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Overview (1)

Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Deborah M. Pratt is an American Director, Writer, Producer and Actress. After graduating from Webster University with a degree in Psychology and Theatre, she became Executive Producer of "The Net" for USA network, co-Creator and co-Executive producer and head writer on the iconic series Quantum Leap for NBC and Tequila and Bonetti for CBS. She also wrote for multiple television series including Magnum, P.I., The Pretender, and Airwolf. She is an award winning graduate of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. She then went on to make her directorial debut with Cora Unashamed for the BBC, PBS and Masterpiece Theatre's The American Collection.

Ms. Pratt is a five-time Emmy nominee, a Golden Globe nominee, and recipient of The Lillian Gish Award from Women in Film, The Angel Award, The Golden Block Award, and Six Black Emmy Nominees Awards.

She has written feature films for Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures and has also completed the screenplay for her epic, historical love story "Chevalier and Antoinette". Academy Award winner Mark Harris "Gods and Monsters" and "Crash" is producing.

Most recently Deborah is focused on putting together her feature film Heartswear, with Taraji P. Henson attached to star as Chicago attorney Mattie Tatum who returns to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to defend her childhood best friend Nadine Palmer for the murder of her abusive husband.

Also a published novelist, she breaks the mold of science fiction and creates a genre of science fantasy with the soul of a new earth and the key to human empowerment. The books are intricately layered with scientific fact and imaginative fantasy. The Vision Quest is an exhilarating YA journey into the future of our world. Ms. Pratt is a pioneer in trans-media entertainment and is developing the world she's created in her books across multiple platforms. Her latest book, "The Tempting; Seducing the Nephilim" will be released in 2015.

Deborah travels between Los Angeles and Chicago and has two children; Actress, Troian Bellisario and Computer Engineer, Nicholas-Dante Bellisario.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Prism Creative Management

Spouse (1)

Donald P. Bellisario (30 June 1984 - 1991) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

She is the daughter of Geraldine (Bryant) and Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt. Her parents were both African-American/Creole (of African and European, including French, descent). Her father was from Mobile, Alabama, and her mother was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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