Debi Mazar

LOS ANGELES - NOV 2:  Debi Mazar arrives at the Decades Denim Fa

Birth Name: Deborah Mazar

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 15, 1964

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father, who was raised Christian)

Debi Mazar is an American actress and television personality. She started out as a B-girl in the New York hip hop scene in the early 1980s. She is known for her role as Shauna Roberts on the HBO series Entourage and for appearing on season nine of Dancing with the Stars.

Her father, Harija/Harry Fogelmanis/Mazar, was born in Riga, Latvia, to a Jewish family (though he was raised Catholic). Her mother, Nancy Kapies, was born Catholic, later converted to Judaism, then became a Buddhist, and then a Jehovah’s Witness, for a time.

Debi is married to Italian celebrity cook Gabriele Corcos (who is of mostly Jewish background).

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Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Any ideas about her mother? Probably Eastern European, right?

  2. Stefania says:

    I thought she was Italian

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