Delta Burke - Updated Sep 2023

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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Orlando, Florida, USA

Delta Burke

Delta Burke is an actress, author, and producer who has been nominated for Emmy awards. Delta Burke has worked in Designing Women, Filthy Rich, and Women of the House.

Early life

On July 30, 1956, Delta Ramona Leah Burke was born in Orlando, Florida. As of 2022, she is 66 years old and her zodiac sign is Leo. She was born to her mother Jean and never got to meet her biological father. Later, her mother was married to Frederick Burke.

She has siblings named Jonathan and Jennifer.  Likewise, she attended Colonial High School and graduated in 1974. Also, as she was very talented she won the title of Most Likely to Succeed. Later, she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts for 2 years.


In 1974, Delta Burke was invited on Bozo the Clown as the winner of the Miss Florida pageant was her 1st TV debut. Before appearing on TV, she worked with magician Herbert L. Becker as his assistant for 6 months. Finally, she made her film debut with a small film Zuma Beach, in 1978. Likewise, she was seen in the TV miniseries The Seekers.
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Caption: Delta’s movie poster. Source( eBay)

In the 1980s, by playing a supporting role she appeared in the miniseries The Chisholms. Then, in Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, she made guest appearances. Also, she appeared in Nero Wolfe, the band The Fall Guy. In 1982, she got her breakthrough role as Kathleen Beck in the series Filthy Rich.
Later, she was seen in a supporting role in the TV film Murder Me, Murder You, in 1983. Moreover, for 3 episodes of the series The Love Boat, she made her appearance. Then, in a guest role, she was seen in Automan and Mike Hammer. In the size episodes of 1st & Ten, she played the role of Diane Barrow, in 1984. In 1986, she landed the lead role in the sitcom Designing Women.

More about career

She was seen for 5 seasons as Suzanne Sugarbaker. Also, she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, in 1990 and 1991. In 1992, she got a lead role in the series titled Delta. In the series, she played the role of Delta Bishop, an aspiring country singer.  Later, in 1995, she reprised her role of Suzanne in the spin-off, titled Women of the House.
Also, she was seen in supporting roles in the series DAG and Popular. In 2000, she landed a role in Mel Gibson-starrer What Women Want. Additionally, her best projects are Dangerous Child, The Year Without a Santa Claus, and Bridal Fever. Moreover, she made an appearance for 5 episodes of the crime-drama series ‘Boston Legal, in 2006.
In addition, in The Wedding Bells, and Drop Dead Diva, she made guest appearances. Besides, she runs her own design company named Delta Burke Design. Also, she has been owning an antique store in Collins, Mississippi with her husband. She also has written a book titled Delta Style: Eve Wasn’t a Size 6 and Neither am I. Her book was in 1998. And, the estimated net worth of Delta Burke is $80 million.

Personal life

Delta Burke is married to Gerald McRaney, a well-known actor. In 1987, they met each other when she made a guest appearance in Simon & Simon. They soon started dating and married after 2 years of dating, on May 28, 1989.

From her husband’s previous marriage, he has children named Angus, Jessica, and Kate. Talking about her controversies, she expressed her dissatisfaction with the show in an interview. Also, she argued on Entertainment Tonight. And, stated that there was a Delta Burke labor dispute in labor in Designing Women.

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Caption: Delta with her husband. Source(Getty Image)

Delta Burke – Body measurement

Delta Burke is beautiful and stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 68 kg. Also, the details regarding her body measurement are 36-25-38 inches. Delta has blue pars of eyes and black hair color.

Delta Burke – Social media

And, Delta is not active on social media platforms.