brenda strong '82 B.Mus.

Brenda Strong is an Emmy-nominated actress who has also gained notoriety as a yoga instructor and fertility expert. Strong was originally from a suburb of Portland, Ore., but came to Arizona to attend ASU. She graduated with a bachelor’s of music degree in musical theatre in 1982, after being crowned Miss Arizona 1980. Strong has appeared in many television shows, including “MacGyver,” “Cheers,” “Matlock,” “Seinfeld,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “7th Heaven” and “Gilmore Girls.” She is most famous for her role as character Mary Alice Young on the television show “Desperate Housewives.” She is currently starring in the TNT original drama “Dallas” and working on a book about yoga.

Year of graduation: 
1982