Deb starred in the Ang Lee film Pushing Hands, and has worked with such greats as Sydney Pollack, Harrison Ford and Frances Sternhagen. She appeared in numerous television commercials and on many TV shows including Life in Pieces, Boston Legal, Unscripted, Sins of the City, and General Hospital. Deb made her Off-Broadway debut originating several characters for Nicky Silver in New York City. Since then she has performed countless plays and musicals in the Los Angeles area including; Clean House, and two Ovation nominated musicals: Divorce the Musical and The Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical.
As writer, director and producer, Deb captured the 'Grand Prize' in the Indie No Budget Film Competition entitled, “Historically Speaking”' by innovatively breaking the rules to create the winning film, CarouCell. Her film went on to garner an Honorable Mention at the Louis Wolfson II Media History Center Film and Video Awards, a worldwide competition.
Deb currently teaches drama to students at High Point Academy sharing her love of theater with future generations. She undertook the challenge of writing and directing plays for children, aged 8-16, for presentation at the Charles River Creative Arts Park in MA, the Freelance Players in MA, and the University of Miami in FL. She taught an on-camera audition class for children at Deborah Gibson's Camp Electric Youth in Hollywood, CA.
Deb is a gifted writer of children's music, plays, books, and shows. She collaborates with Phillip Bynoe as the group, PBnDeb, to create original songs dealing with the everyday issues and joys of childhood. You can hear their music at PBnDeb.com.
Deb received a BA in Liberal Arts from Kalamazoo College in Kalamzoo, Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Theater from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Additionally, she studied theater at the British European Studies Group in London.