Brenda Strong Bio, Age, Wiki, Height, Net Worth, Family, Husband, Movies, TV Shows, Desperate Housewives

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Brenda Strong Biography and Wiki

Brenda Strong is an American actress best known for her role as ‘Mary Alice Young,’ the narrator in ‘Desperate Housewives.’ She began her career as a guest star on Twin Peaks, Party of Five, Seinfeld, Scandal, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Blossom, and Sports Night. She appeared on the sitcoms Desperate Housewives (2004–2012), Scorch (1992), and The Help (2004).

Brenda Strong  Education

She graduated from Sandy Union High School in 1978. She later relocated to Arizona to attend college, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in musical theater from Arizona State University. She has a Honorary Doctorate’ from ‘Yo San University.’

Brenda Strong  Age and Birthday

How old is Strong? She is 62 years old as of 25 March 2022. She was born Brenda Lee Strong in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, the United States of America. Lee celebrates her birthday every 25th of March.

Brenda Strong Nationality

Strong is an American national and citizen by birth. She was born in Portland, Oregon, the United State of America. She is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry. ALSO READ: Tony Thomas

Brenda Strong Height and Measurements

Brenda the actress stands at a height of 6’0″ (183 cm), however, she has not shared more data concerning her other body measurements in the public domain. Moreover, we will update this section once the data are provided.

Brenda Strong Family and Parents

She was born Brenda Lee Strong in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, the United States of America the daughter of Jean and Jack Strong. She grew up in Brightwood, Oregon.

Brenda Strong Husband | Married

Brenda married Tom Henri in July 1989, and they have a son named Zakery Henri. On January 14, 2011, they divorced. In May 2015, Brenda married director-actor John Farmanesh-Bocca.

Brenda Strong Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Brenda Strong Desperate Housewives

She starred in Desperate Housewives an American comedy-drama soap opera as Mary Alice Young. It follows the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of their friend and neighbor who took her life by suicide in the pilot episode. The storyline covers fifteen years of the women’s lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2018

Brenda Strong Career

Brenda’s career began in 1984 when she appeared in the music video for Billy Crystal’s “You Look Marvelous.” The following year, she made her first few TV appearances, with brief roles in ‘St. Elsewhere,’ ‘MacGyver,’ and ‘Cheers.’
Brenda made her film debut soon after as ‘Danielle’ in the 1986 independent film ‘Weekend Warriors.’ Her breakthrough performance, however, came as ‘Captain Deladier in the 1997 satirical military science-fiction/action film ‘Starship Troopers.’ She reprised her role as ‘Sergeant Dede Rake’ in the 2004 sequel ‘Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation,’ as ‘Captain Deladier’ had died in the original series. Brenda played ‘Desiree’ in the 1987 TV movie ‘Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues’ and ‘Jones’ in four episodes of ‘Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues.’

Brenda was seen briefly as ‘Julia Brown’ in ‘The WB’ drama ‘Everwood’ (2002-2005), which was her first role as a deceased wife. ‘Marsha Palmer’ in the ‘ABC’ legal drama ‘The Court’ (2002) and ‘Iris’ in the ‘FX’ medical drama ‘Nip/Tuck’ were two of her other brief recurring roles (2003). Brenda’s acting abilities were demonstrated through strong characters such as therapist ‘Paula’ in the 2009 drama ‘You,’ teaching staff ‘Ellen Behr’ in the 2014 independent comedy ‘Teacher of the Year,’ and a wealthy matriarch named ‘Charlotte’ in the 2015 comedy ‘The Leisure Class.’

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Brenda appeared as ‘Nora Walker’ in the second season of the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ in 2018. Her character was promoted to series regular the following season. Brenda announced her directorial debut in 2019, ‘#3 Normandy Lane,’ a funny yet heartwarming story about an army wife and a life-size cardboard cutout. Brenda has a few stage credits, too. As a member of the ‘Montana Shakespeare Company,’ she was cast as ‘Tamara’ in ‘Titus Redux,’ at the ‘CTG’s ‘Kirk Douglas Theatre.’ She appeared in two ‘Ovation’-nominated plays in Los Angeles: ‘Trevor,’ at the ‘Circle X Theatre,’ and ‘Tempest Redux,’ (voice role) at the ‘The Odyssey Theatre.’
Brenda sang with the ‘Millennium Choir’ at the Vatican in 2000.

Brenda is a certified yoga instructor as well as a fertility specialist. She previously taught at the University of California, Los Angeles’ ‘Mind/Body Institute’ (UCLA). She created the ‘Strong Yoga 4Women’ program. Brenda also created the educational workshop ‘The Four Fields of Fertility,’ as well as the online course ‘Soulful Conceptions.’
Brenda was appointed national spokesperson for the ‘American Fertility Association’ in 2005, and in 2018, she was appointed spokesperson for ‘Path2Parenthood,’ the largest comprehensive patient advocacy group for potential LGBTQ parents. Brenda has collaborated with the pharmaceutical company ‘Pfizer’ to launch a women’s health campaign. Brenda’s groundbreaking work on infertility and women’s health has earned her a ‘Honorary Doctorate’ from ‘Yo San University.’

Brenda Strong Movies and TV Shows


♦ 2019 – #3 Normandy Lane
♦ 2015 – The Leisure Class
♦ 2014 – Teacher of the Year
♦ 2014 – I Can See You
♦ 2012 – An Engagement
♦ 2010 – Privileged
♦ 2009 – You
♦ 2008 – Ocean of Pearls
♦ 2007 – A Plumm Summer
♦ 2005 – The Kid & I
♦ 2004 – Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
♦ 2004 – The Work and the Glory
♦ 2003 – Missing Brendan


♦ 2020 – All Rise
♦ 2018–2020 – 13 Reasons Why
♦ 2016 – Chicago P.D.
♦ 2016; 2019 – The 100 – Queen Nia
♦ 2016 – Love by Chance
♦ 2016 – Notorious – Maggie Sherman
♦ 2016–2017 – Fear the Walking Dead
♦ 2016–2021 – Supergirl – Lillian Luthor
♦ 2015 – Bones
♦ 2015 – Ice Sculpture Christmas