Brenda Strong Trivia

  • Brenda Strong
    • Famous as : Actress
    • Birth Name : Brenda Lee Strong
    • Birth Date : March 25, 1960
    • Birth Place : Brightwood, Oregon, USA
    • Spouse : Tom Henri (since 8-Jul-89)
    • Claim to Fame : As Mary Alice Young in "Desperate Housewives" (2004-2012) (TV)


  • Shared with other cast members of "Desperate Housewives" an Actors Award for winning the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • Replaced Sheryl Lee to play Mary Alice Young in the pilot episode of "Desperate Housewives" aired in 2004.
  • Assumed the role of a psychiatrist in Get a Job (1998), Terror Tract (2000) and in an episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) which all saw her having a patient of a troubled young boy.
  • Was crowned Miss Arizona in 1980 and the Miss USA Pageant's contestant in 1981.
  • Has released two yoga videos namely "Yoga for Fertility" and "Yoga for Partners."
  • Underwent the audition for the role of Mary Alice Young in "Desperate Housewives" in front of the producers who had their eyes closed to determine whether she had a proper comic voice needed for the series.
  • Has appeared in the TV series of "Ally McBeal" and "Everwood" in which her "Desperate Housewives" co-star Marcia Cross also starred in before the ABC series came to the surface, but never was in the same episodes with the actress.
  • Owns a studio in Los Angeles for her yoga class.
  • Has played the same role of a family mother whose death in the pilot of the series sets the events of the show in motion in both TV series of "Everwood" and "Desperate Housewives."
  • Was born on the same date and month as Marcia Cross and Sarah Jessica Parker were.
  • Sits on the directors' board of Helena's Montana Shakespeare Company.