Dana Delany is a multiple award-winning actress who rose to the mainstream as a result of her sensational portrayal of Colleen McMurphy in the TV series China Beach from 1988 to 1991. Her excellent performance on the show earned her double Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series -1989 and 1992 respectively. More so, her work ethics and unequivocal zeal for success were obvious in her amazing depiction of Katherine Mayfair on the popular ABC TV drama, Desperate Housewives which also fetched her a PRISM Award in 2009.
More background details about the award-winning actress below.
Dana Delany’s Biography
The highly esteemed actress was born on 13th March 1956 in New York City to Jack and Mary Delany. She was raised together with her sister Corey and her brother Sean in a staunch Roman Catholic family. She spent most of her early adolescent years in Stamford, Connecticut. Dana Delany is of mixed ethnicity and holds American nationality.
Concerning her education, she went to Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts and later furthered her education at Wesleyan University.
Her Movies And TV Shows
During her time at Phillips Academy, she was a fellow of the co-educational class along with Bill Cunliffe, Julian Hetton, Nate Lee, Peter Currie, and Karl Kirchway. The award-winning actress put her acting career to a start after graduating from Wesleyan University in soap operas and TV adverts. She also featured in the off-Broadway show, Blood Moon and on-Broadway, A Life.
Prior to her breakthrough in Hollywood, Dana Delany starred in several television series which include Thirtysomething, A Winner Never Quits and Magnum, P.I. The dextrous actress had a major breakthrough in her career when she was cast to play the role of the main character Colleen McMurphy in China Beach which was aired from 1988 to 1991. Her striking performance in the drama series fetched her several awards and nominations including emerging as the winner of two Emmy awards and earning two nominations for the same award.
In addition, she has played lead roles in many TV series such as Kidnapped, Pasadena and Presidio Med. In the ABC TV series, Desperate Housewives, the adept actress was cast to play the character of Katharine Mayfair, a supporting housewife and her stunning performance were also highly-acclaimed. She followed it up by clinching a lead role in the ABC medical drama series, Body of Proof where she was cast as Megan Hunt. More so, Delany was featured on the Amazon drama, Hand of God, as Crystal Harris in 2014.
Other television series she has starred in include Sweet Surrender, Cheers, Wild Palms, Fallen Angels, Family Law, The Comedian, No Second Chance, The Code, among others. Similarly, the highlights of her unique acting skills can be seen in the movies, Where The River Runs Black, Tombstone, Exit to Eden, The Curve, Mother Ghost, Getting to Know You, A Beautiful Life, Literally, Right Before Aaron and many more.
Furthermore, the confident actress has also done some excellent voice works which can be seen in movies and TV series like Batman: Mask of the Phantom, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Superman: The Animated Series and others.
Dana Delany’s successful acting career has not gone unnoticed as she has made incredible career achievements by bagging several awards and nominations which includes clinching the Primetime Emmy Awards (2), Viewers for Quality Television Award (3), a Lone Star Film & Television Best TV Actress True Women, PRISM Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives, Golden Globe Award nomination (2) and several others.
After many years of portraying different characters on TV shows and films, Dana Delany has been able to accumulate a good fortune with her net worth estimated to be about $10 million. It comes as no surprise as she has been in the movie industry for more than four decades.
Dana Delany’s Husband
Though the adroit actress stated on her 50th birthday that she is ready for marriage, Dana Delany has never exchanged marital vows with anyone before. However, she has been in many romantic relationships in the past with some handsome dudes, including Treat Williams, Don Henley, John Sacret Young, Henry Czerny and Dave Holmes. It’s quite sad that things didn’t turn out for the best in those relationships as Delany still remains unmarried, not that she is complaining.