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Deborah Dir is an American film and stage actress born in Santa Rosa, California. She is the niece of legendary singer songwriter, guitarist Brian Marnell, known for his innovative Rock New Wave sound with San Francisco, Bay Area SVT (band) with Jack Casady and his collaboration with Jim Carroll Basketball Diaries.
Deborah's training first started at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and went on to audition and successfully achieve a lifetime membership at The Actors Studio. There she met and studied under acting coach Joanne Linville a protègè of Stella Adler and one of the founding teachers at the The Stella Adler Academy of Acting. Mark Ruffalo and Benicio Del Toro are some of her former students among others.
In 2001 she made her theatrical debut in Maxim Gorky Summerfolk receiving the Los Angeles critic's choice and garnering several others. Deborah went on to originate the role of Ashley in the world premier of George Furth's Sex,Sex,Sex,Sex,Sex,Sex and Sex directed by John Rubinstein and presented by The Actors Studio. In 2003 she starred in the acclaimed production of LeRoi Jones Dutchman playing Lula opposite Anthony Montgomery from the Star Trek Enterprise. In 2007 Deborah starred in John Patrick Shanley Danny and The Deep Blue Sea with Daniel DeWeldon. Their Los Angeles revival ran for six months with sold out audiences receiving 12 acclaimed Critic's Choice's. At the 29th annual LA Weekly theater awards Danny and The Deep Blue Sea was nominated for best two person show and best production design.
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