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Dana Delany

Dana Delany
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Birth nameDana Welles Delany
Birth dateMarch 13, 1956(age 60)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, producer

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Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, host and health activist.

After various roles in the early career, Delany garnered her first leading role in 1987 in the short-lived NBC sitcom Sweet Surrender and achieved wider fame in 1988 1991 as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach, for which she won two Emmy Awards. She received further recognition for her performances in the films Light Sleeper (1992), Tombstone (1993), Exit to Eden (1994), The Margaret Sanger Story (1995), Fly Away Home (1996), True Women (1997) and Wide Awake (1998). Since the mid-1990s, Delany has served on the board of the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

In 2000s she returned to television with a string of short-lived television series beginning with Pasadena (2001), Presidio Med (2002 2003), and Kidnapped (2006-2007). From 2007 to 2010 Delany played Katherine Mayfair on the ABC series Desperate Housewives. She is currently in the lead role as Megan Hunt on the ABC drama series Body of Proof.

Delany is also a voice-actress. She played Lois Lane in the DC Animated Universe as well as the television series The Batman. In an interview, she said she loves to play "complicated characters". Delany has been active in film, television, and stage since the late 1970s.

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