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Dawn Wells, therealdawnwells


  • actress,producer,spokesperson at dawnwells.com
  • Hollywood

There is so much more to Dawn Wells than Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island ! She is an actress, author, journalist, motivational speaker, adventurer, business woman, entrepreneur, teacher and president of her family foundation that focuses on helping women and children in Northern Nevada. A fourth-generation Nevadan, Dawn was once Miss Nevada in the Miss America Pageant. Originally wanting to be a pediatric surgeon, Dawn enrolled in Stephens College, the esteemed women’s college in Columbia, Missouri where she has served on the Board of Trustees. After switching her major to acting, she transferred to the University of Washington, where she received her degree in theatre. Always proud of her heritage, it is especially gratifying for her to be receiving (later in 2009) Reno’s most prestigious award as one of Nevada’s outstanding entertainers. She was also presented with the 2009 Award for Outstanding Foundation of Northern Nevada for the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, whose focus is mainly on health, education, and the arts. Dawn is extremely proud of the work the foundation is doing for the Washoe County School District as well as the rural areas of Northern Nevada. Dawn was part of the cast of Gilligan’s Island, the longest-running show in the history of television syndication and she received the most fan mail as Mary Ann. She starred in over 150 television shows, and has also graced a number of feature films, including Super Suckers, written, produced, directed and starring Jeff Daniels. She was also Co-Executive Producer of two of the highest rated CBS movies-of-the-week, Surviving Gilligan’s Island (in which she also starred and hosted) and Return to the Batcave. Dawn hosted a CBS show called TV’s All-Time Favorites, and was the “Castaway Correspondent” for Australia’s Midday program, interviewing such Hollywood legends as Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy and Julia Roberts. She also hosted the red carpet at the academy awards for Australia’s ch. 9 . Besides producing and hosting the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon for fifteen years in Mid Missouri, she produced her own female fishing show in Canada called Dawn Wells’ Reel Adventure; fly fishing all over the world. When she is not on-camera hosting or serving as a spokesperson in commercials, Dawn’s voice can be heard in numerous voice-overs and narration for which she is justifiably proud. Dawn has appeared in over 70 theatrical productions ranging from Neil Simon to Tennessee Williams throughout North America and Canada. Theatre is her first love. Some of her favorite appearances include Fatal Attraction (with Ken Howard), Romantic Comedy (with David McCallum), Love Letters (with Adam West), The Vagina Monologues, The Tale of the Allergist Wife, The Odd Couple, The Little Foxes and Across the River and Through the Woods. She performed in the North American premiere of Laurence Roman’s Make Me a Match. On the musical side of things, Dawn toured in the national companies of They’re Playing Our Song and The Gilligan’s Island Musical (playing Mrs. Howell!), as well as Always Patsy Cline and Nutcrackers. As Dawn is the author of the best-selling Mary Ann’s Gilligan’s Island Cookbook, it is no surprise that she appeared on the Food Network for an entire week as “Chef du Jour”! She has appeared on many talk shows, including NBC’s Today Show and 5 appearances on The Tonight Show as well as The View, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Morning News, and many more. Miss Wells’ most exciting educational endeavor was establishing the Dawn Wells’ Film Actors Boot Camp in Driggs, ID. For one week sessions during the summer, young actors were given intensive classes, learning the art of acting on camera as well as the business of the film industry. Her focus has been to encourage young artists through education, mentoring and hands-on experience. Dawn was also the founder and producer of the annual Spud Drive-In Family Film Festival at the historic Spud Drive-In Theatre in Driggs, ID. Desiring to embrace world cultures, Dawn is an experienced world traveler, circling the globe on the Concord she experienced first-hand the diversity of women and children and captured much of what she saw with her own video camera. She has climbed the mountains of Rwanda to view the mountain gorillas and canoed the Solomon Islands where women have never been before. Because of her world travels, Dawn has also become one of the country’s leading women motivational speakers, addressing the needs and the concerns of the American independent woman, with the comparisons of cultures throughout the world. Her work has been recognized with the Outstanding Alumna award …Stephens College, Case Award for Education , the YMCA Woman of the Year, Outstanding Alumna for Alpha Chi Omega National Chapter and the American Icon Award…Women in Film and Video. She has served on the board of Trustees for Stephens College and headed the fund and development committee as well. She also served on the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics board while hosting the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon for 21 hours straight for 18 years. She is Chairman of the Board for the Terry Lee Wells Foundation a family foundation with emphasis on Women and Children in Northern Nevada. Obviously, there is so much more to “Mary Ann” than just coconut cream pie !

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Dawn Wells, dawn.wells.399

  • Sheridan High School

I am blessed with an awesome family, a loving husband of almost eighteen years, two beautiful active children we were graced with through adoption and a step daughter that has gifted us with twin grandsons and a grandaughter.

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Dawn Wells, dawn.w.harbin

  • Midtown Mental Health Adult Services
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