Deven Green

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Deven Green
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Green in 2015
Born (1975-01-31) January 31, 1975 (age 45)
Manitoba, Canada
Joel Bryant
(m. 2007; div. 2017)

Deven Green (born January 31, 1975) is a Canadian comedian, performer, and musician. Green is known for her video comedy parodies,[1] including her performance as the satirical character Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian".[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Green was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada, and holds dual Canadian–U.S. citizenship. She began working as a professional figure skater and later started her comedy career at The Second City in Toronto. She has acknowledged comedian Harland Williams as giving her a big break in Canada by casting her in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stand-up comedy show Comics!. She later moved to Los Angeles to further her career.[citation needed]


Parody work[edit]

Green portrays the satirical character Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America's Best Christian" created and written by writer Andrew Bradley.[2][3][4] She has also released several videos that offer comic parodies of existing footage or of other entertainers. Her video parody of "Welcome to My Home" starring actress Brenda Dickson went viral. Singer Rufus Wainwright cited it as a favorite in a New York Times interview.[5]

In 2018 Green was a recipient of the American Humanist Association's Humanist Arts Award[6]

Voice work[edit]

She was the original movie-listing voice for Cineplex Odeon theatres in Canada.[citation needed] Green was the voice for the Canadian versions of Walt Disney commercials. Deven is currently an A.D.R. and commercial voice artist.[citation needed]

Print and modelling[edit]

Green has been a panel member of Star magazine's weekly Style Squad since May 2012.

The nail lacquer colour Deven Green was released by OCCmakeup at Sephora.[7]

She also appeared as a spokesmodel for OCCmakeup's 2014 Spring Collection "Plastic Passion"[8] and OCCmakeup's 2014 Fall/Winter Collection "Unknown Pleasures".[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Back Soon Trixie Film also lists Joel Bryant (her husband) in the cast list
2012 RuPaul's Drag Race Special Guest Season 5


  1. ^ Won BEST YOUTUBE winner, December 2013 at the World of Wonder WOWIE awards ceremony – "Wowie Winners!!". World of Wonder. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  2. ^ a b Peeples, Jase (July 4, 2015). "Christian Woman Records Herself Losing it Over Marriage Equality, Gets Remixed". The Advocate. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015. Internet satirical character Mrs. Betty Bowers, "America’s Best Christian" (played by comedian Deven Green)
  3. ^ Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Condran, Ed (June 22, 2015). "Comic-Musician Deven Green Bringing Lounge Act To Twain House". Hartford Courant. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "10 of the Moment – Rufus Wainwright". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  6. ^ Bradley, Andrew; Green, Deven (2018). "Parodies of Power: Why Satire Is Needed Now More Than Ever". The Humanist. 78 (6): 25–28. ISSN 0018-7399. Retrieved 22 August 2019. Here, adapted from their remarks in acceptance of the American Humanist Association's 2018 Humanist Arts Award, presented at the AHA annual conference on May 19 in Las Vegas NV is presented.
  7. ^ "Nail Lacquer – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics". Sephora. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  8. ^ "OCC Automaton, Deven Green, Pool Boy Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches". 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
  9. ^ "OCC Unknown Pleasures". 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2014-07-22.

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