Debi Mazar

Actor, Makeup artist, Dental assistant
A supporting actress known for feisty and heavily accented New York characters, Debi Mazar's career began with a strong supporting role as a drug-hungry Mafia girlfriend in Martin Scorsese's landmark film, "GoodFellas" ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1964 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (90)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

Shauna (Actor)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Younger 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Deception 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Riding Hood 2014 (Movie)

Claire/Red's Mom (Actor)

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovelace 2013 (Movie)

Dolly (Actor)

Good Vibes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Happily Divorced 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melissa & Joey 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2004, 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Chef America 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 2002, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

HawthoRNe 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

JONAS 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Beautiful Life 2009 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Burn Notice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Privileged 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women 2008 (Movie)

Tanya (Actor)

Top Chef 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Edmond 2006 (Movie)

Matron (Actor)

Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

Det Rebecca Bryce (Actor)

Living with Fran 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

All of Us 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

NYPD Blue 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

Young Professional Woman (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Practice 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanda At Large 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

My Tiny Universe 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

10 Tiny Love Stories 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Friends 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's Life 1991 - 1994, 1998 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tuxedo 2002 (Movie)

Steena (Actor)

Held for Ransom 2001 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Get Real 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Madonna's Music 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

More Dogs Than Bones 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1991 - 1993, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

David and Lisa 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Frogs for Snakes 1999 (Movie)

Simone (Actor)

Providence 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Insider 1999 (Movie)

Debbie De Luca (Actor)

Working 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goodnight, Joseph Parker 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hush 1998 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Madonna Rising 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Things I Never Told You 1998 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Trouble on the Corner 1998 (Movie)

Ericca Ricce (Actor)

Meet Wally Sparks 1997 (Movie)

Sandy Gallo (Actor)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

Kozy (Actor)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

Georgie (Actor)

Space Truckers 1997 (Movie)

Cindy Walsh (Actor)

Temporarily Yours 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven 1997 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

Girl 6 1996 (Movie)

Girl No 39 (Actor)

Red Ribbon Blues 1996 (Movie)

Darcy (Actor)

Trees Lounge 1996 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Spice (Actor)

Empire Records 1995 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Bullets Over Broadway 1994 (Movie)

Vi (Actor)

Beethoven's 2nd 1993 (Movie)

Regina (Actor)

Inside Monkey Zetterland 1993 (Movie)

Daphne (Actor)

Money for Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Monica Russo (Actor)

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

Tony's Girlfriend 'Susan' (Actor)

Bad Love 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

In the Soup 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Peg (Actor)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

Nurse Debbie (Actor)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

Whiskey Girl (Actor)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

The Sissy Duckling (TV Show)

Voice

Witch Hunt (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A supporting actress known for feisty and heavily accented New York characters, Debi Mazar's career began with a strong supporting role as a drug-hungry Mafia girlfriend in Martin Scorsese's landmark film, "GoodFellas" (1990). She went on to lend a sassy, proletarian spark to low budget indies like Steve Buscemi's "Trees Lounge" (1996), family films like "Beethoven's 2nd" (1993), and the occasional mainstream hits like "Batman Forever" (1995) and "The Insider" (1999). Mazar's vampy charm figured prominently in a number of short-lived, working class sitcoms, but the actress found steady small screen success as one of the premiere denizens of the red carpet as well as on HBO's acclaimed drama, "Entourage" (HBO, 2004- ), where her take on a savvy, fast-talking Hollywood publicist marked an end to her street-tough typecasting and led to a wider range of opportunities.

Relationships

Nancy Cannizzaro

Mother
Converted to Judaism and later became a Buddhist was only 15 when Debi was born teaches the martial art of tae kwon do in Orlando, FL

Cezanne Cannizzaro

Half-Brother
Born c. 1984

Clifton Collins Jr. Actor

Companion
Briefly dated early 2001 No longer together

Gabriel Corcos

Husband
Married March 16, 2002 together they host the internet show, "Under the Tuscan Gun"

Harry Mazar

Father
Latvian born in the Soviet Union to a Jewish family abandoned family when Mazar was a teenager

Evelina Mazar-Corcos

Daughter
Born July 12, 2002 father, Gabriele Corcos

Giulia Mazar-Corcos

Daughter
Born March 17, 2006 father, Gabriele Corcos

Paul Reubens Actor

Companion
Dated in the early 1990s

EDUCATION

Graduated from beauty school

Milestones

2009

Joined the ninth season of ABC's reality series "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant

2008

Joined an ensemble cast for the remake of the 1939 film, "The Women"

2006

Appeared in several episodes of ABC's "Ugly Betty" as Leah Stillman, a scam artist who claims to be a lawyer

2005

Had a recurring role on the WB's "Living with Fran" as Fran Drescher's character's cousin

2004

Cast in a recurring role as Vince's publicist, in HBO's "Entourage"; became a regular cast member in season two (2005)

2004

Re-teamed with director Michael Mann for "Collateral"

2003

Had a recurring role on UPN's "All of Us"

2002

Had a memorable role on NBC's "Friends" a crazed pregnant woman who shares a hospital room with Rachel

2002

Co-starred with Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt in "The Tuxedo"

2000

Co-starred in the CBS series, "That's Life," as a hairdresser and best pal to the show's lead

2000

Featured in Madonna's music video, "Music"

1999

Played an associate producer of "60 Minutes" in Michael Mann's "The Insider"

1999

Had a memorable role as an ambitiously murderous actress in "Frogs for Snakes"

1998

Joined cast of the NBC sitcom "Working"

1997

Played the lead in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Temporarily Yours"

1997

Joined an ensemble cast for Gregg Araki's "Nowhere"

1996

Played a transsexual in "Things I Never Told You"

1996

Appeared briefly in Spike Lee's "Girl 6"

1995

Played Spice, the 'bad' henchwoman of Two-Face, opposite Drew Barrymore as Sugar, in "Batman Forever"

1994

Had a small role in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"

1993

Made feature leading role debut, opposite John Cusack, in "Money for Nothing"

1993

Had a memorable role as a villainous dog owner in "Beethoven's 2nd"

1993

Reprised the role of Denise on NBC's "L.A. Law"

1992

Re-teamed with Spike Lee for the biopic, "Malcolm X"

1991

Played Annabella Sciorra's Brooklyn buddy in "Jungle Fever"; first film with director Spike Lee

1991

Debuted as a series regular on ABC's "Civil Wars" as Denise, the big-haired legal secretary

1990

Made acting debut in "GoodFellas" as Ray Liotta's coked-up girlfriend

1986

Appeared in Madonna's music videos, "Papa Don't Preach" and "True Blue"

1985

Began taking acting lessons

Worked as a makeup artist for fashion magazines and music videos under the name Debi M

Bonus Trivia

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ABC publicity for "Civil Wars" (1992-93) listed Debi Mazar's birthdate as August 13; however, most other sources list her birth date as August 15.

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On her career as a makeup artist, Mazar told Vanity Fair (November 1993) magazine: "Just being able to paint and watch these people transform in to these divas, I just knew that eventually it was going to be my turn."

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"I have this fear of coming across as a Barbie doll who got lucky. Style is a big part of who I am, but it's not WHO I am. Ya know?" - Mazar quoted in Entertainment Weekly, May 3, 1993

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"I think too much publicity is bad publicity. Actors talk too much. They get nervous, and don't know what they're saying. I don't want to hear about their sex lives and their process. That's boring. I think actors should have some mystery." - Mazar quoted in Venice magazine, June, 2005

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