Television miniseries include "Shake, Rattle & Roll," "True Women" and "Wild Palms, " and among her movies for television are "Resurrection" and "The Patron Saint of Liars," both directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal; "For Hope," in which she played a woman suffering from Scleroderma; Lifetime's "Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story"; Showtime's "Sirens"; "Rescuers: Stories of Courage"; "Conviction," with Omar Epps, and "The Right Temptation" for HBO.Delany produced and starred in the ABC telefilm "Final Jeopardy," based on New York sex-crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein's novel.
Since 1996 Delany has provided voice-over work as Lois Lane on the WB's animated series "Superman," "The Batman/Superman Adventures," "Justice League" and, most recently, "The Batman." Delany is currently co-president of the Creative Coalition alongside Tim Daly.
Since the mid-1990's, she has served on the board of the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.
For the past three seasons she has portrayed Katherine Mayfair on the ABC hit series "Desperate Housewives." Following her graduation from Wesleyan University, the Stamford, Connecticut native went to New York to hone her skills in daytime television and theatre.
Dana Delany made her mark as Army nurse Colleen Mc Murphy on ABC's critically acclaimed series, "China Beach," for which she received two Emmy Awards and four nominations for Best Dramatic Actress.
She starred on Broadway in "A Life" and received critical acclaim in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Nicholas Kazan's "Blood Moon," which led to her move to Los Angeles for the west coast production of the controversial drama.
Opting to stay in LA after the run of the play, Delany was soon cast in such popular television shows as "Moonlighting" and "Magnum, P.
I." Delany has appeared in a number of films, including "Tombstone," "Housesitter," "Fly Away Home," "Exit to Eden," "Light Sleeper," "Moon Over Parador," "Masquerade," "Patty Hearst," "Where the River Runs Black" and "Almost You." Most recently she was seen in the independent films "Route 30," "A Beautiful Life" and "Multiple Sarcasms." She will next be seen in the independent film "Camp Hope." On television Delany completed a two-part episode arc on the ABC's "Castle." She shined in the role of Catherine, the matriarch in waiting to the wealthy Greeley family on "Pasadena," an hour-long drama for Columbia Tri Star Television which aired on FOX.
She followed that up with the griping "Presidio Med" on CBS, a medical drama revolving around a group of female doctors in San Francisco.
She also starred in NBC's "Kidnapped" with Timothy Hutton.
Episodic work includes "Family Law," for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.