Dana Welles Delany (born on March 13, 1956 in New York City, New York) is an American film, stage, voice and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist who has been active in show business since the late 1970s.
She developed her skills through working in daytime television and theater. She starred in the Broadway show called A Life, which received critical acclaim in a number of off-Broadway productions as well. It was her role in Nicholas Kazan's controversial Bloodmoon in New York led her to Hollywood. Delany acted in a number of TV series and worked steadily until she could get her own starring vehicle. That happened in 1988 when Delany portrayed an Army nurse Colleen McMurphy in ABC's critically acclaimed series China Beach, the role earning her three Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards as Best Actress. In the 1990s, Delany moved on to movies (such as in Tombstone where she played Josephine Marcus) and eventually started getting starring roles in films, such as Exit to Eden.
Notable roles by Dana Delany:
- China Beach (1988-91) as Army nurse Lieutenant Colleen McMurphy
- Housesitter (1992) as Becky
- Light Sleeper (1992) as Marianne
- Moon over Parador (1992) as Jenny
- Wild Palms (1993): Grace
- DC Animated Universe:
- Law & Order (2004) as Carolyn Spencer
- Desperate Housewives (2007-2010) as Katherine Irma Mayfair
- Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) as Lois Lane
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008-2011) as Vilsi Vaylar
- Firebreather: Margaret Rosenblatt
- Body of Proof: Megan Hunt.
- Adventures of Mowgli: Bagheera
- Fly Away Home: Susan Barnes
- Tombstone: Josephine Marcus
- Exit to Eden: Lisa Emerson