|Deanne Bray Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7¾ in|
|Date of Birth||May 14, 1971|
Deanne Bray is an American actor who is best known for playing Sue Thomas in the mystery crime drama series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye and Emma Coolidge in the superhero drama series Heroes. In addition to that, she has also been cast in several other on-screen projects which include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey’s Anatomy, Universal Signs, Veep, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie, 2 Broke Girls, Switched at Birth, Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Lightning, The Pretender, L.A. Sheriff’s Homicide, Diagnosis: Murder, Sweet Nothing in My Ear, Strong Medicine, Rescue Me, The L Word, Last Mountain, and I See the Crowd Roar: The Story of William Dummy Hoy.
Deanne Lee Bray
Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States
Deanne Bray attended Washington State School for the Deaf and later got enrolled at the California State University, Northridge, from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Afterward, she pursued a master’s degree in Sign Language Education.
Deanne Bray has been signed with Metric Talent & Literary Management, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Deanne Bray has dated –
- Troy Kotsur (2001-Present) – She got married to actor Troy Kotsur in the year 2001 and the duo has been blessed with a daughter named Kyra Monique Kotsur (b. September 8, 2005). Both Troy and Deanne are deaf.
Race / Ethnicity
Deanne Bray Favorite Things
- Quote – The African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child”
Source – IMDb
Deanne Bray Facts
- She was discovered while performing with a deaf dancing group called “Prism West” at a Deaf festival at California State University, Northridge.
- Her father understood basic ASL but her mother chose not to learn any ASL at all.
- Deanne Bray played Natalie in the modern American Sign Language (ASL) film Universal Signs in 2008.
- She was seen as Dr. Walters in the 2008 made-for-television drama film Sweet Nothing in My Ear.
- In 2013, Deanne Bray appeared as IEP (Individualized Education Program) Advocate in the drama film No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie.
- She brought to life the character of Dean of Gallaudet in an episode titled It Isn’t What You Think of the teen family-drama television series Switched at Birth in July 2014.
- She was cast as Emily in a production of Arrival and Departure in 2018.
- Some of her role models include Phyllis Frelich, Linda Bove, Freda Norman, and Sue Thomas.
- Deanne Bray is bilingual in American Sign Language and spoken English.
- She has served as a spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K).
Featured Image by Deanne Bray / Instagram