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Overview (4)

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameDebbie Ann Rochon
Nicknames The Scream Queen
The Queen of Horror
Cult Movie Actress
The Meryl Streep of Horror.
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Debbie Rochon grew up in British Columbia, Canada. She was a child of the streets and victim of much abuse until she accidentally ended up in a featured extra role in Paramount's Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)!

The event changed her life, and she saved enough money to move to New York City and study acting. After many years working with numerous theater companies in off-Broadway plays, she started to land small roles in films. Spike Lee's editor Barry Alexander Brown cast her in a featured role in his first directing effort, Lonely in America (1990). Soon the parts grew bigger and bigger and primarily fell in the fear flick genre.

Since then Debbie has starred in dozens of horror movies and has gained cult fame worldwide. Since 1994, she has acted in various roles in Lloyd Kaufman's Troma Productions, most notably Tromeo and Juliet (1996) and Terror Firmer (1999), as well as many other independent straight-to-DVD horror flicks in lead, supporting and minor parts. Although she is mostly associated with creepy features and thrillers because of her evenly-shaped, dark-haired appearance, she has garnered acclaim for her turns in comedy and drama. She has also co-hosted a number of radio shows in New York City that focused on film and pop culture: Oblique Strategies with Peter Schmedig on WBAI a terrestrial radio station which aired out of NYC from 1994-1996, the Internet radio show Illumination Gallery with Peter Schmedig for Pseudo Radio out of NYC from 1996-1998, the Internet radio station Eyada.com from 1999-2001 producing many radio programs including Page Six's Richard Johnson's show, Chaunce Hayden's show and Lionel's show as well as her own program she co-hosted and co-produced with Tim Reid called The Tim Reid and Debbie Rochon Movie Show and she co-hosted and co-produced the Fangoria Radio show with Dee Snider, front-man for Twisted Sister, on Sirius Satellite radio from 2006-2010 out of NYC. Debbie wrote for Fangoria magazine, her Rondo Award winning column was titled Diary of the Deb. She continues to write for The Phantom of the Movies' Videoscope magazine. In 2016 she directed her first feature film Model Hunger which was a festival favorite garnering many awards and nominations.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Paul

Trivia (26)

Started out as a New York stage actress. Has written for numerous genre publications, her first regular column appeared in "The Joe Bob Report".
Was 1st Runner up in Joe Bob Briggs' 1996 Hubbie Award for Best Actress in Abducted II: The Reunion (1995).
Won the 1997 Barbarella Award for best actress in Broadcast Bombshells (1995).
She won the 2002 Phantom of the Movies' Videoscope award for Best Psychette (Best Female Psycho in a movie) for her role as Jane Toppan in American Nightmare (2002).
Won 'Scream Queen of the Decade Award' (1990 to present) from Draculina Magazine (2003), readers poll.
Was inducted into the B-Movie Hall of Fame October 2004.
Won the 2004 Micro Cinema Film Festival Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in Dr. Horror's Erotic House of Idiots (2004).
Has a large vertical scar on her upper right arm which she got from a knife attack at age 14 while living in the streets of Vancouver.
Won Best Supporting Actress Award for her work in the comedy sci-fi send-up Screech of the Decapitated (2005) at the 2005 B-Movie Awards.
Was a character in the horror novel "Bad Moon Rising", written by multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry.
Won The Golden Cob Award 2009 for Best Scream Queen by public vote system.
Won Best Actress Award at the 2010 Eerie Horror Film Festival for her role in Slime City Massacre (2010).
Was honored with an award for Dedication to Excellence in Independent Filmmaking at the 2010 Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival.
Won Best Actress at the 2011 Buffalo Screams Film Festival for her role in Bart Mastronardi's "The Tell Tale Heart", part of the Tales of Poe (2014) horror anthology.
Was inducted into The Hell of Fame Feb. 2012.
Won Best Actress Award at The Golden Cobs 2011 for her role in Alien Vengeance (2010).
Won Best Actress Award at the Macabre Faire Film Festival 2012 for her role in The Tell Tale Heart.
Served as a jury member on the first all female jury at The Oldenburg Film Festival 2012, alongside Mira Sorvino, Gabrielle Miller, Tamar Simon Hoffs and Lana Morgan.
Won Best Actress Award at the 2012 Terror Film Festival for her work in The Tell Tale Heart.
Won Best Actress Award at the 2012 Pollygrind Film Festival for her work in Exhumed.
Honored with the inaugural Ingrid Pitt Award for Excellence and Perseverance in Horror on Jan. 12, 2013.
Received the 2013 BUTFF Fan Appreciation Award in Breda, The Netherlands.
Won Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2013 Pollygrind Film Festival for her work in Dry Bones.
Won Best Magazine Column for Diary of the Deb (Fangoria Magazine) in the 2014 Rondo Hatton Awards.
Received 1st Runner-up Best Magazine Column nod for Diary of the Deb (Fangoria Magazine) in the 2013 Rondo Hatton Awards.
Debbie was a guest live in studio on The Howard Stern Show in May, 2000 on K-Rock in NYC.

Salary (1)

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) $300 per week

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