Deanna Dunagan

Deanna Dunagan

Highest Rated: 74% Stillwater (2021)

Lowest Rated: 12% An Acceptable Loss (2018)

Birthday: May 25, 1940

Birthplace: Monahans, Texas, USA

Although Deanna Dunagan did not begin acting professionally until about the age of 40, she spent the years to follow mounting a healthy résumé of film, television, and stage work. That Dunagan's best known work came in her later years proved all the more that a late start did not prevent the actress' due success. Deanna Dunagan was born May 25, 1940 in Monahans, Texas. She studied music at University of Texas, Austin, and acting at Trinity, University Texas. Dunagan didn't begin acting until her late 30s, at which point she began to pursue stage performances including "Man and Superman" on Broadway in 1979 and "Children of a Lesser God" in Chicago in 1981. Dunagan also incepted her career on the screen with the TV movie "Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy" (NBC 1982) and several episodes of "American Playhouse" (PBS 1982-1993). Over the next several years, Dunagan played supporting roles in films like "Running Scared" (1986), "Men Don't Leave" (1990), and "Losing Isaiah" (1995). After this, Dunagan estranged from the big screen to focus on theatrical work, amounting more than a dozen roles over the decade to follow. The most noteworthy of the lot was Dunagan's portrayal of Violet Wenston in "August: Osage County" between 2007 and 2010, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. Dunagan eventually returned to the big screen with a major role in director M. Night Shyamalan's horror comedy "The Visit" (2015).

Highest rated movies

Stillwater The Visit
Mariachi gringo
An Acceptable Loss




74% 72% Stillwater Sharon (Character) $14.4M 2021
12% 71% An Acceptable Loss Dr. Willa Sipe (Character) $30.2K 2018
68% 51% The Visit Nana (Character) $65.1M 2015
No Score Yet 80% The Cherokee Word for Water Irene Mankiller (Character) - 2013
43% 69% Mariachi gringo Monica (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 65% Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith Sarah (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dimension Annabelle (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justice for the Innocent Janice Bradley (Character) - 1994


87% 72% Dispatches From Elsewhere Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
28% 63% Proven Innocent Deborah Vandenhey (Guest Star) 2019
89% 92% The Exorcist Mother Bernadette (Guest Star) 2016
77% 76% House of Cards Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Alice (Guest Star) 2011
97% 87% Ugly Betty Lee (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
61% 78% Prison Break Judy Pope (Guest Star) 2005
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Will of Their Own Unknown (Character) 1998