Deanne Bray

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Deanne Bray
Born(1971-05-14) May 14, 1971 (age 43)
Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Troy Kotsur (2001-present)
Website
www.deannebray.com
 
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Deanne Bray
Born(1971-05-14) May 14, 1971 (age 43)
Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Troy Kotsur (2001-present)
Website
www.deannebray.com

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

Personal life[edit]

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[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996What Do Women WantSharon
2005Last MountainBlonde Annie
2007I See the Crowd Roar: The Story of William Dummy HoyAnnaDocumentary short
2008Universal SignsNatalie
2013No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy MovieASL Advocate

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: LightningTeddy FranklinTV film
1996Pretender, TheThe PretenderDeaf WomanEpisode: "Flyer"
1997EllenJulietEpisode: "Ellen's Deaf Comedy Jam"
1997Diagnosis: MurderJan CurranEpisode: "Murder, Country Style"
2001Strong MedicineSonnyEpisode: "Fix"
2001CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDr. GilbertEpisode: "Sounds of Silence"
2002-2005Sue Thomas: F.B.EyeSue ThomasLead role (56 episodes)
2003L.A. Sheriff's HomicideTechnicianTV film
2006Rescue MeRoseMaryEpisode: "Hell"
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentDean PriceEpisode: "Silencer"
2007Curb Your EnthusiasmJeanEpisode: "The Rat Dog"
2007L Word, TheThe L WordAmy ReedEpisodes: "Lacy Lilting Lyrics", "Little Boy Blue"
2008L Word, TheThe L WordAmy ReedEpisodes: "Lesbians Gone Wild", "Lay Down the Law"
2008Sweet Nothing in My EarDr. WaltersTV film
2009-2010HeroesEmma CoolidgeRecurring role (9 episodes)
20132 Broke GirlsJoanneEpisode: "And Not-So-Sweet Charity"
2014Grey's AnatomyNicoleEpisode: "Go It Alone"

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