Leann Hunley

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Leann Hunley (2009)

Leann Hunley (born February 25, 1955 in Forks, Washington) is an American film actress and model.


Hunley is the youngest of four children of a fisherman and a beautician.

She began working as a call center worker and part-time secretary after finishing school at the University of Washington before emerging as the winner of the Miss Hawaii beauty pageant in 1977.

The main prize was a supporting role in the television series Hawaii Five Zero – the springboard for her career as an actress was laid.

Hunley has since appeared in many popular television series and feature films and graced the covers of numerous magazines; not only in the USA, but also in the Netherlands.

She had been married to Bill Sheridan since 1980.[1] The marriage was divorced in 2001.

Filmography (selection)

TV series

  • 1977-1978: HawaiiFive-0 (Hawaii Five-0, two episodes)
  • 1978-1979:Battlestar Galactica(Battlestar Galactica, four episodes)
  • 1979: Mrs. Columbo (one episode)
  • 1979-1980: The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (15 episodes)
  • 1985-2010: Days of Our Lives (Time of Longing)
  • 1983: Hart aber herzlich(Hart to Hart, one episode)
  • 1984: Airwolf (one episode)
  • 1985:Amazing Stories (one episode)
  • 1986: Knight Rider (one episode)
  • 1986-1988: The Denver Clan(Dynasty, 41 episodes)
  • 1988: An Angel on Earth(Highway to Heaven, two episodes: A Great Love (We Have Forever), Parts 1 + 2)
  • 1988: Simon & Simon (one episode)
  • 1989: Who’s the Boss?(Who’s the Boss?, one episode)
  • 1990: Matlock (one episode)
  • 1990: L.A. Law – Star Lawyers, Tricks, Trials(L.A. Law, one episode)
  • 1991: Chicago Soul(Gabriel’s Fire, one episode)
  • 1994: The Nanny(one episode)
  • 1988-1994: Murder, She Wrote (three episodes)
  • 1995:The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (one episode)
  • 1995: Burke’s Law(one episode)
  • 1996: Superman – The Adventures of Lois & Clark (Lois& Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, one episode)
  • 1997: A Heavenly Family(7th Heaven, one episode)
  • 1998: Dawson’s Creek (nine episodes)
  • 1999: Pensacola –Wings of Steel(Pensacola: Wings of Gold, one episode)
  • 2003: Strong Medicine: Two female doctors like fire and ice(Strong Medicine, one episode)
  • 2005: Gilmore Girls (two episodes)

Feature films

  • 1978: The Islander (TV movie)
  • 1989: Wolf (television film)
  • 1992: Coopersmith (TV movie)
  • 1993: Prosecution – Abgetrieben(Silent Victim, TV movie)
  • 1993: The Beverly Hillbillies are loose! (The Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 1999: Tit for tat(Horse Sense, TV movie)


Hunley was awarded a Daytime Emmy for her performance in Time of Des ire. She also received two Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, one for Time of Desire and the other for Denver Clan.

Web links

Individual references

  1. Entry at