Deborah Anne Mazar
August 13, 1964
New York City, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Paul Reubens (1993–1999)|
Deborah Anne Mazar Corcos (//; born August 13, 1964) is an American actress and television personality, known for playing sharp-tongued women. She began her career with supporting roles in Goodfellas (1990), Little Man Tate (1991) and Singles (1992), followed by lead roles on the legal drama series Civil Wars and L.A. Law.
From 2011 to 2015, she had a starring role in the Cooking Channel series Extra Virgin, along with her husband Gabriele Corcos. She is also known for her role as press agent Shauna Roberts on the HBO series Entourage and starred as Maggie Amato on TV Land's longest running original series, Younger.
Mazar was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, the daughter of Nancy and Harry Mazar. Her father was born in the Latvian SSR, Soviet Union, to a Jewish family. She had no knowledge of her father's ancestry until her twenties as he practiced Catholicism. Mazar's parents annulled their marriage shortly after she was born, and she spent her early life in the country in upstate New York with her mother. As a teenager, she relocated to Long Island, where she lived with her godparents.
Mazar began her career as a hip hop b-girl in New York City. Her first television appearance was on the pilot for a hip hop television dance show, Graffiti Rock in 1984. She appeared in five of Madonna's music videos – "Papa Don't Preach", "True Blue" (both 1986), "Justify My Love" (1990), "Deeper and Deeper" (1992) and "Music" (2000).
Mazar has played a number of minor supporting roles in a variety of films, including Sandy, a friend of Henry Hill's mistress in Goodfellas (1990); The Doors (1991); a small role in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992); Bullets Over Broadway (1994); and as Spice (of Sugar and Spice, with Drew Barrymore as Sugar) in Batman Forever (1995). She gained her first real following from playing a character on Civil Wars in the early 1990s. When that series was cancelled her character was brought over as a recurring role between 1993 and 1994 season of the TV drama L.A. Law.
She played the villain Regina, a modern-day Cruella de Vil, in the family film Beethoven's 2nd (1993). She has appeared in independent films Inside Monkey Zetterland and Nowhere and her short-lived sitcom, Temporarily Yours. She appeared as the genie in the Space Monkeys' music video, "Sugarcane".
Mazar appeared on a Friends episode in its eighth season ("The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part One"). Mazar played "Doreen, the Evil Bitch," a crazed pregnant woman who shares a hospital room with Rachel. In the 1999 docudrama film The Insider she played character Lowell Bergman's assistant Debi. From 2000-02 she played Jackie on the television drama That's Life. She provided the voice of Maria Latore in the video games Grand Theft Auto III (2001) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). Also in 2004, she made a cameo appearance in the movie Collateral in which she played the passenger while arguing with her boyfriend (Bodhi Elfman) while the movie's main protagonist, Max Durocher (Jamie Foxx), is driving them to their destination.
From 2004 to 2011, she had a supporting role on Entourage as press agent Shauna Roberts. She also had a recurring role on the sitcom Living with Fran, playing Fran Drescher's character's cousin, Merrill. She did a two-episode stint on the television series Ugly Betty as fraudster Leah Stillman.
Mazar was a contestant on the ninth season of Dancing With the Stars. She was partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and finished in twelfth place, eliminated in the third week (October 6, 2009). In 2012, Mazar played Jessica, a glamorous, leather-clad villainess in Home Alone: The Holiday Heist.
Mazar began appearing on the Cooking Channel cooking/reality show television series Extra Virgin in January 2011. She, her husband Gabriele Corcos and their two daughters starred in the series, which depicted their lives and showcased their own recipes. The show was scripted and lasted five seasons. In 2015, Mazar and her husband started another series on the Cooking Channel entitled Extra Virgin Americana where they travel the U.S., road trip style, with their children and family friend searching for great food.
From 2015 to 2021, Mazar starred in Younger with Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff as Maggie Amato. The series met critical acclaim and was renewed for a seventh season in 2019, making it the longest running original series in the network's history.
Mazar appeared in the second season of The $100,000 Pyramid reboot on ABC on August 6, 2017. In the main game, she helped her contestant get 7 clues in only 15 seconds causing host Michael Strahan to say, "I think that's the quickest round we've ever had, 15 seconds!"
She married Gabriele Corcos on March 16, 2002, in a ceremony officiated by Ellen Burstyn. They have two daughters, Giulia and Evelina. The family formerly lived in Los Angeles but moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2009. They opened a cafe/restaurant called Tuscan Gun. The family currently divides their time between Brooklyn and a 15th-century home outside of Florence, Italy, that was given to them as a wedding present by Mazar's in-laws.
Mazar has had several dogs, including a dog named Delores who was prominently featured in the first season of her show Extra Virgin, until the dog's death in 2011.
Mazar and Corcos formerly hosted an internet show focused on Tuscan cuisine, Under The Tuscan Gun. On January 19, 2011, Debi and her husband Gabriele began hosting the cooking show Extra Virgin on the Cooking Channel, and released a cookbook, Recipes & Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen, in 2014.
|1981||Downtown 81||Peppermint Lounge Dancer||a.k.a. New York Beat Movie|
|1991||The Doors||Whiskey Girl|
|1991||Little Man Tate||Gina|
|1992||In the Soup||Suzie|
|1992||Love Is Like That||Delores|
|1992||Inside Monkey Zetterland||Daphne|
|1993||So I Married an Axe Murderer||Susan|
|1993||Money for Nothing||Monica Russo|
|1994||Bullets over Broadway||Violet|
|1996||Cosas que nunca te dije||Diane|
|1996||Girl 6||Girl #39|
|1996||Red Ribbon Blues||Darcy|
|1997||Meet Wally Sparks||Sandy Gallo|
|1997||She's So Lovely||Georgie|
|1997||Casper: A Spirited Beginning||Angie Lyons||Video|
|1997||Trouble on the Corner||Ericca Rice|
|1998||Marry Me or Die|
|1998||Frogs for Snakes||Simone|
|1998||There's No Fish Food in Heaven||Rosie|
|1999||The Insider||Debbie De Luca|
|1999||House on Haunted Hill||Jennifer Jenzen||Scenes deleted|
|2000||More Dogs Than Bones||Mary|
|2000||Held for Ransom||Rita|
|2002||Ten Tiny Love Stories||Six|
|2003||Who Killed the Idea?||Mysterious Woman||Short film|
|2004||Collateral||Young Professional Woman|
|2004||My Tiny Universe||Bonnie|
|2006||Lies & Alibis||Det. Bryce||a.k.a. The Alibi|
|2006||Red Riding Hood||Red's Mom|
|2008||A Beautiful Life||Susan|
|2013||Return to Babylon||Gloria Swanson|
|2014||She's Funny That Way||Vickie|
|2017||The Only Living Boy in New York||Anna|
|2017||Wonder Wheel||Birthday Party Guest|
|1984||Graffiti Rock||Dancer||Unsold TV pilot|
|1991–1993||Civil Wars||Denise Iannello||Main role (36 episodes)|
|1993–1994||L.A. Law||Denise Iannello||Main Role (22 episodes)|
|1994||Witch Hunt||The Manicurist||TV film|
|1995||Burke's Law||Rachel Davis||Episode: "Who Killed the Motor Car Maverick?"|
|1997||Temporarily Yours||Deb DeAngelo||Main role (6 episodes)|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||Deborah Gravano||TV film|
|David and Lisa||Maggie||TV film|
|1998–1999||Working||Liz Tricoli||Regular role (17 episodes)|
|1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Mongoose (voice)||Episode: "Darwin Plays the Palace"|
|The Sissy Duckling||Mother Duck 2 (voice)||TV film|
|Providence||Vonda Vickers||Episodes: "Thank You, Providence: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2000||Get Real||Kate Harris||Episode: "Saved"|
|2000–2002||That's Life||Jackie O'Grady||Main role (34 episodes)|
|2002||Friends||Doreen, the Evil Bitch||Episode: "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby: Part 1"|
|The Groovenians||Yalda, Swirly, Cuckoo Bird (voice)||TV short (unknown episodes)|
|2003||Wanda at Large||Jenny Hawkins||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2003–2004||7th Heaven||Nurse Kelly||2 episodes|
|All of Us||Alex / Debi||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2004||The Practice||Gigi Coley||2 episodes|
|CSI: Miami||Rebecca Briggs||Episode: "Speed Kills"|
|2004–2011||Entourage||Shauna Roberts||50 episodes|
|2005||NYPD Blue||Maxine Annunziato||Episode: "Lenny Scissorhands"|
|2005–2006||Living With Fran||Cousin Merrill||4 episodes|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Josie||Episode: "The Woman of His Dreams"|
|Ugly Betty||Leah Feldman||2 episodes|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Peggy Bernardi||Episode: "Babes"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Amy||Episode: "Friends Like These"|
|Castle||Paula Haas||Episode: "When the Bough Breaks"|
|Dancing With The Stars||Herself||Contestant; eliminated 4th, 12th/16|
|2010||The Life & Times of Tim||Rochelle (voice)||Episode: "Rodney Has a Wife?"|
|Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Episode: "12 Chefs Compete Part 1"|
|Hawthorne||Donna Alberghetti||Episode: "Hidden Truths"|
|Jonas||Mona Klein||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2011||Good Vibes||Barbara "Babs" Brando (voice)||Main role (12 episodes)|
|2011–2015||Extra Virgin||Herself||Series regular (68 episodes)|
|2012||Melissa & Joey||Harper Quinn||Episode: "The Knockout"|
|Home Alone: The Holiday Heist||Jessica||TV film|
|Happily Divorced||Jan||Episode: "The Back-Up Fran"|
|2014||The Chew||Herself||1 episodes|
|2015–2021||Younger||Maggie Amato||Series regular (81 episodes)|
|2016||Elementary||Detective Cosa||Episode: "It Serves You Right"|
|2017||The Untitled Action Bronson Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2017–2019||Happy!||Isabella Scaramucci||6 episodes|
|2018||The Simpsons||Minnie Szyslak (voice)||Episode: "King Leer"|
|Arde Madrid||Ava Gardner||8 episodes|
|2020||Power||Auntie Doloris||2 episodes|
|Katy Keene||Debi Mazar||Episode: "Chapter Twelve: Chain of Fools"|
|At Home with Amy Sedaris||Jojo||Episode: "First Dates"|
|2021||The Other Two||Herself||Episode: "Pat Connects with Her Fans"|
|2001||Grand Theft Auto III||Maria Latore (voice)|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Maria Latore (voice)|
- Madonna: "Papa Don't Preach" (1986)
- Madonna: "True Blue" (1986)
- Madonna: "Justify My Love" (1990)
- Madonna: "Deeper and Deeper" (1992)
- Madonna: "Music" (2000)
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