Where is Dawn Lyn today and what is she doing now? Wiki Bio
Dawn Lyn Nervik was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 11 January 1963 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. Dawn is a former actress who was active between 1967 and 1978, while she is perhaps still best known for her portrayal of Dodie Douglas in the final three seasons of the family comedy series “My Three Sons”, which starred Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston and Don Grady, and which is about a widower who is raising his three sons together with his father-in-law and the children’s uncle. The series was a success as it won a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Show in 1962, while it was nominated for nine other awards.
Actress DAWN LYN is 51 years old today. She is best known for her role as Dodie Douglas during the last three seasons…
Dawn working a variety of jobs after matriculating from high school, including owning a boutique in San Francisco while she was living there. She is currently involved in the real estate business, and isn’t planning on acting again, but has stated ‘that door is not closed’.
Childhood and education
Dawn was raised alongside her brother Leif Garrett, who has become an actor and a singer, by their father Rik Nervik who was absent during most of the children’s childhood, and their mother Carolyn Stellar, who worked two jobs to financially support herself and the kids.
Dawn attended a local elementary school, and spent all of her spare time practicing acting and appearing in movies and TV series.
Around the time when she was eight, a man who escaped from jail claimed he was Dawn’s father and that he would kidnap her and leave the country, which is why Dawn’s mother got her a German Shepherd dog called Thor to look after her – the convict was eventually caught by the police. Dawn enrolled at a local high school in 1977, and during her second year there stopped acting to rather focus on leading a ‘normal life’. She started playing a variety of sports, and upon matriculation in 1981 didn’t enroll at a college but found a job.
Roles in movies
Dawn made her debut film appearance in 1970 at the age of seven, when she portrayed the Indian Child (uncredited appearance) in the western film “Cry Blood, Apache” which starred Jody McCrea and Marie Gahva, and which is about a group of sadistic cowboys who are searching for gold, however, the movie received rather poor reviews. In the same year, she portrayed Stephanie at five in the comedy movie “I Love My Wife”, which starred Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro, and which follows a successful married surgeon who starts sleeping with several women; the film won Angel Tompkins a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.
Dawn played Decky Ortega in the western film “Shoot Out” in 1971, about a bank robber travelling with a six-year old girl, and the year 1973 saw her portray Dwana in the biographical action crime film “Walking Tall”, which starred Joe Don Baker and Elizabeth Hartman and which was a critical success, while she also played Flossie Randall in the 30-minute long comedy film “Daddy’s Girl” directed by Alan Rafkin and written by Dick Chevillat and Jay Sommers. In 1974, Dawn appeared in three films: the short comedy “The Fess Parker Show”, the horror “Devil Times Five”, and the drama “Aloha Means Goodbye”, before she was invited to repeise Dwana Pusser in the biographical action crime film “Walking Tall Part II”, also starring Bo Svenson, Luke Askew and John Davis Chandel, and which is about a man who is fighting a crime syndicate after the death of his wife in late ‘60s Tennessee.
Dawn’s last role in a movie before she retired from acting was again playing Dwana in the action crime drama “Final Chapter: Walking Tall” in 1977, which follows the last days of life and the death of Buford Pusser. Even though retired from acting, Dawn accepted when she was invited to appear in the documentary series “TV Land Confidential” in 2005, and “Biography” in 2008, while she also appeared in two documentary movies “The Actor’s Journey” and “The Actor’s Journey for Kids” in 2011.
Roles in TV series
Dawn made her debut TV series appearance in 1971, as Kathy in the episode “The People vs. Lindsey” of the crime drama series “The D.A.” which ended after airing its first season, but in the same year she portrayed Amy Swanson in the episode “Death Is a Double-Cross” of the action crime drama series “Cannon”.
The following year saw her guest star as Melissa Feinstein in the episode “A Quality of Fear” of the drama series “The Bold Ones: The New Doctors”, which won David Hartman a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best TV Actor – Drama. Dawn went on to appear in a single episode of the drama horror mystery series “Circle of Fear”, and three episodes of the western series “Gunsmoke” in 1973. She was invited to guest star as Tina Reynolds in the episode “Little Girl Lost” of the action crime drama series “Mannix”, as well as Patti in the episode “The Pineapple League” of the comedy series “The Brian Keith Show”, before appearing in two episodes of the comedy crime drama series “Adam-12” in 1974. Some of her following appearances were in series “Harry O”, “Born Free”, and “Marcus Welby, M.D.” before she guest starred in a single episode of the crime drama mystery series “Barnaby Jones”, and the adventure family science fiction series “Ark II” in 1976.
Some of Dawn’s last roles in TV series were in three episodes of the adventure family series “The Red Hand Gang” in which she portrayed Holly in 1977, a single episode of the comedy series “The Tony Randall Show” in which she played Jill, and the episode “My Teenage Idol Is Missing” of the action adventure drama series “Wonder Woman” both in 1978.
Love life and relationships
Dawn has been married two times. She exchanged vows with Michael Whitby, a British historian, on 14 December 1990 after having dated him for two years – the two divorced on 20 July 2001; they don’t have children together, and a rumor has it that Dawn is either unable to have children or doesn’t want any as she has been focused on her career since she matriculated from high school.
What has contributed to the spread of these rumors is the fact that she has been married to her second husband William John Reese since 8 April 2006, and that the two don’t have any children together either, while her husband has a son from his first marriage.
Dawn and William moved to Hawaii in the second half of the 2000s when William was offered a well-paid job there, but Dawn also spends a lot of her time in Los Angeles.
Hobbies and other interests
Dawn likes to ride her motorcycle, but prefers to ride on her husband’s Harley. One of her main passions is reading, and she likes books based on true historical events such as World War II, and the killing of the Russian ruling family the Romanovs.
— Tina Cole (@TinaYCole) August 30, 2015
Dawn enjoys spending her free time outdoors and in nature, going hiking, climbing mountains, and camping in woods and near lakes. Summer is her favorite season as she is keen on swimming in the ocean and going snorkeling, but she also likes winter, as she enjoys skiing although she doesn’t do it as often as she used to.
She likes to watch movies late at night with her husband, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Heath Ledger, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie, while some of her favorite movies are “Brokeback Mountain”, “Shutter Island”, and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.
Appearance and net worth
Dawn is 57 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 4ft 10ins (1.47m) tall, and weighs around 106lbs (48kgs). As of June 2020, Dawn’s net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.