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Dana Delany Biography

Dana Delany
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Birth Sign: Virgo
  • Name: Dana Delany
  • Father: Jack Delany
  • Mother: Mary Delany
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: New York
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress
  • Net Worth: $ 10 million
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Hair Color: Dyed Red
  • Face Color: White
  • Body Measurements: 34B-25-36
  • Breast Size: 34B
  • Waist size: 25
  • Hip Size: 36
  • Shoe Size: 8 US
  • Affair with: John Kerry , Don Henley
  • Boyfriend: Henry Czerny
  • Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, MORE
  • Siblings: Corey Delany, Sean Delany
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Dana Delany is an American TV actress better known for her roles in Light Sleeper, Exit to Eden, The Margaret Sanger Story, Fly Away Home, True Woman and Wide Awake.

Delany has widely recognized for her role, Colleen McMurphy in the American dramatic television series China Beach rose her name and fame.

Delany has also received various awards and nominations including Primetime Emmy Award, Viewers for Quality Television Awards, and Golden Globe awards for her performance in the TV series China Beach.

Early life and education

Dana Delany was born as Dana Welles Delany on 20th September 1956 in New York City, New York, United States of America. She belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Delany is born to Jack Delany and Mary Delany. She grew up with two siblings: sister, Corey, and brother, Sean in the city of Stamford, Connecticut. She is of Irish and English descent.

Delany was passionate about acting from her childhood days. She did her education from the Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and there she played the lead role of Nellie Forbush in the spring musical production of South Pacific.

Delany also appeared in a student video directed by her classmate Jonathan Meath.

In 1978 Delany got a degree in theater from Wesleyan University and started working in New York City in daytime soap opera.


Dana Delany started working on a small screen and in 1978, she got an opportunity to play in the American soap opera Ryan’s Hope created by Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer. She also played the drama series Love of Life and As the World Turns.

In 1981, Delany shared the big screen in Hollywood horror movie, The Fan, directed by Edward Bianchi. In the movie, she played the role of saleswomen in a record store.

Later, Delany landed a lead as Colleen McMurphy in a dramatic TV series, China Beach, created by William Broyles, Jr. and John Sacret Young.

Personal life

Dana Delany is currently single and focusing on acting career. In 1981, she dated Treat Williams and after being for three years together they ended their relationship in 1984.

After she broke up with Treat, she dated John Sacret Young in 1990. Their relationship lasted for only two years, ending in 1992.

From 1993-1997, she was linked with Henry Czerny. According to the sources, she also dated American politician John Kerry and American musician Don Henley.

Net worth

Dana Delany is one of the highest paid actresses in the industry. She occupies the No. 1 spot on Peoples with the Money’s top 10 highest paid actress of the year 2017. She has an estimated net worth of $ 10 million which she earned from her career in acting.

Delany owns a lavish house in the city of Santa Monica, California, the US which cost around $6 million. She loves traveling and was on a long vacation trip to South Korea on 27th October 2016.

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