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May 14, 1971 |
Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Troy Kotsur (m. 2001)|
Deanne Bray (born 14 May 1971) is an American actress. Bray was born deaf and is bilingual in American Sign Language and English. She is best known for her role as Sue Thomas in the show Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. She is also known for her recurring role as Emma Coolidge on Heroes.
Bray was born in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California and has spent most of her life in southern California, although she lived in Seattle for a few years with her mother. She is married to Troy Kotsur, who is also a deaf actor. On 8 September 2005, she gave birth to daughter Kyra Monique Kotsur. She lives with her family in North Hollywood, a district of Los Angeles.
Bray's parents made certain their daughter was instructed from an early age to speak and write English and learn American Sign Language as well, sending her through a variety of learning programs and centers to strengthen her language skills. A California native, Bray broke into the entertainment industry after she was discovered performing with a deaf dancing group called "Prism West" at a Deaf festival at California State University, Northridge, where she earned a B.A. degree in Biology.
|1996||What Do Women Want||Sharon|
|2005||Last Mountain||Blonde Annie|
|2007||I See the Crowd Roar: The Story of William Dummy Hoy||Anna||Documentary short|
|2013||No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie||ASL Advocate|
|1995||Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning||Teddy Franklin||TV film|
|1996||Pretender, TheThe Pretender||Deaf Woman||Episode: "Flyer"|
|1997||Ellen||Juliet||Episode: "Ellen's Deaf Comedy Jam"|
|1997||Diagnosis: Murder||Jan Curran||Episode: "Murder, Country Style"|
|2001||Strong Medicine||Sonny||Episode: "Fix"|
|2001||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dr. Gilbert||Episode: "Sounds of Silence"|
|2002–2005||Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye||Sue Thomas||Lead role (56 episodes)|
|2003||L.A. Sheriff's Homicide||Technician||TV film|
|2006||Rescue Me||RoseMary||Episode: "Hell"|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dean Price||Episode: "Silencer"|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Jean||Episode: "The Rat Dog"|
|2007||L Word, TheThe L Word||Amy Reed||Episodes: "Lacy Lilting Lyrics", "Little Boy Blue"|
|2008||L Word, TheThe L Word||Amy Reed||Episodes: "Lesbians Gone Wild", "Lay Down the Law"|
|2008||Sweet Nothing in My Ear||Dr. Walters||TV film|
|2009–2010||Heroes||Emma Coolidge||Recurring role (9 episodes)|
|2013||2 Broke Girls||Joanne||Episode: "And Not-So-Sweet Charity"|
|2014||Grey's Anatomy||Nicole||Episode: "Go It Alone"|
|2014||Switched at Birth||Dean of Gallaudet||Episode: "It Isn't What You Think"|