Debra Christofferson

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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1963

Filmography

Actor (39)

Outcast 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

1915 2015 (Movie)

Lillian (Actor)

Rectify 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder of a Cat 2014 (Movie)

Barb (Actor)

American Horror Story 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Changeling 2008 (Movie)

Police Matron at Train (Actor)

Weeds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Side Order of Life 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carnivàle 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Stealing Time 2003 (Movie)

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Ally McBeal 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cybill 1995 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1993 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1993 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1993 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

GvsE 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

Mrs Butz (Actor)

Seraglio 1999 (Movie)

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The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

Dora Lookalike (Actor)

Billboard Dad 1998 (Movie)

Autumn (Actor)

Mouse Hunt 1997 (Movie)

Ingrid (Actor)

The Lesser Evil 1996 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Round Numbers 1991 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

A Deadly Adoption (TV Show)

Actor

A Smoky Mountain Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Hotel (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Back Our Town (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the World Ended (TV Show)

Actor

The Patron Saint of Liars (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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."

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