Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 25
Birthplace: Brightwood, OR

Brenda Strong played “Mary Alice Young,” the Wisteria Lane neighbor who narrated ABC’s Desperate Housewives, appearing on the series from 2004 to 2012 alongside Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross. Strong held the role of “Jones” on Twin Peaks, “Kathleen Isley” on Party of Five, and the bra-less wonder, “Sue Ellen Mischke” on Seinfeld.

Brenda Strong played “Mary Alice Young,” the Wisteria Lane neighbor who narrated ABC’s Desperate Housewives, appearing on the series from 2004 to 2012 alongside Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross. Strong held the role of “Jones” on Twin Peaks, “Kathleen Isley” on Party of Five, and the bra-less wonder, “Sue Ellen Mischke” on Seinfeld. She starred as “Sally Sasser” on the ABC comedy-drama Sports Night, “Mrs. Carmen Mackoul” on 7th Heaven, “Julia Brown” on Everwood, and “Arlene Ridgeway” on the television series, The Help. Strong currently plays “Ann Ewing” on the TNT drama series Dallas.

More about Brenda Strong on Dallas's official site.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Brenda Strong, as Mary-Alice Young
  • Desperate Housewives
  • "Give Me The Blame / Finishing The Hat"
  • ABC
  • A Space Floor TV and Kudos Production in association with 20th Century Fox and ABC Studios
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Brenda Strong, as Mary-Alice Young
  • Desperate Housewives
  • "Come On Over For Dinner"
  • ABC
  • A Space Floor TV and Kudos Production in association with 20th Century Fox and ABC Studios
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