Characters: Roxanne Drew 1970,
Roxanne Drew 1840, Mrs Franklin Return to Collinwood
silent and beautiful Roxanne Drew, is first seen hidden in
Stokes' secret room, prone and harnessed as the lifeforce
for an unholy resurrection. She immediately attracts the affection
of Barnabas Collins, an ironic turn of events, given that
her comatose form provides the life force for the parallel
alter-ego of his sworn enemy, Angelique. Roxanne's revival
generates the extinction of that evil energy, but also ignites
a fire of retalliation at Collinwood, where love is lost,
only to be found once again in another time...
Wandrey was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her birthdate is
May 11th. At
the age of five, she was inspired to become a performer while
attending a performance in the Goodman Theatre watching her
aunt, who was also her godmother, on stage. Donna attended
Northwestern University with a dual major in theater arts
and also arts and dance.
knee injury kept Donna from pursuing her initial passion to
dance. It was then she focued on an acting career and continued
her studies at the prestigious H/B Studios in New York City.
the short stint on Dark Shadows, Donna's daytime credits
include As the World Turns, Another World, Ryan's Hope,
Edge of Night, and the Emmy winning Umbrella Jack
episode of the ABC Aftershool Special.
addition to her on-screen roles, Donna's resume includes over
300 voice-over assignments for television, radio, and industrial
commercials. Amongst the names she has voiced promotions for
are AT&T, Thomas English Muffins, Johnson's Baby Shampoo,
Post Cereals, Lipton Soups,Sears, Polaroid, Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee,
and Domino Sugar.
many stage appearences include roles in Moon over Buffalo,
Lettuce and Lovage, Charley's Aunt, Move Over Mrs. Markham,
Mary, Mary, A Thousand Clowns, Barefoot in the Park, Come
Blow Your Horn, A Majority of One, Design for Living, Impossible
Years, The Lion in Winter, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cactus Flower,
Everyone Loves Opal, Lullaby, Don't Drink the Water, You Can't
Take it with You, The Brownstone Urge and a Broadway role
in Norman Conquests.
Donna resides in New York City and continues to practice in
the profession. Her current projects include a Showboat
Hotel & Casino commercial and a Monty Diamond film,
2003, Donna revisited Dark Shadows in the Return
to Collinwood reunion audio play. She played Mrs Franklin,
Collinwood's waspish new housekeeper.
thanks to Donna Wandrey
written by Vera Marano