Dana Delany won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Captain Colleen Murphy, a nurse with the 510th Evac Hospital during the Vietnam War in the critically acclaimed American TV series China Beach.
During it’s four seasons (1988-91), Dana was also nominated for two more Emmy’s and two Golden Globe. She was was not successful with her first audition for the role. “They thought I wasn’t pretty enough.” Dana said it in interview. So she cut her hair into a bob and successfully re-auditioned when the producer lost their first choice.
In 1991 the readers of People magazine voted her on of the 50 Most Beautiful People In the World. In April 2011 Dana was again in the magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful list. She turned down the role of Carrie Bradshaw in the hit TV show Sex and the City, which went on to make Sarah Jessica Parker a household name.
She has recently been nominated for Outstanding Lead Performance at the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Cirtcle Awards. fo rher role in The Parisian Woman, which had its world premiere at the South Coast Rep in Orange County.