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Dana Delany

Dana Welles Delany is an American actress. After appearing in small roles early in her career, Delany received her breakthrough role as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television drama China Beach (1988–1991), for which she twice received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1989 and 1992. She received further recognition for her appearances in the films Light Sleeper (1992), Tombstone (1993), Exit to Eden (1994), The Margaret Sanger Story (1995), Fly Away Home (1996), True Women (1997), and Wide Awake (1998). Delany is also a known voice actress, having voiced characters in the DC Animated Universe, notably as Andrea Beaumont in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Lois Lane in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, subsequently reprising the latter role in several projects unrelated to the DCAU.

Known For


Cast Credits

Tulsa King (2022)
Starring as Margaret Devereaux (6 episodes)
The Code (2019)
Starring as Col. Glenn Turnbull (12 episodes)
Bull (2016)
Guest starring as Sylvia Banner
Hand of God (2014)
Starring as Crystal Harris (20 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Dana Delany
Anderson Live (2011)
Guest starring as Dana Delany
Body of Proof (2011)
Starring as Dr. Megan Hunt (42 episodes)
Castle (2009)
Guest starring as Special Agent Jordan Shaw (2 episodes)
  • Episode 2x18: Boom! (Mar 29, 2010) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 2x17: Tick, Tick, Tick… (Mar 22, 2010) [Special Guest Star]
Kidnapped (2006)
Starring as Ellie Cain (3 episodes)
Related (2005)
Guest starring as Francesca Sorelli (2 episodes)
Boston Legal (2004)
Guest starring as Samantha Fleming
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Starring as Katherine Mayfair (64 episodes)
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Guest starring as Sesha Abinell
Presidio Med (2002)
Starring as Dr. Rae Brennan
Justice League (2001)
Guest starring as Lois Lane (3 episodes)
Pasadena (2001)
Starring as Catherine Greeley McAllister (13 episodes)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Carolyn Spencer
  • Episode 6x03: Obscene (Oct 12, 2004)
Family Law (1999)
Guest starring as Mary Sullivan
True Women (1997)
Starring as Sarah McClure
Spy Game (1997)
Guest starring as Honey Trapp
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
Starring as Lois Lane (44 episodes)
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Dana Delany (2 episodes)
Wild Palms (1993)
Starring as Grace Wyckoff (5 episodes)
China Beach (1988)
Starring as Colleen McMurphy (3 episodes)
Sweet Surrender (1987)
Starring as Georgia Holden (6 episodes)
Moonlighting (1985)
Guest starring as Jillian Armstrong
Cheers (1982)
Guest starring as Susan Metheny
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Guest starring as Cynthia Farrell (3 episodes)
  • Episode 7x19: Out of Sync (Mar 11, 1987) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 7x02: L.A. (2) (Oct 1, 1986) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 7x01: L.A. (1) (Oct 1, 1986) [Special Guest Star]
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