Brenda Strong Net Worth

Brenda Strong Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Brenda Strong net worth is
$12 Million

Brenda Strong Wiki Biography

Born Brenda Lee Strong on the 25th March 1960, in Portland, Oregon USA, she is an award-winning film and television actress, probably best known to the world as Mary Alice Young in the TV drama series “Desperate Housewives” (2004-2012), and as Ann Ewing in the TV drama series “Dallas” (2012-2014), among many other differing appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich Brenda Strong is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Strong’s net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry, which has been active since the mid- ‘80s. During her career, Brenda has appeared in over 120 film and television roles and has earned several prestigious awards, including the SAG Award for her work on “Desperate Housewives”, aside from two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the same TV series.

Brenda Strong Net Worth $12 Million

Although born in Portland, she grew up in Brightwood, Oregon and attended Sandy Union High School, located in Sandy, Oregon. After matriculation, he enrolled at Arizona State University, from which she received a Bachelor of Music in musical theater. She moved to Arizona during her college years, and she was named Miss Arizona in 1980.

After graduation, she made her acting debut in the TV series “St. Elsewhere” in 1985, and throughout the decade appeared in minor roles in TV series and films such as “Weekend Warriors” (1986), “MacGyver” (1986), “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1988), and “Matlock” (1989), among many other one-time appearances. Starting with the role of Jones in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks”, Brenda started to gain more attention from directors and producers, and throughout the ‘90s had several notable roles, including as Allison King in the TV series “Scorch” (1992), then as Claudia in the film “Malice” (1993), and as Captain Deladier in Paul Verhoven’s Academy Award- nominated sci-fi action adventure “Starship Troopers”, starring Casper Van DIen, Denise Richards and Dina Meyer. Box office success of productions in which she appeared only helped increase her net worth.

Brenda started the new millennium with the role of Carmen Mackoul in the TV drama series “7th Heaven” (2000-2002), and then in 2004 she was selected for the role of deceased Mary Alice Young in “Desperate Housewives”, who narrates the entire series. Brenda’s character committed suicide in the first episode of the show, and from then served as the narrator of the show until 2012, and featured in 180 episodes, which increased her wealth to a large degree.

Concurrently Brenda sought other acting engagement, and landed roles in such productions as “The Kid & I” in 2005, then “Family in Hiding” (2006), and “Ocean of Pearls” (2008). Following the end of the successful series, Brenda was first selected for the role of Ann Ewing in the TNT revival of the CBS drama “Dallas” (2012-2014), and then was selected as the narrator of the TV reality crime series “Blood Relatives” (2012-2014).

In recent years, Brenda played Lillian Luthor in the TV fantasy drama series “Supergirls” (2016-2017), and Ilene Stowe in the “Walking Dead” spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead” (2016-2017).

Furthermore, she will appear in the comedy film “Deported”, which is scheduled for release later this year. The demand for her services means her net worth continues to rise.

Regarding her personal life, Brenda has been married to actor/director John Farmanesh-Bocca since 2015. Previously, she was married to Tom Henri from 1989 until 2011, with whom she has a son named Zakery.

Brenda is a yoga instructor and has held classes at UCLA’s Mind/Body Institute.

Full NameBrenda Strong
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1960
Place Of BirthBrightwood, Oregon, United States
Height6 ft (1.829 m)
EducationSandy High School (1978), Arizona State University
SpouseJohn Farmanesh-Bocca (m. 2015), Tom Henri (m. 1989–2013)
ChildrenZak Henri
ParentsMai Song
NicknamesBrenda Lee Strong
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
MoviesSpaceballs, Starship Troopers, The Kid & I, The Craft, The Deep End of the Ocean, A Plumm Summer, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, Ocean of Pearls, The Leisure Class, Black Dog, Terror Tract, Red Dragon, The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Going to the Mat, ...
TV ShowsDallas, Desperate Housewives, The Help, Scorch
1Statuesque height
1Married for the 2nd time her longtime boyfriend John Farmanesh-Bocca following a 4-month-long engagement. [May 2015]
2Has a son named Zakery Henri (aka Zak Henri, b.1994) with her now ex-1st husband Tom Henri.
3She played Cliff Barnes "one night stand" in the Dallas (1978) 1987 episode, Dallas: Cat and Mouse (1987). She plays Bobby Ewing's wife in the Dallas (2012) series.
4Played two separate characters in Starship Troopers (1997) and Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004).
5Was among the guests at Marcia Cross' wedding to Tom Mahoney.
6Both in Everwood (2002) and Desperate Housewives (2004), she plays a family mother whose death in the pilot of the series sets the events of the show in motion. She reappears throughout the shows in flashback scenes and dream sequences.
7She and future Desperate Housewives (2004) co-star Felicity Huffman both starred in Sports Night (1998). Strong guest-starred in several episodes while Huffman was a regular cast-member for both seasons. In the series, Strong was sleeping with both Huffman's fiancé (Ted McGinley) and Huffman's co-worker (Peter Krause).
8Also worked with Felicity Huffman on the short lived Sports Night (1998) program created by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing (1999).
9Replaced Sheryl Lee who was originally cast as Mary Alice Young for the ABC series Desperate Housewives (2004) in its pilot episode.
10She and her future Desperate Housewives (2004) co-star Marcia Cross both starred in Everwood (2002). Strong guest-starred in a few episodes while Cross was a steady cast-member from 2003-2004. They never were in the same episodes. They also both guest-starred in different episodes of Ally McBeal (1997). They separately guest starred in back-to-back episodes of Seinfeld (1989) during season nine. Cross appeared dating Jerry as life-saving dermatologist Dr. Sara Sitarides, and Strong in her recurring role as Sue Ellen "The Bra-less Wonder" Mischke.
11Miss Arizona 1980 in the 1981 Miss America pageant.
12Shares a birthday with Desperate Housewives (2004) co-star Marcia Cross and Sarah Jessica Parker.
13Has been on five shows on The WB - 7th Heaven (1996), Gilmore Girls (2000), Dawson's Creek (1998), and Everwood (2002), The Help (2004).
14Played a psychiatrist in Get a Job (1998), Terror Tract (2000) and in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). All three times, her patient was a troubled young boy.
15Serves on the board of directors of the Montana Shakespeare Company in Helena, Montana.
161978: Graduated from Sandy High School in Sandy, OR.
17Brenda teaches yoga in Santa Monica, California.
18Graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Music in musical theatre.


Safe Harbor1999TV SeriesMarilyn Conray
Any Day Now1999TV SeriesJana Durham
Odd Man Out1999TV SeriesKasey Norton
The Deep End of the Ocean1999Ellen
Get a Job1998Emily LaCrosse Psychiatrist
Undercurrent1998Renee Rivera
Black Dog1998Melanie
The Closer1998TV SeriesSusan Bend
Seinfeld1996-1997TV SeriesSue Ellen
Starship Troopers1997Captain Deladier
3rd Rock from the Sun1996-1997TV SeriesMiss Frost / Mrs. Frost
Chicago Sons1997TV SeriesNina
Roar1997TV SeriesMegan
New York Daze1996TV SeriesSheryl Coveny
Murphy Brown1991-1996TV SeriesTara Baker / Janine
The Craft1996Doctor
Party of Five1996TV SeriesKathleen Isley
The John Larroquette Show1996TV SeriesChristine Taylor
ER1994TV SeriesSally Niemeyer
Island City1994TV MovieDr. Sammy Helding
Silk Stalkings1993TV SeriesCandy Grayson
My Life1993Laura
Picket Fences1993TV SeriesSarah Evans
The Second Half1993TV SeriesHeather
Dark Justice1992TV SeriesJessica Sadler
Grapevine1992TV SeriesAllison
Stepfather III1992TV MovieLauren Sutliffe
Sibs1992TV Series
Blossom1991-1992TV SeriesDiane
Herman's Head1992TV SeriesDr. Paige Holland
Rachel Gunn, R.N.1992TV SeriesSheila
Scorch1992TV SeriesAllison King
Twin Peaks1991TV SeriesJones
Anything But Love1991TV Series
People Like Us1990TV MovieBrenda Primrose
Father Dowling Mysteries1990TV SeriesO'Grady / Miss Cantrell
Matlock1989TV SeriesJan Sinclair
Skin Deep1989Sexy Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
Hooperman1989TV SeriesNun
Midnight Caller1989TV SeriesKristen
Sonny Spoon1988TV SeriesCarla
Star Trek: The Next Generation1988TV SeriesRashella
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues1987TV MovieDesiree
Hotel1987TV SeriesHilary Sinclair
Dallas1987TV SeriesCliff's One Night Stand
Sledge Hammer!1986TV SeriesMiss Hotchkins the Landlady
Cheers1986TV SeriesVicki
Weekend Warriors1986Danielle
MacGyver1986TV SeriesLila
Shadow Chasers1985TV SeriesAngela Taylor
Misfits of Science1985TV SeriesMiss Speedway
St. Elsewhere1985TV SeriesNadine Aurora
Deported2016post-productionMrs. Becker
Road to Redemptionpost-productionAbigail (rumored)
Supergirl2016TV SeriesLillian Luthor
Notorious2016TV SeriesMaggie Sherman
Fear the Walking Dead2016TV SeriesIlene Stowe
Love by Chance2016TV MovieHelen Michaels
The 1002016TV SeriesNia Queen Nia
Chicago P.D.2016TV SeriesAttorney Green
Ice Sculpture Christmas2015TV MovieChef Gloria
Bones2015TV SeriesSenator Hayley Winters
The Leisure Class2015TV MovieCharlotte
Blood Relatives2012-2015TV SeriesNarrator
Killer App2015TV Movie
I Can See You2014ShortMarnie
The Mysteries of Laura2014TV SeriesMargot Preston
Dallas2012-2014TV SeriesAnn Ewing
Teacher of the Year2014Ellen Behr
Scandal2012-2014TV SeriesJoan Reston
An Engagement2012ShortMom
Desperate Housewives2004-2012TV SeriesMary Alice Young
Rizzoli & Isles2010TV SeriesMel Gaynor-Randle
Scoundrels2010TV SeriesPenny Priest
Privileged2010VideoMrs. Carrington
Boston Legal2008TV SeriesJudge Judy Beacon
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2008TV SeriesKathy Jarrow
Ocean of Pearls2008Mary Stewart
Shark2007TV SeriesOlivia Hartnell
Curb Your Enthusiasm2007TV SeriesDr. Flomm
A Plumm Summer2007Viv
Help Me Help You2006-2007TV SeriesLinda
The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided2006Mary Ann Steed
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game voice
Desperate Housewives: The Game2006Video GameMary Alice Young (voice)
Just Legal2006TV SeriesLiza Lynch
Family in Hiding2006TV MovieCarol Peterson
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV MovieMary Alice Young (voice, uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieMary Alice Young
The Kid & I2005Bonnie Roman
The Work and the Glory II: American Zion2005Mary Ann Steed
Everwood2002-2005TV SeriesJulia Brown
Desperate Housewives: Oprah Winfrey Is the New Neighbor2005TV ShortMary Alice Young (voice)
The Work and the Glory2004Mary Ann Steed
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation2004VideoSgt. Dede Rake
The Help2004TV SeriesArlene Ridgeway, the Rich Lady
Going to the Mat2004TV MoviePatty Newfield
Exposed2003Susan Andrews
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesRebecca McCandless
Missing Brendan2003Joyce Calden
Nip/Tuck2003TV SeriesIris
A.U.S.A.2003TV SeriesJudge Flynn
Malcolm in the Middle2002TV SeriesAmelia
Red Dragon2002Dinner Guest
Teddy Bears' Picnic2002Jackie Sloane Chevron
The Court2002TV SeriesMarsha Palmer
7th Heaven2000-2002TV SeriesMrs. Carmen Mackoul Carmen Mackoul
Bram and Alice2002TV SeriesTheresa
Dawson's Creek2001TV SeriesKay Liddell
Gilmore Girls2001TV SeriesEva
Thieves2001TV SeriesLoretta
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2001TV SeriesDr. Leigh Sapien
Ally McBeal2001TV SeriesJerry Hill
The Michael Richards Show2000TV SeriesBeth
Terror Tract2000Dr. Helen Corey (segment "Come To Granny")
Get Real2000TV SeriesOlivia Clark
Sports Night1998-2000TV SeriesSally Sasser


I Did Not Forget You2015Short executive producer / producer


3rd Rock from the Sun1996-1997TV Series performer - 3 episodes


Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV Movie special thanks


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Project Greenlight2015TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Desperate Housewives: I Guess This Is Goodbye2012Video documentary shortHerself
Dallas Roundup Aftershow2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2012 Writers Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Inside TNT's Dallas2011TV ShortHerself
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 1002009Video shortHerself
The Philanthropist2008TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHerself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2006TV SeriesHerself
2006 ALMA Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
10th Annual Prism Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Miss America2006TV MovieHerself - Judge
SoapTalk2006TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2005TV SeriesHerself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHerself
KTLA Morning News2005TV SeriesHerself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Winner
Inside the Federation2004Video documentary shortHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
60th Annual Miss America Pageant1980TV SpecialHerself - Miss Arizona

Archive Footage

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2012TV SeriesHerself
Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieMary Alice Young
Desperate Housewives Special: The Juiciest Bites2007TV MovieMary Alice Young
Seinfeld: Inside Look2006-2007TV Series documentary shortSue Ellen
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV MovieMary Alice Young (uncredited)
Herman's Head1993TV SeriesDr. Holland
Young Indiana Jones1993TV SeriesBeatrice Kaufman

Won Awards

2014Festival AwardChicago International REEL Shorts FestivalBest Supporting ActressI Can See You (2014)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)

Nominated Awards

2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceDesperate Housewives (2004)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Voice-Over PerformanceDesperate Housewives (2004)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearDesperate Housewives (2004)

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