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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young

Brenda Strong can be seen -- but mostly heard -- as Mary Alice Young, the recently departed narrator of Desperate Housewives. A native of Portland, OR, she left home to attend Arizona State University, where she earned a bachelors degree in Musical Theater. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she soon began appearing in television and films. A familiar face on television, Strong has guest starred on C.S.I. and had recurring roles on the popular series Nip/Tuck, Everwood and the critically-acclaimed Sports Night. She is also recognizable to Seinfeld fans as "Sue Ellen Mishkie," better known as "The Braless Wonder." Strong stars in the features The Kid and I, opposite Tom Arnold, and in The Work and the Glory. Previous feature film credits include Starship Troopers and the recently-released Starship Troopers 2, The Deep End of the Ocean, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams, The Craft and the Mel Brooks comedy Spaceballs. Strong is a certified yoga instructor with her own studio in Los Angeles and a line of videos designed to help infertile couples through yoga therapy. She has also taught at UCLA's Mind-Body Institute. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.