Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.
Delany has been active in show business since the late 1970s. Following small roles early in her career, Delany garnered her first leading role in 1987 in the short-lived NBC sitcom Sweet Surrender and achieved wider fame in 1988–1991 asColleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach, for which she won two Emmy Awards. She received further recognition for her performances in the films Light Sleeper (1992), Tombstone (1993), Exit to Eden (1994), The Margaret Sanger Story (1995), Fly Away Home (1996), True Women (1997) andWide Awake (1998). Since the mid-1990s, Delany has served on the board of theScleroderma Research Foundation.
In 2000s she returned to television with a string of short-lived television series beginning with Pasadena (2001), Presidio Med (2002–2003), and Kidnapped (2006–2007). From 2007 to 2010 Delany played Katherine Mayfair on the ABC seriesDesperate Housewives. From 2011 to 2013 she played the lead role of Megan Hunt on the ABC drama series Body of Proof.
Delany is also a voice-actress. She played Lois Lane in the DC animated universe, as well as in The Batman animated series. In an interview, she said she loves to play “complicated characters”.Reference
Stars Support Standup 2 Cancer Telethon
Supporters Dana Delany, Masi Oka, Jennie Garth, Amy Bucher & Justin Miller speakup about Standup 2 Cancer at their Annual star-studded broadcast. In addition to personal patient stories, the program includes celebrity speakers and a celebrity phone/multimedia bank allowing viewers to interact with participating talent. Standup 2 Cancer has raised over 100 million dollars for research and funding for cancer survivors.