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Dana Delany

Actress Dana Delany

Dana Welles Delany is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist. Delany has been active in show business since the late 1970s. Following small roles early in her career, Delany garnered her first leading role in 1987 in the short-lived NBC sitcom Sweet Surrender and achieved wider fame in 1988–1991 as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach, for which she won two Emmy Awards.
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PHOTOS: Dana Delany Attends the 'Divorce' Premiere in NYC
ABC News - over 1 year
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Tresses Reach New Heights at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum's Ice Age Hair Ball
Yahoo News - about 2 years
"This is totally about L.A.; the Tar Pits themselves are a key part of the city," said actress Dana Delany. "We know about the big art museums, but this is the museum that's been here for a l-o-o-o-ng time."
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KTRK Houston: Did DNA Delay Allow More Crimes?
ABC News - about 3 years
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'Body Of Proof' Not Returning, Dana Delany Confirms
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Body of Proof" will not be returning from the dead. Series star Dana Delany took to Twitter to share the news. Sorry to disappoint some, but #bodyofproof will not be resurrected. May she rest in peace. Time for new adventures! — Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) November 12, 2013 Deadline reported ABC was looking at bringing the medical examiner drama back for midseason after "Lucky 7" crashed and burned in the timeslot previously held by "Body of Proof." During a recent visit to HuffPost Live, Delany was asked about the cancellation of her 3-year-old drama and pointed out the difference in ratings between "Body of Proof" and "Lucky 7." "I feel like we had three strong seasons," Delany said. "I would just like to mention that the show that replaced us got half the amount of viewers that we did. I think we did OK. I think they could've kept us a little bit longer and I think they're going to probably regret it."
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Achieving Peace Through Drama
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Actor Trieu Tran and Director-Producer Robert Egan comment on their collaboration: "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" Q-Mr. Tran, what inspired you to write Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam? A-It's the life I lived. It's been part of my history and my memories for a long time. I had worked with Bob in production in New York about four years ago and during our cigarette breaks we got to know each other. We talked about our various likes and dislikes -- what we could relate to regarding sports and all that. Eventually he asked me a few questions about my family and after a few days Bob turned to me and said "I think you have a story to tell". So he went on to say once we were finished in New York lets meet in L.A. for lunch. And what I thought would be an hour lunch turned into a six plus hour session. Q-Mr. Egan, what moved you to the point that you decided to attach yourself to this project? A-I have always really been interest...
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Is Body of Proof Coming Back from the Dead?
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
ABC is mulling bringing the Dana Delany-starring drama back to life for midseason, Deadline.com reports. Super Fun Night, Back in the Game, Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs recently received additional script orders and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was picked up for a full season. If Body of Proof were to be picked up for a fourth season, it would be the latest in a recent string of shows that have been resurrected after cancellation, including Drop Dead Diva, Arrested Development, Unforgettable and The Killing, which was recently canceled for the second time.
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Regina Weinreich: Casting By on HBO Offers a Glimpse of Film History
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Famous for casting many of the Woody Allen films, including the most recent Blue Jasmine, Juliet Taylor made her way around the rooftop at the Gramercy Park Hotel, among actors Dana Delany, John Ventimiglia, Sakina Jaffrey, after a screening of a film she did not cast. Finally recognized for their important contribution to films, casting directors take center stage in the documentary Casting By, directed by Tom Donahue whose prior credits include the satiric, Guest of Cindy Sherman. Shining a light on one aspect of the film art so under the radar, casting directors do not have an Oscar category, the film, which also features footage from that great era of filmmaking, the '70's, asks, shouldn't they? After all, who do you remember from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? Redford and Newman, of course. Juliet Taylor said she had a great time getting Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, as she always does casting Woody Allen's films, and, like Penelope Cruz and Dianne Wiest, Best Support...
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Dan Persons: Blade Runner's Joanna Cassidy: The CFQ Interview
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Joanna Cassidy's acting career has been long and diverse, encompassing a bit part in Bullitt, trading barbs with Dabney Coleman on Buffalo Bill, and presently playing the overbearing mother of Dana Delany on Body of Proof. But for most genre fans, she will always be Zhora, the snake-loving assassin/exotic dancer/replicant of Blade Runner, as well as Delores, the sarcastic, rabbit-befriending barkeep of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I got to talk with Joanna for this career-spanning interview that includes a look at the complications on the set of Blade and Rabbit, as well her role as T'Pol's mother on Star Trek: Enterprise, and so much more. Click on the player button to hear the interview, or right-click the title to download. Blade Runner's Joanna Cassidy: The CFQ Interview LIKE US ON FACEBOOK (PLEASE?)
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WATCH: Tommy And Megan Share A Moment
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Despite initial reports to the contrary, ABC's canceled series "Body of Proof" will not find a new home on cable, creator Matt Gross said last week. But fans can rest assured that Tuesday's finale provides a "satisfying ending" to the story, according to star Dana Delany.
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Michael Giltz: DVD: China Beach Is Finally Available for Binge Viewing
Huffington Post - about 5 years
It seems like every TV show ever made is out on DVD or streaming on demand. But that's far from true. China Beach is the latest show fans have been eagerly anticipating to finally get the boxed set it deserves. But many more shows are still waiting. Where's all of Hill Street Blues and I'll Fly Away and The Wonder Years and St. Elsewhere, just to name a few? What shows are you dying to see released in full so you can watch it from beginning to end? CHINA BEACH THE COMPLETE SERIES ($199.95 DVD; TimeLife) - Well, it took forever (blame the music) but when they finally did it, they did it right. Beloved cult drama China Beach is finally out in a gorgeous boxed set that includes all 62 episodes on 21 discs, along with hours and hours of reunions, bonus features, commentary tracks and more. It's all housed in an impressive and handsome box that's attractive but compact which fits easily alongside the other shows in your collection. For now, the set is available directly fro...
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'Body Of Proof' Is Officially Dead
Huffington Post - about 5 years
It's all over for "Body of Proof." The Dana Delany series will not move to a new network despite previous reports. A rep for ABC Studios confirmed the news to The Huffington Post. The series, which stars Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt, is wrapping up its third seasons on ABC. Its numbers were relatively strong compared to other networks and a few ABC shows. Delany tweeted her response to the news: Thank you to all who campaigned for #BodyOfProof4. 3rd most watched drama @abcnetwork thanks to you. I will miss Dr Megan Hunt & Co. RIP — Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) May 23, 2013 All mysteries will be solved in the grand finale @bodyofproofabc Tuesday 5/28 10pm. #Includingmeaningoflife — Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) May 23, 2013 Here's how ABC describes the series finale of "Body of Proof," titled "Daddy Issues": Tommy goes along with Megan to her father's exhumation, which only yields more mysteries to what she has always been told was his suicide. Me...
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Denette Wilford: Back To Body Of Proof For Season 3
Huffington Post - over 5 years
When Body of Proof debuted in March 2011, it put me in a tough spot. It aired on Tuesday nights, which already featured two of my still-favourite shows -- The Good Wife and Parenthood -- and I was already having a hard time making a Sophie's Choice between them. Alicia Florrick and the Bravermans won, and Dana Delany was dropped, as a regular, at least. I would catch the odd episode every now and again, but because my PVR was already smoking that night, the ABC show really didn't stand a chance. Since Parenthood already wrapped Season 4 last month and Good Wife now airs on Sundays, I no longer have an excuse to keep Body of Proof out of my Tuesday night lineup. But, boy, oh boy, has a lot changed since I last tuned in. Gone is Peter Dunlop (Nicholas Bishop), who died at the hands of a serial killer, as well as detectives Bud Morris (John Carroll Lynch), now retired, and Sam Baker (Sonja Sohn), who departed for the FBI. Megan Hunt (Delany) will likely go through the e...
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Body of Proof Puts Lorraine Toussaint Up Against Dana Delany and Mark Valley
Boom Tron - over 5 years
Things are about to get a tad tougher for Megan (Dana Delany) on Body of Proof when it returns for its third season next year, as if things weren’t already as difficult as they could possibly get. She’s a television character in a drama. By the very definition, her life needs to be dramatic. If obstacle after obstacle isn’t thrown in her way then there really isn’t any point in us sitting on the couch – or reclining chair if that’s your preference – and watching her life. The latest obstacle for Megan comes in the form of a very familiar Saving Grace actress: Lorraine Toussaint. We can expect Toussaint to be hanging around for at least a couple of episodes according to the Hollywood Reporter. Her multi-episode role will put her in the shoes of Angela Martin, the police chief who will go up against Megan and newcomer Tommy Sullivan (Mark Valley). Why, exactly, is the chief of police is on the cases of a couple doctors? The obvious answer is their involvement in a murder case that...
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Hottest Broker Deathmatch: How will Chicago's Hottest Broker winner...
Curbed- Chicago - almost 6 years
How will Chicago's Hottest Broker winner Dan Delaney fare under the pressure of national competition? Vote for your favorite from the top ten now. Don't delay! Polls close on Thursday at noon. [Curbed National]
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Hulu.com: Here Are a Bunch of TV Stars Making Stuff Up About Their Own Shows
Huffington Post - almost 6 years
It's time to start making things up. The end of Breaking Bad is coming. The start of a bunch of shows with a whole lot of potential and a whole lot less meth are on their way, too. (Except for the new Beauty and the Beast show on CW, which is totally littered with illicit drugs and instructions on how to build bombs out of old Fanta bottles.) Really, our only chance to not hear the endings before we see the shows is to fill the world with misinformation. That's why I just slandered that Beauty and the Beast pilot. But our only real option is to go to the professionals. Here are the stars of a bunch of ABC staples just making things up about their shows' next season. It's all in an effort to create a beautiful world of misinformation and lies. For example, did you know that Body of Proof is going to be totally derailed by an inter-office, same-sex relationship? Or that Barack Obama will be appearing on Bunheads? Or that Happy Endings will turn into a Die Hard mo...
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Fashion News: Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch star at the Geffen
LATimes - about 6 years
Matthew Morrison, Dana Delany, Helen Mirren, Andy Garcia, Joe Mantegna and more stars shared songs and stories at L.A.'s "Backstage at the Geffen" fundraiser Monday. Morrison's "Glee" co-star Jane Lynch served as host, and the evening's honorees were Carol Burnett and Jim Gianopulos, co-chairman and chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment. The evening reportedly raised more than $1 million for children's art education. [Society News LA]  Sheena Monnin has resigned from the Miss Universe organization and given up her Miss Pennsylvania crown. She contended on Facebook that the results of last week's Miss USA pageant were rigged. Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo, won the Miss USA crown. [Styliete] But then word came out that Monnin had told the pageant organization she resigned because of a decision to allow transgender competitors, something Culpo spoke in favor of during the pageant. The discussion stems from 23-year-old Jenna Talackova, a transgendered woman who participated i...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dana Delany
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 59
    Most recently, in 2015, she had a recurring guest role in the short-lived FX sitcom The Comedians as Julie, the wife of Billy Crystal, playing a fictionalized version of himself.
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  • 2014
    Age 58
    In 2014, she began her co-starring role as Crystal Harris in the Amazon drama series Hand of God, which has been ordered to full series by Amazon Studios in October 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 57
    She reprised her role in the 2013 animated movie, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.
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  • 2011
    Age 55
    In April 2011, Delany came 9th in People magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful list.
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    In May 2011, Delany was the host of the fourth annual Television Academy Honors.
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    In April 2011, Delany came 9th in People magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful list.
    In 2011, in Body of Proof, Delany played a brilliant neurosurgeon turned medical examiner after a car accident causes her to lose dexterity in her hands.
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    In the 2010s, from 2011 to 2013, Delany played the lead role of Megan Hunt on the ABC drama series Body of Proof.
  • 2010
    Age 54
    Delany also voiced a character Margaret Rosenblatt in the film Firebreather in 2010.
    Delany left Desperate Housewives to star in the new ABC series Body of Proof originally slated to begin airing in late 2010.
    In March 2010, 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.
  • 2009
    Age 53
    In August 2009 Delany was named co-president of the Creative Coalition, joining Tim Daly in the leadership of the organization.
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  • 2008
    Age 52
    She commented in 2008: “I hope that she (Katherine Mayfair) doesn’t lose her snarkiness, because that’s always fun to play.” On May 13, 2008, it was announced that Delany would reprise her role on Desperate Housewives for season five, having been promoted to the sixth lead.
  • 2007
    Age 51
    But in 2007 she was again offered a role by producer Marc Cherry, this time as a supporting housewife, and she joined the cast of the well-established series for the 2007–08 season.
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    In 2007, Delany appeared in the films A Beautiful Life, Camp Hope, and Multiple Sarcasms.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 50
    Delany commented about her personal life in an interview in 2006: "I turned 40 and I'm ready to get married I don't know who he is yet but I'm ready He has to be smart, funny and kind."
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    In addition, she has supported Planned Parenthood. She attended the organization's 90th birthday celebration in New York City in 2006.
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  • 2004
    Age 48
    From 2004 to 2006, Delany played many guest roles on TV shows, such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Boston Legal, Kojak, Related, The L Word, and Battlestar Galactica.
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  • 1998
    Age 42
    In 1998, Delany reportedly turned down the role of Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV show Sex and the City.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 39
    In 1995, Delany appeared in the Broadway show Translations and in May 1997, Delany returned to her alma mater Phillips Academy to work with theater students as an artist-in-residence.
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  • 1991
    Age 35
    In 1991, Dana Delany was chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 most beautiful people in the world."
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  • 1988
    Age 32
    She won the lead role on the critically acclaimed China Beach, which appeared weekly from 1988 to 1991 and brought intense media attention to the actress.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 27
    After college, she found acting work in New York City in daytime soap operas. She starred in the Broadway show A Life and won critical acclaim in 1983 in Nicholas Kazan's off-Broadway Blood Moon, where the New York Times cited her "skillful verisimilitude" handling a difficult part requiring two roles "and she does them both with authority."
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  • 1978
    Age 22
    She majored in theater at Wesleyan University, worked in summer stock productions during vacations, and graduated in 1978.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 18
    She graduated in 1974 with the academic honor of "cum laude" which was awarded to 80 out of 378 graduating seniors.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Age 0
    Born on March 13, 1956.
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