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Brenda Strong



Brenda Strong's offscreen name might not immediately register with Seinfeld fans, but they will immediately identify the character actress after learning that she played the grating Sue Ellen Mischke, one of Elaine Benes's thorn-in-the-flesh nemeses, on that seminal American sitcom. Actually, Strong's television-heavy resumé reads like a best-of prime-time series list -- including not only Seinfeld, but Ally McBeal, Nip/Tuck, Gilmore Girls, 7th Heaven, and others. Strong remains best known, however, for her pivotal contribution to Desperate Housewives as the ill-fated Mary Alice Young, a social-climbing hausfrau who commits suicide in the opening episode of the program, and then hangs around (in a regular voice-over) to offer acerbic observations from the afterlife about her backstabbing earthbound friends. Once Desperate Housewives ended in 2012, Strong joined the continuation of the series Dallas, playing Ann Ewing, Bobby's wife.



In addition to her television work, Strong also landed bit parts in such features as Spaceballs (1987), The Craft (1996), and Starship Troopers 2 (2004). In 2009 she appeared in Melora Hardin movie You. Strong hosted a series of exercise videos in the early 2000s as well, among them Yoga 4 Fertility (2001) and Yoga 4 Partners (2002).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Love by Chance
  • Helen
2016
No Score Yet Ice Sculpture Christmas
  • Chef Gloria
2015
0% The Leisure Class
  • Charlotte Langston
2015
No Score Yet You
  • Paula
2009
20% A Plumm Summer
  • Viv
2008
38% Ocean of Pearls
  • Mary Stewart
2008
80% The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided
  • Mary Ann Steed
2006
No Score Yet Family in Hiding
  • Carol Peterson
2006
No Score Yet The Last Guy on Earth
  • Actor
2006
33% The Kid & I
  • Bonnie Roman
2005
45% The Work and the Glory II: American Zion
  • Mary Ann Steed
2005
17% The Work and the Glory
  • Mary Ann Steed
2004
33% Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
  • Dede Rake
2004
No Score Yet Exposed
  • Susan Andrews
2003
No Score Yet Missing Brendan
  • Joyce
2003
69% Red Dragon
  • Lecter's Dinner Guest
2002
0% Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Jackie Sloane Chevron
2002
60% Terror Tract
  • Dr. Helen Corey
2000
44% The Deep End of the Ocean
  • Ellen
1999
10% Black Dog
  • Melanie
1998
No Score Yet Undercurrent
  • Renee
1998
63% Starship Troopers
  • Captain Deladier
1997
No Score Yet Get a Job
  • Dr. Emily LaCrosse
1997
50% The Craft
  • Doctor
1996
44% My Life
  • Laura
1993
59% Malice
  • Claudia
1993
No Score Yet Stepfather III
  • Crime Search Reporter
1992
54% Spaceballs
  • Nurse
1987
No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues
  • Desiree
1987
No Score Yet Weekend Warriors
  • Danielle
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Rashella
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Jerry Hill
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Julia Brown
90% The 100
2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Amelia
No Score Yet Dallas (2012)
  • Actor
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Sally Niemeyer
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Mary Alice Young
  • Narrator
22% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Sen. Hayley Winters
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Sally
25% Notorious
2016
  • Maggie Sherman
94% Scandal
2012
  • Joan Reston
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Judge Judy Beacon
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Dr. Leigh Sapien
75% Dallas
2012-2014
  • Ann Ewing
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Sue Ellen

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