Donna Sommer’s Daughter Mimi Sommer: Full Bio With Career, Husband, Children

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Donna Sommer’s Daughter Mimi Sommer: Full Bio With Career, Husband, Children
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Mimi Sommer is the daughter of the late singer, Donna Sommer (LaDonna Adrian Gaines). Mimi’s mother, Donna Sommer is often known as the “Queen of Disco” who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s.

It’s been almost a decade since the world lost Donna. She, however, is survived by her three daughters. Among them is her eldest child, Mimi Sommer, who possibly has never missed mentioning her mom once in a while; be it wishing her birthday via her Instagram or throwing out her heartwarming words which nonetheless are guaranteed, tear-jerker.

But how was her relationship with Donna when she was still alive? What was it like for Mimi as a pop icon’s kid? And how is she doing personally and professionally, after all these years? To know just scroll.

Mimi Sommer Is Of German-Afro Descent

The daughter of Donna Sommer, Mimi Sommer (fully, Natalia Pia Melanie Sommer) was born on February 16, 1973, in Munich, Germany. Her maternal grandfather was a butcher, while her grandmother (Donna’s mom) was a schoolteacher. Mimi is of German descent from her father’s side. 

Mimi Summer with rick james and her mother, Donna Summer
Mimi Sommer (bottom left) is the daughter of the late singer, Donna Sommer and her husband, Helmuth Sommer. Source: Instagram

Mimi’s grandfather, Andrew Gaines is known for his work in the 1987 TV series, Biography from the creator, Agnes Nixon, and the 1997 Gay Rosanthal’s Behind The Music. In like manner, Sommer’s grandmother has also appeared in the 1987’s Biography.

Mimi Is The Daughter Of A Famous Singer

As mentioned, Donna Sommer, the mother of Mimi Sommer was an international music artist who became the lead singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow. With music producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, Mimi’s late mom produced influential disco hits such as “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love.”

Her prominence rose further with creations like “Last Dance”, “Heaven Knows”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “Dim All the Lights”, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”, and “On the Radio.”

Mimi Summer is the daughter of late singer, Donna Summer and her ex-husband, Helmuth Sommer
Mimi Sommer’s late singer mother, Donna Sommer had 42 hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 in her lifetime. Source: Mimi’s album

With 42 hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 in her lifetime; 14 of those reaching the top ten, she claimed a top-40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984. Mimi’s mother sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Donna won five Grammy Awards. And in 2013, she received an entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Three years later, Billboard ranked her sixth on its list of the “Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists”.

Likewise, Mimi’s father, Helmuth Sommer, is an Austrian actor, known for 1969 German TV movie, p wie petersilie, pille, presswurst, pinscher, punkt punkt punkt.

Mimi Sommer Has Two Celebrity Half Siblings

Sommer has two half-sisters, Brooklyn Sudano and Amanda Sudano. Brooklyn is Donna’s daughter with her second husband Bruce Sudano. She is an actress and has starred in the NBC show Taken inspired by the movie of the same name.

In the series, Mimi’s sister, Brooklyn played the role of Asha Flynn, an environmental lawyer trying to uncover the mystery behind her friend’s death following a terrorist attack.

Donna Summer had three daughters
(from left) Mimi Sommer with her younger sisters, Brooklyn and Amanda. Source: Instagram

Brooklyn is also recognizable from Cuts as well as the ABC sitcom My Wife And Kids starring alongside Damon Wayans. She previously worked as a model, appearing in campaigns for brands like Clean and Clear, Clairol, and K-Mart.

Before acting, Brooklyn studied at Vanderbilt University. She then attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Mimi’s Other Half-Sister Amanda Is a Model & Singer

Donna’s youngest daughter and Mimi’s youngest sister, Amanda followed in her mother’s footsteps as a singer. She started out as a model, appearing in ads for giants like Louis Vuitton. She, however, is now most known for being the one half of the successful folk-pop duo Johnnyswim.

Amanda formed a band in 2005 with her husband Abner Ramirez. This was after she had attended a songwriting workshop Ramirez had hosted. The musician couple met each other four years earlier during Sunday service at a church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ramirez and Amanda released their debut EP in 2008. The couple resides in Los Angeles. Together, they have launched several albums. Amanda and her partner often tour all over the world.

In 2014, the couple gained even more recognition when Joanna Gaines announced that Johnnyswim’s song “Home” would be the theme song for the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper.

With her husband, Amanda shares three children.

How Was It For Mimi Growing Up With Her Pop Star Mother? 

While talking with NY Post in March 2017, Mimi’s sister, Brooklyn revealed how it was for her and her sisters to grow up around their late mother’s fame. The Taken star mentioned while they had it all in terms of money and spotlight, it wasn’t all moon and beaches for her and her siblings, including Mimi.

“We were put to work,” said Sudano, who was then still co-starring in Taken. She also revealed how riding on the tour bus, she and her sisters would do “grunt work” as steaming the band’s clothes.

Mimi’s sister further told, “We had a few summers where we did that. Our parents wanted us to have an understanding of what it was like to put on a production.”

Who Is Mimi Sommer’s Husband?

Mimi married her husband Rick Dohler (Richard Matthew Dohler) on June 24, 1995. The couple had begun their relationship in 1993. Sommer’s husband, Dohler is a wood craftsman and also has his services in Etsy with a profile named, CR-71.

His Etsy store mostly includes books and furniture. Mimi’s spouse also revitalizes classic wood pieces; mostly tables. Dohler’s company is based in Franklin, Tennessee.

Mimi Summer with her family, from left, Rick Dohler, Mimmi Summer, Vienna, Savanna, unidentified, levi, and Isaiah
Mimi Sommer married her husband, Rick Dohler in 1995. Source: Instagram

Together, they have four children, Vienna, Savanna, and two sons Levi and Isaiah. Vienna is an up-and-coming singer. She also once acted in the short movie, titled, Anamnesis (2018). On the other hand, Savanna has her own clothing line named, pjclub.

Sommer, her husband and their children (those who aren’t fully grown up) resides in Franklin, Tennessee.

A Brief About Mimi Sommer’s Wedding Details

Natalia and Richard’s wedding took place on Saturday at THE ROLAND PARK Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland. The nuptials had thousands of wildflowers, miles of lace ribbons and tulle, and window sills with Singapore orchids. German trumpeter, Langston Fitzgerald provided the music.

The bride’s father, Sommer who had flown in from his home in Austria, walked her halfway up the aisle, where composer/arranger Bruce Sudano, also Mimi’s stepfather, continued with her. After the vows, the reception was held at Stouffer Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. The late singer Barry White of the You’re The First, the Last, My Everything was also among the wedding attendees.
The ballroom entailed tens of thousands of flowers on silver candelabra and pedestals or hanging from tall pillars. Additionally, there were ice sculptures, damask- and silk-covered serpentine tables, and a seven-foot wedding cake with 500 fresh stephanotis and dozens of gardenias.

The couple allegedly had their honeymoon in the Caribbean.

Mimi S0mmer Makes Jewels; What Is Her Net Worth? 

Donna’s daughter, Mimi sells jewelry on Etsy. She mostly uses her hands to create art including music, jewelry, home decor, and food. She offers jewelry tags, custom jewelry tags, personalized jewelry, and jewelry tag custom.

While there’s no exact or even an approximation to Mimi’s net worth, it, though, can be taken that she is in quite a comfort when it comes to monetary issues. Although she may not have tens of millions of fortune like her mother, Mimi, nevertheless, must be doing fine for whatever she is bringing from her online venture.


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