Merrin Dungey

Biography: MERRIN DUNGEY
Francie on the ABC Television Network's Alias.
She was born on August 6, in Sacramento, California. Merrin Dungey (pronounced DUN-JEE) has been performing all her life. She started at the age of four with ballet and danced all the way into her teens. She performed in piano recitals throughout her childhood and also competed as an ice skater. Aside from the occasional school musical, Merrin didn't really start acting until she was 18 years old and hosted a local teen talk show. That opportunity lead to several commercials, but she put everything on hold when she was accepted to UCLA. As a sophomore Merrin became the youngest person to ever win the UCLA School of Theater's top acting prize at their Annual Acting Awards ceremony. After graduation she continued to hone her skills, studying with Milton Katselas who helped her develop her one-woman show, Black Like Who?, for the HBO Comedy Workspace. Due to the overwhelming success of that show,
MERRIN DUNGEY
Francie on the ABC Television Network's Alias.

She was born on August 6, in Sacramento, California. Merrin Dungey (pronounced DUN-JEE) has been performing all her life. She started at the age of four with ballet and danced all the way into her teens. She performed in piano recitals throughout her childhood and also competed as an ice skater.

Aside from the occasional school musical, Merrin didn't really start acting until she was 18 years old and hosted a local teen talk show. That opportunity lead to several commercials, but she put everything on hold when she was accepted to UCLA.

As a sophomore Merrin became the youngest person to ever win the UCLA School of Theater's top acting prize at their Annual Acting Awards ceremony. After graduation she continued to hone her skills, studying with Milton Katselas who helped her develop her one-woman show, Black Like Who?, for the HBO Comedy Workspace.

Due to the overwhelming success of that show, Merrin signed with the William Morris Agency. Since then she has guest starred on numerous television series, including Friends, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, City of Angels, and ER, and has had recurring roles on Malcolm in the Middle and The King of Queens. As a stand-up comic, she has performed in the Montreal Comedy Festival and on Premium Blend, for Comedy Central. She also appeared in the film EdTV, directed by Ron Howard.
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Merrin Dungey's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 88 Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 38 Betrayal: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
8 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
45 Conviction (2016): Season 1 Oct 3, 2016 Maxine Bohen 6.0
tbd Once Upon a Time: Season 4 Sep 28, 2014 Ursula 7.3
38 Betrayal: Season 1 Sep 29, 2013 Alissa Barnes 6.9
49 Hollywood Heights: Season 1 Jun 11, 2012 Ellie Moss 8.6
66 Once Upon a Time: Season 1 Oct 23, 2011 Ursula 7.8
tbd The King of Queens: Season 9 Dec 6, 2006 Kelly Palmer 8.6
tbd Alias: Season 5 Sep 29, 2005 Francine 'Francie' Calfo 5.0
tbd The King of Queens: Season 8 Sep 19, 2005 Kelly Palmer 9.1
tbd Summerland: Season 2 Feb 28, 2005 Susanna Rexford tbd
tbd Malcolm in the Middle: Season 6 Nov 7, 2004 Kitty Kenarban 8.4
tbd The King of Queens: Season 7 Oct 27, 2004 Kelly Palmer 9.2
tbd Summerland: Season 1 Jun 1, 2004 Susanna Rexford 7.0
tbd The King of Queens: Season 6 Oct 1, 2003 Kelly Palmer 9.2
tbd Alias: Season 2 Sep 29, 2002 Francine 'Francie' Calfo 6.9
tbd Malcolm in the Middle: Season 3 Nov 11, 2001 Kitty Kenarben 9.0
76 Alias: Season 1 Sep 30, 2001 Francine 'Francie' Calfo 8.1
tbd The King of Queens: Season 4 Sep 24, 2001 Kelly Palmer 9.2
tbd Malcolm in the Middle: Season 2 Nov 5, 2000 Kitty / Kitty Kenarben 9.0
tbd The King of Queens: Season 3 Oct 2, 2000 Kelly Palmer 9.0
88 Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1 Jan 9, 2000 Kitty Kenarban 9.0
tbd The King of Queens: Season 2 Sep 20, 1999 Kelly Palmer 8.0
51 The King of Queens: Season 1 Sep 21, 1998 Kelly 8.2
48 Party Girl: Season 1 Sep 9, 1996 Wanda tbd