Brenda Strong

  • Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Won the Miss Arizona title in 1980 and competed in the Miss America pageant later that year.
  • Appeared in Billy Crystal's "You Look Mahvelous" video.
  • Has taught at UCLA's Mind/Body Institute, owns a yoga studio in Los Angeles and has released a line of yoga DVDs.
  • Has been a spokesperson for the American Fertility Association and was presented with the Beacon of Light Award in 2007 for her work with them.
  • Prior to costarring with Felicity Huffman on Desperate Housewives, played her nemesis on several episodes of the Aaron Sorkin dramedy Sports Night.

Awards

  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • John Farmanesh-Bocca — Husband
  • Tom Henri — Ex-husband
  • John Zakery Henri — Son

College

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States (BM in Music Theatre)

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