March 13, 1956
65 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
37-26-35 in | 94-66-89 cm
62 kg | 137 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Dana Welles Delany was born in New York City, New York, United States, on March 13, 1956, is an American actress.
Young Dana Delany first started performing in school theater productions.
She made her big screen debut in thriller film The Fan (2014) in role as Saleswoman in record store.
She got her television debut in ABC soap opera Ryan's Hope (2007) in role as Ryan's bar patron.
Her breakthrough performance came as Colleen McMurphy in ABC television drama series China Beach (1988–1991).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "A Life" (1980) in role as Dorothy, at Morosco Theatre.
Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) comedy drama in role as Wendy, opposite Justin Long, Cobie Smulders and Ryan Hansen
She voiced Andrea Beaumont in animated superhero film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993).
She voiced Lois Lane in animated superhero movies: Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006) and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013).
Fly Away Home (1996) family drama opposite Anna Paquin and Jeff Daniels
Light Sleeper (1992) crime drama with Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon
Housesitter (1992) romantic comedy opposite Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn
Masquerade (1988) romantic mystery thriller with Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly and Kim Cattrall
Exit to Eden (1994) comedy thriller opposite Dan Aykroyd, Rosie O'Donnell and Paul Mercurio
Dead Man's Curve (1998) thriller with Matthew Lillard, Keri Russell and Michael Vartan
Where the River Runs Black (1986) adventure opposite Charles Durning and Peter Horton
Wide Awake (1998) comedy drama with Denis Leary, Joseph Cross and Rosie O'Donnell
The Enemy Within (1994) thriller opposite Forest Whitaker and Sam Waterston
Donato and Daughter (1993) crime drama with Charles Bronson and Xander Berkeley
Spin (2004) drama opposite Ryan Merriman, Stanley Tucci and Paula Garcés
Multiple Sarcasms (2010) comedy drama with Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino and Mario Van Peebles
Freelancers (2012) action opposite 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker and Robert De Niro
Drunkboat (2010) drama with John Malkovich, John Goodman and Jacob Zachar
She won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Colleen McMurphy in ABC television drama series China Beach (1988–1991).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Mary Sullivan in CBS legal drama television series Family Law (2001) in episode "Safe At Home".
She won the PRISM Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series and she was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her role as Katherine Mayfair in ABC comedy drama and mystery television series Desperate Housewives (2007-2012).
She won the Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best TV Actress for her role as Sarah Ashby McClure in CBS miniseries True Women (1997).
Love of Life (1978-1979) CBS soap opera in role as Amy Russell
As the World Turns (1981) CBS soap opera in role as Hayley Wilson Hollister
Sweet Surrender (1987) NBC sitcom in role as Georgia Holden
Wild Palms (1993) ABC miniseries in role as Grace Wyckoff
She voiced Lois Lane in superhero animated television series Superman: The Animated Series (1996-2000).
Pasadena (2001-2002) Fox soap opera in role as Catherine McAllister
Presidio Med (2002-2003) CBS medical drama series in role as Dr. Rae Brennan
Kidnapped (2006) NBC crime drama series in role as Ellie Cain
Body of Proof (2011-2013) ABC medical crime comedy drama series in role as Dr. Megan Hunt
Hand of God (2014-2017) Amazon Studios drama series in role as Crystal Harris
She had recurring role as Julie in comedy television series The Comedians (2015).
No Second Chance (2015) French miniseries in role as Loraine Transmore
The Code (2019) CBS military drama series in role as Colonel Glenn Turnbull
Attended the Phillips Academy in Andover.
Graduated from the Wesleyan University in 1978, with a major in theater.
Has older brother, Sean and younger sister Corey.
Has Irish and English ancestry.
She is a board member of arts advocacy organization Creative Coalition.
Good friends with Arleen Sorkin Bob Saget, Garry Shandling and Regina Hall.
She is supporter of Planned Parenthood.
She was nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Lead Performance for her role as Chloe in a play "The Parisian Woman" (2013).
She played Maxine Faulk in a play "The Night of the Iguana" (2017).
She dated Henry Czerny (1993-1996), John Sacret Young (1990-1992), Don Henley (1987), James Woods (1985-1986) and Treat Williams (1981-1984).