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      Brenda Strong

      Brenda Strong

      Highest Rated: 80% The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 25, 1960

      Birthplace: Brightwood, Oregon, USA

      Having spent a great part of her career as a frequent guest star and recurring player, actress Brenda Strong came into her own as Mary Alice Young on the hit series, "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012). Though mostly appearing in voiceover narration - her character committed suicide before the events of the series began - Strong spent eight seasons as one of the main focal points of the show while serving as a catalyst for many plotlines by revealing secrets about other characters. Prior to "Housewives," Strong racked up dozens of guest starring episodes on shows like "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88), "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) and "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91), but none so infamous as her recurring role as the braless wonder, Sue-Ellen Mishkie, on seasons five and six of "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). From there, she had supporting turns in features like "The Craft" (1996) and "Starship Troopers" (1997), but mainly focused on the small screen and had another notable recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed "Sports Night" (ABC, 1998-2000). But it was "Desperate Housewives" that allowed Strong to gain wider attention, allowing her to land more high-profile series, including the role of Ann Ewing on the revamped "Dallas" (TNT, 2012-14), and finally achieve leading lady status.

      Highest rated movies

      The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided
      Starship Troopers
      Terror Tract
      The Work and the Glory: American Zion
      The Deep End of the Ocean
      The Kid & I
      Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
      A Plumm Summer

      Photos

      Dallas, Brenda Strong (L), Patrick Duffy (R), 06/13/2012, ©TNT Dallas, Patrick Duffy (L), Brenda Strong (R), 'Sins of the Father', Season 2, Ep. #3, 02/04/2013, ©TNT A PLUMM SUMMER, Brenda Strong, 2007. ©Freestyle Releasing THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, Cory Buck, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brenda Strong, Michael McElroy, 1999, (c)Columbia Pictures Dallas, Brenda Strong (L), Patrick Duffy (R), 06/13/2012, ©TNT THE WORK AND THE GLORY: AMERICAN ZION, Brenda Strong, 2005, ©Vineyard Distribution Dallas, Patrick Duffy (L), Brenda Strong (R), 'Sins of the Father', Season 2, Ep. #3, 02/04/2013, ©TNT Bones, Brenda Strong, 09/13/2005, ©FOX THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, from left: Cory Buck, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brenda Strong, Michael McElroy, 1999, ©Columbia Pictures THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, from left: Michael McElroy, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brenda Strong, 1999, ©Columbia Pictures Dallas, Brenda Strong (L), Patrick Duffy (R), 'JR's Masterpiece', Season 2, Ep. #8, 03/11/2013, ©TNT Dallas, Brenda Strong (L), Patrick Duffy (R), 'JR's Masterpiece', Season 2, Ep. #8, 03/11/2013, ©TNT Dallas, Linda Gray (L), Brenda Strong (R), 'Where There's Smoke', Season 3, Ep. #8, 04/14/2014, ©TNT Dallas, Patrick Duffy (L), Brenda Strong (R), 'Like Father, Like Son', Season 3, Ep. #6, 03/31/2014, ©TNT Dallas, from left: Brenda Strong, Julie Gonzalo, Linda Gray, Emma Bell, 'The Return', Season 3, Ep. #1, 02/24/2014, ©TNT Dallas, Patrick Duffy (L), Brenda Strong (R), 'The Furious and the Fast', Season 2, Ep. #7, 03/04/2013, ©TNT The Leisure Class, from left: Bridget Regan, Tom Bell, Melanie Zanetti, Brenda Strong, Bruce Davison, 11/02/2015, ©HBOMR Dallas, Patrick Duffy (L), Brenda Strong (R), 'Sins of the Father', Season 2, Ep. #3, 02/04/2013, ©TNT Dallas, Brenda Strong (L), Patrick Duffy (R), 'JR's Masterpiece', Season 2, Ep. #8, 03/11/2013, ©TNT Dallas, Patrick Duffy (L), Brenda Strong (R), 'Ewings Unite!', Season 2, Ep. #9, 03/18/2013, ©TNT

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 75% Sweeter Than Chocolate Helen (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet 98% Fallen Producer - 2017
      No Score Yet 46% Love by Chance Helen Michaels (Character) - 2016
      0% 16% The Leisure Class Unknown (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 40% Ice Sculpture Christmas Chef Gloria (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 35% You Paula (Character) - 2009
      20% 49% A Plumm Summer Viv (Character) $53.8K 2007
      No Score Yet 13% Family in Hiding Carol Peterson (Character) - 2006
      80% 81% The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided Mary-Ann Steed (Character) - 2006
      35% 34% The Kid & I Bonnie (Character) - 2005
      45% 80% The Work and the Glory: American Zion Mary Ann Steed (Character) $2.0M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Work and the Glory II: American Zion Mary Ann Steed (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 70% Going to the Mat Patty Newfield (Character) - 2004
      33% 12% Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Sgt. Dede Rake (Character) - 2004
      17% 84% The Work and the Glory Mary Ann Steed (Character) $3.3M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposed Susan Andrews (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holding Out Hope Joyce Calden (Character) - 2003
      0% 39% Teddy Bears' Picnic Jackie Sloane Chevron (Character) $28.0K 2002
      60% 35% Terror Tract Dr. Helen Corey (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The House on Terror Tract Dr. Helen Corey (Character) - 2000
      42% 58% The Deep End of the Ocean Ellen (Character) $13.4M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercurrent Renee Rivera (Character) - 1998
      14% 60% Black Dog Melanie (Character) $12.8M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Get a Job Emily LaCrosse/ Psychiatrist (Character) - 1998
      72% 70% Starship Troopers Captain Deladier of the Roger Young (Character) $54.7M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Island City Dr. Sammy Helding (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 44% Weekend Warriors Danielle (Character) - 1986

      TV

      Credit
      35% 56% 13 Reasons Why Mrs. Walker (Character) 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 56% All Rise Jean Rubenstone-Frost (Guest Star) 2020
      88% 47% Supergirl Lillian Luthor (Guest Star) 2016-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Relatives Narrator 2012-2017
      73% 58% Fear the Walking Dead Ilene Stoweo (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      22% 70% Notorious Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      93% 67% The 100 Queen Nia (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 90% Chicago P.D. Attorney Green (Guest Star) 2016
      90% 83% Bones Senator Hayley Winters (Guest Star) 2015
      88% No Score Yet Project Greenlight Self 2015
      75% 96% Dallas Ann Ewing (Character) 2012-2014
      93% 72% Scandal Joan Reston (Guest Star) 2012 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Mary Alice Young (Character) 2004-2012
      No Score Yet 88% Rizzoli and Isles Mel Gaynor-Randle (Guest Star) 2010
      33% No Score Yet Scoundrels Penny Priest (Guest Star) 2010
      86% 94% Boston Legal Judge Judy Beacon (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathy Jarrow (Guest Star) 2008
      52% 50% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      92% 90% Curb Your Enthusiasm Dr. Flomm (Guest Star) 2007
      50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      0% No Score Yet The Help Arlene Ridgeway (Character) 2004
      64% No Score Yet The Lyon's Den Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      74% 83% Nip/Tuck Iris (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A.U.S.A. Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 88% Gilmore Girls Eva (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Leigh Sapien (Guest Star) 2001
      61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      0% No Score Yet The Michael Richards Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      90% 92% Sports Night Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Safe Harbor Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      20% No Score Yet Odd Man Out Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      50% 82% The Closer Susan Bend (Guest Star) 1998
      89% 92% Seinfeld Sue Ellen (Guest Star) 1996-1997
      29% No Score Yet Chicago Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Something Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 90% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      78% 92% Twin Peaks Jones (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Rashella (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Hilary Sinclair (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1987