August 7, 1961 |
Rockledge, Florida, United States
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
|Spouse(s)||Tyrone Power, Jr. (1995–2003)
Lennie Loftin (2009–present)
|Children||Tyrone Keenan Power|
Life and career
DeLane Matthews was raised in northern Florida. She moved to Manhattan after being hired to join the Kennedy Center/Juilliard School Acting Company. Acting in theater productions, she appeared Off-Broadway in City Boys at the Jewish Rep, and Pieces of Eight at The Public Theater. She also performed in The Cradle Will Rock, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Pericles, and toured in The Bat, Grease, The Invaders and I Oughta Be in Pictures.
Following daytime television work in The Guiding Light in New York City, Matthews transitioned into primetime television on the Peter Boyle ABC comedy series Joe Bash (1986), playing the part of the streetwalker Lorna. It was cancelled after six episodes. In 1988, she went to star opposite Scott Bakula in the CBS sitcom Eisenhower and Lutz. She later starred on the NBC sitcom FM (!989-1990) with Robert Hays and Patricia Richardson, and in 1992 landed a leading role on the ABC sitcom Laurie Hill. All sitcoms was cancelled after single seasons. In 1993, Matthews landed a female leading role opposite Harry Anderson in the CBS sitcom Dave's World, the series ran to 1997.
Matthews guest-starred in a number of television series, inslude Murphy Brown, Quantum Leap, From the Earth to the Moon, Diagnosis: Murder, Strong Medicine, Cold Case, Nip/Tuck, Castle and well as recurred on The Shield and Saving Grace. In 2001, she joined the cast of ABC soap opera General Hospital playing Janine Matthews. She was regular cast member from October 29, 2001 to June 5, 2003.
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