Brenda Strong may be best known for her seminal acting and voice portrayal of "Mary Alice Young" on Desperate Housewives , but this two-time Emmy-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress has had a long and endearing film and television career. A bit of trivia: She sang with the Millennium Choir at the Vatican in and toured with composer Beppe Cantarelli as one of his premiere soloists, singing in Latin and Italian throughout Italy. In addition to her Stage and Screen career, Brenda has produced and starred in a series of Yoga Therapy Videos targeted toward women and couples trying to conceive. For the last 10 years, she has been the National Spokesperson for Path2Parenthood, formerly known as The American Fertility Association and has launched a women's health campaign with Pfizer. She is a highly-respected speaker for organizations concerning health and well-being and recently was asked to present at TEDxWomen in Beverly Hills as one of the featured speakers on stress and women's health. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Yo San University for her pioneering work in fertility and women's wellness.
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Brenda Lee Strong born March 25, is an American actress, director, and yoga instructor. She was a regular cast member in the sitcoms Scorch , and The Help In , she undertook a recurring role as Lillian Luthor on Supergirl.
Brenda Strong's offscreen name might not immediately register with Seinfeld fans, but they will immediately identify the character actress after learning that she played the grating Sue Ellen Mischke, one of Elaine Benes's thorn-in-the-flesh nemeses, on that seminal American sitcom. Strong remains best known, however, for her pivotal contribution to Desperate Housewives as the ill-fated Mary Alice Young, a social-climbing hausfrau who commits suicide in the opening episode of the program, and then hangs around in a regular voice-over to offer acerbic observations from the afterlife about her backstabbing earthbound friends. In addition to her television work, Strong also landed bit parts in such features as Spaceballs , The Craft , and Starship Troopers 2 In she appeared in Melora Hardin movie You. Strong hosted a series of exercise videos in the early s as well, among them Yoga 4 Fertility and Yoga 4 Partners View All Photos 4. View All. Elsewhere No Score Yet Dallas News My Account sign up log in log out.