Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Whatever Happened To...?

Debi Mazar

Today’s selection was suggested by Univarn, the brains behind A Life in Equinox: A Movie Lover’s Journal, be sure to visit his blog when you get a moment. What I find interesting about Debi Mazar is that she has been one of those career supporting actresses who never really had many opportunities to breakout. The last few years Mazar has been stuck on the small screen making appearances in everything from Entourage to Dancing With the Stars. Debi Mazar is often casted as the tough talking New York chick, but I have always viewed her as more than just that. I think tackling a few indie flicks where her vulnerability is on display would be in her best interest career wise. I would love to see what a director like Lisa Cholodenko could do for Mazar’s career.

Career Highlights: The Insider (1999); Goodfellas (1990); Jungle Fever (1991); Bullets Over Broadway (1994); Malcolm X (1992); Ten Tiny Love Stories (2001); The Door (1991); She’s So Lovely (1997); So I Married An Axe Murder (1993); Collateral (2004); Trees Lounge (1996); Little Man Tate (1991); The Deli (1997)

Low Points: Toys (1992); Beethoven’s 2nd (1993); Meet Wally Sparks (1997); Batman Forever (1995); Nowhere (1997); Be Cool (2005); Empire Records (1995); Hush (1998); Singles (1992); Money for Nothing (1993); Girl 6 (1996)

Last Seen On The Big Screen: The Women (2008)

Where You Will See Her Next?: Sadly it looks like more television work is in Mazar’s feature as she has no major films roles lined up at the moment.

Is there an actor/actress who you have not seen in a while? Maybe they never reached the potential you thought they would. Let me know in the comments section and I will add them to the “What Happened To…” list.


  1. I've always loved that she makes her small characters really stand out, but unfortunately they're also very forgettable. Which is one of the reasons why I think she's been more of a journey performer than a stable star.

    Great writeup!

  2. @Univarn – I think her lack of popularity on Dancing with the Stars showed that she has not made enough of an impact on popular culture. You are right in that she will most likely end up as a journey man type of actress instead of a true star...not that this is a bad thing mind you.


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