Dana Delany

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Dana Delany
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Birth name Dana Welles Delany
Born March 13, 1956 in New York, New York, USA
Notable Roles Colleen McMurphy in China Beach
Katherine Mayfair in Desperate Housewives
Notable Episodes
Awards 2 Emmy Awards

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Sweet Surrender Georgia Holden 1987 1
China Beach Colleen McMurphy 1988–1991 1 2 3 4
Superman: The Animated Series Lois Lane 1996–2000 1 2 3 4
Pasadena Catherine McAllister 2001 1
Presidio Med Rae Brennan 2002–2003 1
Kidnapped Ellie Cain 2006–2007 1
Desperate Housewives Katherine Mayfair 2007–2010 4 5 6
Body of Proof Megan Hunt 2011–2013 1 2 3
Hand of God Crystal Harris 2015–2017 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Magnum, P.I. Cynthia Farrell 7x01 & 02 - L.A. October 1, 1986
Cheers Susan 11x11 - Love Me, Love My Car December 17, 1992
Family Law Mary Sullivan 2x18 - Safe at Home March 19, 2001
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carolyn Spencer 6x03 - Obscene October 12, 2004
Boston Legal Samantha Fleming 1x06 - Truth Be Told November 7, 2004
Related Francesca Sorelli 1x07 - Francesca November 14, 2005
The L Word Senator Grisham 3x04 - Light My Fire January 29, 2006
Related Francesca Sorelli 1x18 - The Move March 20, 2006
Castle Special Agent Jordan Shaw 2x17 - Tick, Tick, Tick... (1) March 22, 2010
Castle Special Agent Jordan Shaw 2x18 - Boom! (2) March 29, 2010

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Donato and Daughter Lt. Dena Donato September 21, 1993 CBS Tuesday Movie
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Margaret Sanger March 8, 1995 Lifetime Original Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(2 Wins in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1989, 1992)
China Beach

Trivia