Diana Dale Dickey (born September 29, 1961), known professionally as Dale Dickey, is an American actress who has worked in theater, film, and television. Dickey won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance as Merab in the 2010 independent drama film Winter's Bone. She is also known for her character roles in a number of mainstream and independent films as of the early 2000s, and for recurring performances in television shows such as My Name Is Earl, Breaking Bad, True Blood and Justified. She also appeared on the television series Vice Principals on HBO.
Dickey in 2018
Diana Dale Dickey
September 29, 1961
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee|
Life and career
Diana Dale Dickey was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and attended Bearden High School. She played several roles in High School productions, notably as Emily in Our Town. She later attended the University of Tennessee from 1979 to 1984, but left to pursue her acting career. On December 10, 2015, she returned to the University of Tennessee as a guest speaker, where she gave the commencement speech to fall graduates and was awarded an honorary Master of Fine Arts degree from the university.
Dickey has been working as a character actress in both mainstream and independent films since the 1990s. She is known for her recurring roles as Nash on the hit HBO series Vice Principals and as Patty on NBC comedy series My Name Is Earl and as Opal McHone in CBS historical drama Christy. Dickey has had several roles in films such as The Pledge, Our Very Own, Domino, Super 8, Being Flynn and The Guilt Trip. She performed on many Broadway productions, like The Merchant of Venice (1989) and A Streetcar Named Desire (2009). Dickey has appeared in guest roles on numerous television series, including The X-Files, Frasier, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Gilmore Girls, The Closer, Grey's Anatomy and Breaking Bad.
Dickey received critical praise for her performance as Merab in 2010 independent drama film Winter's Bone opposite Jennifer Lawrence, winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female in February 2011. In 2012 she plays Martha Bozeman in the fifth and sixth seasons of the HBO series True Blood. Dickey appeared in the superhero film Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black in 2013. She also was cast in Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive miniseries in 2013. In 2014, she had a recurring role in the FX series Justified. In 2015 Dickey portrayed Rose Gray in the Spanish-American thriller film Regression, in which she co-stars with Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson.
|1995||The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love||Regina|
|1995||The Journey of August King||Jenny|
|1997||Prison of Secrets||Lynn's friend|
|2005||Our Very Own||Skillet|
|2006||Nichts als Gespenster||Annie|
|2008||Trailer Park of Terror||Daryl|
|2009||A Perfect Getaway||Earth Momma|
|2010||Winter's Bone||Merab||Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female|
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble (2nd place)
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance
|2011||Child of the Desert||Elia|
|2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked||Oona|
|2012||Blues for Willadean||Rayleen Hobbs|
|2012||Tales of Everyday Magic||Maggie|
|2012||The Happiest Person in America||Meg|
|2012||The Yellow Wallpaper||Jennie Gilman|
|2012||The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez||Denise|
|2012||The Guilt Trip||Tammy|
|2012||Lost on Purpose||Retta Lee|
|2012||9 Full Moons||Billie|
|2013||The Trials of Cate McCall||Mrs. Stubbs|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Mrs. Davis|
|2013||Southern Baptist Sissies||Odette|
|2014||What Lola Wants||Mama|
|2014||Dark Around the Stars||Rita|
|2014||White Bird in a Blizzard||Mrs. Hillman|
|2014||The Possession of Michael King||Beverly|
|2014||San Patricios||Colleen Donnelly|
|2015||Waffle Street||Crazy Kathy|
|2016||Hell or High Water||Elsie|
|2016||Message from the King||Mrs. Lazlo|
|2017||Small Town Crime||Leslie|
|2018||Leave No Trace||Dale|
|1995||Cagney & Lacey: Together Again||Gloria||TV movie|
|1994–1995||Christy||Opal McHone||4 episodes|
|2000||City of Angels||Rose Odalee Greenup||Episode: "The High Cost of Living"|
|2000||Christy: The Movie||Opal McHone||TV movie|
|2001||Christy, Choices of the Heart, Part II: A New Beginning||Opal McHone||TV mini-series; 2 episodes|
|2001||The X-Files||Game Warden||Episode: "Existence"|
|2003||Frasier||Mrs. Grant||Episode: "Some Assembly Required"|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Cassie||Episode: "Bad to the Bone"|
|2004||ER||Mrs. Price||Episode: "Twas the Night"|
|2005||Numb3rs||Karen||Episode: "Counterfeit Reality"|
|2006||Gilmore Girls||Ruthie||2 episodes|
|2006||Cold Case||Reba Dautry||Episode: "Joseph"|
|2006||The Closer||Anna Larson||Episode: "Out of Focus"|
|2007||Shark||Nancy Padget||Episode: "Porn Free"|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Sugar Free Shirley||Episode: "East Side Story"|
|2008||Sordid Lives: The Series||Glyndora Roberts||6 episodes|
|2005–2009||My Name Is Earl||Patty, the daytime hooker||19 episodes|
|2009||Princess Protection Program||Helen||TV movie|
|2009||Breaking Bad||Spooge's Lady||2 episodes|
|2010||All Signs of Death||Thea||TV Pilot|
|2010||Bones||Marsha Vinton||Episode: "The X in the File"|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Carol||Episode: "Exit Wounds"|
|2010||Weeds||Sugarpop||Episode: "Gentle Puppies"|
|2011||2 Broke Girls||Elena||Episode: "And the Pop-Up Sale"|
|2013||Grey's Anatomy||Gasoline||Episode: "Things We Said Today"|
|2012–2013||Raising Hope||Patty||2 episodes|
|2012–2013||True Blood||Martha Bozeman||12 episodes|
|2013||Last Man Standing||Doris||Episode: "Shoveling Snow"|
|2013||Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive||Cummie Barrow||TV mini-series; 2 episodes|
|2014||The Middle||Sandy||Episode: "Orlando"|
|2014||Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends||Herself||TV Special|
|2014||Sons of Anarchy||Renee O'Leary Egan||Episode: "The Separation of Crows"|
|2015||Backstrom||Judge Nunn||Episode: "Rock Bottom"|
|2015||Documentary Now!||Joelle Fellweather||Episode: "The Eye Doesn't Lie"|
|2016||Better Things||Jace||Episode: "Sam/Pilot"|
|2017||Claws||Juanda Husser||6 episodes|
|2017||Vice Principals||Nash||9 episodes|
|2017||Shameless||Aunt Ronnie||Episode: "Fuck Paying It Forward"|
|2018||Into the Dark||Red||Episode: "Pooka!"|
|2019||Room 104||Sharon||Episode: "Animal for Sale"|
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