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Brenda Strong


Brenda Strong may be best known for her seminal acting and voice portrayal of "Mary Alice Young" on Desperate Housewives (2004), but this two-time Emmy-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress has had a long and endearing film and television career. Graduating with a degree in Musical Theatre from Arizona State University, she made her career debut... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Starship Troopers Captain Deladier
(1997)
Desperate Housewives Mary Alice Young
(2004-2012)
Spaceballs Nurse
(1987)
I Can See You Marnie
(2014)

Filmography

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  Road to Redemption (completed)
Abigail (rumored)
 2017 Deported (completed)
Mrs. Becker
 2018-2019 13 Reasons Why (TV Series)
Nora Walker
- Episode #3.10 (2019) ... Nora Walker
- Episode #3.9 (2019) ... Nora Walker
- Episode #3.8 (2019) ... Nora Walker
- Episode #3.7 (2019) ... Nora Walker
- Episode #3.6 (2019) ... Nora Walker
 2016-2018 Supergirl (TV Series)
Lillian Luthor
- American Alien (2018) ... Lillian Luthor
- For Good (2018) ... Lillian Luthor
- Nevertheless, She Persisted (2017) ... Lillian Luthor
- Resist (2017) ... Lillian Luthor
- Exodus (2017) ... Lillian Luthor
 2017 Pillow Talk (TV Series)
Barbara
- Rabbit Hole (2017) ... Barbara
- Dirt Diamond (2017) ... Barbara
- Sandwich (2017) ... Barbara
 2016-2017 Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series)
Ilene Stowe
- The New Frontier (2017) ... Ilene Stowe
- Pillar of Salt (2016) ... Ilene Stowe
- Pablo & Jessica (2016) ... Ilene Stowe
- Do Not Disturb (2016) ... Ilene Stowe
 2016 Notorious (TV Series)
Maggie Sherman
- Missing (2016) ... Maggie Sherman
 2016 Love by Chance (TV Movie)
Helen Michaels
 2016 The 100 (TV Series)
Queen Nia / Nia
- Hakeldama (2016) ... Nia (uncredited)
- Watch the Thrones (2016) ... Queen Nia
- Ye Who Enter Here (2016) ... Queen Nia
 2016 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Attorney Green
- Now I'm God (2016) ... Attorney Green
 2015 Ice Sculpture Christmas (TV Movie)
Chef Gloria
 2015 Bones (TV Series)
Senator Hayley Winters
- The Senator in the Street Sweeper (2015) ... Senator Hayley Winters
 2015 The Leisure Class (TV Movie)
Charlotte
 2012-2015 Blood Relatives (TV Series)
Narrator
- Blood Is the New Black (2015) ... Narrator
- The Widowmaker (2014) ... Narrator
- So Lonesome I Could Die (2014) ... Narrator
- Southern Helle (2014) ... Narrator
- Desperate House Knives (2014) ... Narrator
 2014 I Can See You (Short)
Marnie
 2014 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Margot Preston
- The Mystery of the Mobile Murder (2014) ... Margot Preston
 2012-2014 Dallas (TV Series)
Ann Ewing
- Brave New World (2014) ... Ann Ewing
- Endgame (2014) ... Ann Ewing
- Boxed In (2014) ... Ann Ewing
- Victims of Love (2014) ... Ann Ewing
- Hurt (2014) ... Ann Ewing
 2014 Teacher of the Year
Ellen Behr
 2012-2014 Scandal (TV Series)
Joan Reston
- The Fluffer (2014) ... Joan Reston
- All Roads Lead to Fitz (2012) ... Joan Reston
 2012 An Engagement (Short)
Mom
 2004-2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Mary Alice Young
- Finishing the Hat (2012) ... Mary Alice Young
- Give Me the Blame (2012) ... Mary Alice Young (voice)
- The People Will Hear (2012) ... Mary Alice Young (voice)
- Lost My Power (2012) ... Mary Alice Young (voice)
- With So Little to Be Sure Of (2012) ... Mary Alice Young (voice)
 2010 Privileged (Video)
Mrs. Carrington
 2010 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Mel Gaynor-Randle
- I Kissed a Girl (2010) ... Mel Gaynor-Randle
 2010 Scoundrels (TV Series)
Penny Priest
- Birds of a Feather Flock Together (2010) ... Penny Priest
 2009/I You
Paula
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Judy Beacon
- True Love (2008) ... Judge Judy Beacon
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Kathy Jarrow
- Betrayed (2008) ... Kathy Jarrow
 2008 Ocean of Pearls
Mary Stewart
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Olivia Hartnell
- In Absentia (2007) ... Olivia Hartnell
 2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Dr. Flomm
- The N Word (2007) ... Dr. Flomm
 2007 A Plumm Summer
Viv
 2006-2007 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
Linda
- Moving On (2007) ... Linda
- Working Women (2006) ... Linda
- The Sheriff (2006) ... Linda
- Perserverance (2006) ... Linda
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game)
Mariella Burani - Sun Ray Hotel Manager (voice)
 2006 Desperate Housewives: The Game (Video Game)
Mary Alice Young (voice)
 2006 Just Legal (TV Series)
Liza Lynch
- The Bar (2006) ... Liza Lynch
 2006 Family in Hiding (TV Movie)
Carol Peterson
 2006 Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets (TV Movie)
Mary Alice Young (voice, uncredited)
 2006 Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details (TV Movie)
Mary Alice Young
 2005 The Kid & I
Bonnie Roman
 2002-2005 Everwood (TV Series)
Julia Brown
- Oh, the Places You'll Go (2005) ... Julia Brown (voice, uncredited)
- The Day Is Done (2004) ... Julia Brown
- The Unveiling (2003) ... Julia Brown
- The Great Doctor Brown (2002) ... Julia Brown
- Pilot (2002) ... Julia Brown
 2005 Desperate Housewives: Oprah Winfrey Is the New Neighbor (TV Short)
Mary Alice Young (voice)
 2004 The Work and the Glory
Mary Ann Steed
 2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (Video)
Sgt. Dede Rake
 2004 The Help (TV Series)
Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady
- Searching for Grandpa Eddie (2004) ... Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady
- Doghouse (2004) ... Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady
- Ollie Shares (2004) ... Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady
- Pahtay (2004) ... Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady
- Maggie Chicken (2004) ... Arlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady
 2004 Going to the Mat (TV Movie)
Patty Newfield
 2003 Exposed
Susan Andrews
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Rebecca McCandless
- Things She Said (2003) ... Rebecca McCandless
 2003 Missing Brendan
Joyce Calden
 2003 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Iris
- Kurt Dempsey (2003) ... Iris
- Sofia Lopez (2003) ... Iris
 2003 A.U.S.A. (TV Series)
Judge Flynn
- The Joint Report... A Love Story (2003) ... Judge Flynn
 2002 Bram and Alice (TV Series)
Theresa
- Scribbling Rivalry (2002) ... Theresa
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Amelia
- Family Reunion (2002) ... Amelia
 2002 Red Dragon
Dinner Guest
 2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic
Jackie Sloane Chevron
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Marsha Palmer
- Life Sentence (2002) ... Marsha Palmer
- Snakes in the Grass ... Marsha Palmer
- Back in the Bottle ... Marsha Palmer
- A Wing and a Prayer ... Marsha Palmer
 2000-2002 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Mrs. Carmen Mackoul / Carmen Mackoul
- I Really Did (2002) ... Mrs. Carmen Mackoul
- Suspicion (2002) ... Mrs. Carmen Mackoul
- Pathetic (2002) ... Mrs. Carmen Mackoul
- Relationships (2001) ... Mrs. Carmen Mackoul
- Regrets (2001) ... Mrs. Carmen Mackoul
 2001 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Kay Liddell
- High Anxiety (2001) ... Kay Liddell
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Eva
- Like Mother, Like Daughter (2001) ... Eva
 2001 Thieves (TV Series)
Loretta
- Liver Let Die (2001) ... Loretta
 2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Dr. Leigh Sapien
- Overload (2001) ... Dr. Leigh Sapien
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Jerry Hill
- Mr. Bo (2001) ... Jerry Hill
 2000 The Michael Richards Show (TV Series)
Beth
- Discrimination (2000) ... Beth
 2000 Terror Tract
Dr. Helen Corey (segment "Come To Granny")
 2000 Get Real (TV Series)
Olivia Clark
- Guilt (2000) ... Olivia Clark
 1998-2000 Sports Night (TV Series)
Sally Sasser
- The Sweet Smell of Air (2000) ... Sally Sasser
- Napoleon's Battle Plan (1999) ... Sally Sasser
- Ordnance Tactics (1999) ... Sally Sasser
- How Are Things in Gloca Morra? (1999) ... Sally Sasser
- Sally (1999) ... Sally Sasser
 1999 Safe Harbor (TV Series)
Marilyn Conray
- Older Women, Younger Men (1999) ... Marilyn Conray
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Jana Durham
- It's Not You, It's Me (1999) ... Jana Durham
 1999 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Kasey Norton
- Good Will Hunting (1999) ... Kasey Norton
 1998 Get a Job
Emily LaCrosse / Psychiatrist
 1998 Killer App (TV Movie)
Tess Dawkens
 1998 Undercurrent
Renee Rivera
 1998 Black Dog
Melanie
 1998 The Closer (TV Series)
Susan Bend
- The Rebound (1998) ... Susan Bend
 1997 Roar (TV Series)
Megan
- Traps (1997) ... Megan (uncredited)
 1996-1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Sue Ellen
- The Betrayal (1997) ... Sue Ellen
- The Abstinence (1996) ... Sue Ellen
- The Bottle Deposit (1996) ... Sue Ellen
- The Caddy (1996) ... Sue Ellen
 1997 Starship Troopers
Captain Deladier
 1996-1997 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Miss Frost / Mrs. Frost
- A Nightmare on Dick Street: Part 2 (1997) ... Miss Frost
- Fourth and Dick (1996) ... Mrs. Frost
 1997 Chicago Sons (TV Series)
Nina
- Infrequent Flyers (1997) ... Nina
 1996 New York Daze (TV Series)
Sheryl Coveny
- Eric's Book (1996) ... Sheryl Coveny
 1991-1996 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Tara Baker / Janine
- Casa Nova (1996) ... Tara Baker
- Eldin Imitates Life (1991) ... Janine
 1996 The Craft
Doctor
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series)
Kathleen Isley
- Spring Breaks: Part 2 (1996) ... Kathleen Isley
- Happily Ever After (1996) ... Kathleen Isley
- Altered States (1996) ... Kathleen Isley
- Valentine's Day (1996) ... Kathleen Isley
- Comings and Goings (1996) ... Kathleen Isley
 1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Christine Taylor
- The Master Class (1996) ... Christine Taylor
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Sally Niemeyer
- Into That Good Night (1994) ... Sally Niemeyer (uncredited)
 1994 Island City (TV Movie)
Dr. Sammy Helding
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Candy Grayson
- Ladies Night Out (1993) ... Candy Grayson
 1993 My Life
Laura
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Sarah Evans
- Unlawful Entries (1993) ... Sarah Evans
 1993 Malice
Claudia
 1993 The Second Half (TV Series)
Heather
- Guess Who's Channeling Dinner? (1993) ... Heather
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Beatrice Kaufman
- Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920 (1993) ... Beatrice Kaufman
 1992 Rachel Gunn, R.N. (TV Series)
Sheila
- I Dream of Squidhead (1992) ... Sheila
 1992 Scorch (TV Series)
Allison King
- The First Time (1992) ... Allison King
- Money, Money, Money (1992) ... Allison King
- Scorch Likes It Hot (1992) ... Allison King
- You Gaslight Up My Life (1992) ... Allison King
- Dragon Flu (1992) ... Allison King
 1992 Dark Justice (TV Series)
Jessica Sadler
- Happy Mothers Day (1992) ... Jessica Sadler
 1992 Grapevine (TV Series)
Allison
- The Allison and Ken Story (1992) ... Allison
 1992 Stepfather III (TV Movie)
Lauren Sutliffe
 1992 Sibs (TV Series)
Naomi
- Warren and the Married Woman (1992) ... Naomi
 1991-1992 Blossom (TV Series)
Diane
- House Guests (1992) ... Diane
- Sex, Lies and Teenagers (1991) ... Diane
 1992 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Dr. Paige Holland
- Herman au Naturel (1992) ... Dr. Paige Holland
 1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Jones
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... Jones
- Episode #2.17 (1991) ... Jones
- Episode #2.15 (1991) ... Jones
- Episode #2.14 (1991) ... Jones
 1991 Anything But Love (TV Series)
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Brenda Primrose
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
O'Grady / Miss Cantrell
- The Perfect Couple Mystery (1990) ... O'Grady / Miss Cantrell
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Jan Sinclair
- The Model (1989) ... Jan Sinclair
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
Nun
- The Nun and I (1989) ... Nun
 1989 Skin Deep
Sexy Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Kristen
- No Exit (1989) ... Kristen
 1988 Sonny Spoon (TV Series)
Carla
 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Rashella
- When the Bough Breaks (1988) ... Rashella
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Hilary Sinclair
- Revelations (1987) ... Hilary Sinclair
 1987 Spaceballs
Nurse
 1987 Dallas (TV Series)
Cliff's One Night Stand
- Cat and Mouse (1987) ... Cliff's One Night Stand
 1986 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Miss Hotchkins the Landlady
- Miss of the Spider Woman (1986) ... Miss Hotchkins the Landlady
 1986 Cheers (TV Series)
Vicki
- The Cape Cad (1986) ... Vicki
 1986 Weekend Warriors
Danielle
 1986 MacGyver (TV Series)
Lila
- The Assassin (1986) ... Lila
 1985 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
Angela Taylor
- The Many Lives of Jonathan (1985) ... Angela Taylor
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Miss Speedway
- Twin Engines (1985) ... Miss Speedway (uncredited)
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Nadine Aurora
- The Naked and the Dead (1985) ... Nadine Aurora
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