Deanne Bray stars as Sue Thomas, a profoundly deaf woman whose unique lip reading ability lands her on the F.B.I.’s elite surveillance team. “A singular delight’ (The Hollywood Reporter) who ‘lights up the screen every scene she’s in’ (New York Post), Bray is known within the Hollywood industry and beyond as someone who brings honesty, depth, and her own unique charm to her growing list of roles. For her portrayal of Sue Thomas and for her role as a regular on the NBC hit show “Heroes” where she played the role of ‘hero’ Emma Coolidge, Bray has received raves from critics and fans alike. “Heroes” director SJ Clarkson said about working with Deanne, “She’s spectacular. Her natural instincts are right on when she performs.” “Heroes” Executive Producer Dennis Hammer says, “She’s an extraordinary actress. Her talent and heart have made us all proud.”
Bray’s myriad credits include the CBS TV Movie “Sweet Nothing In My Ear,” the TV shows “CSI,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and numerous performances at the prestigious Deaf West Theatre and CTG Theater Group, earning her accolades and awards.
For Deanne, working in Hollywood is a bit like coming home. As a little girl, she grew up riding her bike around studio lots while her single father worked as a lighting technician. Little did she know that she’d end up being in front of the camera.
Perhaps “Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye” creator, writer and executive producer Dave Alan Johnson best summed up the experience of working with Deanne Bray when he said, “Deanne is simply the best actress and nicest person I’ve worked with in my twenty years of writing, producing and directing in Hollywood. She’s one of a kind and no one should ever put limits on what she can do.”