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Donna Lynne Champlin stars in "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" on The CW as Paula, the nosy, head paralegal at the law firm Rebecca joins in West Covina. Once she discovers the real reason Rebecca has come to town — love, Paula becomes Rebecca's best friend and worst enabler.

A native of Rochester, New York, Donna Lynne Champlin has been performing since her very first tap solo in a local variety show at the age of four. At a young age, she won the prestigious Princess Grace Award from The Princess Grace Foundation, the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Grant from The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, The Anna Sosenko Trust, The Charlie Willard Memorial Grant and the title of National Tap Dance Champion for four consecutive years from the Dance Educators of America.

Champlin graduated with high honors from the prestigious Musical Theater Program at Carnegie Mellon University. She then made her New York Debut at Carnegie Hall starring in the concert version of "Very Warm for May." This was followed by "James Joyce's The Dead," Alan Ayckbourn/Andrew Lloyd Webber's "By Jeeves," as well as working with Carol Burnett and Hal Prince in "Hollywood Arms." In 2006, Champlin starred in the Broadway revival of "Sweeney Todd" and in 2009 joined the Broadway company of "Billy Elliott" while simultaneously self-producing her solo debut CD "Old Friends."

off-Broadway, her performance as Cora Flood in the production of "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," earned her the prestigious 2007 Obie award. Champlin went on to win the 2013 Drama Desk Award for her performance as Woman #3 in "Working, the Musical" at the Prospect Theater and the NYMF Award for "Outstanding Performance" in not one but three productions, namely "Flight of the Lawnchair Man," "Love Jerry" and "Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice."

Champlin was recently seen off-Broadway in the critically acclaimed play "The Qualms," written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris and directed by Tony Award-winning director Pam McKinnon, at Playwrights Horizons.

Champlin's film credits include "Birdman," "My Father's Will," "The Audition," "The Dark Half," "By Jeeves" and "Sweet Surrender." Television credits include "The Good Wife," "Younger," "Mother's Day," "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: SVU." She is also well known for her work on the hit web series "Submissions Only."

Champlin is currently working on two books: a humorous non-fiction book inspired by her (mis)adventures in the theater and the other a "how-to of comedy." Until recently, she lived in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband, actor Andrew Arrow and her son, Charlie.


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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: January 27, 1971
Height: 5' 3"
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Andrew Arrow (1 child)

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