Deborah Kara Unger

Highest Rated: 83% The Way (2011)
Lowest Rated: 5% 88 Minutes (2008)
Birthday: May 12, 1963
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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
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 $6.3K 2013
8% Silent Hill: Revelation Dahlia Gillespie $17.6M 2012
No Score Yet 186 Dollars To Freedom Powers 2012
26% The Samaritan Helena $2.2K 2012
83% The Way Sarah $4.4M 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 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
7% 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
63% The Salton Sea Colette $0.7M 2002
43% Leo Caroline 2002
50% The Weekend Marian 2000
74% 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
69% The Rat Pack Ava Gardner 1998
73% The Game Christine 1997
No Score Yet No Way Home Lorraine 1997
10% Keys to Tulsa Vicky Michaels Stover 1996
59% Crash Catherine Ballard $3.2M 1996
No Score Yet Highlander: The Final Dimension Alex/Sarah 1994
No Score Yet State of Emergency Sue 1994
33% 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

CREDIT
28% Kevin Can Wait
2016-2018
Denise
  • 2017
43% Combat Hospital
2011
Maj. Ada Pedersen
  • 2011

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