Deborah Kara Under was born on May 12, 1966 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her father was a gynecologist and her mother is a nuclear scientist. When Deborah graduated from high school, she had artistic and academic scholarships. She was studying economics and philosophy at university when she was just 15 years old, but she didn’t completed education. Then she takes an audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Juilliard and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia. She finally was accepted into Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art. Deborah was the first Canadian who did that. Deborah went to Australia not only because of education in Australia and future career, but also because she had a crush on a young Canadian photographer. After she graduated with a degree Deborah worked for a while in Australia. Deborah Kara Under likes to keep her private life in secret. There is no information about her marriage or kids. She had a not long relationship with Simon Matthew. She has a net worth of 2 million dollars.

She began her acting career in the late 1980s. She appeared in TV mini-series “Bangkok Hilton” directed by Ken Cameron, with a secondary role in the 1989. The next year Deborah played in the movie “Prisoners of the Sun”. In the 1993 she appeared in TV series “Hotel room”. Deborah got her breakthrough role of Christine in the thriller movie “The Game” in the 1997. During the filming of thriller "The game" Deborah broke her feet. In the late 90s she appeared in the a projects like “The Hurricane”, “Sunshine”, “The Rat Pack” and “The Weekend”. During the 2002 she was involved in movies like “Ten Tiny Love Stories”, “The Salton Sea”, “Leo” and “Between Strangers”. In the 2003 she portrayed Brooke La Laine in the film “Thirteen”. She also appeared in TV series “Sexes” in the 2005 with secondary role of Catherine Ballard. Deborah starred in the 2005 horror film “White Noise”.

The one of successful roles of Deborah was a character named Carol Lynn Johnson, from thriller “88 Minutes”, which was directed by Jon Avnet. Along with Al Pacino and Alicia Witt, Debora gets huge level of fame by playing in this film in the 2006. In the 2010 she appeared as Sarah in the movie “The Way”. In the 2012 she was involved in thriller project “A Dark Truth”. During 2010-2015 she appeared in numerous of movies, including “Transparency”, “Sophie”, “The Samaritan”, “The Truth”, “The Hollow” and “Rehearsal”. In the 2015 Deborah was dropped off from the cast of "Confidence Game" cast after she was declared unfit to deliver her lines coherently, that was a result of her long tiring flight and mixed medication. In the 2014 she got Broken Glass Awards, she also won The Gena Rowlands Award at the same year. Deborah also was also nominated for VFCC Award for being the Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film.

Last Modified: Mar 13, 2020

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