Debra Christofferson

Debra Christofferson

Highest Rated: 42% Mouse Hunt (1997)

Lowest Rated: 40% 1915 (2015)

Birthday: Jan 09, 1963

Birthplace: USA

Character actress Debra Christofferson says that she grew up wanting to create the magic that she saw on screen in "Star Wars" in the late 1970s, and through her work in dozens of television and big-screen productions, she has fulfilled her dream, memorably on HBO's "Carnivàle." Christofferson derailed her plans to become a New York stage actress after seeing George Lucas's legendary sci-fi trilogy. She headed to Los Angeles, where, after working as a legal secretary, she began getting guest spots on such mid-1980s prime-time dramas as "Knots Landing." Christofferson carried on with brief TV appearances until her portrayal of the sexually harassing Geri Turner on the police procedural "NYPD Blue." Her performance was so strong that she was kept on for six episodes, and she soon left her day job to pursue acting full-time. Once Christofferson got the exposure she needed in Hollywood, doors quickly began to open for her, with parts on dozens of primetime dramas and soon in films, including the tense mother-daughter feature "White Oleander." It was in 2003 that Daniel Knauf cast Christofferson as bearded lady Lila in his harrowing Dust Bowl-era drama "Carnivàle" on HBO. Though the show ran for only two seasons, it was Christofferson's biggest role yet, and it continues to have a strong cult following. After "Carnivàle" ended, Christofferson continued working on TV, memorably on the drug-dealer comedy "Weeds," and as Kay Vickers on the psychic-themed procedural show "The Mentalist."

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 80% 1915 Lillian (Character) $43.8K 2015
No Score Yet 65% Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Mrs. Snyder (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 53% Rennie's Landing Roselyn Hatchett (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Restons Groupes Kathy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 33% The Patron Saint of Liars Sister Bernadette (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 23% The Godson Writer (Character) - 1998
42% 49% Mouse Hunt Ingrid (Character) $61.8M 1997

TV

Credit
81% 80% 9-1-1 Sue Belvins (Guest Star) 2018-2021
No Score Yet 80% SEAL Team Denise (Guest Star) 2017
88% 92% Longmire Pyper Callans (Guest Star) 2016
95% 93% Rectify Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
90% 98% Southland Melanie (Guest Star) 2013
77% 71% American Horror Story Mrs. Stone (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Rita Gregg (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Kay Vickers (Guest Star) 2010
90% 82% Bones Kelly Sutton (Guest Star) 2008
70% 77% Weeds Uptown Rehab Counselor (Guest Star) 2008
20% No Score Yet Rodney Red (Guest Star) 2008
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnivale Lila (Character) 2005 2003
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% No Score Yet Miss Match Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
74% 86% The X-Files Pat Verlander (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer, Private Eye Brenda Smidley (Guest Star) 1997
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Geri Turner (Guest Star) 1996-1997
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Paulina (Guest Star) 1994

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