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Unger, Deborah Kara 1966–

Unger, Deborah Kara 1966–

(Deborah Unger)

PERSONAL

Born 1966, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; father, a gynecologist; mother, a nuclear disposal specialist. Education: Attended University of Victoria; National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, Australia, graduated, 1988.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Began career performing on telethons.

Awards, Honors: New American Cinema Award (with others), ensemble cast performance, Seattle International Film Festival, 2000, for The Weekend; Genie Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2000, for Sunshine; Genie Award nomination, best actress, 2003, for Between Strangers; Libertas Award, Dubrovnik International Film Festival, 2003; Imagery Honors, Sonoma Valley Film Festival, 2004.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Vicky Michaels Stover, Keys to Tulsa (also known as Tornado), Gramercy, 1997.

Christine, The Game, Polygram, 1997.

Lynn Porter, Payback (also known as Parker), Paramount, 1998.

Mom, Luminous Motion, Fiona Films, 1998.

Youri, 1999.

Marian Kerr, The Weekend, 1999.

Major Carole Kovacs, Sunshine (also known as A Napfeny ize and Sunshine—Ein hauch von sonnenschein), 1999.

Lisa Peters, The Hurricane, Universal, 1999.

Colette, The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2000.

Katherine, Signs & Wonders, MK2 Diffusion, 2000, Strand Releasing, 2001.

Film Appearances as Deborah Unger:

Anna Vivaldi, Till There Was You, MCA/Universal Home Video, 1990.

Marion, Breakaway (also known as Escape from Madness), Alliance Releasing, 1990.

Sister Carol Littell, Blood Oath (also known as Prisoners of the Sun), Paramount Home Video, 1990.

Eve Abergray, Whispers in the Dark, Paramount, 1992.

Alex Johnson/Sarah, Highlander III: The Sorcerer (also known as Highlander: The Final Dimension, Highlander: The Magician, Highlander III, and Highlander 3: The Final Conflict), Dimension Films, 1994.

Catherine Ballard, Crash, Fine Line, 1996.

Narrator, Crying Freeman, August Entertainment, 1996.

Lorraine, No Way Home (also known as Back Alley and Gasoline Alley), Live Entertainment, 1997.

Ten Tiny Love Stories (also known as Women Remember Men), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2001.

Caroline, Leo, First Look Home Entertainment, 2002.

Brooke LaLaine, Thirteen, Fox Searchlight, 2003.

Kate, Fear X, 2003, Silver Nitrate Releasing, 2005.

Sandy Ryan, Hollywood North, Franchise Pictures, 2003.

Nadia, Emile, 2003, Castle Hill, 2005.

Bekkie Stander, Stander, Newmarket Films, 2004.

Trish, One Point O (also known as Paranoia 1.0), ThinkFilm, 2004.

Georgianna, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Connie Mae Wheeler, Things that Hang from Trees, Aviles Street Productions, 2005.

Dorothy, The Alibi, Alibi Productions, 2005.

Sarah Tate, White Noise, Universal, 2005.

Dahlia Gillespie, Silent Hill, TriStar, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Deborah Unger) Sue Payton, State of Emergency, HBO, 1994.

Ava Gardner, The Rat Pack, HBO, 1998.

Catherine, Between Strangers (also known as Coeurs inconnus and Cuori estranei), Women's Entertainment Television, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Catherine Ballard (in archive footage), "Per darrera," Sexes, Television de Catalunya, 2005.

Television Appearances as Deborah Unger; Other:

Astra, Bangkok Hilton (miniseries), TBS, 1990.

Sasha, "Getting Rid of Robert" (also cited as "Getting Rid of Robby"), Hotel Room (series; also known as David Lynch's "Hotel Room"), HBO, 1993.

X-Rated (special), Channel 5, 2004.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Appeared in the music video "Jesus of Suburbia" by Green Day.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Elle, December, 1996.

Entertainment Weekly, October 3, 1997, p. 54.

Premiere, February, 2005, p. 28.

Women's Wear Daily, January 4, 2000, p. 4.

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