Deborah Geffner

Deborah Geffner

Actor in Los Angeles, California

About Deborah

Deborah Geffner is an actress, writer, director, filmmaker, animal-lover, and mom. She is best recognized for her role in Bob Fosse's Oscar winning film, All That Jazz. Deborah has loved acting ever since the age of five when she filled in for the little boy who got the measles on opening night of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Carnegie Mellon University. Seen on TV in Leftovers, Scandal, Mad Men, ER, Grey's Anatomy, Monk, and Criminal Minds, among others. She has been in many other films such as Living Out Loud, Infestation, and Exterminator 2. She’s an award-winning film and theater director, as well as writing and producing some of her own projects. She considers directing very relaxing. After raising two brilliant, fascinating daughters, she finds it refreshing to have people actually listen to her. &

Name: Deborah Geffner

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Actor


  • A Beautiful Now

    A Beautiful Now (2015)
    Film by Daniela Amavia (Comedy, Drama, Music and Romance) Actress "Beautiful Now" tells the story of a passionate dancer , ROMY (Abigail Spencer), who finds herself contemplating extreme measures when she reaches a crossroads in her life. As she hangs on the razor's edge between reality and fantasy, her fractured group of friends (Cheyenne Jackson, Collette Wolfe, Elena Satine, Patrick Heusinger and Sonja Kinski) reunite and embark on a shared journey into vibrant and intense memories of their past, helping Romy answer the question: "if your life flashed before your eyes, would you like what you see?". Written by Anonymous

  • Booze Boys & Brownies

    Booze Boys & Brownies (2014)
    Film by Veronica Mannion (Comedy and Musical) Actress, Miscellaneous Crew An aspiring actress navigates the musically comedic underbelly of Hollywood in search of fame fortune (boys) and herself. Hint: she finds one.

  • The Comeback Kids

    The Comeback Kids (2014)
    Television by Ryan Paul James (Comedy) Actress Richie Eisenberg (Richard Horvitz) and Gary Fischer (Dean Cameron) were huge child stars in the 70's & 80's. Now in their 40's, they're giving their big dream one last chance. The problem, Hollywood has changed and both Richie & Gary struggle to make sense of a business they once conquered. Written by B. P. Riggs

  • Scandal

    Scandal (2014)
    Television by Shonda Rhimes (Drama and Thriller) Actress When you get into trouble there's only one person to call, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a professional 'fixer' who makes problems go away before anyone even knows they exist. For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you're bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves 'gladiators in suits', but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armor. Written by Anonymous

  • Incidentals

    Incidentals (2013)
    Television (Drama and Sci-Fi) Actress Six strangers cope with emerging superhuman abilities after witnessing a meteor impact.

  • Mad Men

    Mad Men (2013)
    Television by Matthew Weiner (Drama) Actress The professional and personal lives of those who work in advertising on Madison Avenue - self-coined "mad men" - in the 1960s are presented. The stories focus on those at one of the avenue's smaller firms, Sterling Cooper, and its various incarnations over the decade. At the heart of these stories is Donald Draper, the creative genius of the company. That professional creative brilliance belies the fact of a troubled childhood, one that he would rather forget and not let anyone know about except for a select few, but one that shaped who he is as an adult and as an ad man in the need not only to sell products but sell himself to the outside world. His outward confidence also masks many insecurities as evidenced through his many vices, such as excessive smoking, drinking and womanizing - the latter despite being a family man - and how he deals with the aftermath of some of the negative aspects of his life. Written by Huggo

  • Nuclear Family

    Nuclear Family (2012)
    TV Movie by Kyle Rankin (Sci-Fi) Actress Nuclear Family begins the story of a young couple, John and Lynn, who are trying to survive in the woods after what appears to be a nuclear holocaust. They stay on the move with their 11-year-old daughter, Pauline... all the while searching for their missing 8-year-old son, Grant. Meanwhile, present society has disintegrated, and the family must stay one step ahead of the Berserkers: lawless, wild, brutal men who rape,pillage and destroy as a way of life. Shot as a pilot presentation for a TV series the story will take this family, and the others they meet along the way in their search for Grant and to avoid the Berserkers, to discoveries beyond the existing reality. Written by Clay Keeley Executive Producer

  • Girl in the Mirror

    Girl in the Mirror (2010)
    Film (short) by Jesse Aran Holcomb Actress

  • Chain Letter

    Chain Letter (2009)
    Film by Deon Taylor (Horror and Thriller) Actress A maniac murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail.

  • The Forgotten

    The Forgotten (2009)
    Television by Mark Friedman (Crime and Drama) Actress A group of volunteers help find the identities of John & Jane Does who were murdered.

  • Infestation

    Infestation (2009)
    Film by Kyle Rankin (Action, Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Actress Our hero, Cooper, awakes to find himself nauseous, weak and covered in webbing, hanging from the ceiling of an office where, just minutes ago, he started his new job. As he struggles out of his slimy prison he comes face to face with his opponent - a grotesque, powerful and very angry bug. All 3 ft of it. And so begins a hideous, nail-biting, comedic, all-action adventure to find a safe haven while constantly outwitting an infestation of monstrous proportions. As Cooper embarks on his journey, he befriends a ragtag group of survivors including Sara, a feisty attractive female. Although the situation is dire, Cooper can't help himself from trying to solve his dating problem while trying to save his life. Will they make it to safety before they are picked off one by one? And what other surprises are in store for our group of unlikely heroes? Written by Icon

  • Guitar Lessons

    Guitar Lessons (2009)
    Film (short) by Deborah Geffner (Drama) Actress, Director, Writer, Editor, Producer Claire, a married woman, falls in love with her daughter's guitar teacher and learns that her passion leads to tragic consequences.

  • Cold Case

    Cold Case (2009)
    Television by Meredith Stiehm (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Lilly Rush is a Philadelphia police detective working for the department's homicide squad and being assigned 'cold cases': crimes that were committed many years before and have not been solved. Lilly must try to re-think the crime scenes and interview other people involved with the victims to find a link to solving the cases. Written by Anonymous

  • Monk

    Monk (2006)
    Television by Andy Breckman (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress Former police detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) has suffered from intensified obsessive- compulsive disorder and a variety of phobias since the murder of his wife, Trudy, in 1997. Despite his photographic memory and his amazing ability to piece tiny clues together, he is now on psychiatric leave from the San Francisco Police Department. Aided by his friend and practical nurse, Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), Monk works as a freelance detective/consultant, hoping to convince his former boss, Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), to allow him to return to the force. Stottlemeyer wavers between admiration for Monk and annoyance at his eccentricities. Moreover, he harbors serious doubts about the wisdom of allowing Monk to carry a gun. Stottlemeyer's second-in-command, Lieutenant Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford), also has his doubts about Monk but seems to be developing a reluctant admiration for the "defective detective." Written by CarolT

  • The Nine

    The Nine (2006)
    Television by K.J. Steinberg (Crime and Drama) Actress Nine surviving hostages from a spectacular bank hold-up meet regularly. The memories keep haunting them, in flash-backs slowly revealing that story. Two surviving perpetrators in jail, brothers, and the police, including survivor Nick, also remain focused on its aftermath, which keeps affecting all of them, their loved ones, colleagues etcetera. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Grey's Anatomy

    Grey's Anatomy (2006)
    Television by Shonda Rhimes (Drama and Romance) Actress A Medical-Based drama centered around Meredith Grey, an aspiring surgeon and daughter of one of the best surgeons, Dr. Ellis Grey. Throughout the series, Meredith goes through professional and personal challenges along with fellow surgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital.

  • Criminal Minds

    Criminal Minds (2005)
    Television by Jeff Davis (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

  • Passions

    Passions (2004 - 2005)
    Television by James E. Reilly (Drama) Actress In the world of power and money, the wealthy and powerful Crane family rule the town of Harmony from their mansion on Raven Hill. But behind the money are many lies and secrets. Most of what the Cranes do affects the other core families: the working class Bennets, the Russells and the Lopez-Fitzgeralds. The wealthy Hotchkiss family cause's a lot of problems in Harmony. They are heavily involved with the much wealthier Crane family. And everyone must watch out for Tabitha Lenox, who is thought to be the crazy neighbor of the Bennets, but is actually a 300 year old with who plays god with everyones life. Written by Anonymous

  • Medical Investigation

    Medical Investigation (2004)
    Television by Jason Horwitch (Drama and Mystery) Actress With the subtleness of the invisible and the potential deadliness greater than a bomb, disease can the most dangerous threat of all. When such outbreaks occur, an elite team of medical investigators from the National Institutes of Health lead by Dr. Stephen Connor is on the case to get to the bottom of the danger anywhere in the country. However, the medical situation is only part of the problem as their public relations officer simultaneously attempts to control to prevent public panic and complicate things still more. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

  • The Rib

    The Rib (2001)
    Film (short) by Mary Ann Skweres (Fantasy and Romance) Actress Aaron, a romantic sculptor, is in a creative crisis. Frustrated by failure in the art world, Aaron's only success is sculpting for the Natural History Museum where he is asked to "create Eve" from the bones of the oldest female ever discovered. As the rest of his life unravels, Aaron brings his inspiration, the mysterious Eve, to life. Written by MA Skweres

  • Chasing Destiny

    Chasing Destiny (2001)
    TV Movie by Tim Boxell (Comedy, Romance, Music and Drama) Actress

  • ER

    ER (2001)
    Television by Michael Crichton (Drama) Actress Michael Crichton has created a medical drama that chronicles life and death in a Chicago hospital emergency room. Each episode tells the tale of another day in the ER, from the exciting to the mundane, and the joyous to the heart-rending. Frenetic pacing, interwoven plot lines, and emotional rollercoastering is used to attempt to accurately depict the stressful environment found there. This show even portrays the plight of medical students in their quest to become physicians. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

  • Living Out Loud

    Living Out Loud (1998)
    Film by Richard LaGravenese (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury apartment in New York, looking for a new meaning for her life. Pat Francato, the janitor and lift-boy, has a troubled life himself: Gambling debts and the tragic death of his daughter took away all his spirit. One day, he and Judith meet in the right mood and a fragile friendship starts to grow. They can help each other to get on their feet again. But one false move could destroy everything they built so carefully. Written by Julian Reischl <>

  • Bert Rigby, You're a Fool

    Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)
    Film by Carl Reiner (Comedy and Musical) Actress Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in show-biz meanwhile. His first appearance on stage goes all wrong - but the audience loves him anyways. So he starts as a comedian in a traveling amateur show for $50 a night. One day he gets an offer from an ad director from Hollywood and flies to America, expecting a great career... and again leaving behind his pregnant young wife. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

  • Falcon Crest

    Falcon Crest (1989)
    Television by Earl Hamner Jr. (Drama) Actress Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery. Written by Phil Fernando

  • Fame

    Fame (1986)
    Television by Christopher Gore (Drama, Music, Musical and Romance) Actress The Art School was always their dream.They want to dance, they want to sing, to play music, to act but above all they want to live their lives while they are still young and full of energy. Leroy, Danny, Jesse, Chris, Coco and all the others try hard because they know that they've got a long way to go till they reach fame and riches. Fame costs and here (the Art School) is where they start paying for it. Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <>

  • MacGruder and Loud

    MacGruder and Loud (1985)
    Television (Drama and Crime) Actress Malcolm MacGruder and Jenny Loud are two cops, who are partners. Now they fall in love and get married. It seems that regulations state that if two cops are married, they cannot be partners, so they keep this thing a secret from the rest of the department. Written by

  • Exterminator 2

    Exterminator 2 (1984)
    Film by Mark Buntzman (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

  • Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill (1983)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Bill Bittinger is the egotistical host of a local daytime talk show on WBFL in Buffalo, NY., unhappy at being a big fish in a small pond (but unable to break into the big leagues). Bill makes life miserable for his crew, guests, and especially his station manager, Karl Shub, who is constantly dodging lawsuits resulting from Bill's behavior. The one person Bill is unable to bully is his director and on again/off again lover, Jo Jo White. Written by Mike Konczewski

  • Murder 1, Dancer 0

    Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
    TV Movie by Reza Badiyi (Crime and Drama) Actress Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.

  • Star 80

    Star 80 (1983)
    Film by Bob Fosse (Biography and Drama) Actress Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen. Dorothy is a pretty but naive high school senior. Paul immediately falls for Dorothy, who sees in Paul a wise, worldly person unlike herself. Paul believes Dorothy is Playboy material, the magazine he sees as only a springboard to bigger and better things. Paul's dream does become a reality: not only does Dorothy eventually marry him, she becomes the August 1979 Playboy Playmate and ultimately Playboy Playmate of 1979, which does indeed lead to the start of an acting career. As Dorothy's star rises, Paul's life is one of a hanger-on as those in Dorothy's new circle, including Playboy publisher Hugh M. Hefner and movie director Aram Nicholas, don't much like Paul. Paul is unable to eke out a life of his own without using Dorothy's name, which she increasingly is reluctant to provide to her husband. Those that ... Written by Huggo

  • Legs

    Legs (1983)
    TV Movie by Jerrold Freedman (Drama and Musical) Actress Three women are auditioning to be a part of the chorus line for The Rockettes, a famous US precision dance company.

  • Tales of the Unexpected

    Tales of the Unexpected (1981)
    Television (Horror and Thriller) Actress A British anthology series featuring tales of horror, mystery and suspense. Most episodes featured a twist ending, and many of them were based on short stories by well-known writer Roald Dahl, who also served as the show's host during its first two seasons. Written by Marty McKee <>

  • One Day at a Time

    One Day at a Time (1981)
    Television by Allan Manings (Comedy) Actress This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the building superintendent (Dwayne Schneider), who treats them like family. Together, these four main characters face life's challenges together. Written by Kate Tripper

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz (1979)
    Film by Bob Fosse (Drama, Music and Musical) Actress, Soundtrack Choreographing and picking dancers for his current show whilst editing his feature film about a stand-up comedian is getting to Joe Gideon. Without the chemical substances, he would not have the energy to keep up with his girlfriend, his ex-wife, and his special dancing daughter. They attempt to bring him back from the brink, but it's too late for his exhausted body and stress-ravaged heart. He chain-smokes, uses drugs, sleeps with his dancers and overworks himself into open-heart surgery. Scenes from his past life start to encroach on the present and he becomes increasingly aware of his mortality. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}


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