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Dana Delany

Colleen McMurphy in China Beach, Katherine Mayfair in desperate housewives

Photos Dana Delany Birth name: Dana Welles Delany
Birth date: 1956/03/13 (66 years old)
Birth place : New-York
Height: 1.70 m

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Biography for Dana Delany

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 would 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 3 Emmy nominations and 2 Emmy Awards as Best Actress.

Dana moved onto movies, and eventually started getting starring roles in films, such as in 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.

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Filmography

Title Role
Kidnapped (pre-production)
3/5 of a Man (2007) (filming)
Drunkboat (2006) (filming)
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Battlestar Galactica
The L Word
Justice League
Kojak
Getting to Know You (2005) Marla
Boston Legal
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Baby for Sale (2004) (TV) Nathalie Johnson
A Time to Remember (2003) (TV) Britt Calhoun
Spin (2003/I) Margaret
Conviction (2002) (TV) Martha
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002) (VG) (voice) Lois Lane
Presidio Med (2002) TV Series Dr. Rae Brennan
Mother Ghost (2002) Karen Bennett
Pasadena Catherine McAllister
Final Jeopardy (2001) (TV) Alexandra Cooper
Family Law
The Right Temptation (2000) Anthea Farrow-Smith
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999) (TV) Elaine Gunn
Sirens (1999) (TV) Sally Rawlings
Resurrection (1999) (TV) Clare Miller
The Outfitters (1999) Cat Fonifam
The Batman/Superman Movie (1998) (TV) (voice) Lois Lane
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (1998) (TV) Johtje Vos
The Patron Saint of Liars (1998) (TV) Rose Cleardon Abbott
Wide Awake (1998) Mrs. Beal
Dead Man's Curve (1998) Dr. Ashley
The New Batman Superman Adventures (1997) TV Series (voice) Lois Lane
Superman (voice) Lois Lane
Spy Game
True Women (1997) (TV) Sarah McClure
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man
For Hope (1996) (TV) Hope Altman
Wing Commander Academy (1996) TV Series (voice) Gwen 'Archer' Bowman
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV) (voice) Lois Lane
Fly Away Home (1996) Susan Barnes
Live Nude Girls (1995) Jill
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995) (TV) Margaret Sanger
Fallen Angels
Exit to Eden (1994) Lisa Emerson
Texan (1994) (TV) Anne Williams
The Enemy Within (1994) (TV) Betsy Corcoran
Tombstone (1993) Josephine Marcus
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) (voice) Andrea 'Andi' Beaumont/The Phantasm
Donato and Daughter (1993) (TV) Lt. Dena Donato
Wild Palms (1993) (mini) TV Series Grace Wyckoff
Cheers
Light Sleeper (1992) Marianne Jost
HouseSitter (1992) Becky Metcalf
China Beach Nurse Colleen McMurphy
A Promise to Keep (1990) (TV) Jane Goodrich
Patty Hearst (1988) Gelina
Moon Over Parador (1988) Jenny
China Beach (1988) (TV) Lt. Colleen McMurphy
Masquerade (1988) Anne Briscoe
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Sweet Surrender (1987) TV Series Georgia Holden (1987)
Magnum, P.I.
Where the River Runs Black (1986) Sister Ana
Liberty (1986) (TV) Moya Trevor
A Winner Never Quits (1986) (TV) Nora
Moonlighting
Almost You (1985) Susan McCall
Threesome (1984) (TV) Laura Shaper
As the World Turns (1956) TV Series Hayley Wilson Hollister (1981)
The Fan (1981) Saleswoman in Record Store
Love of Life (1951) TV Series Amy Russell (1979-1980)

Trivia

Her grandfather invented the Delany valve, a flushing device still use in today's restroom.

Had a brief romance with Treat Williams

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]

Attended and graduated from Wesleyan University.

She was the voice of two superheroes girl friends: First, as Andrea Beaumount, girlfriend of Bruce Wayne, in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993). Secondly, the voice of Lois Lane in "Superman" (1996).

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.

Measurments: 34C-25-36 (on Exit to Eden (1994) set) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Attended Phillips Academy Andover for high school.

Attended Stamford, Connecticut public schools until her senior year in high school.

Her father died in 1981.

Shares a birthday with her "True Women" co-star, Annabeth Gish.

Family

Author of the card

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