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Dinah Lenney

Highest Rated: 36% Babyfever (1994)

Lowest Rated: 36% Babyfever (1994)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1956

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Actress Dinah Lenney is best known by television viewers as the dryly sarcastic and dependable Nurse Shirley on the long-running NBC medical drama "ER." Although she was only a secondary character on the show, Lenney nevertheless left an indelible impression on many as a small rock of sanity within the turmoil of the emergency room. Some of Lenney's other notable television work includes small parts on the newsroom sitcom "Murphy Brown," the short-lived comedy show "A Fine Romance," and the science fiction action drama "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." She is a veteran of stage dramas and musical theater, as well as the co-author of a book on acting, and has taught acting at various workshops and universities. In 1997, Lenney's father Nelson G. Gross--a former Republican politician from New Jersey, Nixon appointee for Secretary of State, and a convicted felon guilty of tax evasion and perjury-was murdered by three teenagers in a kidnapping/robbery gone wrong. The traumatic experience became the subject of her 2007 memoir, "Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir."

Highest Rated Movies



36% No Score Yet Babyfever Roz (Character) - 1994


87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 80% ER Nurse Shirley (Guest Star) 2009 1998-1999
85% 87% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 91% Monk Lotto Commissioner (Guest Star) 2008
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
33% No Score Yet Crumbs Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Nowhere Teacher (Guest Star) 2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
75% 95% The West Wing Mary Klein (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
60% No Score Yet Cracker Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Talk Show Host (Guest Star) 1991
85% No Score Yet thirtysomething Sarah (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1985


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