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Deborah "Debi" Mazar ( or ; born August 13, 1964) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her Jersey Girl-type roles; as sharp-tongued women in independent films; and for her recurring role as press agent Shauna Roberts on the HBO series Entourage.

Early life

Mazar was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the daughter of Nancy and Harry Mazar. Her father was born in the Latvian SSR, Soviet Union, from a Jewish family, but raised in the Roman Catholic Church. She had no knowledge of her heritage until her twenties. Her mother was raised a Roman Catholic, briefly converted to Judaism, then became a Buddhist, and later joined Jehovah's Witnesses until she was disfellowshipped for taking a blood transfusion.

Career

Mazar began her career as a hip hop b-girl in New York City. Her first television appearance was on the pilot for a hip hop television dance show, Graffiti Rock in 1984. She appeared in five of Madonna's music videos -" "Papa Don't Preach," "True Blue" (both 1986), "Justify My Love" (1990), "Deeper and Deeper" (1992) and "Music" (2000). Mazar has played a number of minor-yet-colorful supporting roles in a variety of films, including Sandy, a friend of Henry Hill's mistress. Goodfellas (1990); The Doors (1991); Bullets Over Broadway (1994); and as Spice (of Sugar and Spice, with Drew Barrymore as Sugar) in Batman Forever (1995). She gained her first real following from playing a character on Civil Wars in the early 1990s. When that series was cancelled her character was brought over as a recurring role between 1993 and 1994 season of the TV drama L.A. Law.

She played the villain Regina in the family film Beethoven's 2nd (1993). She has appeared in independent films Inside Monkey Zetterland and Nowhere and her short-lived sitcom, Temporarily Yours. She also appeared as the genie in the Space Monkeys' music video, "Sugarcane".

Mazar appeared on a Friends episode in its eighth season ("The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part One"). Mazar played "Doreen, the Evil Bitch," a crazed pregnant woman who shares a hospital room with Rachel. From 2000 to 2002 she played Jackie on the television drama That's Life. She also provided the voice of Maria Latore in the video games Grand Theft Auto III (2001) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004).

From 2004 to 2011, She had a supporting role on Entourage as press agent Shauna Roberts. She also had a recurring role on the sitcom Living with Fran, playing Fran Drescher's character's cousin, Merrill. She did a two-episode stint on the television series Ugly Betty, where she played Leah Stillman, a scam artist who claims to be a lawyer.

Mazar was a contestant on the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars. She was partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and finished in twelfth place. She was eliminated in the third week (October 6, 2009).

Personal life

Prior to her marriage, she dated actor Paul Reubens for several years beginning in 1993. Reubens has since credited Mazar with ending his depression resulting from his infamous 1991 arrest.

She married Gabriele Corcos on March 16, 2002, in a ceremony officiated by Ellen Burstyn, who is an ordained Sufi high priest. They have two daughters: Evelyn Maria (born on July 12, 2002) and Giulia Isabel (born on March 17, 2006). The family divides their time between their home in Brooklyn and a 14th-century house outside of Florence, Italy, that was given to them as a wedding present by Mazar's in-laws.

Mazar and Corcos hosted an internet show focused on Tuscan cuisine, Under The Tuscan Gun. On January 19, 2011, they began hosting the cooking show Extra Virgin on the Cooking Channel.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Downtown 81 Peppermint Lounge Dancer AKA, New York Beat Movie
1990 Goodfellas Sandy
1991 ' Whiskey Girl
1991 Jungle Fever Denise
1991 Little Man Tate Gina
1992 In the Soup Suzie
1992 Love Is Like That Delores
1992 Inside Monkey Zetterland Daphne
1992 Singles Brenda
1992 Malcolm X Peg
1992 Toys Nurse Debbie
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Susan
1993 Money for Nothing Monica Russo
1993 Beethoven's 2nd Regina
1994 Bullets Over Broadway Violet
1995 Batman Forever Spice
1995 Empire Records Jane
1996 Cosas que nunca te dije Diane
1996 Girl 6 Girl #39
1996 Trees Lounge Crystal
1996 Red Ribbon Blues Darcy
1996 Space Truckers Cindy
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Sandy Gallo
1997 Nowhere Kozy
1997 She's So Lovely Georgie
1997 ' Teresa
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning Angie Lyons Video
1997 Trouble on the Corner Ericca Rice
1998 Marry Me or Die
1998 Frogs for Snakes Simone
1998 Hush Lisa
1998 Life in the Fast Lane Rosie
1999 House on Haunted Hill Jennifer Jenzen Scenes available on DVD only
1999 ' Debbie De Luca
2000 More Dogs Than Bones Mary
2000 Held for Ransom Rita
2002 Ten Tiny Love Stories Six
2002 ' Steena
2003 Who Killed the Idea? Mysterious Woman Short film
2003 Deception Janet Steiner
2004 Collateral Young Professional Woman
2004 My Tiny Universe Bonnie
2005 Be Cool Marla
2005 Edmond Matron
2005 Wait Joanne Short film
2006 Lies & Alibis Det. Bryce AKA, The Alibi
2006 Red Riding Hood Red's Mom
2008 ' Susan
2008 ' Tanya
2013 Lovelace Dolly Sharp
2013 Return to Babylon Gloria Swanson

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Graffiti Rock Dancer TV film
1991-1993 Civil Wars Denise Iannello Main role (36 episodes)
1993-1994 L.A. Law Denise Ianello Recurring role (22 episodes)
1994 Witch Hunt The Manicurist TV film
1995 Burke's Law Rachel Davis Episode: "Who Killed the Motor Car Maverick?"
1997 Temporarily Yours Deb DeAngelo Main role (6 episodes)
1998 Witness to the Mob Deborah Gravano TV film
1998 David and Lisa Maggie TV film
1999 ' Mongoose (voice) Episode: "Darwin Plays the Palace"
1998-1999 Working Liz Tricoli Regular role (17 episodes)
1999 ' Mother Duck 2 (voice) TV film
1999 Providence Vonda Vickers Episodes: "Thank You, Providence: Parts 1 & 2"
2000 Get Real Kate Harris Episode: "Saved"
2000-2002 That's Life Jackie O'Grady Main role (34 episodes)
2001 Grand Theft Auto III Maria Latore (voice) Video game
2002 Friends Evil Bitch Episode: "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby: Part 1"
2002 ' Various (voice) TV short
2003 Wanda at Large Jenny Hawkins Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2003 7th Heaven Nurse Kelly Episode: "The One Thing"
2003-2004 All of Us Alex / Debi Recurring role (7 episodes)
2004 7th Heaven Nurse Kelly Episode: "The Anniversary"
2004 ' Gigi Coley Episodes: "Comings and Goings", "New Hoods on the Block"
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Maria Latore (voice) Video game
2004 CSI: Miami Rebecca Briggs Episode: "Speed Kills"
2004-2011 Entourage Shauna (50 episodes)
2005 NYPD Blue Maxine Annunziato Episode: "Lenny Scissorhands"
2005-2006 Living With Fran Cousin Merrill Episodes: "A Year of Living with Fran", "Going to a Bar Mitzvah with Fran", "Coupling with Fran", "Reuniting with Fran"
2006 Ghost Whisperer Josie Episode: "The Woman of His Dreams"
2006 Ugly Betty Leah Feldman Episodes: "Trust, Lust and Must", "Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral"
2008 Privileged Debra Episode: "Pilot"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Peggy Bernardi Episode: "Babes"
2009 Burn Notice Amy Episode: "Friends Like These"
2009 Castle Paula Haas Episode: "When the Bough Breaks"
2010 ' Rochelle (voice) Episode: "The Girl Scout Incident/Rodney Has a Wife?"
2010 Hawthorne Donna Alberghetti Episode: "Hidden Truths"
2010 Jonas L.A. Mona Klein Recurring role (7 episodes)
2011 Good Vibes Barbara "Babs" Brando (voice) Main role (12 episodes)
2012 Melissa & Joey Harper Quinn Episode: "The Knockout"
2012 Home Alone: The Holiday Heist Jessica TV film
2012 Happily Divorced Jan Episode: "The Back-Up Fran"


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