Denny Dillon

Denny Dillon

actress, soundtrack

Denny Dillon was born on May 18, 1951 in USA. Denny Dillon's big-screen debut came with Saturday Night Fever directed by John Badham in 1977. Denny Dillon is known for Servant directed by Nimród Antal, Lauren Ambrose stars as Dorothy Turner and Toby Kebbell as Sean Turner. Denny Dillon has got 1 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Denny Dillon achieved is CableACE Awards. The upcoming new movie Denny Dillon plays is Paint which will be released on Apr 07, 2023.

Tony Award-nominated stage, screen, television actress and comedian Denny Dillon was born on May 18, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her professional career began six weeks after moving to NYC in 1973, when she made her Broadway debut as Agnes in the highly anticipated revival of Gypsy starring Angela Lansbury. Other Broadway credits include The Skin of Our Teeth, Harold and Maude, Enchanted April, and the 1983 Gershwin musical: My One and Only starring Tommy Tune and Twiggy which garnered Dillon a Tony Award nomination (Best Featured Actress in a Musical).In 1975 she and comedy partner Mark Hampton guest-starred on the third episode of the original Saturday Night Live performing their "Talent Night in the Convent". In 1980-81 she became a member of SNL's first replacement cast.She scored a hit in her first motion picture, opposite John Travolta in an unforgettable cameo wiping his brow as Doreen in the 1977 iconic Saturday Night Fever. After that auspicious debut, Dillon went on to appear with Al Pacino in Arthur Hiller's Author! Author!, Sidney Lumet's Garbo Talks, Anthony Harvey's Grace Quigley opposite Katherine Hepburn and Betty Thomas' Only You. She voiced the character of Glyptodon in the first Ice Age film which was Oscar-nominated in 2003 for Best Animated Feature.In 2006 she was part of Paul Greengrass' Oscar-nominated thriller, United 93 whose cast was awarded "best ensemble" by the Boston Critics Society. Recently she appeared in Academy Award-winner Halle Berry's directorial debut Bruised as Crazy Esther, and is featured in the comedy Paint opposite Owen Wilson .A familiar television face, Dillon won a CableACE award "Best Actress in a Comedy Series" for the hit HBO comedy series Dream On (1990-1996). Other television credits include: Women in Prison, Night Court, Designing Women, Nash Bridges, Louie, and Law & Order: SVU. She recently completed a guest stint on Darren Star's new TV comedy series for Netflix, Uncoupled starring Neil Patrick Harris.Presently Denny is filming the fourth season of the supernatural-thriller television series created by M.Night Shayamalan: Servant on Apple TV+.

  • Birthday

    May 18, 1951
  • Place of Birth

    Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Also known


Known For


1 wins & 3 nominations

CableACE Awards
Actress in a Comedy Series
Winner - CableACE

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows