53 Facts About Dana Delany


Dana Welles Delany was born on March 13,1956 and is an American actress.


Dana Delany received further recognition for her appearances in the films Light Sleeper, Tombstone, Exit to Eden, The Margaret Sanger Story, Fly Away Home, True Women, and Wide Awake.


Dana Delany is a known voice actress, having voiced characters in the DC Animated Universe, notably as Andrea Beaumont in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Lois Lane in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, subsequently reprising the latter role in several projects unrelated to the DCAU.


Dana Delany then starred as Megan Hunt on the ABC medical drama Body of Proof, and as Crystal Harris on the Amazon Prime Video drama series Hand of God.


Dana Delany was born in New York City, the daughter of Mary and Jack Dana Delany.


Dana Delany has a sister, Corey, and a brother, Sean.


Dana Delany is of Irish and English descent and was raised Roman Catholic.


Dana Delany has stated that, even as a little girl, she always wanted to go into acting.


Dana Delany played the lead role of Nellie Forbush in the school's spring musical production of South Pacific opposite Peter Kapetan as Emile.


Dana Delany majored in theater at Wesleyan University, where she appeared in one of the first performances of Maria Irene Fornes feminist play Fefu and Her Friends.


Dana Delany worked summer stock productions during vacations before graduating in 1978.


Dana Delany finally won the role after she showed up to her next audition with her "long tresses cut into a bob" after the producers lost their first choice.


In 1991, Dana Delany was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.


Dana Delany won leading roles in a string of feature films such as the TV movie A Promise to Keep, Light Sleeper, Housesitter and Fly Away Home as well as appearing in the TV mini-series Wild Palms.


In 1993, Dana Delany was paired with Charles Bronson to lead in the CBS television film Donato and Daughter, directed by Rod Holcomb.


Dana Delany starred as Margaret Sanger in the TV movie Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story, about the controversial nurse who crusaded for women's reproductive rights in the early 1900s.


In 1995, Dana Delany appeared in the Broadway show Translations and in May 1997, she returned to her alma mater Phillips Academy to work with theater students as an artist-in-residence.


Dana Delany appeared in TV movies such as True Women and Resurrection.


Dana Delany declined the role partly because of the negative audience reaction she received with a similar film, Exit to Eden, a few years prior.


Dana Delany played a gun-toting mother in an episode of the TV series Family Law for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, but the series was not rerun due to sponsorship withdrawal.


Dana Delany portrayed Andrea Beaumont in the 1993 animated feature film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm based on the popular TV show Batman: The Animated Series.


Dana Delany was mentioned by name in one variation of the theme song of Animaniacs, another Warner Bros.


Dana Delany reprised her role as Lois Lane for the character's guest appearances in Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and The Batman.


Dana Delany returned to the DC Universe in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Vilsi, an alternate universe variation of Lois Lane.


Dana Delany reprised her role in the 2013 animated movie, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.


Dana Delany continued to find work in a variety of projects, doing pilots, TV series, made-for-TV movies, and feature films.


Dana Delany appeared in the short-lived Pasadena, a Fox production which was described as a "twisted rich-family saga" with a "great cast".


Dana Delany appeared in feature films by indie film producers, such as The Outfitters, Mother Ghost, and Spin.


Dana Delany played Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing ; one critic described the "verbal sparring" between Delany and actor Billy Campbell as a "joy".


Dana Delany starred in the short-lived TV series Kidnapped.


Delany appeared as herself in the TV documentary Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany which explored their lives and treatment after returning to the United States.


Dana Delany has become "something of a heroine to the nurses who served in Vietnam", according to Los Angeles Times writer Susan King, who noted that the actress worked on a nationwide nurse recruitment program in 1990 called the McMurphy project.


In 2007, Dana Delany appeared in the films A Beautiful Life, Camp Hope, and Multiple Sarcasms.


Dana Delany initially declined the offer to play one of the four Desperate Housewives principal characters, Bree Van De Kamp, saying it was too similar to her role on Pasadena.


Not many actors can deftly deliver both comedy and drama, but Dana Delany makes it look easy.


In March 2010, Dana Delany appeared as FBI agent Jordan Shaw in a two-part story on the TV series Castle, which stars Nathan Fillion, who played her character's second husband on Desperate Housewives.


Dana Delany left Desperate Housewives to star in the new ABC series Body of Proof originally slated to begin airing in late 2010.


Dana Delany voiced a character Margaret Rosenblatt in the film Firebreather in 2010.


In 2011, in Body of Proof, Dana Delany played a brilliant neurosurgeon turned medical examiner after a car accident causes her to lose dexterity in her hands.


Two weeks before filming the pilot episode, Dana Delany's car was hit by a bus in Santa Monica; two fingers of her hand were broken and her car was totaled.


In May 2011, Dana Delany was the host of the fourth annual Television Academy Honors.


Dana Delany appeared in the crime drama Freelancers with director Jessy Terrero.


In December 2016, Dana Delany was the primetime guest host on Turner Classic Movies.


Dana Delany appeared in dozens of wraparounds on the channel, filling in for Robert Osborne.


Dana Delany was cast for CBS's Drama The Code in August 2018.


Dana Delany was a member of the Hollywood Women's Political Committee.


Since the mid-1990s, Dana Delany has served on the board of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, and with her friend Sharon Monsky, she helped campaign for support in finding a cure for scleroderma.


Dana Delany appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy in 2001,2006 and 2009 to raise money for scleroderma research.


Dana Delany is a board member of the arts advocacy organization Creative Coalition.


Dana Delany appeared in June 2009 in an onstage meeting in New York alongside White House social secretary Desiree Rogers to discuss ways to promote American cinematic creativity.


Dana Delany attended the organization's 90th birthday celebration in New York City in 2006.


Dana Delany is a Democrat who campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016.


Dana Delany told Prevention in 2010 that she prefers eating healthily, including vegetables, tofu, fish, gluten-free pasta, and bread.