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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 »

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Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives Mary Alice Young
Dallas Ann Ewing
Supergirl Lillian Luthor
Fear the Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead Ilene Stowe


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  Road to Redemption (post-production)
Abigail (rumored)
 2018 13 Reasons Why (TV Series)
Nora Walker
 2016-2018 Supergirl (TV Series)
Lillian Luthor
 2017 Deported
Mrs. Becker
 2017 Pillow Talk (TV Series)
 2016-2017 Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series)
Ilene Stowe
 2016 Notorious (TV Series)
Maggie Sherman
 2016 Love by Chance (TV Movie)
Helen Michaels
 2016 The 100 (TV Series)
Queen Nia / Nia
 2016 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Attorney Green
 2015 Ice Sculpture Christmas (TV Movie)
Chef Gloria
 2015 Bones (TV Series)
Senator Hayley Winters
 2015 The Leisure Class (TV Movie)
 2012-2015 Blood Relatives (TV Series)
 2014 I Can See You (Short)
 2014 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Margot Preston
 2012-2014 Dallas (TV Series)
Ann Ewing
 2014 Teacher of the Year
Ellen Behr
 2012-2014 Scandal (TV Series)
Joan Reston
 2012 An Engagement (Short)
 2004-2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Mary Alice Young
 2010 Privileged (Video)
Mrs. Carrington
 2010 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Mel Gaynor-Randle
 2010 Scoundrels (TV Series)
Penny Priest
 2009/I You
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Judy Beacon
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Kathy Jarrow
 2008 Ocean of Pearls
Mary Stewart
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Olivia Hartnell
 2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Dr. Flomm
 2007 A Plumm Summer
 2006-2007 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
 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
 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
 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
 2004 Going to the Mat (TV Movie)
Patty Newfield
 2003 Exposed
Susan Andrews
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Rebecca McCandless
 2003 Missing Brendan
Joyce Calden
 2003 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
 2003 A.U.S.A. (TV Series)
Judge Flynn
 2002 Bram and Alice (TV Series)
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
 2002 Red Dragon
Dinner Guest
 2002 Teddy Bears' Picnic
Jackie Sloane Chevron
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Marsha Palmer
 2000-2002 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Mrs. Carmen Mackoul / Carmen Mackoul
 2001 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Kay Liddell
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
 2001 Thieves (TV Series)
 2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Dr. Leigh Sapien
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Jerry Hill
 2000 The Michael Richards Show (TV Series)
 2000 Terror Tract
Dr. Helen Corey (segment "Come To Granny")
 2000 Get Real (TV Series)
Olivia Clark
 1998-2000 Sports Night (TV Series)
Sally Sasser
 1999 Safe Harbor (TV Series)
Marilyn Conray
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Jana Durham
 1999 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Kasey Norton
 1998 Get a Job
Emily LaCrosse / Psychiatrist
 1998 Killer App (TV Movie)
 1998 Undercurrent
Renee Rivera
 1998 Black Dog
 1998 The Closer (TV Series)
Susan Bend
 1997 Roar (TV Series)
 1996-1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Sue Ellen
 1997 Starship Troopers
Captain Deladier
 1996-1997 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Miss Frost / Mrs. Frost
 1997 Chicago Sons (TV Series)
 1996 New York Daze (TV Series)
Sheryl Coveny
 1991-1996 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Tara Baker / Janine
 1996 The Craft
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series)
Kathleen Isley
 1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Christine Taylor
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Sally Niemeyer
 1994 Island City (TV Movie)
Dr. Sammy Helding
 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Candy Grayson
 1993 My Life
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Sarah Evans
 1993 Malice
 1993 The Second Half (TV Series)
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Beatrice Kaufman
 1992 Rachel Gunn, R.N. (TV Series)
 1992 Scorch (TV Series)
Allison King
 1992 Dark Justice (TV Series)
Jessica Sadler
 1992 Grapevine (TV Series)
 1992 Stepfather III (TV Movie)
Lauren Sutliffe
 1992 Sibs (TV Series)
 1991-1992 Blossom (TV Series)
 1992 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Dr. Paige Holland
 1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
 1991 Anything But Love (TV Series)
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Brenda Primrose
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
O'Grady / Miss Cantrell
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Jan Sinclair
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
 1989 Skin Deep
Sexy Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
 1988 Sonny Spoon (TV Series)
 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Hilary Sinclair
 1987 Spaceballs
 1987 Dallas (TV Series)
Cliff's One Night Stand
 1986 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Miss Hotchkins the Landlady
 1986 Cheers (TV Series)
 1986 Weekend Warriors
 1986 MacGyver (TV Series)
 1985 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
Angela Taylor
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Miss Speedway
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Nadine Aurora
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