Deanna Dunagan


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Deanna Dunagan is a Tony Award-winning actress who has had a prolific career acting on the Chicago stage. Originally from Monahans, Texas, Dunagan made her Broadway debut in the 1979 production of George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman" at Circle in the Square. In 1981, she performed in the first national tour of "Children of a Lesser God", ... See full bio »

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The Visit Nana
(2015)
(2008)
Stillwater Sharon
(2021)
The Exorcist Mother Bernadette
(2016)

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 2022 So Cold the River
Anne McKinney
 2021 Stillwater
Sharon
 2021 Tell Me Your Secrets (TV Series)
Esther Moses
- I Got Here by Myself (2021) ... Esther Moses
- I Don't Know You (2021) ... Esther Moses
- Someone Worse Than Me (2021) ... Esther Moses
 2020 Dispatches from Elsewhere (TV Series)
Nana
- Simone (2020) ... Nana
- Peter (2020) ... Nana (voice)
 2019 Chicago Med (TV Series)
Mrs. Charles
- I Can't Imagine the Future (2019) ... Mrs. Charles
- With a Brave Heart (2019) ... Mrs. Charles
- We Hold These Truths (2019) ... Mrs. Charles
 2019 Proven Innocent (TV Series)
Deborah Vandenhey
- Shaken (2019) ... Deborah Vandenhey
 2018 An Acceptable Loss
Willa
 2016 The Exorcist (TV Series)
Mother Bernadette
- Chapter Nine: 162 (2016) ... Mother Bernadette
- Chapter Eight: The Griefbearers (2016) ... Mother Bernadette
- Chapter Seven: Father of Lies (2016) ... Mother Bernadette
- Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast (2016) ... Mother Bernadette
 2016 The Strain (TV Series)
Ancharia
- First Born (2016) ... Ancharia
 2015/I The Visit
Nana
 2014 House of Cards (TV Series)
Susan Marbury
- Chapter 18 (2014) ... Susan Marbury
 2013 The Cherokee Word for Water
Irene Mankiller
 2012 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Vivian Carlsmith
- Apron Strings (2012) ... Dr. Vivian Carlsmith
 2012 Just Like a Woman
George's Mother
 2012 Mariachi Gringo
Monica
 2011 Have a Little Faith (TV Movie)
Sarah
 2011 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Alice Wells / Alice
- Golden Bird (2011) ... Alice Wells
- Road Block (2011) ... Alice Wells
- Friended (2011) ... Alice Wells
- Heroes (2011) ... Alice Wells
- Pilot (2011) ... Alice
 2011 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Helen Lakeland
- Beaten/Cover Letter (2011) ... Helen Lakeland
 2010 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Lee
- Back in Her Place (2010) ... Lee
 2009 The Big D (TV Movie)
Donna Dupree
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Iris Keening '09
- WASP (2009) ... Iris Keening '09
 2009 Psych (TV Series)
Myrtle
- Let's Get Hairy (2009) ... Myrtle
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Estelle Adams
- Zero (2008) ... Estelle Adams
 2007 Dimension
Annabelle
 2005 Prison Break (TV Series)
Judy Pope
- English, Fitz or Percy (2005) ... Judy Pope
- Cute Poison (2005) ... Judy Pope
 2002 Janey Van Winkle (Short)
Mom Van Winkle
 2000 What About Joan (TV Series)
Sandy
- Quid Pro Quo ... Sandy
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini Series)
History Teacher
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... History Teacher
 1994 Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent (TV Movie)
Janice Bradley
 1993 Losing Isaiah
Dr. Goldstein
 1993 Missing Persons (TV Series)
Joan Conlan
- I Can't Even Imagine (1993) ... Joan Conlan
 1990 Men Don't Leave
Fay
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini Series)
Betty Milford
- Part VII (1987) ... Betty Milford
- Part II (1987) ... Betty Milford
 1986 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
Mrs. Zenda
- Pilot (1986) ... Mrs. Zenda
 1986 Running Scared
Sister Rebecca
 1986 Charley Hannah (TV Movie)
Nurse
 1985 Two Fathers' Justice (TV Movie)
 1982-1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Harper / Miss Keyes / Emily Dickenson
- Under the Biltmore Clock (1984) ... Mrs. Harper
- A Matter of Principle (1984) ... Miss Keyes
 1984 The Roommate
Mrs. Ziegler
 1984 The Naked Face
Mrs. Hadley
 1984 Hard Knox (TV Movie)
 1980 Broadway on Showtime (TV Series)
Goat's Mother
- The Robber Bridegroom (1980) ... Goat's Mother
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Other Works:

She played Diane in Adele Edling Shank's play, "Sunrise/Sunset," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Cynthia Judge (Christina); Gene O'Neill (Josh); Pirie MacDonald (James); Nona Waldeck (Sarah); Nada Rowand (Louise); Toni Hood (Anne); David O. Petersen (Charles); ... See more »

Spouse:

Malcolm James Bell Jr.  (divorced)
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Nominated for a Tony for her role in Tracy Letts's play "August: Osage County", which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, where Dunagan is a regular. See more »

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