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Debi Mazar Introduction
Deborah Mazar (born August 15, 1964), better known as Debi Mazar, is an American actress, best known for her trademark Jersey Girl-type appearances, and as edgy, sharp-tongued women in independent films not played by Parker Posey.
Debi Mazar Life Story
Mazar was born in Queens, New York. Her father, Harry Mazar, was born in the Latvian SSR, Soviet Union, to a Jewish family, while her mother was a Catholic who converted to Judaism and later became a Buddhist and for a period of time was a Jehovah's Witness. So, basically he was confused. Mazar is not of Italian descent, despite several reports that have identified her as Italian on her mother's side. Wow, those reporters must have been pretty upset to find out all their copious amounts of genealogical research were all for naught. Bet they were going to sell that info to The National Enquirer, too.
Mazar began her career as a hip hop b-girl in New York City in the 1980s and befriended a pre-fame Madonna, who was probably less bitchy. Her first television appearance was on the pilot for a hip hop television dance show, Graffiti Rock in 1984. She also appeared in four of Madonna's music videos - "Papa Don't Preach", "True Blue" (both 1986), "Deeper And Deeper" (1992) and "Music" (2000). Mazar's image was a like a rock among the ever changing tides of Madonna's musical whims.
Mazar has played a number of minor-yet-colorful supporting roles in a variety of movies, including: as Sandy, Henry Hill's girl on the side in GoodFellas (1990), The Doors (1991), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), and as Spice (of Sugar and Spice) in Batman Forever (1995). She gained her first real following from playing a character on Civil Wars in the early 90s. When that show was canceled her character was brought over as a recurring role in the 1993 - 1994 season of the TV drama L.A. Law. A move like that has not happened since the ill-fated move of Greg Brady to Good Times.
She played the villain Regina, a modern-day Cruella de Vil in the popular family film Beethoven's 2nd (1993). She has appeared in independent films like Inside Monkey Zetterland and Nowhere but has also dabbled in mainstream attempts like Batman Forever, and her short-lived sitcom, Temporarily Yours, the name of which the critics probably had a field day with.
Currently, she is in a supporting actress role on Entourage, an original comedy series on HBO. She also had a recurring role on the sitcom Living with Fran, playing Fran Drescher's character's cousin, Merrill. She also did a stint on the television series Ugly Betty, where she plays Leah Stillman, a scam artist who claims to be a lawyer in a couple of episodes.
She married Gabriele Corcos on March 16, 2002, and they have two daughters: Evelyn Maria, born on July 12, 2002, and Giulia Isabel, born on March 17, 2006. Debi and Gabriele are currently hosting a very successful internet show focused on Tuscan cousine: Under The Tuscan Gun. Oh, puns! Debi was also part of the Fall 2009 season of Dancing with the Stars.
Debi Mazar on the Web
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