Deborah Geffner

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Deborah Geffner
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Deborah Geffner is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she moved to New York at sixteen to train at Juilliard, continuing on to dance with the Stuttgart Ballet and American Chamber Ballet.

She is best known for her role as Victoria Porter in Bob Fosse's award-winning movie All That Jazz, which she filmed while performing in A Chorus Line on Broadway in the role of Kristine.[1]

Geffner worked again with Fosse in his movie Star 80.[2] She also starred in the TV movie Legs with Gwen Verdon and Sheree North. She has been on TV in Scandal, Mad Men, Cold Case, Grey's Anatomy, Monk, Criminal Minds, ER, Tales of the unexpected and Passions.

Geffner can also be seen in the movies Living Out Loud with Holly Hunter, Infestation, Exterminator 2, Chasing Destiny with Christopher Lloyd, and as herself in the documentary Store. In 2009 she wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning short film Guitar Lessons.[3]

She directed John Patrick Shanley's play, Beggars in the House of Plenty, at Theatre 68 in Hollywood as part of their "13 by Shanley" Festival in 2009.[4] In 2011 she directed Portrait of a Madonna and performed in Auto-Da-Fé by Tennessee Williams, also at Theatre 68, as part of the "Five by Tenn" Festival.[5] In 2012 she directed the world premiere of "Jennifer Aniston Stole My Life" in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, chosen for Best of Fringe.

She lives in Los Angeles where she continues to act and direct movies and plays.


  1. ^ "About Me". Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Star 80 cast & crew". The Internet Movie Database. 1983. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Guitar Lessons". The Internet Movie Database. 2009. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  4. ^ 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company Past Festivals
  5. ^ 68 Cent Crew Theatre Five by Tenn

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