad” (Ultrabad Remix) a progressive EDM/hip-hop megamix, is now available for download and has already charted in the “Top 10″ on the iTunes Electro Charts.
- Darcy was the celebrity cover model and interviewed in the book “Dream Reachers” alongside such names as Clint Eastwood, Jane Russell, Tanya Tucker and Ted Kennedy.
How did you get started on your current career track?
Well I won my first acting role at the age of eight and appeared in numerous films and commercials throughout my childhood. But to be honest, I was always singing and entertaining myself as a kid, while my mother worked. I entertained myself in my room acting out characters to different shows that I loved to watch.
I fell in love with music because I would spend hours singing and entertaining my dolls and stuffed animals, like it was a huge rock concert until she got home. It really made me feel comforted and made me feel safe like I had no worries and I could express myself through singing and my music. When I got older I wanted to share my music with others, so I performed at hospitals and fundraising events to help raise money for many charities.
I became a lead singer in a rock band in high school. We won “Battle of the Bands” by beating out 500 other acts. From there, I was given an opportunity from a well-known concert promoter to open up for many famous artists, in venues all over the country. To this day, no matter what is going on with my life or what hardships I endure, my music and acting have always been there for me.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work as an artist?
At the end of the day, I honestly love what I do. I really feel like I was a born performer and it’s in my blood. My mom and dad always said even when I was little I was on the fireplace singing and entertaining everyone and that I just really enjoyed it. No one coached me. Now, I don’t remember that because I was so little, but I feel that if it’s something you were born with, or your God given talent, then the satisfaction you get is just in the work itself. You don’t really call it work because you enjoy doing it. I just love doing what I do, period. To me that is all the satisfaction I really need.
Darcy Donavan Photo By Anthony Mongiello
What motivates or inspires you in your work?
Honestly, my inspiration is the love I have for helping people. The fact that what I do as my career allows for me to give and to help people and charities is amazing!
Trust me, I love to sing, perform, act, and be an entrepreneur but as my Granddaddy always said, “There are no luggage racks in a hearse”. People should focus more on their legacies than how many cars, homes or money they have. What they have done to make the world a better place while they were in it. I love helping people in need and knowing that I was a small part in making something better in the world is beautiful to me. I want to be remembered as someone who made a difference.
I was an International Ambassador of Peace for the Country of Dubai and it was such an honor. I also am an advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Programs and several Animal Charities. I am working on a National School Tour to give back to the Art and Music programs that have been cut in public schools across the nation. It is very important to me that these children have the opportunity to express themselves since some of them had really hard lives and backgrounds and it gives them a positive outlet.
I had to work for everything that I have and I had a hard life, so to have my fans and kids send me letters of how I helped them and changed their life for the better, to me is all the motivation and inspiration I really need.
Darcy Donavan Photo By Anthony Mongiello
Do you have a personal work philosophy?
I am a Type A personality, so I am always working on something. I swear I must be related to Donald Trump! lol lol! I personally feel like you need to do your absolute best on everything you do otherwise why do it in the first place. I am a perfectionist and it’s a running joke in my office that I am Coach Darcy.
I run my business like a well-oiled NFL football team. When someone gets to know me on a business level they are usually taken back and schooled pretty quick on things, but they know that they are in great hands. I don’t ever do things half ass and I am a straight shooter. Under my blond hair there is a big business brain. lol
If you weren’t doing this, what could you see yourself doing?
Hmmm, honestly that is a hard one because it’s in my DNA, so I don’t know if I could see myself doing anything else. I do love holistic medicine and when I was little, I did want to be a doctor and veterinarian, because I loved animals so much.
What are you working on right now? What’s your next big idea or project?
Over the next few months I will be filming three more movies. My manager is in negotiations for me to star in several more projects throughout 2014, where I will also be recording the soundtracks for the films.
I am currently writing and recording new songs with some amazing and very talented award-winning producers. I have four more songs set to be released this summer along with a nationwide music tour soon to follow.
I have several feature films in the works currently, a hilarious slapstick comedy, an action film and a 3D spiritual epic trilogy.
Lastly, I do have a new television project that is currently in the works. I can’t go into detail about it yet, but I can tell you that it’s a new docu-series that has never been done before, so a lot of my fans are really excited about seeing it in the near future.
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What do you first notice about a guy?
His personality!! That is a no brainer;)
What gets you interested?
I am a southern belle so being a gentlemen certainly goes A LONG way in my book! Opening doors, taking me to dinner, having manners and being well groomed to me is such a major turn-on. (Also when a man smells good, that is the YUMMY FACTOR.) lol MMMM HMMM
What keeps you interested?
What is really important to me is the personality. That is VERY important feature of a guy. Someone’s attitude at the end of the day holds my interest and is extremely important to me. I LOVE a romantic and affectionate man, but I also want him to be confident and have an upbeat attitude.
What’s your number one deal breaker (either on first meeting or in a relationship)?
IF HE HAS AN EGO! I hate a man that thinks his sh** don’t stink, if ya know what I mean;) lol If he talks about himself the entire date then forget about it! I want him to be interested in ME and get to know who I really am as well as vice versa. Also a huge deal breaker is smelly breath. I have such a powerful nose and it’s almost like I am part blood hound…lol But if a man is sweet, charming, a gentleman, confident and smells good and has minty fresh breath then, Oh Lord, then he better watch out!;)
I LOVE when someone smells good. Great cologne and minty fresh breath!! Love it!! Oh, and a great kisser:;)
Bad breath and a huge ego. I love a man that is confident but If a guy thinks he’s God’s gift to the world and lets everyone around him know it, then he is NOT the guy for me.
Darcy Donavan Photo By HeadHunter Studios
What sort of fitness plan, if any, do you follow?
I am currently writing a diet and health book, so I like to eat a very clean diet. I do not eat a lot of carbs and I try and not eat too much sugar. I love Yoga, running, roller blading and bike riding.
Favorite workout tip: Yoga is a great workout and it’s also great for stress and relaxing as well. Hey even Bruce Lee was big into it.
Favorite recipe: Gosh that is hard since I have so many favorite recipes and I LOVE to cook. But I do love my home made broccoli casserole recipe, as well as, my chicken parmesan recipe.
iPhone or Android: I love my Samsung Note 3. It is like a mini-laptop! It does everything but clean the house!lol lol
One thing guys should know when talking to a beautiful woman: Just be yourself and be confident. Women love a man that is sure of himself, just don’t be cocky;)
One quirky thing about you that never turns up in interviews: Honestly people usually say it’s my personality. The people who are really close to me get to see a very goofy and silly side to me that I don’t let just anyone see. My mother always says that I missed my calling as a comedian, because I’m always a jokester!:):):)
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