Deborah Kara Unger

Actor, Singer
Deborah Unger (sometimes billed as Deborah Kara Unger) came to international prominence with her portrayal of Catherine Ballard, a troubled wife willing to explore the erotic undercurrents of automobile accidents in ... Read more »
Born: 05/12/1966 in Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (47)

A Dark Truth 2013 (Movie)

Morgan Swinton (Actor)

Samuel Bleak 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

186 Dollars to Freedom 2012 (Movie)

Consuler Powers (Actor)

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 2012 (Movie)

Dahlia Gillespie (Actor)

The Samaritan 2012 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

Combat Hospital 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way 2011 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Shake Hands with the Devil 2010 (Movie)

Emma Baker (Actor)

The Maiden Danced to Death 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Walled In 2009 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

88 Minutes 2008 (Movie)

Carol Lynn Johnson (Actor)

The Marsh 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

Dorothy (Actor)

Silent Hill 2006 (Movie)

Dahlia Gillespie (Actor)

Emile 2005 (Movie)

Nadia's Mother (Actor)

Fear X 2005 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Things that Hang from Trees 2005 (Movie)

Connie Mae Wheeler (Actor)

White Noise 2005 (Movie)

Sarah Tate (Actor)

A Love Song for Bobby Long 2004 (Movie)

Georgianna (Actor)

Hollywood North 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Leo 2004 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

Stander 2004 (Movie)

Bekkie Stander (Actor)

One Point 0 2003 (Movie)

Trish (Actor)

Thirteen 2003 (Movie)

Brooke (Actor)

10 Tiny Love Stories 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Between Strangers 2002 (Movie)

Catharine (Actor)

The Salton Sea 2002 (Movie)

Colette (Actor)

Signs & Wonders 2001 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Luminous Motion 2000 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Sunshine 2000 (Movie)

Major Carole Kovacs (Actor)

The Weekend 2000 (Movie)

Marian Kerr (Actor)

Payback 1999 (Movie)

Lynn (Actor)

The Hurricane 1999 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

No Way Home 1998 (Movie)

Lorraine (Actor)

The Rat Pack 1998 (Movie)

Ava Gardner (Actor)

Crash 1997 (Movie)

Catherine Ballard (Actor)

Keys to Tulsa 1997 (Movie)

Vicky Michaels Stovers (Actor)

The Game 1997 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Crying Freeman 1995 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Highlander III: The Final Dimension 1995 (Movie)

Alex Johnson/Sarah (Actor)

Hotel Room 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

Eve Abergray (Actor)

Prisoners of the Sun 1991 (Movie)

Sister Carol Littell (Actor)

Till There Was You 1991 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Breakaway 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angel and the Badman (TV Show)

Actor

State of Emergency (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Deborah Unger (sometimes billed as Deborah Kara Unger) came to international prominence with her portrayal of Catherine Ballard, a troubled wife willing to explore the erotic undercurrents of automobile accidents in David Cronenberg's controversial "Crash" (1996). The Vancouver-born blonde began her career as part of a children's entertainment group that performed on Canadian television. After completing high school, Unger decided to audition for various acting schools. She became the first Canadian accepted at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, Unger, virtually unrecognizable with her hair dyed black and carrying extra pounds, landed her first professional role in the 1989 Australian miniseries "Bangkok Hilton" alongside Nicole Kidman. On American TV screens, she co-starred as Griffin Dunne's unhappy girlfriend in "Hotel Room" (HBO, 1993) and appeared in the medical drama "State of Emergency" (HBO, 1994).

Relationships

Simon Matthew

Companion

Max Unger

Brother
younger born c. 1986

EDUCATION

National Institute of Dramatic Arts

first Canadian student accepted in the school's history

Milestones

2006

Cast in the thriller, "Silent Hill"

2005

Starred opposite Michael Keaton in the supernatural thriller "White Noise"

2004

Cast opposite Thomas Jane in "Stander" based on the true story of André Stander, a South African police captain who became a bank robber

2004

Cast opposite John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson in "A Love Song for Bobby Long"

2003

Starred in the indie hit "Thirteen" directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starred Holly Hunter

1999

Had small role as Mel Gibson's junkie wife in "Payback"

1999

Had supporting role in "Sunshine", helmed by Istvan Szabo

1999

Co-starred in "The Hurricane" as a Canadian who becomes involved in the fight to re-open the case against Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

1998

Portrayed an alcoholic single mother in "Luminous Motion" (released theatrically in USA in 2000)

1997

Cast opposite Michael Douglas in "The Game"

1997

Again played Spader's wife in "Keys to Tulsa"

1996

Had co-starring role in David Cronenberg's "Crash" as James Spader's wife

1993

US TV debut, the HBO anthology "Hotel Room"

1992

Made first US film, "Whispers in the Dark"

1990

Made feature film debut in "Prisoner of the Sun" (Australian)

1989

First professional acting role, alongside Nicole Kidman in the Australian TV miniseries "Bangkok Hilton"

As a child, appeared on Canadian TV as part of an children's entertainment group which performed on telethons

Became first Canadian student accepted at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts

Moved to the USA

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