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Debi Mazar

Highest Rated:   97% GoodFellas (1990)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Beautiful Life (2009)
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Birthplace:   Queens, New York, USA
Known for her feline eyes and brash New York attitude, Queens native Debi Mazar began her show business career behind the scenes as a makeup artist for a star-studded clientele, the most lucrative of the bunch being Madonna. Attracted by her unique features, the iconic pop singer cast Mazar in the music videos for "True Blue," "Deeper and Deeper," and "Papa Don't Preach." It wasn't until 1990, however, that Mazar made her film debut as the cokehead girlfriend of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) in Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas. After portraying a series of small but indelible characters in Oliver Stone's The Doors, Spike Lee's Jungle Fever, and Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate (all 1991), Mazar had developed a small but devoted following and a reputation solid enough to land her the tough-talking role of legal defense secretary Denise Iannello on ABC's legal drama Civil Wars (1991-1993), a role she would reprise for NBC's L.A. Law in 1994.After taking on several more tiny supporting parts throughout the early '90s, including one which would reunite her with Jungle Fever director Spike Lee (in the Oscar-winning Malcolm X [1992]), Mazar made her debut as a lead character in Money for Nothing (1993), a blue-collar crime comedy co-starring John Cusack, with whom she would work for a second time in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994). After a brief performance as a manicurist in television's Witch Hunt (1994), Mazar could be found in the role of a femme fatale alongside Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey, and Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (1995), and would portray an idealistic HIV-positive thief in Red Ribbon Blues (1995). Red Ribbon Blues wasn't the last time Mazar would delve into the complex world of sex and gender-related prejudice -- in 1996's Girl 6, Mazar co-starred as an anonymous member of a phone sex business, while Things I Never Told You found her playing a transsexual. Shortly afterward, Mazar chewed a respectable amount of scenery as one of Long Island barfly Tommy's (Steve Buscemi) potential hook-ups in 1996's Trees Lounge. The actress continued to exhibit her versatility in a series of roles during 1997, including those of a sleazy television show producer in Meet Wally Sparks, an intergalactic waitress in Space Truckers, and two decidedly more serious performances in the gay & lesbian drama Nowhere and Nick Cassavetes' romantic drama She's So Lovely.With the notable exceptions of bleaching her trademark jet-black tresses for 1998's Frogs for Snakes with Robbie Coltrane, and her role as Debbie De Luca in Michael Mann's tobacco industry exposé The Insider (1999), Mazar spent much of the late '90s on the small screen. After the failure of CBS's sitcom Temporarily Yours (1997), Mazar played lead roles in David and Lisa (a psychological drama co-produced by Oprah Winfrey) and NBC's Witness to the Mob. Following another NBC sitcom appearance in the short-lived Working (1998), the actress starred in 2000's CBS drama That's Life as an advice-dispensing hairdresser. In 2002, Mazar played right-hand woman to multi-millionaire Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs) in Jackie Chan's The Tuxedo, and went on to offer a poignant monologue in Ten Tiny Love Stories the same year. In 2004, Mazar took on a supporting role in the crime comedy Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman, and starred in Dennis Brooks' independent film Goodnight, Joseph Parker.She had a major role in 2008's A Beautiful Life, and that same year had a small part in the ensemble of The Women. In 2012 she could be seen in the porn queen biopic Lovelace.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% She's Funny That Way
  • Vickie
2015
33% Entourage
  • Shauna
2015
53% Lovelace
  • Dolly
2013
No Score Yet Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
  • Jessica
2012
0% A Beautiful Life
  • Susan
2009
No Score Yet Return to Babylon
  • Actor
2008
13% The Women
  • Tanya
2008
No Score Yet The Women
  • Actor
2008
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Det. Rebecca Bryce
2006
46% Edmond
  • Atlantic Leisure Club Matron
2005
30% Be Cool
  • Marla
2005
No Score Yet My Tiny Universe
  • Bonnie
2004
No Score Yet Goodnight, Joseph Parker
  • Rita
2004
86% Collateral
  • Young Professional Woman
2004
No Score Yet Red Riding Hood
  • Actor
2004
22% The Tuxedo
  • Steena
2002
No Score Yet Ten Tiny Love Stories
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Rehenes Equivocados
  • Rita
2000
No Score Yet More Dogs Than Bones
  • Mary
2000
96% The Insider
  • Debbie De Luca
1999
27% Frogs for Snakes
  • Simone
1999
No Score Yet David y Lisa
  • Maggie
1998
No Score Yet Witness to the Mob
  • Actor
1998
13% Hush
  • Lisa
1998
No Score Yet Life in the Fast Lane (There's No Fish Food in Heaven)
  • Rosie
1998
No Score Yet The Deli
  • Teresa
1997
66% She's So Lovely
  • Georgie
1997
27% Nowhere
  • Kozy
1997
14% Meet Wally Sparks
  • Sandy
1997
9% Space Truckers
  • Cindy
1997
No Score Yet Things I Never Told You
  • Diane
1996
81% Trees Lounge
  • Crystal
1996
33% Girl 6
  • Girl 39
1996
23% Empire Records
  • Jane
1995
40% Batman Forever
  • Spice
1995
No Score Yet Witch Hunt
  • Manicurist
1994
96% Bullets Over Broadway
  • Vi
1994
27% Beethoven's 2nd
  • Regina
1994
No Score Yet Money for Nothing
  • Monica Russo
1993
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland
  • Daphne
1993
55% So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Susan
1993
No Score Yet Bad Love
  • Delores
1992
26% Toys
  • Debbie
1992
91% Malcolm X
  • Peg
1992
80% Singles
  • Brenda (Outtakes)
1992
92% In the Soup
  • Suzie
1992
76% Little Man Tate
  • Gina
1991
81% Jungle Fever
  • Denise
1991
54% The Doors
  • Whiskey Girl
1991
97% GoodFellas
  • Sandy
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Rebecca Briggs
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Project Runway All Stars
2012-2016
  • Judge
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • Host
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • Jan
70% Good Vibes
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Shauna Shauna Roberts
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Paula Haas
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Leah Feldman
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Josie Leonard
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
95% Elementary
2012
  • Det. Cosa
86% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Amy
99% Younger
2015-2016
  • Maggie
No Score Yet Top Chef
2006
  • Appearing

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