|Merrin Dungey Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||August 6, 1971|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Merrin Dungey is an American actor, voice actor, and stage artist who is known for having been cast in various shows in roles like C.J. Bernstein in the legal drama series The Fix, Maxine Bohen in the legal drama series Conviction, Detective Adrienne Quinlan in the drama series Big Little Lies, Dr. Naomi Bennett in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, Kelly Palmer in the sitcom The King of Queens, Claire Thorpe in the medical drama series The Resident, Francie Calfo/Allison Doren in the action thriller and science fiction television series Alias, Susannah Rexford in the drama series Summerland, Sharon Jeffords in the police procedural comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Sheila in the satirical sitcom series Better Off Ted, FTO Sonya Harris in the urban fantasy series Lucifer, Ursula in the fantasy adventure drama series Once Upon a Time, Kitty Kenarban in the family sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, and Dr. Susan Hamburg in the drama series Chasing Life.
Merrin Melissa Dungey
Sacramento, California, United States
Merrin Dungey studied at Rio Americano High School located in Sacramento, California, and graduated in 1989. Then, she got enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Actor, Voice Actor, Stage Artist
- Father – Don Dungey (General Services Manager)
- Mother – Judith Dungey
- Siblings – Channing Dungey (Older Sister) (Television Executive and the first black American president of a major broadcast television network)
Merrin Dungey has been signed with Industry Entertainment Productions, LLC, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth had been $3 Million.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Merrin Dungey has dated –
- Travis Fimmel (2003) – She was romantically involved with Australian actor and former model Travis Fimmel in 2003.
- Matthew Drake (2006-2018) – In the year 2006, she started dating Matthew Drake and the duo married in a Mariachi-style wedding ceremony in Cancun, Mexico, in May 2007. They welcomed their first daughter in June 2008 and their 2nd daughter in 2011. Merrin and Matthew separated in 2018 and later divorced.
Race / Ethnicity
Merrin Dungey Facts
- Merrin uses she/her pronouns.
- Growing up, she was active in ballet and dance as well as piano. She also enjoyed ice-skating and was an accomplished ice skater.
- Merrin Dungey made her first theatrical film appearance as Sheila Bradley in the 1998 science-fiction disaster film Deep Impact, starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman.
- In May 2000, she played Hildy – Museum Official in an episode titled The One Where Paul’s the Man of the sitcom Friends.
- From 2016 to 2017, Merrin brought to life the character of Maxine Bohen, a former NYPD detective who works for the CIU as a DA investigator, in the ABC legal drama series Conviction.
- She was cast as Joy Jackson in the 2017 buddy cop action comedy film CHiPs.
- Merrin Dungey appeared as Claire Thorpe, former CEO at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, in the medical drama television series The Resident in 2018.
- She has been cast in a stage production of Black Like Who?.
- Merrin co-starred as Madison Taylor in the 2021 psychological thriller film, The Madness Inside Me.
- Merrin worked as Faye Dunaway‘s personal assistant for almost 3 months in 1993.
Featured Image by Merrin Dungey / Instagram