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Dana Delany

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Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) 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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dana Delany has received more than 6,212,169 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Dana Delany is the 1,659th most popular actor (up from 2,257th in 2019), the 2,822nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,786th in 2019) and the 805th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Dana Delany ranks 1,659 out of 9,996Before her are Bruce Greenwood, Simone Simon, Marie Trintignant, Hyun Bin, Pierre Clémenti, and Chico Marx. After her are Harold Sakata, Fess Parker, Mahershala Ali, Betty Grable, George Segal, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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Among people born in 1956, Dana Delany ranks 92Before her are Miguel Bosé, Andrus Ansip, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Alexey Pajitnov, Mimi Rogers, and Bruce Greenwood. After her are Jens Fink-Jensen, Luis Guzmán, Ewa Kopacz, Hans van Breukelen, Alain Ducasse, and Steven Bauer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dana Delany ranks 2,822 out of 18,182Before her are Lea Thompson (1961), Ernest King (1878), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Chico Marx (1887), John L. Sullivan (1858), and Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858). After her are Joe Pass (1929), Mitch McConnell (1942), Harold Sakata (1920), Jeb Bush (1953), Fess Parker (1924), and Mahershala Ali (1974).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dana Delany ranks 805Before her are Allison Janney (1959), Richard Farnsworth (1920), Cynthia Nixon (1966), Sung Kang (1972), Lea Thompson (1961), and Chico Marx (1887). After her are Harold Sakata (1920), Fess Parker (1924), Mahershala Ali (1974), Betty Grable (1916), George Segal (1934), and Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979).

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