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Leann Hunley
Salem Presence
At A Glance
Emmy Award-winning actress Leann Hunley was born and raised in Forks, Washington. The youngest in a family of four children, her beautician mother and fisherman father supported her in all her ambitions.

While visiting Los Angeles, Leann met with Universal Studios talent scouts who signed her as a contract player. By the time Universal disbanded the program, Leann had appeared in many episodics for the studio.

Leann was cast in the role of Anna on Days of our Lives in 1982. In July 1986, she won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the multi-faceted character.

Leann has guest starred on many series including LA Law, Designing Women, Who's the Boss, three episodes of Murder, She Wrote, Just Shoot Me and more recently, a recurring role on Gilmore Girls. She also appeared in a number of pilots, including Hot Prospects, in which her leading man was George Clooney.

In 1986, Leann joined the cast of Dynasty as a series regular. For two seasons, she played the role of Dana Carrington. She followed that role by playing the dynamic Eden Antonio in Jackie Collins' six-hour miniseries Lucky/Chances for NBC. She went on to appear on Models, Inc. for Fox TV and also recurred in the Fox sitcom Daddy Dearest.

Leann was seen for two seasons on Dawson's Creek in which she played the controversial role of Tamara Jacobs, the school teacher who had an affair with one of her teenage students played by Joshua Jackson. She then appeared in the Disney TV movie Horse Sense with Joey Lawrence.

Leann has been in a number of feature films, including The Beverly Hillbillies, Your Guardian, and Simone.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
Gilmore Girls
Shira Huntzberger
2005

Just Shoot Me!
Binnie
2003

Strong Medicine
Renee Van Dyke
2003

Horse Sense
Jacy Woods
1999

Pensacola: Wings of Gold
Lauren Wells
1999

Dawson's Creek
Tamara Jacobs
1998

7th Heaven
Rachel Grewe
1997

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Emily Channing
1996

Hudson Street
Elizabeth Owens
1996

Burke's Law
Leslie Livingston
1995

Who Killed the Centerfold?
Leslie Livingston
1995

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Joan
1995

Murphy Brown
Linda
1995

Murder, She Wrote
Lydia De Kooning
1994

Heaven Help Us
1994

Models Inc.
Marcia Carson
1994

The Nanny
Bobbi Jo
1994

Daddy Dearest
Pam
1993

Hothouse
Chrissy Lee
1993

Coopersmith
Laraine Sands
1992

Princesses
Andrea Sussman
1991

Gabriel's Fire
Gwen Kidder
1991

Murder, She Wrote
Dana Darren
1990

L.A. Law
1990

Lucky Chances
Eden
1990

Matlock
Leanne Wilson
1990

Designing Women
Gaby
1990

Wolf
1989

Who's the Boss?
Lisa
1989

Simon & Simon
R.J. Simmons
1988

Dynasty
Dana Waring Carrington
1988

Murder, She Wrote
Shannon McBride
1988

Highway to Heaven
Jennifer
1988

Hotel
Catherine
1986

Knight Rider
Liz Preston
1986

Amazing Stories
1985

Remote Control Man
1985

Airwolf
Meryl
1984

Hart to Hart
Diane
1983

Days of our Lives
Anna Fredericks
1982 to 1986; June 21, 2007 to April 2, 2009; December 18, 2009 to June 15, 2010

Fantasy Island
1982

Lobo
Sarah Cumberland
1979-1980

Kate Columbo
Judy
1979

B.J. and the Bear
Dr. Winters
1979

Battlestar Galactica
1978-1979

Hawaii Five-O
1977-1978
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Your Guardian
Tanna Hildegard
2001

Cops n Roberts
1995

The Beverly Hillbillies
Miss Arlington
1993
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmy Awards Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1986)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Forks, Washington
DATE OF BIRTH: February 25, 1955
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced; Bill Sheridan [May 10, 1980 to 2001]
News Archives
News Archive: Leann Hunley confirms she's done at DAYS. [Mar 9, 2009]
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