Brenda Strong

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Actress (1960)
Thu May 06 2021
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Two-time Emmy-nominated American actress, Brenda Strong is best known for her role Mary Alice Young in the popular television series, Desperate Housewives. It aired on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012, for eight seasons.

She also starred as Nora Walker in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why from 2018 to 2020. As of now, she portrays her voice work as Narrator in the documentary TV series Blood Relatives, on Investigation Discovery. To know more about Brenda read the entire article. 

Got Married With John Farmanesh-Bocca in 2015

61, Brenda Strong has been married twice in her life. For the second time, she has tied the wedding knot with her long time boyfriend, John Farmanesh-Bocca on 2 May 2015. He is a film theatre producer who has spent three decades of his career in the theatre.

Brenda Strong Marries John Farmanesh-Bocca In 2015
Photo: Brenda Strong Marries John Farmanesh-Bocca In 2015
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They said Yes I Do secretly and has kept their wedding details away from the limelight. As per E-News!, the newlywed's duo spent their romantic honeymoon at Villa del Palmar in Loreto, Mexico. On 2nd May 2021, she wished her husband a first-year marriage anniversary through her Instagram post by uploading the snaps of two. "Happy Iron Anniversary to my love, ", she wrote.

 Before their nuptials, they became engaged in January 2015 after few years of dating. Supergirl's actress said Closer Weekly that she honestly never thought she would find somebody else that she could spend the rest of her life with. 

Brenda Strong With Her 26-Year-Old Son, Zak Henri
Picture: Brenda Strong With Her 26-Year-Old Son, Zak Henri
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Regardless, they met while working on a play, but they didn't start dating until two years later.

Failed Marriage With Tom Henri

7th Heaven alum was previously hitched to her first husband, Tom Henri for nearly 24 years. They began dating in 1988. Finally, the lovebirds exchanged the vows on 8th Jul 1989 in an intimate ceremony, following one year of the love relationship.

Brenda Strong and Her Ex-Husband, Tom Henri (m. 1989–2013)
Photo: Brenda Strong and Her Ex-Husband, Tom Henri (m. 1989–2013)
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However, their marital relationship ended in divorce after Strong filed for divorce from Henri on January 14, 2011. They officially ended their marriage in Jun 2013 after being married for 23 years and 11 months.

Together, they had an adult son Zak Henri, born on 5 November 1994. Now, he's following his mother footsteps and has already acted in several TV shows namely Blended, Bunheads and Awkward.

How Much is Brenda Strong Worth?

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Brenda Strong enjoys an impressive net worth of $12 Million as of early 2021. She has earned her worth throughout her thriving acting and directing career. 

Strong who started her acting career in the mid-1980s has made $175 thousand per episode from her role Mary Alice Young in Desperate Housewives, opposite Felicity Huffman. Her other guest and supporting roles include Dallas, Gilmore Girls, The 100, Fear The Walking Dead, and Supergirl. 

Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young on Desperate Housewives
Photo: Brenda Strong Starred as Mary Alice Young on Desperate Housewives
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Also, she directed season four of the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why starring Matthew Alan, and Katherine Langford. Along with this, she has appeared in films such as Ocean of Pearls, Spaceballs, Starship Troopers, Spaceballs, and more. Prior to acting, she became 'Miss Arizona and Miss America.

Bio and Early Life

Brenda Strong was born on 25 March 1960 in Portland, Oregon, the United States as Brenda Lee Strong. She is the daughter of Jean Strong (mother) and Jack Strong (father).

In 1978, Brenda Lee completes her graduation from Sandy Union High School in Oregon. After moving to Arizona, she enrolled at Arizona State University where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in musical theatre. So far, Stong holds American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnicity. 

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