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February 25, 1955 |
Forks, Washington, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Bill Sheridan (1980-2001) (Divorced)|
Leann Hunley (born February 25, 1955) is an American Emmy Award–winning television actress. Although she has worked in numerous productions, she is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Anna DiMera on NBC's long-running Days of our Lives and for playing the role of Dana Waring on the ABC primetime soap opera, Dynasty.
Her first television appearance was on Hawaii Five-O. She was a regular on The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo in 1979 and 1980. Her role as Anna Fredericks-DiMera on Days of our Lives from 1982 to 1986 would win her an Emmy award at the 13th Daytime Emmy Awards for best supporting actress in 1986. For the last three seasons of Dynasty she was Dana Waring, later Carrington, short-term wife to Adam Carrington. She played on Aaron Spelling's short-lived Models, Inc.. In the first season of Dawson's Creek (1998) she was Tamara Jacobs, a high school English teacher who has a tempestuous affair with one of her students. She also played Shira Huntzberger on the Gilmore Girls (2000).
After a 21 year absence from playing the role, Hunley returned on June 21, 2007 as Anna Fredericks DiMera. Hunley recurred on Days until early 2010.
|1993||Beverly Hillbillies, TheThe Beverly Hillbillies||Miss Arlington|
|1995||Cops n Roberts|
|2001||Your Guardian||Tanna Hildegard|
|2012||Blissful Lies||Addison Hamilton|
|1977||Hawaii Five-O||Longworth's Secretary||Episode: "The Cop on the Cover"|
|1978||Hawaii Five-O||Lucy Sutherland||Episode: "Frozen Assets"|
|1978||Islander, TheThe Islander||Mac's Wife||TV movie|
|1978-1979||Battlestar Galactica||1st Girl Warrior||4 episodes|
|1979||B. J. and the Bear||Dr. Winters||Episode: "Crackers"|
|1979||Mrs. Columbo||Judy||Episode: "The Valley Strangler"|
|1979-1980||Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, TheThe Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo||Sarah Cumberland||17 episodes|
|1982||Fantasy Island||Secretary||Episode: "The Curse of the Moreaus/My Man Friday"|
|1982-1986||Days of our Lives||Anna DiMera||TV series|
|1983||Hart to Hart||Diane||Episode: "As the Hart Turns"|
|1984||Airwolf||Meryl||Episode: "One Way Express"|
|1985||Amazing Stories||Episode: "Remote Control Man"|
|1986||Knight Rider||Liz Preston||Episode: "Fright Knight"|
|1986||Hotel||Catherine||Episode: "Opening Moves"|
|1986-1988||Dynasty||Dana Waring Carrington||47 episodes|
|1988||Highway to Heaven||Jennifer||Episode: "We Have Forever: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1988||Murder, She Wrote||Shannon McBride||Episode: "A Little Night Work"|
|1988||Simon & Simon||Violet Harlowe / R.J. Simmons||Episode: "Play It Again, Simon"|
|1989||Who's the Boss?||Lisa||Episode: "Winter Break"|
|1990||Designing Women||Gaby Langford||Episode: "The Mistress"|
|1990||Matlock||Leanne Wilson||Episode: "The Talk Show"|
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Dana Darren||Episode: "Murder: According to Maggie"|
|1990||L.A. Law||Episode: "New Kidney on the Block"|
|1991||Gabriel's Fire||Gwen Kidder||Episode: "Postcards from the Faultline"|
|1991||Princesses||Andrea Sussman||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1992||Coopersmith||Laraine Sands||TV movie|
|1993||Silent Victim||Chrissy Lee||TV movie|
|1993||Daddy Dearest||Pam||Episode: "The Tortoise and the Scare"
Episode: "Thanks, But No Thanks"
|1994||Nanny, TheThe Nanny||Bobbi Jo||Episode: "I Don't Remember Mama"|
|1994||Models Inc.||Marcia Carson||4 episodes|
|1994||Heaven Help Us||TV series|
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Lydia De Kooning||Episode: "Amsterdam Kill"|
|1995||Murphy Brown||Linda||Episode: "Rumble in the Alley"|
|1995||Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Joan||Episode: "As the Will Turns"|
|1995||Burke's Law||Leslie Livingston||Episode: "Who Killed the Centerfold?"|
|1996||Hudson Street||Elizabeth Owens||Episode: "One for the Monet"|
|1996||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Emily Channing||Episode: "Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding"|
|1997||7th Heaven||Rachel Grewe||Episode: "Say Good-Bye"|
|1998||Dawson's Creek||Tamara Jacobs||9 episodes|
|1999||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Lauren Wells||Episode: "Mishap"|
|1999||Horse Sense||Jacy Woods||TV movie|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Renee Van Dyke||Episode: "Blocked Lines"|
|2003||Just Shoot Me!||Binnie||Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"|
|2005||Gilmore Girls||Shira Huntzberger||Episode: "But I'm a Gilmore!"
Episode: "We've Got Magic to Do"
|2007-2010||Days of our Lives||Anna DiMera||TV series|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Joyce Shepard||Episode: "Sugar"|
|2010||NCIS||Young Joann Fielding||Episode: "Mother's Day"|
|2012||Raising Hope||Francine||Episode: "What Up, Bro?"|
- Leann Hunley at the Internet Movie Database
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