Deanne Bray

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Deanne Bray
Born(1971-05-14) May 14, 1971 (age 41)
Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
SpouseTroy Kotsur (2001-present)
Website
http://www.deannebray.com
 
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Deanne Bray
Born(1971-05-14) May 14, 1971 (age 41)
Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
SpouseTroy Kotsur (2001-present)
Website
http://www.deannebray.com

Deanne Bray (born 14 May 1971)[1] is an American actress. Bray was born deaf and considers herself 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.

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Personal life

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.[2]

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.

Filmography

Episode roles in TV series

External links

References

  1. ^ Deanne Bray
  2. ^ [1] Interview deafness.about.com