Merrin Dungey

Merrin Dungey

  • Highest Rated: 64% EDtv (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015)
  • Birthday: Aug 6, 1971
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A popular television actress who has also found success on the silver screen, Merrin Dungey has been entertaining audiences since strapping on her ballet shoes at the age of four. Always quick on her feet, the talented dancer moved from ballet to ice skating before discovering her talent as an actress while hosting a local teen talk show at 18. Commercial work was quick to follow, and shortly thereafter, Dungey enrolled as a theater major at U.C.L.A. During her sophomore year at college, Dungey became the youngest person ever to win the U.C.L.A. School of Theater's top acting prize at the Annual Acting Awards Ceremony. Following her graduation, the up-and-coming actress developed a one-woman show entitled Black Like Who? for the HBO Comedy Workspace. It didn't take long for Dungey's reputation as a talent to watch spread through Hollywood, and on the heels of Black Like Who?, she signed with the William Morris Agency. Television roles were quick to follow, and after guest appearances on Martin and Living Single, Dungey landed a recurring role on the television series Party Girl (an adaptation of the 1995 Parker Posey indie). After making her film debut with a small role in the 1998 disaster flick Deep Impact, Dungey returned to the small screen in supporting capacity with The King of Queens in 1998. With roles in EDtv (1999) and The Sky Is Falling (2000), Dungey seemed to be balancing films and television nicely, and following a memorable turn on Malcolm in the Middle, she was cast on the small-screen spy drama-thriller series Alias in 2001. In addition to continuing roles on television on such popular shows as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dungey still appearred in such features as Scream at the Sound of the Beep (2002). In 2004, Dungey took on a role in the made-for-television drama Summerland. In 2007 she was cast in the Grey's Anatomy spinoff Private Practice as Dr. Naomi Bennett.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

40% The Diabolical Mrs. Wallace 2015
6% Some Kind of Beautiful Angela 2015
64% EDtv Ms. Seaver 1999
45% Deep Impact Sheila Bradley 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

56% The Fix
2019
Christine Jane "CJ" Bernstein
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Resident
2018
Claire Thorpe
  • 2019
  • 2018
20% Conviction
2016-2017
Maxine Bohen
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Sharon Jeffords Sharon
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Ursula
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Twyla Owens
  • 2014
74% Trophy Wife
2013-2014
Dawn Johansen
  • 2014
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
Alissa Barnes Alissa Burns
  • 2013
18% How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
2013
Morgan
  • 2013
69% Revenge
2011-2015
Barbara Snow
  • 2012
71% Hung
2009-2011
Liz
  • 2010
89% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
Sheila Shiela
  • 2010
  • 2009
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Sandy Zionts
  • 2007
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Naomi Naomi Bennett
  • 2007
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Kelly Palmer Kelly
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
20% Summerland
2004-2005
Susannah Rexford
  • 2005
  • 2004
89% Alias
2001-2006
Francie Francie Calfo/Allison Doren Allison Doren/Francie
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Kitty Kenarban Kitty Mrs. Kenarbin
  • 2004
  • 2001
  • 2000
47% Grosse Pointe
2000-2001
Joan
  • 2001
46% Jesse
1998-2000
Rosemary
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Daphina
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Woman
  • 1997
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Security Guard #2
  • 1996
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Laura
  • 1996
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
  • 1995
17% Party Girl
1996
Wanda
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Dr. Naomi Bennett (pilot)
No Score Yet Revenge
Barbara Snow

QUOTES FROM Merrin Dungey CHARACTERS

Mrs. Wallace
I need you to be brave.
Mrs. Wallace
Someone killed them.
Mrs. Wallace
My children are sick, we can't leave this house.