Deborah Harry

<i>Playboy</i> Bunny, Singer, Actor
A pioneering figure in the development of women's roles in rock-n-roll, Debbie Harry was the visually and vocally striking singer for the punk-New Wave group Blondie, which rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s ... Read more »
Born: 07/01/1945 in Miami, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (83)

Mapplethorpe: Look At the Pictures 2016 (Movie)

(Herself)

River of Fundament 2015 (Movie)

Singing Wake Guest (Actor)

The Road 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Journey 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zoo 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Project Runway All Stars 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anamorph 2008 (Movie)

Neighbor (Actor)

Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Elegy 2008 (Movie)

Amy O'Hearn (Actor)

Full Grown Men 2008 (Movie)

Beauty (Actor)

Hotel Gramercy Park 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

SqueezeBox! 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Singing Bee 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

A Life in Suitcases 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Directors 1998 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Too Tough to Die 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Face Addict 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ghostlight 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Live by Request: Blondie 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Gayer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

When Disco Ruled The World 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

When Playboy Ruled the World 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Good Night to Die 2003 (Movie)

Madison (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous New York Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Musicians 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

My Life Without Me 2003 (Movie)

Ann's Mother (Actor)

Spun 2003 (Movie)

Neighbor (Actor)

The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1 - The Moab Story 2003 (Movie)

Fastidieux (Actor)

Will & Grace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deuces Wild 2002 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Downtown 81 2001 (Movie)

Bag Lady (Actor)

The Fluffer 2001 (Movie)

Marcella (Actor)

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Divine Trash 2000 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Blondie's Back Live in NYC '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Ways to Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Kate Odum (Actor)

The Bunny Years 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Warhol: A Life at the Edge 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

Delores (Actor)

L.A. Johns 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

Delores (Actor)

Live From the House of Blues 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Phantom 2040 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Beat 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Murtz (Actor)

Drop Dead Rock 1995 (Movie)

Thor Thorvalsen (Actor)

In a New Light '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carpenter Presents Body Bags 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

New Visions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

RollerGames 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tales From the Darkside: the Movie 1990 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Girl at Blind Alley (Actor)

Hairspray 1988 (Movie)

Velma Von Tussle (Actor)

Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Forever, Lulu 1987 (Movie)

Lulu (Actor)

Blondie 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Videodrome 1983 (Movie)

Nicki Brand (Actor)

Music Central 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Union City 1979 (Movie)

Lillian (Actor)

The Foreigner 1976 (Movie)

Dee Trick (Actor)

All I Want (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor
Music (67)

Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 (Movie)

("Heart Of Glass") (Song)

Black Mass 2015 (Movie)

("War Child") (Song)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

("Superthug") (Song)

If I Stay 2014 (Movie)

("Picture This") (Song)

CBGB 2013 (Movie)

("X Offender") (Song)

One Direction: This is Us 2013 (Movie)

("One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)") (Song)

The Iceman 2013 (Movie)

("Heart Of Glass") (Song)

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

("Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)") (Song)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

("Rip Her To Shreds") (Song)

Shame 2011 (Movie)

("Rapture") (Song)

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

("Heart Of Glass") (Song)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

("Rapture") (Song)

The Spy Next Door 2010 (Movie)

("One Way Or Another") (Song)

Jennifer's Body 2009 (Movie)

("In The Flesh") (Song)

Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 (Movie)

("Dreaming") (Song)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

("Heart Of Glass") (Song)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

("Rapture") (Song)

We Own the Night 2007 (Movie)

("Heart Of Glass") (Song)

Aquamarine 2006 (Movie)

("One Way Or Another") (Song)

Nearing Grace 2006 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

Absolutely Fabulous 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Theme Song Performer

Due South 1995 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Song

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

("Rip Her To Shreds") (Song)

New York Minute 2004 (Movie)

("One Way Or Another") (Song)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

("Heart Of Glass") (Song)

Bend It Like Beckham 2003 (Movie)

("Atomic") (Song)

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

Coyote Ugly 2000 (Movie)

("One Way or Another") (Song)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

songs("Rapture" "In the Flesh" "No Exit (The Loud Allstar Rock Remix)") (Song)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

("Call Me") (Song)

Slc Punk! 1999 (Movie)

("Dreaming") (Song)

54 1998 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

Bride of Chucky 1998 (Movie)

("Call Me") (Song)

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

("One Way or Another") (Song)

Three Businessmen 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

("Karma") (Song)

Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 (Movie)

("One Way or Another") (Song)

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

songs("One Way or Another" "Heart of Glass") (Song)

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

Burnzy's Last Call 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Carpool 1996 (Movie)

("One Way or Another") (Song)

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

("Atomic") (Song)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

("Communion") (Song Performer)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Summertime Blues") (Song Performer)

Prelude to a Kiss 1992 (Movie)

("Prelude to a Kiss") (Song Performer)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 (Movie)

("In the Flesh") (Song)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

("Liar, Liar") (Song Performer)

My Best Friend Is a Vampire 1988 (Movie)

("One Way or Another") (Song)

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

("Rapture") (Song)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

("Rush Rush") (Song Performer)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

("Feel The Spin") (Song)

Krush Groove 1985 (Movie)

("Feel The Spin") (Song Performer)

Scarface 1983 (Movie)

("Rush Rush") (Song Performer)

Scarface 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Wild Style 1983 (Movie)

songs("Pretty Baby" "Rapture") (Song)

Endless Love 1981 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

Just Before Dawn 1981 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

Partners 1981 (Movie)

("Call Me") (Song)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("Heart of Glass") (Song)

Polyester 1981 (Movie)

songs("Polyester" "Be My Daddy Baby (Lu-Lu's Theme)" "The Best Thing (Love Song)") (Song)

Rock & Rule 1981 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Rock & Rule 1981 (Movie)

("Angel's Song" "Invocation Song" "Send Love Through") (Song Performer)

The Last American Virgin 1981 (Movie)

("In the Flesh") (Song)

Little Darlings 1980 (Movie)

("One Way or Another") (Song)

Biography

A pioneering figure in the development of women's roles in rock-n-roll, Debbie Harry was the visually and vocally striking singer for the punk-New Wave group Blondie, which rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s with such sonically adventurous tunes as "Heart of Glass," "Hanging on the Telephone," "The Tide Is High," "Rapture" and many others. With longtime creative partner Chris Stein, Harry helped to explode the idea of a woman fronting an all-male band as a "cute" curiosity by virtue of her formidable vocals, smart and occasionally controversial lyrics, and icy stage presence. Blondie struck gold in the early '80s with experiments in dance, funk, rap and reggae, but sea changes in musical tastes and Stein's debilitating illness brought the band to a close by 1982. From then on, Harry worked primarily as an actress in films like "Videodrome" (1983) and "Hairspray" (1988) while releasing sporadic solo efforts before Blondie reunited in 1997. Her status as a powerful female foot soldier in the creation of punk rock, as well as the singer of some of the best pop music of the 1980s, preserved Debbie Harry's status as one of rock's best-loved singers.

Relationships

Richard Harry

Father
Adoptive father

Catherine Harry

Mother
Adoptive mother

Penn Jillette Actor

Companion

Chris Stein

Companion
Co-founder and Blondie guitarist together from 1974-1987 was ill from 1982-1985 Harry took time off from her career to care for him no longer together

EDUCATION

Hawthorne High School

Hawthorne, New Jersey 1963

Milestones

2008

Featured in David Munro's feature film "Full Grown Men"

2007

Re-teamed with director Henry S. Miller for the psychological thriller "Anamorph"

2007

Joined Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour for the Human Rights Campaign

2006

Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2005

Played the lead in Henry S. Miller's short film "I Remember You Now"

2003

Released Blondie's eighth studio album, <i>The Curse of Blondie</i>

1998

Resumed duties as lead vocalist of Blondie; the following year released <i>No Exit</i> with the single "Maria"

1995

Offered a dramatic turn in James Mangold's "Heavy"

1991

Made TV-movie debut in Showtime's "Intimate Stranger"

1989

Had a recurring role on CBS' "Wiseguy"

1988

Played the villainous Velma Von Tussle in John Waters' "Hairspray"

1986

Played the title character in "Forever, Lulu"

1986

Released her second solo album <i>Rockbird</i>

1983

Made her major motion picture debut in the David Cronenberg film "Videodrome"

1983

Appeared with Andy Kaufman in the short-lived Broadway play "Teaneck Tanzi"

1982

The band called it quits and announced their split

1981

Provided songs for John Waters' cult hit, "Polyester"

1981

Began her solo career with the album <i>Koo Koo</i>

1980

Sang the single "Call Me" from the film "American Gigolo"; garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Original Song

1980

First film song credit, "One Way or Another" from the film "Little Darlings"

1978

Released the album, <i>Parallel Lines</i> that included the smash hit single "Heart of Glass"

1978

Feature acting debut, "The Foreigner"

1976

Released debut album, <i>Blondie</i>

1974

Formed the band Blondie with Chris Stein

1968

Began career as a back-up singer with a folk rock group, the Wind in the Willows

1965

Moved to NYC

Raised in Patterson and Hawthorne, New Jersey

Teamed up with NYC avant-garde jazz ensemble The Jazz Passengers; permanent member between 1994-1998

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