Merrin Dungey at Safi fragrance launch; expecting a baby

03/21/2008 at 09:21 AM ET

Actress Merrin Dungey, 36, who has played recurring roles on The King of Queens, Alias, Summerland, and Malcolm in the Middle, is expecting a baby. If anyone has information on the due date, what she’s having, if this is her first child, or the dad, please leave a comment or send an email. She attended the Safi fragrance launch last evening in Los Angeles, CA.

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fay on

is that the lady who played major’s wife (kevin jame’s best friend) on king of queen’s? she’s really pretty pregnant…

Vicky24c on

Could this possibly why she was dropped from Private Practice? She played Naomi for the episodes when GA and PP crossed over and then she was replaced. Or is my time completely wrong?

Anyways Congrats ! ! !

mama2.0 on

Yes, she played Kelly on King of Queens, who was Deacon’s wife. Major was their son on the show.
She was also really good on Alias!

She does look really pregnant.

Alecia on

I know she was dating Travis Fimmel from Tarzan.

MB on

I bet that’s why she was dropped from Private Practice, Vicky. I don’t think the timing is off. If she’s due this month or next she’d have gotten pregnant in June or July and the show didn’t air till September and I remember she was replaced kind of last minute, so that seems to add up. My roomate and I were so bummed when she got replaced but I guess it was for a good reason, haha. 🙂

Karm on

Sweet “Francie”
I miss her. . . she looks gorgeous!!

Nikka on

I liked her on King of queens. I didn’t see any other show. She looks very pregnant.

Michelle on

Awwww…sweet Francie.

I doubt she was telling anyone she was pregnant when she was dropped from PP, if she even was pregant back then. More than likely she quit so she could start a family or decided she might as well get pregnant since she was not on the show.

Besides no studio in their right mind would drop a pregnant actress after the Hunter Tylo/Aaron Spelling fiasco. She was hired for Melrose Place and then fired when she said she was pregnant. She sued and won mega bucks.

Audie on

According to TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello Merrin was dropped because test audiences did not feel she fit in well with the cast. Anyway, congratulations to Merrin! She looks very happy!

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