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Debra Jo Rupp was born on the 24th February 1951, in Glendale, California USA, and is an actress who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Kitty Forman in the FOX sitcom “That ‘70s Show” (1998-2006), as Alice Knight-Buffay in the TV sitcom “Friends” (1997-1998), and portraying Mary Helperman in the animated series “Teacher’s Pet” (2000-2002). She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1980.

Have you ever wondered how rich Debra Jo Rupp, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Debra’s net worth is equal to $5 million. Her career as a movie actress has earned her a big part of her wealth over time. Additionally, Debra has appeared in several TV series and shows, as well as in numerous theatre productions which have also added to her net worth.

Debra Jo Rupp Net Worth $5 Million

Debra Jo Rupp was raised in Boxford, Massachusetts, where she attended Masconomet Regional High School. She always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea, so they sent her to the University of Rochester, at least in one part because it offered no theatre classes. However, she found a small theatre club and venue entitled “Drama House” on campus, and she became an active member. She graduated from the University with a BA degree in Arts in 1974, and then left her home state of Massachusetts and moved to New York City in order to pursue a career in acting.

Subsequently, Debra started performing frequently both on stage and in commercials, accumulating stage and TV credits before winning her first television role in 1980 as topless dancer Sheila in the daytime drama “All My Children”. A notable stage performance at this time was as Eleanor in the 1985 production of “The Middle Ages” at the Whole Theatre Company in Montclair, New Jersey. Her debut movie appearance was in “Big” (1988), portraying Tom Hanks’ secretary Miss Patterson. She debuted on Broadway in the 1990 revival of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”. All these endeavors contributed consistently to her net worth.

In 1995, Debra was chosen to appear in several TV and film titles, such as “The Office”, “ER”, and “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” (1995-1996). During 1996 she appeared in the role of Mrs. Hall in the film “Sgt. Bilko”, and in the following year, she began featuring in the TV series “Friends” until 1998. Yet, 1998 may be marked as the peak of her career as she began playing, some would say, the role of her life – Kitty Forman in the famous sitcom “That ‘70s Show” (1998-2006). All of these appearances added a considerable amount to her net worth.

The new millennium didn’t change too much for her, as she continued to line up success after success, appearing in such titles as “Lucky 13” (2005), “She’s Out of My League” (2010), and “The Opposite Sex” (2014). Debra’s most recent appearances are in the TV series “He’s With me” in 2015 and in the 2016 romantic comedy “Fair Market Value”, and she is to appear in the comedy “Pearl” (2016). Her net worth is certainly still rising.

Throughout her career, Debra became one of the audience’s and critics’ favorite comediennes and therefore was nominated for and won a great number of awards, such as nominations for the best actress in a new comedy series for her role in “That ‘70s Show” and the best guest actress for her role in “He’s With Me”. Furthermore, she received praise from Walter Goodman in a New York Times review of one of her many off-Broadway performances.

Regarding Debra Jo Rupp’s personal life, there is no information about it in the media, except that she has apparently never married, and divides her time between residences is in Los Angeles, California, and Lee, Massachusetts. She is known for being a Methodist.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 24, 1951
Birth place: Glendale, California, United States
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.575 m)
Profession:Film actress
Education:Masconomet Regional High School, University of Rochester
Nationality:American
Nominations:Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
Movies:She's Out of My League, Kickin' It Old Skool, Big, Clockwatchers, Death Becomes Her, Spymate, Teacher's Pet, Sgt. Bilko, Air Buddies, Garfield: The Movie, A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, Spooky Buddies, She Wants Me
TV shows:Better with You, Teacher's Pet, That '70s Show, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Office (1995 TV series), Davis Rules
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Daughter Margaret A. Williams Rupp (1928-2002) and John E. Rupp Jr. (1924-1990).
2Sister of Robin Lee Rupp and Rebecca Louise Rupp. She has a niece and nephew.
3In her first season of That '70s Show (1998) she had her hair done for every episode. After extensive hair damage, she asked producers to let her wear a wig instead. She wore wigs for the rest of the series.
4She appeared in the late 1970s on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) as a contestant. She lost to her opponent who was paired with celebrity actor Tony Randall.
5Attended Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
6Taught actress Sara Rue how to drive.
7Graduated from the University of Rochester, New York in 1974.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Guest Actress - ComedyHe's With Me (2013)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a New Comedy SeriesThat '70s Show (1998)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crisis Center1997TV SeriesMarilyn
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy1997Video shortLana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends1997Video shortLana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun1997Video shortLana Lionheart
MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams1997Video shortLana Lionheart
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesMelody
Seinfeld1995-1996TV SeriesKatie
High Incident1996TV Series
Sgt. Bilko1996Mrs. Hall
The Jeff Foxworthy Show1995-1996TV SeriesGayle
The Invaders1995TV SeriesRita
If Not for You1995TV SeriesEileen
ER1995TV SeriesMrs. Dibble
The Office1995TV SeriesBeth Avery
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesDr. Nora Stebbings
Hearts Afire1994TV SeriesBrenda Swain
Phenom1993-1994TV SeriesSister Mary Incarnata / The Nun
MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice1994TV MovieAlice
Empty Nest1991-1994TV SeriesDanielle / Dr. Simmons / Claire
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1994TV SeriesMs. Plowright
MacShayne: Winner Takes All1994TV MovieAlice
L.A. Law1993TV SeriesGretchen Tomba
The Odd Couple: Together Again1993TV MoviePlaza Asst. Manager
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco1993TV MovieDorrie
Evening Shade1993TV SeriesMrs. Holloway
Family Matters1993TV SeriesMiss Connors
Death Becomes Her1992Psychiatric Patient
Davis Rules1991-1992TV SeriesMs. Higgins
Blossom1992TV SeriesLucy Robinson
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story1992TV MovieAlice
Civil Wars1991TV SeriesFlorence Herrigan
Newhart1989TV SeriesIrene Sadler
Mothers, Daughters and Lovers1989TV MovieLottie
Robots1988VideoR. Jane
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1988TV SeriesWaitress
Big1988Miss Patterson
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesMarge
Kate & Allie1987TV SeriesToy Store Clerk
Spenser: For Hire1987TV SeriesHelen
Fair Market Value2017Carol Coogan
Elementary2017TV SeriesSheriff Malick
Pearl2016TV MovieDeeDee
He's With Me2015TV SeriesAlice Adams
Cuz-Bros2014TV MovieMerle
The Opposite Sex2014Tracy
Super Buddies2013VideoCow (voice)
Hart of Dixie2013TV SeriesBetsy Maynard
Congratulations2012Nancy Riley
She Wants Me2012Ruth Baum
Spooky Buddies2011VideoZelda (voice)
Better with You2010-2011TV SeriesVicky Putney
She's Out of My League2010Mrs. Kettner
Jackson2008Nice Lady
As the World Turns2008TV SeriesEdna Winklemeyer
Kickin' It Old Skool2007Sylvia Schumacher
Air Buddies2006VideoBelinda (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesDebra Hartnell
That '70s Show1998-2006TV SeriesKitty Forman
That '70s Show Special: The Final Goodbye2006TV SpecialKitty Forman
Spymate2006Edith
All My Children2005TV SeriesVictoria
Robot Chicken2005TV SeriesKitty Forman
Lucky 132005Mrs. Baker
The Act2004ShortRosy
Garfield2004Mom Rat (voice)
The Tracy Morgan Show2004TV SeriesMs. Laneworthy
Teacher's Pet2004Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman (voice)
Teacher's Pet2000-2002TV SeriesMrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman
The Hughleys2001TV SeriesKaren Clark
Friends1997-1998TV SeriesAlice Knight Buffay Alice Knight
To Have & to Hold1998TV SeriesMargaret Jarrod
Reasons of the Heart1998Viv Rushton
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesMarilyn See
Senseless1998Fertility Clinic Attendant
Over the Top1997TV SeriesRose
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesMayor Risa Hoigard
7th Heaven1997TV SeriesJune McKinley
Clockwatchers1997Barbara

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teacher's Pet2004performer: "A Whole Bunch of World", "I'm Moving On"
That '70s Show1998-2002TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Room2006TV MovieHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
SoapTalk2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Scenes of 'Spymate'2006Video documentary shortHerself
74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2005TV SpecialHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special2004TV MovieHerself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Crowd Member
Hollywood Squares2000-2004TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Making the Show: 'That '70s Show'2003TV Movie documentaryKitty Forman
Crossing Over with John Edward2001TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seinfeld: Inside Look2005TV Series documentary shortKatie
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV MovieAlice Knight Buffay (uncredited)
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary

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