Dana Delany

Highest Rated: 87% Fly Away Home (1996)
Lowest Rated: 0% A Beautiful Life (2009)
Birthday: Mar 13, 1956
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
American actress Dana Delany, a graduate of Phillips Academy and Wesleyan University, began making television appearances in the mid-1980s on such programs as Moonlighting and the movie A Winner Never Quits (1986). In 1988, she was cast as Army nurse Lt. Colleen McMurphy in the Vietnam-era TV drama China Beach, which ran until 1990. In her film appearances (Moon Over Parador [1988], Patty Hearst [1988], Light Sleeper [1992]), Delany has leaned toward characters governed by their neuroses and eccentricities. In 1994, Delany starred in the much-touted "bondage" comedy/mystery Exit to Eden (from a novel by Ann Rice). When the film showed less than successful results, Delany immediately recovered with a strong portrayal as birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger in a made-for-cable TV biopic, and played another strong female in 1997's True Women.Though Delany continued to take on interesting film roles throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, the actress found no small amount of success on the television screen. After starring in Pasadena (2001) and Presidio Med (2003), Delany could be seen in guest roles on TV hits including Law & Order: SVU (2004) and Battlestar Galactica (2006).Among Delany's more unique accomplishments include her portrayal of the Superman franchise favorite Lois Lane in the Warner Brothers' animated series for a decade (1996-2006), and a pivotal role in Kidnapped, one of the few major television series to air exclusively online.The actress is involved in a variety of charitable causes, most notably being the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Her dedication to the cause even led to a television role as a scleroderma sufferer in ABC's powerful television movie For Hope (1996). Much later in 2008, Delany famously underwent what turned out to be an eventful mammogram on camera for the inspiring Stand Up 2 Cancer, which aired during a live telethon simultaneously cast on four major television networks.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
25% Literally, Right Before Aaron Wendy 2017
No Score Yet Freelancers Lydia Vecchio 2012
No Score Yet Camp Hell (Camp Hope) Patricia 2010
5% Multiple Sarcasms Annie 2010
0% A Beautiful Life Anne 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
No Score Yet Route 30 Martha 2008
No Score Yet Superman: Brainiac Attacks Lois Lane 2006
No Score Yet Getting to Know You Actor 2005
43% Spin Margaret Swift-Bejarano 2004
No Score Yet Baby for Sale Nathalie Johnson 2004
No Score Yet Open House Executive Producer 2004
No Score Yet A Time to Remember Britt Calhoun 2003
No Score Yet Mother Ghost Karen Bennet 2002
No Score Yet Conviction Martha 2002
No Score Yet The Right Temptation Anthea Farrow-Smith 2000
No Score Yet Miracle of the Spring Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Outfitters Cat Bonfaim 1999
No Score Yet Sirens Sally Rawlings 1999
No Score Yet The Patron Saint of Liars Rose Cleardon 1998
40% Wide Awake Mrs. Beal 1998
11% Dead Man's Curve Dr. Ashley 1998
83% The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Actor 1998
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples Johtje Vos 1998
No Score Yet True Women Sarah McClure 1997
No Score Yet For Hope Hope 1996
87% Fly Away Home Susan Barnes 1996
No Score Yet Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Actor 1996
No Score Yet Adventures of Mowgli Bagheera [English version] 1996
38% Live Nude Girls Jill 1995
No Score Yet Choices of the Heart Actor 1995
No Score Yet Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Margaret Sanger 1995
6% Exit to Eden Lisa 1994
No Score Yet The Enemy Within Betsy Corcoran 1994
73% Tombstone Josephine 1993
84% Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Andrea 1993
No Score Yet Wild Palms Actor 1993
No Score Yet Dead to Rights Lt. Dena Donato 1993
37% Housesitter Becky 1992
87% Light Sleeper Marianne 1992
50% Patty Hearst Celina 1988
42% Moon over Parador Jenny 1988
47% Masquerade Anne Briscoe 1988
No Score Yet China Beach Colleen McMurphy 1988
60% Where the River Runs Black Sister Ana 1986
No Score Yet A Winner Never Quits Actor 1986
No Score Yet Almost You Susan McCall 1985
43% The Fan Saleswoman 1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mowgli Actor 1967
No Score Yet The Woman With The Hungry Eyes Actor

TV

CREDIT
30% The Code
2019
Col. Glenn Turnbull
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Bull
2016
Sylvia Banner
  • 2018
  • 2017
30% Hand of God
2014-2016
Crystal Harris
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Guest Appearing
  • 2016
58% The Comedians
2015
Julie Crystal
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
76% Body of Proof
2011-2013
Dr. Megan Hunt
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Katherine Mayfair
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2004
80% Castle
2009-2016
Federal Agent Jordan Shaw
  • 2010
No Score Yet Kidnapped
2006-2007
Ellie Cain
  • 2007
  • 2006
95% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
Guest Sesha Abinell
  • 2006
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Sen. Grisham
  • 2006
No Score Yet Related
2005-2006
Francesca
  • 2006
  • 2005
33% Kojak
2005
Kate McNeil
  • 2005
No Score Yet Pasadena
2001-2002
Catherine McAllister
  • 2005
  • 2001
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Samantha Fleming
  • 2004
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Carolyn Spencer
  • 2004
95% Justice League
2004
Voice Lois Lane
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Superman: The Animated Series
1996-2000
Voice
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Herself
  • 1997
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Susan
  • 1992
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Cynthia Farrell
  • 1987
  • 1986
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Gillian Armstrong
  • 1985
No Score Yet Superman: The Animated Series (Inactive)

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