Donna Marie Meagle is a fictional character in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. In season three, Donna becomes one of the main characters, however doesn't appear in the opening titles until the middle of season six. She is portrayed by Retta.
Donna is the office manager for the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department. She is now accepting of her coworkers, previously dismissing them as boring. She can sometimes be selfish. Donna loves her car, a Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV.
It's revealed in "Practice Date" that, ironically, despite her opposition of the group, she once donated money to David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, because she received a phone call back in 1988 promising he would lower taxes. She is also sought after sexually by South American men, especially in "Sister City", which didn't surprise her, saying she "did very well" in South America when she visited. In the episode "Hunting Trip", she didn't care about her boss Ron Swanson getting shot in the head but became distraught upon discovering that Tom Haverford had inadvertently fired a shotgun at one of the windows of her Mercedes. In "Telethon", Donna uses one of the telethon's phones to call her brother George who is visiting their uncle in Liberia.
In "Go Big or Go Home", Donna is revealed to have been working at Kernston's Rubber Nipples selling rubber nipples via telephone since the government shutdown. Much to her surprise, Leslie shows up at her cubicle and tells her the Parks Department is back. In "Ron & Tammy: Part 2", Donna claims to hate her brother Lavondrius.
In the fourth season, it is revealed that her family owns a lake house in the foothills that they keep very quiet because they're not big on hospitality. While they are there for Jerry's birthday party, Tom discovers that the singer Ginuwine is Donna's cousin. When Leslie Knope announces she's running for city council, Donna insists she lower taxes or she won't vote for Leslie, referencing Donna's donation mentioned in Season 2 to the KKK member who promised to lower taxes.
Season 6 Edit
In season six, Donna accidentally tweets something inappropriate using the Parks and Rec twitter page and not her personal page. During the investigation, it is found that Donna has posted very many bad things about Leslie using the hashtag #BitchBoss. However, later it is found out she also posts many admiring tweets about Leslie, using the hashtag #BossBitch. In "One in 8,000", when Ron asks Donna to volunteer at the elementary school with her, she agrees as long as Ron keeps her away from her ex-boyfriend Joe who teaches there. While volunteering, Ron discovers that Joe is an extremely likable and selfless person, and that Donna simply broke up with him because he was "boring." Ron tells her not to "confuse drama with happiness", persuading Donna to give Joe a second chance. She asks Joe out, promising that she will not cheat on him as long as he doesn't try to pin her down.
Season 7 Edit
In season seven, Donna reveals that she and Joe are engaged. In "Save JJ's", Tom takes Donna to Beverly Hills for a pre-wedding "Treat Yo Self" day. She and Joe marry in the episode "Donna & Joe".
- Donna said in "End of the World" that Tom's End of the World Entertainment 720 Party was the best party she'd ever been to.
- She often takes 2 shots at a time.
- In "Ron and Tammy", Donna reveals she's been at the Parks and Recreation Department longer than Leslie has
- She enjoys reading supernatural books, such as Twilight, and time traveling romances.
- Grammy Meagle's dating advice to her was "use him, abuse him, lose him". Grammy died at the age of 84, sandwiched between two 30 year-olds.
- Is the cousin of R&B singer Ginuwine.
- All of her past boyfriends have tried to hack into her e-mail.
- Many of her past boyfriends have threatened to commit arson for her.
- Her family's lake house was revealed in the episode "Sweet Sixteen"
- She reveals in "Doppelgangers" that she has a condo in Seattle and a fiance in Denver.
- She owns shares of the Snakehole Lounge.
- She has real estate agent's license, and her realtor firm is called Regal Meagle Realty, with the slogan "Find Your Castle."
- When hit on by NFL player Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts, immediately turns him down because he is a linebacker, and she is interested in "skill positions only."
- Legally, only 3 members of Donna's family can be on a flight together at a time.
This character has a Photo Gallery.