She is an actress, a producer, a narrator, a certified yoga instructor, a fertility expert and has experience taking classes at the Mind/Body Institute at University of California Los Angeles. Brenda Strong (full name Brenda Lee Strong) has been active as an actress since 1985, and she is currently 55 years of age. Let’s have a look at her bio in brief.
Born in Brightwood, Oregon on 25th March 1960, Strong grew up around Portland, Oregon where she attended and graduated in 1978 from the Sandy Union High School. After that, she moved to Arizona and received a Bachelor of Music (specializing in musical theater) from Arizona State University.
Strong began her career through Billy Crystal's music video for “You Look Marvelous”, and since then many of her acting stints have been well received by the public. Of the countless feature films and TV shows that Strong has been a part of, she is particularly noted for her acting in Seinfield (1989), 7th Heaven (1996), Starship Troopers (1997), Ally McBeal (1997), Dawson's Creek (1998), Sports Night (1998), Get a Job (1998), Gilmore Girls (2000), Terror Tract (2000), CSI (2000), Everwood (2002), Red Dragon (2002), Desperate Housewives (2004), The Help (2004), Starship Troopers 2 : Hero of the Federation (2004), etc.
She was one of the regular actresses in the series Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012, a popular series that was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award for 2005-2006 season, and nominated again for the same award for the 2007-2009 season. She was also nominated for the 2011-2012 season the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. From these many examples it can be understood how versatile Strong is as an actress, who isn't afraid to venture out into uncharted territories to try out new genre of acting. She has been equally comfortable in comedy shows as much as in thriller/crime series, and a few of her films had action themes as well.
Strong's past relationships include Tom Henri, with whom she married in 1989 and with whom she has a child, Zakery Henri. Upon divorcing and separating from Henri in 2013, Strong married director/actor John Farmanesh-Bocca in 2015 after being engaged for four-months. The couple haven't had any children so far.
Many would not know this: Strong is close to 6 feet in height, and was crowned Miss Arizona in the Miss America contest held in 1981 (while still in college at that moment). Her birthday falls on the same date as her co-stars from the TV show Desperate Housewives, Marcia Cross and Sarah Jessica Parker. She also serves at the Montana Shakespeare Company as a part of the board of directors. Brenda Strong can be followed through her twitter account @Brenda_Strong, where she has about 42.2 thousand followers.
Strong is currently writing a book on yoga and womanhood, and we can be sure that this would mean another feather on her already illustrious cap (or career, to be precise). For somebody who has been around the entertainment industry for quite some time now, Strong's net worth as per some websites may be close to $12 million. Let us hope that new films or TV shows that she features in satisfies us all.