Debrah Farentino

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Debrah Farentino
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Debrah Farentino in May 2012.
Born Deborah Mullowney
(1959-09-30) September 30, 1959 (age 58)
Lucas Valley, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) James Farentino
(m. 1985; div. 1988)

Tony Adams
(m. 1992; div. 1994)

Gregory Hoblit
(m. 1994; div. 2017)
Children 2

Debrah Farentino (born September 30, 1959) is an American actress, producer and journalist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born Deborah Mullowney in Lucas Valley, California, Farentino attended Miller Creek Junior High School and Terra Linda High School in San Rafael. She went on to pursue her undergraduate education at San Jose State before transferring to UCLA and was a model for Ford before becoming an actress.[2]


Farentino began her acting career in 1982 when she was cast in the TV series Capitol. She has since appeared in over fifty movies and TV shows, including Hooperman (1987-1989) and Son of the Pink Panther (1993). Perhaps her most famous lead role was as Devon Adair in NBC's SciFi series Earth 2, the first female commander depicted in science fiction.[3]

Over the span of four decades, she has guest starred in many television programs, including NYPD Blue (1994), the revival of The Outer Limits (1996), JAG (2002), CSI: Miami (2003), and Hawaii Five-0 (2011). Her most recent roles include as Isabelle Matia-Paris in the ABC series Wildfire and Beverly Barlowe in the Syfy Channel series Eureka.[4]

Farentino has produced specials for PBS/WXEL, receiving a Suncoast Emmy nomination for "Saving Americas Heroes”. She has also appeared on CBS news as a special correspondent covering Guardian Angel units and has embedded multiple times with USAF Special Forces rescue units in Afghanistan.[5]

She was chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1995, while pregnant with daughter Sophie. [6]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Cellar Dweller Whitney Taylor
1989 Mortal Sins Laura Rollins
1991 Bugsy Jennie
1993 Son of the Pink Panther Princess Yasmin
1993 Malice Nurse Tanya


Year Title Role Notes
1984 T. J. Hooker Nicole Gardner Episode: "Model for Murder"
1982-1987 Capitol Sloan Denning Main role
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse Dr. Kerry Langdon Episode: "Infiltrator"
1987-1988 Hooperman Susan Smith Main role (22 episodes)
1988 She Was Marked for Murder Claire Porter TV film
1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show Debrah Episodes: "Vegas: Parts 1 & 2"
1989 The Revenge of Al Capone Jennie TV film
1990-1991 Equal Justice Julie Janovich Main role (26 episodes)
1991 Whereabouts of Jenny, TheThe Whereabouts of Jenny Liz TV film
1992 Back to the Streets of San Francisco Sarah Burns TV film
1993 McBride and Groom TV film
1993 Sherlock Holmes Returns Amy Winslow TV film
1994 Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Judalon Smyth TV film
1994 XXX's & OOO's Pam Randall TV film
1994 Dead Air Karen / Laura TV film
1994 NYPD Blue Robin Wirkus Recurring role (6 episodes)
1994-1995 Earth 2 Devon Adair Main role (21 episodes)
1996 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Dr. Rachel Carter Episode: "Mind Over Matter"
1996 Mother's Instinct, AA Mother's Instinct Holly Mitchell TV film
1996 Wiseguy Emma Callendar TV film
1996 Duckman (voice) Episode: "Exile in Guyville"
1996-1997 EZ Streets Theresa Conners Regular Role (13 episodes)
1997 Sisters and Other Strangers Renee Connelly TV film
1997 Total Security Jody Kiplinger Regular role (13 episodes)
1998 The Secret Lives of Men Jane
1999 Storm of the Century Molly Anderson TV miniseries
1999-2000 Get Real Mary Green Main role (21 episodes)
2001 Three Blind Mice Josie Leeds TV film
2001 District, TheThe District Claire Debreno Episode: "Cop Hunt"
2002 District, TheThe District Claire Debreno Episode: "Convictions"
2002 JAG Cmdr. Amanda Waller Episode: "The Killer"
2002 Get Real Mary Green Episode: "The Last Weekend"
2003 CSI: Miami Julie Harmon Episode: "Freaks and Tweaks"
2004 Division, TheThe Division Dr. Annabel Curran Meade Episodes: "The Box", "Crawl Space"
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Danielle Blair Episode: "Skeleton"
2005-2006 Wildfire Isabelle Matia-Paris Recurring role (5 episodes)
2006 Dr. Vegas Episode: "For Love or Money"
2006-2012 Eureka Beverly Barlowe Recurring role (25 episodes)
2008-2009 Eli Stone Ellen Wethersby Recurring role (4 episodes)
2010 Saving Grace Episode: "Loose Men in Tight Jeans"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Elizabeth Roan Episode: "Loa Aloha"
2011 Closer, TheThe Closer Beth Michaels Episode: "Star Turn"
2014 Criminal Minds Undersecretary Rosemary Jackson Episode: "200"


  1. ^ "Debrah Farentino Bio". IMBD. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Celebrity - Debrah Farentino". TV Guide. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (December 2, 1994). "Sci-fi's First Female Commander". Entertainment Weekly. New York. Retrieved December 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Debrah Farentino". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Elite Special Force At Moffett Field Counted On For High-Stakes Rescues". CBS News. San Francisco. November 19, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ De Leon, Kris (May 6, 2007). "Hot List: Eureka - Debrah Farentino". Buddy TV. Seattle, WA. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 

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