How tall is Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actress best known for her role on Desperate Housewives. In film she can be seen in Starship Troopers and Red Dragon. On twitter when asked a few questions she gave her height and shoe size as "5'12,9,blue".

How tall is Brenda Strong
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I was called 'Too-Tall Jones.' I was called 'Stretch.' I was 5-foot 11 by eighth grade, so I definitely was conscious of being tall. I was also conscious of the fact that I was not only the tallest girl, but I was taller than most of the boys. So that definitely made me self-conscious as a young woman, but I never did that thing where you hunch over to hide or pretend that you're not tall
-- Dallas Decoder

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Average Guess (34 Votes)
6ft 0.01in (182.9cm)
Nik Ashton said on 12/Nov/22
The Batman 97808 said on 11/Nov/22
Davidtang said on 14/Apr/22
rob would you go strong or weak 6 ft i think personally 5,11 3/4 at peak is more likely range than strong six foot
Editor Rob
I feel very close to full six foot for Breand in her 30's
David Tang said on 12/Oct/21
eduar said on 22/Sep/21
182cm maximum
David Tang said on 1/Sep/21
hey rob, is the standard for height on this site 12-2 pm, or 4-5 hours out of bed?
Stinky 186 cm said on 27/Aug/21
Weak 6’ 0”
David Tang said on 20/Aug/21
rob you claim early afternoon? so you claim any height from 12pm-2pm corect?.
Nik Ashton said on 12/Aug/21
@ Rob - How tall is Jenny currently and how tall was she at peak?
Editor Rob
if going with early afternoon then from 5ft 8.25 in earl 30's to 5ft 7 5/8ths by age 50.
David Tang said on 10/Aug/21
so rob, i heard jenny lost some height. is that true and if it is true, how much?
Editor Rob
half to 5/8ths of an inch by age 50.
David Tang said on 24/Jul/21
rob is it accurate for me to claim my in between height (my height in morning vs night). I am 5'9.5 out of bed and 5'8 13/16 before bed. i claim 5'9.15 or 5'9.2. is that accurate for me to do so? also is it cheating for me to bust a gut. the doctors tell you to anyways?
Editor Rob
bust a gut could add 2mm for some, 5mm or so for others...If you claimed 5ft 9 i think nearly everybody would nod in agreement and rarely would anybody guess you as 5ft 8-8.5.
David Tang said on 19/Jul/21
rob how big do you think her head is. it looks to be 8.75. so her eyelevel should be around 5'7.5 right?
Editor Rob
at her tallest yeah I'd expect eyelevel around that mark...and just under 9 inch head too
David Tang said on 3/Jul/21
Rob, she does look a teensy bit shorter, also what height would give me, I am 5'9.4 out of bed and 5'8.8 at night?.
Editor Rob
I'd go with 5ft 9 listing for you...

you'd be looking into brenda's mouth if you stood beside her, assuming she ain't in heels!
David Tang said on 30/Jun/21
Rob do you hink brenda strong should get a peak height now. she is 61 years old now. maybe 6'0.25 " then and 5'11.75 now?
Editor Rob
6ft or a touch over is a possible range and today yeah she might be 1/4 to 1/2 shorter
David Tang said on 26/Jun/21
Nick ashton. I'm 5'9 1/16. I take my height 2-3 hours out of bed. but out of bed i'm 5'9 3/8 and nighttime im usually 5'8.6875 to 5'8.8125
Nik Ashton said on 22/Jun/21
@ David Tang - How tall are you?
David Tang said on 21/Jun/21
6'0 tall. pretty tall. I'd say she probably lost a little by know. maybe flat 6'0, no more, peak and 5'11 3/4 now.
Allie said on 5/Mar/21
Oops, nvm. I saw he has a page here and Zak claims to be in the 6'3 range. Brenda's 6 foot (assuming she hasn't lost anything noticeable) while her ex-husband was probably 6'2-3 in his prime.
Allie said on 5/Mar/21
@Chris Junior 1990 - Yeah, 6'3 range seems right for him.

Hard to tell how tall her ex-husband (Tom Henri) is. In most pictures I've seen of them, even in heels, she looks slightly shorter than him, but I also noticed that in some of the photos she's crossing/bending her legs. I'm guessing he could've been around 6'3 in his prime.
Nik Ashton said on 29/Apr/20
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I am so honoured to give Brenda Strong her 50th comment!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 17/Mar/20
I think if she had lost 1/2 inch. Then her son Zak have to be a very strong 6'3 like 6'3 1/2 def not flat 6'3 but if shes still 6'0 then Zak is 6'4.
Josh Jeffords said on 4/Mar/20
She is pretty tall and built musta made all the 8th grade boys cry lol.
Clearly over 5 11 maybe over 6ft often wears heels so exact is tough.
In normal athletic shape she would weigh around 160, 140 is hilarious.
Muscular women around that height can weigh as much or more than 175-180.
Anyway tall striking lady makes Josh Charles look short not seen her in much recent.
Nik Ashton said on 5/Oct/19
It’s cool she was taller than most boys!
Lazar99 said on 11/Jun/19
@Rob.(I know this might be silly),but I have some curiosity and wanna know If this woman would edge Sergio Ramos out or not (I chose Ramos because he is a solid 6'0" man), so what would you say?
Editor Rob
I think at least in her 30's she looked an honest 6ft...maybe in last few years she has looked a weak 6ft at times.
khaled taban said on 6/Jun/19
I think she is 5'11" range. 5'11.5" or maybe 5'11.75" max.
This woman is a GIANT!
Tunman said on 21/Mar/19
He's hardly 1 or 1.5" taller than her if she's standing straight.If she's 6'3 in heels then he's 6'4-4.5 in shoes and 6'3-3.5 barefeet.Add to this the fact that Brenda is in her late 50's so likely has lost something like 0.5"then the listing coincides perfectly for Henri,no more than 6'3.He's 24 now so I assume this listing must be there since some years,it would be surprising that they kept somone underlisted for so long.
frenzy said on 20/Jul/18
On the Starship Troopers audio commentary Casper Van Dien describes her as 6'5", although he may have exaggerated on purpose.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Apr/18
Her son is very tall like 6'3-6'3.5".
Dubstep said on 4/Apr/18
Wasn't she in FTWD?
khaled taban said on 24/Mar/18
She is 6ft strong !
Height said on 1/Jan/18
183 cm for her
Nik said on 21/Jul/17
6 ft for her is very believable!
even said on 19/Jul/17
6 feet tall and probably 140 pounds
Slothee said on 23/Jun/17
Brenda Strong is 6ft strong!
Hans Meiser said on 13/Apr/17
She was born in 1960. By the time she was 18 the average height for young men was 5'9. She must've felt really, really tall.
Importer said on 27/Dec/16
If she is 6ft barefoot..

Hear me out male cod players that ain't 6ft, I say "Humiliation" . I would be dwarfed by her in heels lol if she is indeed 6ft.
jacob said on 8/Dec/16
She looks 180 cm, 5 11 not an inch more
Tunman said on 2/Jul/15
No way 10%of norwegian girls will be 6'+ somewhere between 99 and 99,5%
Boys are probably around 58-60%
Tunman said on 2/Jul/15
agree on almost all of them
Nielsen won't be under 5'11.75 it's more likely 6' mark that was rounded down to 182.
Monika Schnarre could be both 183 and 184 maybe 6'0.25 is bang on?
Adriana however won't be 6'0-0.25.Actually she could easily push 6'1 looking.
She was almost always described as 185,except once 184 on TV.Someone said on another site that she claimed 184,5 so it could be the exact mark.No less than 6'0.5
Judd said on 22/May/15
an argument that interested me from a lot of time is the "giant women"...maybe because i know a couple of girls who are in the 6' zone and they seem to be giant.
IMO, if we study the range of women listed there in the 6' zone (so between 5'11.5" to 6'0.5") i would say that a great percentage of their listings are correct, but i do not share all of them. for example:

Famke Janssen: rob listed her at 5'11.5" but i think she's a flat 182 cms girl, so 5'11.75" would be better.
Terry Farrell: 5'11.75" for her is absolutely a nice christmas present. she's more 5'11-11.25" instead of almost 6'.
Uma Thurman: 5'11.25" is a fair listing (although she maybe would be more a strong 5'11").
Kristanna Loken: i share her listing at 100%.
Ana Ivanovic: i share her listing at 100%.
Elle MacPherson: i share her listing at 100%.
Kathryn Bigelow: i share her listing at 100%.
Saffron Burrows: it's not impossible that she might be a honest 6', but i think she's more a 182 cms girl. 5'11.5-11.75" sounds better for her. Same as Famke.
Geena Davis: 6' is realiable at her peak (maybe she was 182,5 cms at worst). today she looks more 5'11.75".
Brigitte Nielsen: anything under 5'11.5" for her. 6' also for her is reliable, but we can't ignore that in the GWR she has been listed "182 cms".
Ireland Baldwin: she's more 5'11.5" than 6' i think.
Brenda Strong: 6' is reliable.
Andee Frizzell: i share her listing at 100%.
Venus Williams: i share her listing at 100%.
Monika Schnarre: i share her listing at 100%.
Olga Kurkulina: not sure she's a honest 6'0.5" but for sure she's not under 6'.
Adriana Sklenarikova: rob listed her at 6'0.75" but i think she might be more 6'0-0.25", because next to Karembeu she did look a 183-184. maybe 6'0.25" would be better.
Judd said on 19/May/15
Emil 182 cm says on 17/May/15
If you believe 6'0 is only the 90 % fractile for Norwegian girls then you're absolutely wrong.
95-98 % fractile is 5'10.
However, a 5'10 girl can definitely pull off looking 6'0 because of their smaller heads, and more slender body type.
6'0 is very VERY tall for a girl. It's equivalent to a genuine 6'5 guy and that is by no means a standard height. We're talking 99.5 % fractile or so.
Unless you went to a school with unusually tall peopl, then you could be right. But I really doubt it

i agree. here in israel there's a girl which is 182 cms tall. she appears like a "giant".
when she wears heels (rarely), she struggles with 6'2-2.5" people in height.
a lot of people think she's like 185-187 cms tall, herself claim to be 184 cms...
Emil 182 cm said on 17/May/15
If you believe 6'0 is only the 90 % fractile for Norwegian girls then you're absolutely wrong.
95-98 % fractile is 5'10.
However, a 5'10 girl can definitely pull off looking 6'0 because of their smaller heads, and more slender body type.
6'0 is very VERY tall for a girl. It's equivalent to a genuine 6'5 guy and that is by no means a standard height. We're talking 99.5 % fractile or so.
Unless you went to a school with unusually tall peopl, then you could be right. But I really doubt it
mike said on 13/May/15
statue, it's not that people in america are short... it's that you scandinavians are quite tall
Judd said on 12/May/15
In SST 2 she didn't look much far from Ed Lauter, so I thing that she's something between 182 cms and 183 cms...both 5'11.75" and 6' are fine, IMO
Stature said on 20/Mar/15
People are so short in America.
In my (Norwegian) high school class, she would`ve been among the tallest girls, but not more than that. I`d say she`d have 10% of the girls around her height, and at least 50% of the boys her height or more. Also, there were at least two guys at 6 feet 6 (me being one of them) and three or four between 6`6 and 6`5.
Just said on 8/Nov/13
Beautiful picture of her. Never knew she has such amazing toned en beautiful legs! A true 6 footer.
The Truth said on 11/Sep/13
I dated her back in the early 80's. A true six footer. Probably weighed about 140 or so back then, maybe less. Beautifull eyes in person. Super nice gal. Lost some bust with the birth of her child.
Jack said on 17/Aug/13
5' 11.5" seems fair
nona said on 22/May/13
She looks huge next to Eva Longoria
littlesat@5'4 said on 8/May/13
i donno why tall celebs wear high makes them look like amazons
nona said on 10/Dec/12
Brenda is just tall and gorgeous with nice toned legs. Guess 6'0" and about 160 lbs would be right for her
Chiara said on 5/Sep/12
She has way too long legs. I´m a 5´11 girl but my legs are not long. :(
SeinfeldFan said on 13/Jun/12
She also played Sue Ellen Mishki on "Seinfeld" and now stars in the revived "Dallas".
StanleyB said on 13/Feb/11
She is only 6'0 tall, although she's said she's 5'12" as a joke and who ever thought she was 170lbs is on crack. She looks thin like she is more around 135-140. She does yoga, so she is in good shape. She looks taller because she always wears heels.
Anonymous said on 20/Apr/09
Eva Longoria is just too tiny to be compared with someone like Brenda Strong. Eva is 5'0" & abt 90 lbs whereas Brenda is 6'0" and abt 170 lbs. There is a pic on Getty Images where the 5'6" Felicity Huffman is carrying Eva easily in her arms, so u can imagine what Brenda could do with tiny Eva
taferon said on 12/Apr/09
Brenda Strong looks about 6'2-6'3! She's definitely over 3 inches taller than Garcelle Beauvais who is 5'10 check the link Click Here
she looks a foot taller than eva longvaria
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what do you think she weighs though?
looks 170 to me
595 said on 29/Mar/09
Looks 176-177cm in the pic. It could be her structure that gives her the illusion of bein 6 foot and the heels as well.
Maribel said on 10/Oct/08
It could just the hair makin her look taller, but look at this pic with Michael Bolton who's 5"9 and Nicollette Sheridan, who's 5"7.5
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So Brenda is probably more like 5'10 or 10.5 at the most.
Jack said on 4/Jul/08
So tall and beautiful! Check this video out. She's at least 6'0", maybe 6'1", plus heels. She absolutely towers over all of the guys in the video. She's truly an amazon!

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Chris said on 25/Jun/08
Looks about 0.75" to 1" taller than Patrick Swayze, which would make her 5'11".
Nicholas_91 said on 7/Nov/07
She looks 6'1''at least.
champ said on 1/Oct/07
in this pic eva is looking like her 10 yr daughter
Crissy said on 1/Jun/07
HAHA in Anonymas' pic she is TOWERING over poor eva.
Anonymous said on 9/May/07
I dunno man. I don't doubt she could be 5'11.5 or 6'. Well indeed I do, when I see pictures like this one:

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She's got to be 6'1 or 6'0.5 at least I mean the top of the head of 5'1 Longoria reaches up to her shoulders height. I dunno, she looks gigantic. 30 or 29 centimeters of difference.
Emily said on 22/Jun/06
DH season finale has only just been shown over here (UK). I was surprised how much taller she seemed than Bree but in one scene when they're together you can see Bree is wearing flats. Maybe Brenda is in heels?
lishanne said on 23/May/06
I think she is huge and about 185 cm. I just watched D.H. season two final. She looks twice bigger than Susan Mayer and much taller than Bree who list her height as 174 cm.
dmeyer said on 31/Mar/06
is listed at 5'11.5" but can be 6 feet

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