Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong is an actress and yoga instructor. She was also crowned Miss Arizona in 1980.

You probably recognize her from her role as Mary Alice Young on Desperate Housewives and Sally Sasser on Sports Night.

She has also made appearances on MacGyver, Cheers, Matlock, Murphy Brown, Blossom, 7th Heaven, Gilmore Girls, CSI, Malcolm in the Middle, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and she had a recurring role on Twin Peaks.

You can also see Brenda Strong in the movies The Craft, Spaceballs, The Deep End of the Ocean, Red Dragon, Black Dog, Exposed, Starship Troopers & Starship Troopers 2, .

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Mary Alice Young Desperate Housewives
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Birthplace
Brightwood, Oregon

Desperate Housewives Quotes

I love you once. I love you twice. I love you more than beans and rice.

Mike

(voiceover) It's not always that easy to distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys. Sinners can surprise you (shot of Gabrielle watching Carlos praying before he goes to sleep.) And the same is true for saints (shot of Sister Mary praying at church before snuffing out a candle.) Why do we try to define people as simply good or simply evil? (Shot of Nina crying as she packs up her desk) Because no one wants to admit that compassion and cruelty can exist side-by-side in one heart. (Shot of Susan's father recovering in the hospital.) And that anyone is capable of anything. (Shot of Bree cleaning up George's hotel room as he lays dying.)

Mary Alice