Dana Delany

Dana Delany

Age
58
Birthday
Mar. 13th, 1956
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 7"

Dana Delany's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Desperate Housewives TV Show
Desperate Housewives
Body of Proof TV Show
Body of Proof
Superman  TV Show
Superman
Kidnapped TV Show
Kidnapped
China Beach TV Show
China Beach
Presidio Med TV Show
Presidio Med
Pasadena TV Show
Pasadena
Wing Commander Academy TV Show
Wing Commander Academy
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Camp Hope
2010 - Multiple Sarcasms
2008 - Route 30
1998 - Wide Awake
1996 - Fly Away Home
1995 - Live Nude Girls
1993 - Tombstone
1993 - Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
1992 - Light Sleeper
1992 - Housesitter
1988 - Moon Over Parador
1988 - Masquerade
1986 - Where the River Runs Black

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Lois Lane (Voiced)
7
Grace Wyckoff
5
Dana Delany
3
Jillian Armstrong
2
Lois Lane (Voiced)
2
Cynthia Farrell
2
Special Agent Jordan Shaw
2
Francesca Sorelli
2
Kate McNeill
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Dana Welles Delany was born on March 13, 1956, in New York City and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Dana knew early in life that she wanted to be an actress. Following graduation from Wesleyan University, this tall (5'7") beauty moved to New York and developed her skills working in daytime television and theater. Dana starred in the Broadway show "A Life" and received critical acclaim in a number of off-Broadway productions as well. Her role in Nicholas Kazan's controversial "Bloodmoon" in New York led her to Hollywood. Dana acted in a number of TV series, working steadily until she could get her own starring vehicle. That happened in 1988 when Dana became identified with Army nurse Colleen McMurphy in ABC TV's critically acclaimed series "China Beach" (1988), the role earning her three Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards as Best Actress.

Dana moved on to movies and eventually started getting starring roles in films, such as Exit to Eden (1994). With over a dozen TV and movie projects within the last few years, Dana is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood.


TRIVIA:
  • Attended Stamford, Connecticut, public schools until her senior year in high school.
  • 1991: Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • Friend of 'Arleen Sorkin' (qv) and 'Bob Saget' (qv).
  • Original choice for the role of "Bree" on _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv). Role went to her friend, 'Marcia Cross' (qv). They both appeared on _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv), but on different episodes.
  • Although she is from New York City and is a stage-trained actress, she admitted in an interview that she prefers film and television work to stage work.
  • She was the voice of two superheroes' girlfriends: Andrea Beaumount, girlfriend of Bruce Wayne, in _Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)_ (qv), and Lois Lane in _"Superman" (1996)_ (qv).
  • Her grandfather invented the Delany valve, a flushing device still use in today's toilets.
  • Attended Phillips Academy Andover for high school.


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