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Merrin Dungey

Merrin Dungey

Highest Rated: 40% The Diabolical (2015)

Lowest Rated: 6% Some Kind of Beautiful (2014)

Birthday: Aug 6, 1971

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

A native of Sacramento, Calif., Merrin Dungey began performing at the age of 4 with ballet, a practice she continued throughout her teens. In addition, she also danced and played the piano through these years, plus she competed as an ice skater. All of these interests took a back seat eventually, however, when at age 18 she began hosting a local teen talk show. While the gig opened the door to several television commercials, Dungey put all of that on hold to attend UCLA and it paid off: as a sophomore, she became the youngest-ever recipient of the school's Best Actor Award. Following graduation, she quickly and steadily amassed a stream of credits in both television and movies, including her first co-starring role in a series, as Wanda on the short-lived TV adaptation of the hit indie film "Party Girl" (Fox 1996). After co-starring in the action thriller "Deep Impact" (1998) and reality TV satire "EdTV" (1999), Dungey began working regularly in television. For several years, she had simultaneous recurring roles on the hit sitcoms "The King of Queens" (CBS 1998-2007) and "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox 2000-06), as well as spy drama "Alias" (ABC 2001-06), on top of a starring role on the foster-care drama "Summerland" (The WB, 2004-05). Later, Dungey scored recurring roles on the cult-favorite comedy "Better Off Ted" (ABC 2009-2010), sudsy dramas "Revenge" (ABC 2011-15) and "Betrayal" (ABC 2013-14), teen drama "Hollywood Heights" (Nick at Nite 2012-13) and cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox 2013- ). Recurring roles in drama "Chasing Life" (ABC Family 2014-15) and fantasy hit "Once Upon A Time" (ABC 2011- ) were followed by a lead part in legal drama "Conviction" (ABC 2016-17).

Highest rated movies

40% The Diabolical 19% CHIPS 6% Some Kind of Beautiful

Photos

Merrin Dungey Merrin Dungey at arrivals for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Opening Night, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA April 14, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Merrin Dungey at arrivals for BIG LITTLE LIES Premiere on HBO, TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA February 7, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Once Upon a Time, Merrin Dungey, 'Heroes and Villains', Season 4, Ep. #12, 12/14/2014, ©ABC Chasing Life, Merrin Dungey, 'Locks of Love', Season 1, Ep. #11, 12/09/2014, ©KSITE Episodes, from left: Genevieve O'Reilly, Stephen Mangan, Matt LeBlanc, Merrin Dungey, 'Episode 304', Season 3, Ep. #4, 02/02/2014, ©SHO Chasing Life, Colin Egglesfield (L), Merrin Dungey (R), 'La Dolce Vita', Season 2, Ep. #13, 09/28/2015, ©KSITE Chasing Life, Merrin Dungey (L), Italia Ricci (R), 'La Dolce Vita', Season 2, Ep. #13, 09/28/2015, ©KSITE Chasing Life, Merrin Dungey (L), Italia Ricci (R), 'La Dolce Vita', Season 2, Ep. #13, 09/28/2015, ©KSITE Chasing Life, Merrin Dungey (L), Italia Ricci (R), 'La Dolce Vita', Season 2, Ep. #13, 09/28/2015, ©KSITE Chasing Life, Merrin Dungey, 'La Dolce Vita', Season 2, Ep. #13, 09/28/2015, ©KSITE Once Upon a Time, Victoria Smurfit (L), Merrin Dungey (R), 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©ABC Once Upon a Time, Merrin Dungey (L), Victoria Smurfit (R), 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©ABC Once Upon a Time, Merrin Dungey (L), Victoria Smurfit (R), 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©ABC Once Upon a Time, Merrin Dungey, 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©ABC Once Upon a Time, Robert Carlyle (L), Merrin Dungey (C), Victoria Smurfit (R), 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©ABC Once Upon a Time, Merrin Dungey (L), Victoria Smurfit (R), 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©ABC Once Upon a Time, Merrin Dungey (L), Victoria Smurfit (R), 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©ABC Once Upon a Time, from left: Merrin Dungey, Robert Carlyle, Kristin Bauer, Victoria Smurfit, 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©KSITE Once Upon a Time, Merrin Dungey, 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', Season 4, Ep. #14, 03/01/2015, ©KSITE

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 96% The Madness Inside Me Madison (Character) - 2020
19% 45% CHIPS Joy Jackson (Character) $18.6M 2017
40% 18% The Diabolical Mrs. Wallace (Character) - 2015
6% 30% Some Kind of Beautiful Angela (Character) - 2014

TV

Credit
71% 83% Shining Vale Kam (Character) 2022-2023
No Score Yet 88% Bob's Burgers Judith/Woman in Green Shirt (Guest Voice) 2021
66% 47% American Horror Stories Dr. Andi Grant (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 83% Man With a Plan Dr. Felicia (Guest Star) 2020
89% 89% Big Little Lies Detective Adrienne Quinlan (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2017 2019
56% 77% The Fix CJ Emerson (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 76% The Resident Claire Thorpe (Character) 2018
95% 88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sharon Jeffords (Guest Star) 2014-2015 2017
20% No Score Yet Conviction Maxine Bohen (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 91% Con Man Jess (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016
75% 86% Chasing Life Dr. Susan Hamburg (Guest Star) 2014-2015
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
36% 85% Backstrom Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% Rizzoli and Isles Gwen Miller (Guest Star) 2014
76% 76% Trophy Wife Agent Dawn Johansen (Guest Star) 2014
8% 67% Betrayal Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
17% 33% How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Court Appointed Therapist (Guest Star) 2013
69% 78% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
89% 95% Better Off Ted Sheila (Guest Star) 2009-2010
83% 85% The Closer Ms. Reed (Guest Star) 2010
82% 87% Castle Monica Finch (Guest Star) 2010
5% No Score Yet Surviving Suburbia Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 82% The King of Queens Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1999-2007
84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
86% 91% Boston Legal Sandy Zionts (Guest Star) 2007
86% 88% Alias Frankie Calfo (Character),
Francie Calfo (Guest Star)
2001-2003 2006
20% No Score Yet Summerland Susannah Rexford (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 89% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001 2004
92% 91% Curb Your Enthusiasm Amy (Guest Star) 2001
78% 93% Friends The Museum Official (Guest Star) 2000
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
81% 95% The West Wing Daisy (Guest Star) 1999
89% 92% Seinfeld Cashier (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 85% ER Daphina (Guest Star) 1997
11% No Score Yet Party Girl Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1996