Merrin Dungey was born in Sacramento, California on August 6, 1971. She started out taking ballet lessons at age four. She began acting at age 18, when she hosted a local teen talk show. After appearing in several commercials, Merrin went on to school at UCLA. She was the youngest person to ever win the UCLA School of Theater's top acting prize at their Annual Acting Awards ceremony. Merrin was a sophomore theater major who beat out juniors and seniors as well as graduate students for the honor.
Upon graduation, she developed a one-woman show titled "Black Like Who?" Merrin’s performance led to guest appearances on numerous tv shows including "Martin," "Babylon 5," "ER," "The West Wing," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Murphy Brown," and "Seinfeld." She had recurring roles in "Malcolm In The Middle," "King Of Queens" and "Grosse Pointe" and she starred in the short lived tv series "Party Girl." But it was her role as Francie/Alison in the ABC series "Alias" that brought her more audience recognition. Merrin also starred in the WB series "Summerland."
Merrin's film credits include the following:
- Vendetta (2006)
- Scream At The Sound Of The Beep (2002)
- The Sky Is Falling (2000)
- Edtv (1999)
- Deep Impact (1998)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Merrin:
Merrin Dungey@Internet Movie Database
Merrin Dungey@The Safe House
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