Debra Jo Rupp

Debra Jo Rupp

Highest Rated: 85% Clockwatchers (1997)

Lowest Rated: 2% Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1951

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

Petite and relentlessly perky actress Debra Jo Rupp became one of the most familiar faces on television with roles that capitalized on her matronly, yet frequently madcap, persona. After garnering strong notices in several performances on and off-Broadway in the late-1980s, she began racking up steady appearances on series such as "Kate & Allie" (CBS, 1984-89), as well as in major feature films, including the Tom Hanks comedy "Big" (1988). Although regular cast work on a successful series initially eluded her, Rupp gained recognition with memorable recurring roles on hit comedies such as "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1990-98) and "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004). She at last found a stable home on a long-running series when she joined the ensemble cast of the comedy "That '70s Show" (Fox, 1998-2006). Surrounded by a talented cast of veteran actors and fresh faces, Rupp played the standard sitcom mom with a wonderfully manic twist in a show that lovingly looked back at a kinder, gentler decade. The actress maintained her profile on TV and film after "That '70s Show" finished its run, although her regular role on the sitcom "Better with You" (ABC, 2010-11) failed to become the next hit series she had hoped for. Whether she was playing an inept talent manager, the "older woman" in a May/December romance, or the high-strung mother of a promiscuous 1970s-era teen, Rupp brought undeniable energy and impeccable comic timing to every character she inhabited.

Highest rated movies

She's Out of My League
Kickin' It Old Skool




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Ones Sheila Berger (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 4% The Opposite Sex Tracy (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congratulations Nancy Riley (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 54% She Wants Me Ruth Baum (Character) - 2012
58% 59% She's Out of My League Mrs. Kettner (Character) $31.6M 2010
2% 42% Kickin' It Old Skool Sylvia Schumacher (Character) $4.5M 2007
17% 39% Spymate Edith (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 28% Lucky 13 Mrs. Baker (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act Unknown (Character) - 2005
76% 47% Disney's Teacher's Pet Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman (Voice) $6.5M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reasons of the Heart Viv Rushton (Character) - 1998
85% 62% Clockwatchers Barbara (Character) $444.4K 1997
No Score Yet 42% In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco Dorrie (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 74% A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Alice (Character) - 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet That '90s Show Kitty Forman (Character) 2023
31% 69% I Feel Bad Victoria (Guest Star) 2018
94% 76% This Is Us Linda (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Ginger (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
81% 88% Hart of Dixie Betsy Maynard (Guest Star) 2013
65% 25% Better With You Vicky (Character) 2010-2011
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Debra Hartnell (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 79% That '70s Show Kitty Foreman (Character) 1998-2006
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Teacher's Pet Unknown (Voice) 2000-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
79% 94% Friends Alice Knight Buffay (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Marilyn See (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
20% No Score Yet Crisis Center Marilyn (Guest Star) 1997
89% 92% Seinfeld Katie (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
15% No Score Yet The Jeff Foxworthy Show Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Not for You Eileen (Character) 1995
No Score Yet 84% ER Mrs. Dibble (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Office Beth Avery (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Florence Herrigan (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1987