WGA picketing with the stars

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Dozens of U.S. television stars are planning to show their support for striking Writers Guild of America members by joining picket lines.

Delany, Fillion consider 'Desperate' move

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Dana Delany and Nathan Fillion -- two Hollywood actors whose TV shows keep getting canceled -- are in talks to join the cast of "Desperate Housewives."

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Dana to star in Season 1 of 'Kidnapped'

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Dana Delany says she and Timothy Hutton will only appear in the first season of the new NBC drama, "Kidnapped."

Dana Delany to star in WE tv special

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Emmy-winning actress Dana Delany is set to serve as host of a special on the WE cable channel about women who nursed U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.

NBC announces two new dramas

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- NBC Monday announced it had given early orders for two new dramas -- one starring Dana Delany, Timothy Hutton and others from the makers of "Crash."

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'China Beach' star returns to series TV

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Two-time Emmy winner Dana Delany has signed on to star in the pilot of "Kidnapped," a new drama for NBC TV.

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Today is Sunday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2005 with 293 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, March 13, the 73rd day of 2004 with 293 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2003 with 293 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2002 with 293 to follow. The moon is new. The morning star is Mercury.
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Dana Delany
Dana Delany arrives for the New York Stage and Film's Annual Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on December 13, 2009. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh

Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is a multi-award winning American film, stage, and television actress. She is known for her role as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach (1988–1991), Katherine Mayfair on Desperate Housewives (2007–2010), Megan Hunt on Body of Proof (2011–present) and, as a voice-actress, Lois Lane in the DC Animated Universe as well as the television series The Batman. In an interview, she said she loves to play "complicated characters." Delany has been active in film, television, and stage since the late 1970s.

Delany was born in New York City to parents of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. She has remarked that, even as a child, she always wanted to go into acting. "The reason a person first gets into acting is because you want attention from your parents as a child," she told a reporter. In her childhood, she went with her family to many Broadway shows, and was fascinated by films.

After growing up in Stamford, Connecticut, she attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for her senior year, and was a member of the school's first co-educational class which included jazz composer Bill Cunliffe, software executive Peter Currie, artist Julian Hatton, poet Karl Kirchwey, writer Nate Lee, editor Sara Nelson restauranteur Priscilla Martel and sculptor Gar Waterman. "Andover was the best time of my life," she recalled. She played the lead role of Nellie Forbush in the school's spring musical production of South Pacific playing opposite Peter Kapetan as Emile. She commented: "It was just a little awkward to be Nellie at first because she hesitates to marry Emile since he had once lived with a Polynesian woman -- I don't agree with her reasoning so that made things a bit hard at the beginning." She appeared in a student video directed by fellow classmate Jonathan Meath in a film class taught by Steve Marx. She graduated in 1974 with the academic honor of "cum laude" which was awarded to 80 out of 378 graduating seniors. She majored in theater at Wesleyan University, worked in summer stock productions during vacations, and graduated in 1978. Later, in an interview, she reported that she sometimes had eating issues during this time of her life. She said: "I binged... I starved ... I was one step from anorexia –a piece of toast and an apple would be all I would eat in a day."

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