Debrah Farentino

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Debrah Farentino
Debrah Farentino by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Farentino in May 2012.
BornDeborah Mullowney
(1959-09-30) September 30, 1959 (age 55)
Lucas Valley, California
Spouse(s)Scott Staples (1979-1983)
James Farentino (1985-1988)
Tony Adams (1992-1994)
Gregory Hoblit (1994-present)
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Debrah Farentino
Debrah Farentino by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Farentino in May 2012.
BornDeborah Mullowney
(1959-09-30) September 30, 1959 (age 55)
Lucas Valley, California
Spouse(s)Scott Staples (1979-1983)
James Farentino (1985-1988)
Tony Adams (1992-1994)
Gregory Hoblit (1994-present)

Debrah Farentino (born September 30, 1959) is an American model and actress.

Early life[edit]

Farentino was born Deborah Mullowney in Lucas Valley, California. She attended Miller Creek Junior High School, and Terra Linda High School in San Rafael, California. She attended San Jose State before transferring to UCLA and was a model for Ford before becoming an actress.


Farentino has been an actress since 1982 when she appeared in the TV series Capitol and has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including Hooperman (1987-1989) and Son of the Pink Panther (1993). She has guest starred in several series including NYPD Blue (1994), the revival of The Outer Limits (1996), JAG (2002), and CSI: Miami (2003). Perhaps her most famous role was as Devon Adair in NBC's short lived SciFi series Earth 2. Her most recent roles include as Isabelle Matia-Paris in the ABC series Wildfire and Beverly Barlowe in the Syfy Channel series Eureka.

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.[1]

She was chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1995, while pregnant with daughter Sophie. Married four times, she took the last name of her second husband, actor James Farentino, which stuck long afterward.



1988Cellar DwellerWhitney Taylor
1989Mortal SinsLaura Rollins
1991BugsyGirl in Elevator
1993Son of the Pink PantherPrincess Yasmin
1993MaliceNurse Tanya


1984T. J. HookerNicole GardnerEpisode: "Model for Murder"
1984-1987CapitolSloan DenningRecurring role (6 episodes)
1987CBS Summer PlayhouseDr. Kerry LangdonEpisode: "Infiltrator"
1987-1988HoopermanSusan SmithMain role (22 episodes)
1988She Was Marked for MurderClaire PorterTV film
1989It's Garry Shandling's ShowDebrahEpisodes: "Vegas: Parts 1 & 2"
1989The Revenge of Al CaponeJennieTV film
1990-1991Equal JusticeJulie JanovichMain role (26 episodes)
1991Whereabouts of Jenny, TheThe Whereabouts of JennyLizTV film
1992Back to the Streets of San FranciscoSarah BurnsTV film
1993McBride and GroomTV film
1993Sherlock Holmes ReturnsAmy WinslowTV film
1994Menendez: A Killing in Beverly HillsJudalon SmythTV film
1994XXX's & OOO'sPam RandallTV film
1994Dead AirKaren / LauraTV film
1994NYPD BlueRobin WirkusRecurring role (6 episodes)
1994-1995Earth 2Devon AdairMain role (21 episodes)
1996Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsDr. Rachel CarterEpisode: "Mind Over Matter"
1996Mother's Instinct, AA Mother's InstinctHolly MitchellTV film
1996WiseguyEmma CallendarTV film
1996Duckman(voice)Episode: "Exile in Guyville"
1996-1997EZ StreetsTheresa ConnersRecurring role (9 episodes)
1997Sisters and Other StrangersRenee ConnellyTV film
1997Total SecurityJody KiplingerRegular role (13 episodes)
1998Secret Lives of Men, TheThe Secret Lives of MenJaneTV film
1999Storm of the CenturyMolly AndersonTV miniseries
1999-2000Get RealMary GreenMain role (21 episodes)
2001Three Blind MiceJosie LeedsTV film
2001District, TheThe DistrictClaire DebrenoEpisode: "Cop Hunt"
2002District, TheThe DistrictClaire DebrenoEpisode: "Convictions"
2002JAGCmdr. Amanda WallerEpisode: "The Killer"
2002Get RealMary GreenEpisode: "The Last Weekend"
2003CSI: MiamiJulie HarmonEpisode: "Freaks and Tweaks"
2004Division, TheThe DivisionDr. Annabel Curran MeadeEpisodes: "The Box", "Crawl Space"
2005Law & Order: Trial by JuryDanielle BlairEpisode: "Skeleton"
2005-2006WildfireIsabelle Matia-ParisRecurring role (5 episodes)
2006Dr. VegasEpisode: "For Love or Money"
2006-2012EurekaBeverly BarloweRecurring role (25 episodes)
2008Eli StoneEllen WethersbyEpisodes: "The Path", "Unwritten", "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
2009Eli StoneEllen WethersbyEpisode: "Sonoma"
2010Saving GraceEpisode: "Loose Men in Tight Jeans"
2011Hawaii Five-0Elizabeth RoanEpisode: "Loa Aloha"
2011Closer, TheThe CloserBeth MichaelsEpisode: "Star Turn"
2014Criminal MindsUndersecretary Rosemary JacksonEpisode: "200"


  1. ^ Farentino to Houston Chronicle September 5, 1999

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