Dana Delany is an American-born film, television and stage actress as well as a voiceover artist. In the late 1980s, she got her breakout role as Colleen McMurphy in the drama series China Beach which earned her multiple accolades including 2 Emmy Awards. In recent times, she has come to be known for her work on the hit comedy series Desperate Housewives as well as the medical drama series Body of Proof.
Just like her small screen credits, Delany has also recorded some notable credits on the big screen, particularly in the comedy genre. Her film credits include Masquerade, Light Sleeper, Housesitter, Tombstone, Exit to Eden, Fly Away Home and several others.
Dana Delany – Bio
Her birth was recorded on March 13, 1956, in New York City. She has Irish and English ancestry and was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. She grew up in Stamford, Connecticut where she had much of her early education. However, she completed her senior year of high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. She had her college education at Wesleyan University where she majored in theatre.
After leaving college, Dana Delany found regular acting work on a number of soap operas as well as TV commercials. She also featured in stage productions – both on and off Broadway. Delany ultimately landed her breakthrough role when she was cast as the lead star of the drama series China Beach (1988–91). The talented actress portrayed the lead character Colleen McMurphy throughout the 4-season run of the series and her performance earned her much critical acclaim including 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and 2 Golden Globe Award nominations.
Following the success of China Beach, Delany continued to get regular acting roles in television, films and the theatre. She remained very busy all through the 1990s and into the 2000s as she appeared in several made-for-TV movies, feature films, as well as Broadway shows. She also performed notable voice roles including the role of Andrea Beaumont in the animated superhero film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993). Delany also became known for voicing the role of Lois Lane in a string of animated TV series including Superman: The Animated Series (1996–2000), Justice League (2003–05), Justice League Unlimited (2004-06) and The Batman (2007). The talented actress also reprised her role as Lois Lane in the 2006 animated film Superman: Brainiac Attacks.
After starring in a number of short-lived TV series, Dana Delany returned to primetime television in 2007 when she landed a spot on the main cast of the hit series Desperate Housewives (2007-12). She played the role of Katherine Mayfair from season 4 to season 6 of the series and she also returned for a guest appearance during the series finale in 2012. Delany’s enormous small screen work also includes the lead role of Dr. Megan Hunt on the medical drama television series Body of Proof (2011-13). She equally played the female lead character Crystal Harris in the 2-season long series Hand of God (2014-17).
Dana Delany’s net worth is pegged at an estimate of $10 million. As expected, a great chunk of the actress’ wealth was accrued from her longrunning and illustrious acting career. The Hollywood star also has several lucrative business ventures to her name and has enjoyed some really juicy endorsement deals over the years. Now in her 60s, the ageless actress does not seem to be ready to slow down anytime soon as she has remained as active as ever.
Family Life, Sister
Dana Delany is the second child of her parents Mary and Jack Delany. She was raised alongside an older brother, Sean Delany and a younger sister, Corey Delany. As revealed by the actress herself, she picked interest in acting after attending several Broadway shows with her family. The Hollywood star equally credits her father Jack as being her biggest fan. Sadly, he died of pancreatic cancer back in 1981.
Who is Dana Delany’s Husband or Boyfriend?
Dana Delany has never been married but has expressed her interest to take that major step sometime in the near future. The gorgeous actress, however, has never been in lack of dating options. She had a relationship with actor and children’s book author Treat Williams in the early 1980s. She also had a brief romance with musician Don Henley (1987) and dated TV producer John Sacret Young (1990 – 1992).
Delany’s dating life has become somewhat of a mystery in recent times. The star could be single at the moment or she may have opted to keep her present relationship off the media radar.