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Dana Delany

Highest Rated:   89% Light Sleeper (1992)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Beautiful Life (2009)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Literally Right Before Aaron
  • Actor
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 Miracle of the Spring
  • Actor
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
39% Wide Awake
  • Mrs. Beal
1998
0% Dead Man's Curve
  • Dr. Ashley
1998
83% The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Superman: The Last Son of Krypton
  • 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
86% 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
82% 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
89% Light Sleeper
  • Marianne
1992
38% Patty Hearst
  • Celina
1988
42% Moon over Parador
  • Jenny
1988
43% Masquerade
  • Anne Briscoe
1988
No Score Yet China Beach
  • Colleen McMurphy
1988
No Score Yet 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
38% The Fan
  • Saleswoman
1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mowgli
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet The Woman With The Hungry Eyes
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Sesha Abinell
  • Guest
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Superman: The Animated Series
  • Actor
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Dr. Megan Hunt
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Lois Lane
  • Voice
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Carolyn Spencer
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
30% Hand of God
2014-2016
  • Crystal Harris
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Federal Agent Jordan Shaw
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Katherine Mayfair
58% The Comedians
2015
  • Julie Crystal
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Samantha Fleming
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Sen. Grisham

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