Mini Bio (1)
Deb Snyder has had some wonderful opportunities in her seasoned career. She has worked with an impressive array of talent including Ang Lee, Reese Witherspoon, George Clooney and Harrison Ford. Snyder knows how to deliver a comedic performance, while keeping her characters grounded in reality, making the result both laughable and relatable.
Snyder recently guest starred as 'Marsha' on the critically-acclaimed HBO show, "Big Little Lies." Her character only sang (off key) "I Must Have Done Something Good" from The Sound of Music in the scene. When the director asked Snyder if she could improv a word or two in the song, Snyder's versatility as an actor shown through. At the end of the day, the cast was asking her if she really could sing or not. She never answered them, but then sang the song exactly like Julie Andrews. The DP walked around the camera as she was leaving set, and shook Snyder's hand for a performance well done. Working with such a remarkable cast has been a shining moment in Snyder's career.
"Big Little Lies" isn't the first time Snyder booked a role through Emmy award-winning casting director, David Rubin. He first met and cast Snyder in Random Hearts (directed by Sydney Pollack) where she played a clueless art gallery assistant opposite Harrison Ford. Since then he has called her in repeatedly to audition for projects. Her first starring feature role was in Ang Lee's Pushing Hands. She challenged Frances Sternhagen's sanity in the film Landfall; as a tough cop she mulled over the clues at a crime scene with Jose Zuniga in Sins of the City; and as an abusive executive, she caused Neil Hopkins some damage in William Dickerson's film Detour. Snyder's versatility as an actor shows in the variety of roles she plays.
Snyder has appeared in numerous national television commercials (including one for a well-known insurance company) and TV shows including "Life in Pieces," "Boston Legal," "Unscripted," "Sins of the City," "General Hospital," "Miami Sands," and several new web series including "Meet Me at the Barre" and "Eve & Edna." On the stage, she made her Off-Broadway debut creating several characters for Nicky Silver in New York City, including originating the role of the uptight repressed 'Vivian' in Freewill and Wanton Lust (her name is listed in the Samuel French edition as the originator). Since then she has performed in countless plays and musicals in the Los Angeles area including Six Degrees of Separation, Atalanta, Clean House, and two Ovation-nominated musicals; Divorce the Musical and The Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical. Recently, Snyder stepped in for the 'Housekeeper' in The Man of La Mancha at A Noise Within, captivating an entire audience in one singing scene.
Snyder received her MFA from Brandeis University in Boston. She studied overseas at British European Theatre Studies Group in London with teachers from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). She received her BA from Kalamazoo College.
When she isn't performing, Snyder enjoys riding her black Honda Shadow VLX along the roads of Angeles Crest Highway. She also spends time working with Urban Harvester, a nonprofit organization that connects fresh excess non-expired food to local non profit agencies who are offering no cost food assistance..
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