Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Modify Debi Mazar
Deborah Mazar or Debi Mazar was born on August 13, 1964 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.A. She was born to Nancy and Harry Mazar. Her father was born in the Latvian SSR, Soviet Union, to a Jewish family, but raised in the Roman Catholic Church. She had no knowledge of her heritage until her twenties. Her mother was raised a Roman Catholic, briefly converted to Judaism, then became a Buddhist, and later joined Jehovah's Witnesses until she was disfellowshipped for taking a blood transfusion. Career Mazar became a successful makeup artist in her early 20s, frequently "painting" her friend Madonna for stage and video productions. Their friendship led to Mazar's appearances in a number of the Material Girl's videos including "True Blue," and sparked her own interest in acting. After a few years of drama training, Mazar made the career leap from behind-the-scenes to scene-stealing supporting roles with Martin Scorsese's classic mob drama "GoodFellas" (1990), where she played the coke-snorting girlfriend of married underworld wheeler-dealer Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). Minor roles in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" (1991), Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" (1991) and Jodie Foster's "Little Man Tate" (1991) followed before Mazar garnered attention for playing tough-talking legal secretary Denise Iannello on the ABC divorce law drama, "Civil Wars" (1991-93). During her run on the series, she maintained a toehold in independent film with supporting roles in Alexandre Rockwell's "In the Soup" (1992), Cameron Crowe's "Singles" (1992), and Lee's "Malcolm X" (1992). Upon the cancellation of "Civil Wars" in 1993, Mazar enjoyed the unusual opportunity to jump networks and reprise her character on NBC's colossal hit, "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), where she spent the 1993-94 television season. She went on to take the leading role opposite John Cusack in the blue collar comedy "Money For Nothing" (1993) and her outsize personality was well-suited to exaggerated family films "Toys" (1992) and "Beethoven's 2nd" (1993), where she offered a deliciously vivid performance as a villainous dog owner. From a recurring role on the Will Smith/Jada Pinkett Smith-created sitcom "All of Us" (UPN, 2003-06; The CW, 2006-07), Mazar went on to find a regular TV role perfectly suited to her honking "New Yawk" attitude - as the outspoken Hollywood publicist Shauna in the freewheeling HBO comedy, "Entourage" (2004 ). Meanwhile, she spiced up small roles in films such as "Collateral" (2004) and "Be Cool" (2004) and held down a recurring role on the short-lived Fran Drescher sitcom, "Living with Fran" (2005-06). Mazar appeared in the female ensemble cast of the unsuccessful remake of "The Women" (2008) and enjoyed a recurring role on ABC's hit "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006). When her schedule allowed her to spend time at her Italian home with her husband and family, Mazar produced an Internet cooking show called "Under the Tuscan Gun." Mazar returned for a fifth season on "Entourage" in the fall of 2009, concurrently appearing as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005). Marriage, Affairs and Divorce She married Gabriele Corcos on March 16, 2002, in a ceremony officiated by Ellen Burstyn, who is an ordained Sufi high priest. They have two daughters: Evelyn Maria (born in 2002) and Giulia Isabel (born in 2006). Before that she dated actor Paul Reubens for several years beginning in 1993. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and her estimated weight is around 55 kg. In 2014, she is 49 years old. She is an American actress whose parents are of mixed ethnicity. Deborah Mazar has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million.