Debrah Farentino Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 September 1959Lucas Valley, California, USA
Birth NameDeborah Anne Mullowney
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Debrah Farentino was born on September 30, 1959 in Lucas Valley, California, USA as Deborah Anne Mullowney. She is an actress and producer, known for Earth 2 (1994), Malice (1993) and Equal Justice (1990). She has been married to Gregory Hoblit since September 10, 1994. They have one child. She was previously married to Tony Adams, James Farentino and Scott Staples.

Spouse (4)

Gregory Hoblit (10 September 1994 - present) (1 child)
Tony Adams (1992 - 1994) (divorced) (1 child)
James Farentino (15 June 1985 - 1988) (divorced)
Scott Staples (9 June 1979 - 1983) (divorced)

Trivia (24)

Of Irish descent.
Former 'Ford' model.
Is a trained precision driver who can perform auto stunts.
Two daughters, Molly Adams (with Tony Adams), born in 1991, and, Sophie Hoblit (with Gregory Hoblit), born in 1995.
Studied Biology at San Jose State before switching to acting at UCLA.
Educated at University of California (UCLA).
Named One of The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine (1995).
First met former husband, James Farentino, when he was her acting teacher.
Father was a stock broker for Dean-Whitter.
Has two sisters and a brother.
Ex-stepmother of David Farentino.
Received a degree in Biology from Mt. Saint Mary's college in Los Angeles, California in 2003.
Donated to Friends of Rahm Emanuel.
Donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 campaign for president.
Donated to John Kerry's 2004 campaign for president.
Attended Miller Creek Junior High School in San Rafael, California.
Attended Terra Linda High School in San Rafael, California.
Donated to Blinken for Senate in 2002.
Donated to Obama for Illinois in 2004.
Donated to Obama for America in 2007.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Molly Kate Teresa Adams on August 23, 1991.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Sophie Taylor Hoblit on July 27, 1995.
Daughter of Henry and Kate Mullowney.
Ex-stepmother of Tess Adams, Andrew Adams, and Alistair Adams.

Personal Quotes (6)

"I'm the queen of critically acclaimed failed television series. After all these years in television, I never have known a series to go more than one year, I've got friends who have been on shows for five years and I go, 'What's that like?"(Source:Houston Chronicle September 5, 1999)
"I don't know anyone else who has been on as many shows as I have at my age and hasn't had a hit, You'd think a track record like that would discourage people from hiring me. But I think it works in my favor. Because I've had the opportunity to work a lot and not be pigeonholed. Maybe there's something to this one season- and-out thing."(Source:Houston Chronicle September 5, 1999)
Science was not hard for me. I just like it. It's a very creative field, and there's always something new to learn.
My hobby is science - actually molecular biology - and in-between jobs I've slowly been continuing my studies. I'm on a very long road to getting my bachelors, and actually, when this script was sent to me I'd taken a couple years off to study molecular biology, and my agent called me and said, 'Debrah, here is one I think you are going to love, because it combines science with great characters and intriguing stories.' So yeah, I brought some of that to the plate.
Just after the first moon landing, I heard if you had $100,000 you could go to the moon as a civilian. I was excited and immediately started saving my money in a bank account for my future moon trip. Eventually, I wound up using it for my college education.
I love the sci-fi genre because you get to go beyond what your typical life might be, like playing a housewife and mom was fun on Get Real (1999) , but it was sort of reflecting into my own regular life, and as an actor, when you get into this genre, you get to explore more complex issues, and your reality gets skewed to reflect that.

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