Born: November 29, 1961, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Claim To Fame: She is known for her starring role as
Detective Diane Russell on the ABC drama television series
Family Life: Delaney was first married to actor Charles
Grant from 1984-1988. She was married to actor Joseph
Cortese from 1989-1994. Delaney and Cortese had a son named
Jack who was born in 1990.
Info: Delaney worked as a model for the Elite Agency while
she was in high school. After she graduated, she went to
New York and began working as a model. She also studied
acting with William Esper during this time.
One of her first roles was playing Jenny Gardner in the ABC
daytime television drama All My Children. Later, she had
leading roles in the TV dramas Philly, CSI: Miami and on
the Lifetime television drama Army Wives.
Trivia: Has a dog named Penny (a Dachshund) and Sydney (a
half Corgi mix).
Was raised Roman Catholic.
Graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School
in Philadelphia in 1977.
Is the only girl born in the middle of four brothers.
Where Is She Now: From 2007-2012, she played Claudia Joy
Holden on the Lifetime Television series Army Wives. She
is slated to play Mary Todd Lincoln in the upcoming
miniseries To Appomattox.