Dinah Lenney

Actress Dinah Lenney is best known by television viewers as the dryly sarcastic and dependable Nurse Shirley on the long-running NBC medical drama "ER. " Although she was only a secondary character on the show, Lenney ... Read more »
Born: 11/18/1956

Filmography

Actor (19)

Shameless 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1995 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Get Real 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Babyfever 1994 (Movie)

Roz (Actor)

Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

Registrar (Actor)

Married... With Children 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Newscaster (Actor)

The Bradys 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Fugitives 1989 (Movie)

1st Reporter (Actor)

If Tomorrow Comes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actress Dinah Lenney is best known by television viewers as the dryly sarcastic and dependable Nurse Shirley on the long-running NBC medical drama "ER. " Although she was only a secondary character on the show, Lenney nevertheless left an indelible impression on many as a small rock of sanity within the turmoil of the emergency room. Some of Lenney's other notable television work includes small parts on the newsroom sitcom "Murphy Brown," the short-lived comedy show "A Fine Romance," and the science fiction action drama "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." She is a veteran of stage dramas and musical theater, as well as the co-author of a book on acting, and has taught acting at various workshops and universities. In 1997, Lenney's father Nelson G. Gross--a former Republican politician from New Jersey, Nixon appointee for Secretary of State, and a convicted felon guilty of tax evasion and perjury-was murdered by three teenagers in a kidnapping/robbery gone wrong. The traumatic experience became the subject of her 2007 memoir, "Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir."

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