June 28, 2022

Merrin Dungey Biography, Age, Husband, Matthew Drake, Ursula, The Fix

Merrin Dungey Biography

Merrin Dungey (Merrin Melissa Dungey) is an American film and television actress best known for her roles on the television series The King of Queens, Alias, Malcolm in the Middle, and Summerland. She will costar in the 2019 legal drama The Fix.

She attended Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California where she graduated in 1989. In 1993, she earned a degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCLA in 1993. She has a sister Channing Dungey who was then named president of ABC Entertainment in February 2016.

Merrin Dungey Age

Merrin Melissa Dungey was born on August 6, 1971 in Sacramento, California, U.S. She is 47 years old as of 2018.

Merrin Dungey Family

She was born to Don Dungey, a general services manager and Judith Dungey. Dungey was active in ballet and dance as well as piano as a child and she was an accomplished ice skater.

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Merrin Dungey Matthew Drake | Merrin Dungey Husband

Dungey is married to Matthew Drake whom she married in a Mariachi style wedding ceremony in Cancun, Mexico, in May 2007. Dungey gave birth to their first daughter in June 2008 and their second daughter in 2011.

Merrin Dungey Actress

Melissa had small roles in Hollywood films such as EDtv and Deep Impact and on television series such as Martin. He then landed the recurring role of Kelly Palmer on the CBS television series The King of Queens, in which she starred from 1999 to 2007. Dungey appeared in every season in the series except for the 2002-03 season.
He is also well known for her role as Francie Calfo on the drama series Alias, in which she starred from 2001 to 2003 and also had an appearance in the 2006 series finale episode All the Time in the World.

Dungey also had a recurring role on the FOX sitcom Malcolm in the Middle as Stevie’s mother, Kitty Kernaban. She was appearing in all three shows (The King of Queens, Malcolm in the Middle, and Alias) at the same time at one point in 2011. She then portrayed Susannah in the WB drama series Summerland from 2004 to 2005. She appeared in two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy that served as a backdoor pilot for Private Practice and was replaced by actress Audra McDonald for the actual series.

She guest starred on the ABC sitcoms Surviving Suburbia starring Bob Saget, Better Off Ted starring Portia de Rossi, Castle starring Nathan Fillion and HBO’s Hung starring Thomas Jane.

Merrin Dungey The Resident

Dungey joined the cast of the medical drama The Resident as Claire Thorpe in September 2017.

Merrin Dungey Ursula | Merrin Dungey Once Upon A Time

In 2014, Dungey portrayed the recurring roles of Ursula on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Ursula the Sea Witch is an antagonist who appears in the second half of Season 4. As a teenager she is portrayed by Tiffany Boone and is then portrayed as an adult by Dungey.

Merrin Dungey Malcolm In The Middle | Merrin Dungey Malcolm

In the television sitcom Malcom in the Middle played two different, unrelated characters. In the pilot episode she plays Malcolm’s teacher before he transfers to the Krelboyne class. In the first season, she appears as Kitty Kenarban, Stevie’s mother who left him and Abe, but then returned. It is also shown that Kitty is very overprotective of Stevie.

Merrin Dungey Private Practise

Merrin appeared in two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy that served as a backdoor pilot for Private Practice. She was replaced by actress Audra McDonald for the actual series.

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Merrin Dungey TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

1995

Martin

Monique

1996

Babylon 5

Security Guard #2

Living Single

Laura

Party Girl

Wanda

1997

Caroline in the City

Female Prostitute

ER

Daphina

Murphy Brown

Woman

1998

Seinfeld

Cashier

1999–2007

The King of Queens

Kelly Palmer

1999

Tracey Takes On…

Nancy

Saved by the Bell: The New Class

Coach Williams

The West Wing

Daisy

G vs E

Rebecca Clemens

2000

Jesse

Rosemary

2000–2004

Malcolm in the Middle

Kitty Kenarban

2000

City of Angels

Mrs. Lombard

Friends

Hildy, museum official

2000–2001

Grosse Pointe

Joan

2001–2003, 2006

Alias

Francie Calfo / Allison Doren

2001

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Amy

2004–2005

Summerland

Susannah Rexford

2006

Beyond

Debbie Sprague

2007

Boston Legal

Sandy Zionts

Grey’s Anatomy

Dr. Naomi Bennett

2009

Masterwork

Rachel West

2009–2010

Better Off Ted

Sheila

2009

Surviving Suburbia

Mrs. Devore

2010

Castle

Monica Finch

The Closer

Ms. Reed

Hung

Liz

Outlaw

Alison Mills

2012

Revenge

Barbara Snow

Hollywood Heights

Ellie Moss

2013

90210

Therapist

How to Live with Your Parents

Morgan

Betrayal

Alissa Barnes

2014–2015

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Sharon Jeffords

2014

Episodes

Tonight Show Producer

Trophy Wife

Agent Dawn Johansen

Shameless

Nurse

2014–2015

Chasing Life

Dr. Susan Hamburg

2014

Rizzoli & Isles

Nurse

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Twyla Owens

2014–2015

Once Upon a Time

Ursula

2015

Backstrom

Eleanor Deering

48 Hours ’til Monday

2016–2017

Conviction

Maxine Bohen

2016

Con Man

Jess

2017–2018

Big Little Lies

Detective Adrienne Quinlan

2017

You’re the Worst

Candace

Brothered Up

Desiree Williams

2018

The Resident

Claire Thorpe

2019

The Fix

C.J. Bernstein

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