Born in Brooklyn, New York, Deborah Ann Woll is an actress best known for her role as Jessica Hamby on True Blood.
She suffers from coeliac disease, which makes her body intolerant to foods with gluten. Growing up, she learned how to swing dance and play the piano, but in high school turned to acting in school plays.
Deborah Ann Woll said she always knew she had a passion for acting. We have videotapes of me in turtle costumes with little patent leather taps on and Im just dancing for my mom. I knew that I liked telling stories. I knew that I liked pretending that I was something else or someone else.
Deborah Ann Woll graduated from the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. She likes computer games, puzzles, logic games and owns every episode of Mystery Science Theater: 3000.
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Deborah Ann appeared in a variety of television shows, including Life, Aces n Eights, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, My Name Is Earl, The Mentalist, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
But it was her role on True Blood that broke her into the mainstream. Her part was intended as a two-episode stint, but it was extended. Deborah Woll was nominated for the Scream Award for Best Breakout Performance Female. When asked if shes worried about playing an eternal 17-year-old, she said, I do! Im already about 10 years older than my character, but I think I still have fairly young features, and if we dont put on too much makeup, I can look young (interviewmagazine.com).
Deborah recalled an encounter with a fan: I went on a cruise with my boyfriend and his family and there was this very funny older couple that recognized mehed come over and go Rawr and give me a sassy-cat hand-claw thing. I was thinking, how could that possibly be related to vampires? What does sass cat have to do with vampires?
Deborah Ann Woll said of her Comic-Con experience, I love Comic-Con, those are my people. Im a big nerd myself so I really enjoy going! She added, I attend Comic-Con as a viewer as well, so it would take me way too long to get from panel to panel if people knew who I was. I [dressed up as] Cousin It from the Addams Familyand nobody made me (darknessembraced.com).
Deborah Ann Wolls movie roles include Mothers Day, Little Murder and Highland Park.
Wolls previous boyfriend, comedian E.J. Scott, suffers from a condition that leads to blindness. They met on Match.com. Its been reported that she is now dating Brad Lighter.
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