Deborah Rennard

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Deborah Rennard
Born (1959-11-04) November 4, 1959 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981-present

Deborah Rennard (born November 4, 1959) is an American actress, writer and producer, best known for her role as Sly Lovegren in Dallas (1981–1991).

Life and career[edit]

Rennard was born in Los Angeles, California. In 1981 she was cast in a recurring role on Dallas as J.R. Ewing's loyal secretary Sylvia "Sly" Lovegren. She appeared in the series from 1981 to 1991 and later was cast in the 1996 film J.R. Returns. After Dallas, she had role in daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, and guest starred on Silk Stalkings, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and Due South. In film, she appeared as Harmony in the 1986 movie Land of Doom and as Cynthia alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 1990 movie Lionheart.[1] She left acting and as of late 1990s began career as stage producer.[2]

In 1997, Rennard married writer/producer/director Paul Haggis.[3][4]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Land of Doom Harmony
1990 Lionheart Cynthia
1996 Kazaam Malik's Dinner Mate
1996 Dallas: J.R. Returns Sylvia 'Sly' Lovegren TV Movie
1997 Gang Related Caroline Divinci
2007 In the Valley of Elah Producer


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Hardcastle and McCormick Lucy Episode: "Strangle Hold"
1989 Freddy's Nightmares Britt Episode: "Dreams That Kill"
1990 Hardball Melinda Episode: "The Cool Katt"
1981-1991 Dallas Sylvia 'Sly' Lovegren Recurring role, 188 episodes
1991 Days of Our Lives Whitney Baker Recurring role
1991 Silk Stalkings Monica Cameron Episode: "Going to Babylon"
1994 Side Effects Lesley Carswell Episode: "In Sickness and in Health"
1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Lilly Montgomery Caine Episode: "Gunfighters"
1995 Forever Knight Julia Winwood Episode: "Partners of the Month"
1994-1995 Due South Dr. Esther Pearson Recurring role, 5 episodes
1995 TekWar Rachel Episode: "Zero Tolerance"
1997 Michael Hayes Christine Speyers Episode: "Slaves"
2000-2001 Family Law DDA Ann Hoffner Episodes: "The Choice" and "Safe at Home"
2015 Show Me a Hero (TV series) Poodle Lady Episode: 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Deborah Rennard - About This Person - Movies & TV". 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  2. ^ "A sly chat with Deborah Rennard - Dallas TV Series News". 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  3. ^ Paul Haggis And Deborah Rennard File For Divorce, WENN, May 18, 2012
  4. ^ "Paul Haggis and Deborah Rennard file for divorce | Showbiz | News | Daily Express". 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 

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