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Brenda Strong Biography

Birth Place:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships

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