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Deborah Kara Unger

Highest Rated:   83% The Hurricane (1999)
Lowest Rated:   5% 88 Minutes (2008)
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Birthplace:   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Bearing talent and cool, sophisticated beauty in equal measure, Deborah Kara Unger is one of Canada's most visible actresses. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was born in 1966, Unger first distinguished herself as the first Canadian-born actress to be accepted to the prestigious Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. While in Australia, she made her professional debut on the television miniseries Bangkok Hilton (1989), in which she co-starred with Nicole Kidman and Denholm Elliott. On the screen, Unger, who had been appearing in films since 1990, first made an impression on audiences with her role as a hyper-sexual patient who reveals more than just her neuroses to her psychiatrist (Annabella Sciorra) in Whispers in the Dark (1992). She earned an additional dose of notoriety when she again revealed all in David Cronenberg's controversial Crash (1996), which cast her as the wife of car crash survivor and fetishist James Spader. Roles in such films as David Fincher's psychological thriller The Game (1997) and the made-for-TV The Rat Pack (1998) -- which featured Unger as Ava Gardner -- followed, and in 1999 the actress could be seen in no less than three major motion pictures. In Payback, Unger played Mel Gibson's double-crossing girlfriend; István Szabó's historical epic Sunshine cast her as the wife of a Communist party official, while in Norman Jewison's The Hurricane, Unger starred as a Canadian activist working to free a wrongfully imprisoned championship boxer (Denzel Washington). She continued to work steadily as the 21st century began in a variety of projects including Signs & Wonders, The Salton Sea, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Silent Hill, Shake Hands with the Devil, 88 Minutes, and the Emilio Estevez drama The Way.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Vengeance: A Love Story
  • Agnes
$5k 2017
36% Jackals
  • Kathy Powell
2017
No Score Yet The Hollow
  • Cora
$4.2k 2015
No Score Yet Dangerous Arrangement
  • Samantha
2015
No Score Yet Rehearsal
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Samuel Bleak
  • Actor
2013
8% The Truth (A Dark Truth)
  • Morgan Swinton
$6.2k 2013
7% Silent Hill: Revelation
  • Dahlia Gillespie
$17.6M 2012
No Score Yet 186 Dollars To Freedom
  • Powers
2012
24% The Samaritan
  • Helena
$2.2k 2012
82% The Way
  • Sarah
$4.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Maiden Danced To Death
  • Lynn
2011
No Score Yet Takedown (Transparency)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Sophie
  • Tina
2011
55% Shake Hands with the Devil
  • Emma
$594 2010
No Score Yet Angel and the Badman
  • Temperance
2009
No Score Yet Angel And The Bad Man
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Walled In
  • Mary
2009
5% 88 Minutes
  • Carol Lynn Johnson
$17M 2008
No Score Yet J'ai serre la main du diable
  • Actor
2007
30% Silent Hill
  • Dahlia Gillespie
$47M 2006
No Score Yet Payback: Straight Up
  • Lynn
2006
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Dorothy
2006
No Score Yet Things That Hang From Trees
  • Connie Mae Wheeler
2006
57% Emile
  • Nadia
2005
8% White Noise
  • Sarah Tate
$55.9M 2005
43% A Love Song for Bobby Long
  • Georgianna
$0.2M 2004
67% Paranoia 1.0
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Paranoia 1.0
  • Trish
2004
73% Stander
  • Bekkie Stander
2004
44% Hollywood North
  • Sandy Ryan
2004
81% Thirteen
  • Brooke
$4.6M 2003
No Score Yet Till There Was You
  • Anna Vivaldi
2003
58% Fear X
  • Kate
2003
25% Between Strangers
  • Catherine
2002
No Score Yet Ten Tiny Love Stories
  • Actor
2002
62% The Salton Sea
  • Colette
$0.7M 2002
43% Leo
  • Caroline
2002
50% The Weekend
  • Marian
2000
73% Sunshine
  • Major Carole Kovacs
2000
50% Luminous Motion
  • Mom
2000
66% Signs & Wonders
  • Katherine
2000
83% The Hurricane
  • Lisa Peters
1999
54% Payback
  • Lynn
1999
67% The Rat Pack
  • Ava Gardner
1998
72% The Game
  • Christine
1997
No Score Yet No Way Home
  • Lorraine
1997
13% Keys to Tulsa
  • Vicky Michaels Stover
1996
58% Crash
  • Catherine Ballard
$3.2M 1996
No Score Yet Highlander: The Final Dimension
  • Alex/Sarah
1994
No Score Yet State of Emergency
  • Sue
1994
25% Whispers in the Dark
  • Eve Abergray
1992
No Score Yet Blood Oath (Prisoners of the Sun)
  • Sister Carol Littell
1990
No Score Yet Till There Was You
  • Actor
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
30% Kevin Can Wait
2016
  • Denise
  • 2017
43% Combat Hospital
2011
  • Maj. Ada Pedersen
  • 2011

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