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Also Known As: Deborah Mazar Died:
Born: August 15, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: actor, makeup artist, jeans salesgirl, dental assistant

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A supporting actress known for feisty and heavily accented New York characters, Debi Mazar's career began with a strong supporting role as a drug-hungry Mafia girlfriend in Martin Scorsese's landmark film, "GoodFellas" (1990). She went on to lend a sassy, proletarian spark to low budget indies like Steve Buscemi's "Trees Lounge" (1996), family films like "Beethoven's 2nd" (1993), and the occasional mainstream hits like "Batman Forever" (1995) and "The Insider" (1999). Mazar's vampy charm figured prominently in a number of short-lived, working class sitcoms, but the actress found steady small screen success as one of the premiere denizens of the red carpet as well as on HBO's acclaimed drama, "Entourage" (HBO, 2004- ), where her take on a savvy, fast-talking Hollywood publicist marked an end to her street-tough typecasting and led to a wider range of opportunities.

A supporting actress known for feisty and heavily accented New York characters, Debi Mazar's career began with a strong supporting role as a drug-hungry Mafia girlfriend in Martin Scorsese's landmark film, "GoodFellas" (1990). She went on to lend a sassy, proletarian spark to low budget indies like Steve Buscemi's "Trees Lounge" (1996), family films like "Beethoven's 2nd" (1993), and the occasional mainstream hits like "Batman Forever" (1995) and "The Insider" (1999). Mazar's vampy charm figured prominently in a number of short-lived, working class sitcoms, but the actress found steady small screen success as one of the premiere denizens of the red carpet as well as on HBO's acclaimed drama, "Entourage" (HBO, 2004- ), where her take on a savvy, fast-talking Hollywood publicist marked an end to her street-tough typecasting and led to a wider range of opportunities.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Entourage (2015)
2.
3.
 Lovelace (2013)
4.
5.
 The Women (2008)
6.
 My Tiny Universe (2006)
7.
 Edmond (2005)
8.
 Be Cool (2005) Cast
9.
 Collateral (2004) Young professional woman
10.
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked as a makeup artist for fashion magazines and music videos under the name Debi M
1985:
Began taking acting lessons
1986:
Appeared in Madonna's music videos, "Papa Don't Preach" and "True Blue"
1990:
Made acting debut in "GoodFellas" as Ray Liotta's coked-up girlfriend
1991:
Played Annabella Sciorra's Brooklyn buddy in "Jungle Fever"; first film with director Spike Lee
1991:
Debuted as a series regular on ABC's "Civil Wars" as Denise, the big-haired legal secretary
1992:
Re-teamed with Spike Lee for the biopic, "Malcolm X"
1993:
Reprised the role of Denise on NBC's "L.A. Law"
1993:
Made feature leading role debut, opposite John Cusack, in "Money for Nothing"
1993:
Had a memorable role as a villainous dog owner in "Beethoven's 2nd"
1994:
Had a small role in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"
1995:
Played Spice, the 'bad' henchwoman of Two-Face, opposite Drew Barrymore as Sugar, in "Batman Forever"
1996:
Appeared briefly in Spike Lee's "Girl 6"
1996:
Played a transsexual in "Things I Never Told You"
1997:
Joined an ensemble cast for Gregg Araki's "Nowhere"
1997:
Played the lead in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Temporarily Yours"
1998:
Joined cast of the NBC sitcom "Working"
1999:
Had a memorable role as an ambitiously murderous actress in "Frogs for Snakes"
1999:
Played an associate producer of "60 Minutes" in Michael Mann's "The Insider"
2000:
Featured in Madonna's music video, "Music"
2000:
Co-starred in the CBS series, "That's Life," as a hairdresser and best pal to the show's lead
2002:
Had a memorable role on NBC's "Friends" a crazed pregnant woman who shares a hospital room with Rachel
2002:
Co-starred with Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt in "The Tuxedo"
2003:
Had a recurring role on UPN's "All of Us"
2004:
Re-teamed with director Michael Mann for "Collateral"
2004:
Cast in a recurring role as Vince's publicist, in HBO's "Entourage"; became a regular cast member in season two (2005)
2005:
Had a recurring role on the WB's "Living with Fran" as Fran Drescher's character's cousin
2006:
Appeared in several episodes of ABC's "Ugly Betty" as Leah Stillman, a scam artist who claims to be a lawyer
2008:
Joined an ensemble cast for the remake of the 1939 film, "The Women"
2009:
Joined the ninth season of ABC's reality series "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant
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Notes

ABC publicity for "Civil Wars" (1992-93) listed Ms. Mazar's birthdate as August 13; however, most other sources list August 15.

On her career as a makeup artist, Mazar told Vanity Fair (November 1993): "Just being able to paint and watch these people transform in to these divas ... I just knew that eventually it was going to be my turn."

"I have this fear of coming across as a Barbie doll who got lucky. Style is a big part of who I am, but's not WHO I am. Ya know?"---Mazar quoted in Entertainment Weekly, May 3, 1993.

"I think too much publicity is bad publicity. Actors talk too much. They get nervous, and don't know what they're saying. I don't want to hear about their sex lives and their process. That's boring. I think actors should have some mystery."---Mazar quoted in Venice, June, 2005.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Clifton Collins Jr. Actor. Dated briefly in early 2001.
husband:
Gabriel Corcos. Engaged as of end of 2001; married in March 2002.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Harry Mazar. Latvian; abandoned family when Mazar was a teenager (c. 1979).
mother:
Nancy Cannizzaro. Italian.
half-brother:
Cezanne Cannizzaro. Born c. 1984.
daughter:
Evelyn Maria. Born July 12, 2002 in Los Angeles.
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