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Brenda Strong Trivia
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- 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.