Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)

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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 98% Fallen Producer - 2017
No Score Yet 43% Love by Chance Helen Michaels (Character) - 2016
0% 16% The Leisure Class Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% 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 14% Family in Hiding Carol Peterson (Character) - 2006
80% 81% The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided Mary-Ann Steed (Character) - 2006
33% 33% The Kid & I Bonnie (Character) - 2005
45% 80% The Work and the Glory: American Zion Mary Ann Steed (Character) $2M 2005
17% 84% The Work and the Glory Mary Ann Steed (Character) $3.3M 2004
No Score Yet 72% Going to the Mat Patty Newfield (Character) - 2004
33% 12% Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Sgt. Dede Rake (Character) - 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) $28K 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
43% 58% The Deep End of the Ocean Ellen (Character) $13.4M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get a Job Emily LaCrosse/ Psychiatrist (Character) - 1998
10% 60% Black Dog Melanie (Character) $12.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercurrent Renee Rivera (Character) - 1998
65% 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% 58% 13 Reasons Why Mrs. Walker (Character) 2019-2020
56% 58% All Rise Jean Rubenstone-Frost (Guest Star) 2020
88% 51% Supergirl Lillian Luthor (Guest Star) 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Relatives Narrator 2012-2017
75% 65% Fear the Walking Dead Ilene Stoweo (Guest Star) 2016-2017
22% 69% Notorious Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
93% 70% The 100 Queen Nia (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 88% Chicago P.D. Attorney Green (Guest Star) 2016
90% 82% Bones Senator Hayley Winters (Guest Star) 2015
88% No Score Yet Project Greenlight Herself (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2015
75% 96% Dallas Ann Ewing (Character) 2012-2014
93% 74% Scandal Joan Reston (Guest Star) 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Mary Alice Young (Character) 2004-2012
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli & Isles Mel Gaynor-Randle (Guest Star) 2010
33% No Score Yet Scoundrels Penny Priest (Guest Star) 2010
86% 90% Boston Legal Judge Judy Beacon (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
92% 95% 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
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Iris (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.U.S.A. Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 89% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Court Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
85% 85% Gilmore Girls Eva (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
61% 70% 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% 100% 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
88% 94% Seinfeld Sue Ellen (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet 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 96% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
88% 89% Twin Peaks Jones (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
89% 90% 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

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