Brenda Strong may be best known for her seminal acting and voice portrayal of “Mary Alice Young” on Desperate Housewives (2004), but this two-time Emmy-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress has had a long and endearing film and television career. Graduating with a degree in Musical Theatre from Arizona State University, she made her career debut with Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs (1987) and Aaron Sorkin’s Malice (1993).
Television audiences have come to know her in such diverse roles as “Sue Ellen Mishke” (aka “The Braless Wonder) on Seinfeld (1989), “Kathleen Isley” in Party of Five (1994), “Sally Sasser” in Sports Night (1998), and three seasons as “Ann Ewing” in Dallas (2012), the reboot of Dallas (1978), for TNT. Her more recent roles include “Ilene Stowe” in Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead (2015) (2016/17) and as “Lillian Luthor” on CW’s Supergirl (2015) (2016/17). Her iconic voice is going into it’s 6th Season as the narrator of Discovery ID Channel’s Blood Relatives (2012).