She might not have had as much screen time as the other Housewives, but her work is every bit as good as her co-stars. In fact, without her, the show just wouldn't be the same.
In fact, many popular shows wouldn't be the same without her presence for Brenda Strong has had major recurring roles on Sports Night, Seinfeld, Party of Five and 3rd Rock from the Sun, as well as appearing in movies such as Starship Troopers and its sequel (although as a different character) and other guest starring roles in television shows that range from Ally McBeal to Malcolm in the Middle.
She has proven time and time again that she has the talent to be more well known, but then again, who wants to be a star when you can be an actor? And Brenda Strong is one of the best actors working today, which makes her Not Very Famous...but should be.