Who is Debrah Farentino?
Debrah Farentino is a quite talented American personality, as she is not only an actress, but a producer and a journalist as well. However, she is probably best known for portraying the character of Sloane Denning Clegg Mamoud in the 1980s CBS soap opera series “Capitol”. Besides this, she is also widely recognized from starring in TV series such as “Equal Justice” and “Eureka”.
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Deborah Mullowney was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on the 30th September 1959, in Lucas Valley, California, USA, one of four children of Kate and Henry Mullowney. Apart from being of white ethnicity and of American nationality, she is also of part-Irish ancestry. Her siblings include two sisters and a brother, whose identities and vocations haven’t been publicly disclosed.
When it comes to her schooling background, Debrah went to The Dixie District School in San Rafael, California, where she first attended Miller Creek Junior High School before continuing her secondary education at Terra Linda High School (popularly referred to as TLHS). Upon matriculation, she enrolled at San José State University, before attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she earned her degree with a major in biology.
Before diving into the moviemaking industry, during her studies Debrah worked as a model for the Ford Modeling Agency. Her acting debut occurred in 1982, when she landed one of the main recurring roles in the critically praised American soap opera “Capitol”. The plot follows various political intrigues around the US Capitol in Washington D.C., and the lives of people involved within. Debra portrayed TV reporter Sloane Denning, and appeared in over 1,200 episodes through the show’s five-season run, for which she was also honored with two nominations for the Soap Opera Digest Award in 1988.
This engagement massively helped establish her as a promising actress, and set her career on the path to stardom.
After “Capitol”, she was cast for the recurring role of Susan Smith in the ABC TV comedy drama series “Hooperman”, over 1987 and ‘88. To greater prominence Debrah came in 1990, when she starred as Julie Janovich in the Golden Globe-nominated TV romantic drama series “Equal Justice”, after which she made a streak of big screen appearances in movies such as the 1991 Oscar-winning biographical drama film “Bugsy”, and the 1993 critically praised thriller movie “Malice”.
With her popularity on the rise, during the late 1990s Farentino added several major recurring small screen engagements to her acting portfolio, such as in popular series “NYPD Blue”, “Earth 2”, “EZ Streets” as well as “Total Security, “Storm of the Century” and “Get Real”. Additionally, she also made a vast number of guest appearances in TV series, such as “JAG”, “CSI: Miami” and “Law & Order: Trial by Jury” to name a few.
Between 2005 and 2006, she starred as Isabella Matia-Paris in the TV family drama series “Wildfire”, while from 2006 to 2012 she portrayed one of the main characters – Dr. Beverly Barlowe in the TV Sci-Fi series “Eureka”, which is still one of her most recognizable on-camera appearances.
Apart from the abovementioned, in her professional career which is currently counting nearly 50 acting credits, there are also several other guest-star appearances in popular TV series, including “Dr. Vegas”, “Eli Stone”, “Hawaii Five-0”, and more recently “Criminal Minds” and “Trouble Creek”.
Photo shoot at the farm with acclaimed photographer, Ssgt Ed Drew.
It was an honor. pic.twitter.com/c11qoaGneq
— Debrah Farentino (@DFarentino) May 29, 2018
Curious about Debrah Farentino’s personal life, aren’t you? Well, it is as rife as her acting career – she has been married four times – in 1979 age just 20 she married Scott Staples, from who she divorced four years later. Between 1985 and 1988, she was married to colleague 21-years-older Golden Globe-awarded actor James Farentino. In 1990 Debrah married Irish film producer Tony Adams, with whom she welcomed a daughter named Molly Adams who was born in 1991, and is now a photographer, before they divorced in 1994.
From 1994 to 2009, she was married to 15-years-older American film director and nine-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning producer Gregory Hoblit, with whom she welcomed another daughter, Sophie Hoblit born in 1995, and is also now an actress recognized for appearing in the 2007 crime drama movie “Fracture”. During her second pregnancy, Debrah was anointed by People magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”.
Farentino sports a slim and toned figure, and is standing 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall, weighing around 123lbs (55kgs), while her vital statistics are 33-24-33.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 60-year-old American actress has accumulated so far? How rich Debrah Farentino is? According to sources, it is estimated that her net worth as of late 2019 revolves around $2 million, which has been acquired through her acting career that is currently spanning nearly 40 years, being active since 1982.