Debbi Morgan was born in Dunn, North Carolina on September 20, 1956 and raised in The Bronx, New York. Encouraged by off-Broadway producer Jim Mendenhall, Debbi appeared in several commercials before joining the New Federal Theater Company. Her theatrical career includes roles in the Broadway hit "What the Wine Sellers Buy," the off-Broadway production of "Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and in the Los Angeles production of "My Sister, My Sister."
Debbi made her feature film debut in "Cry Uncle" in 1971. She has also appeared in "Mandingo," "Asunder," "The Hurricane" and "Love & Basketball.” Her telefilm credits include “Roots: The Next Generation," "The Jesse Owens Story" and "The Runaway." Debbi’s role as Mozell Batiste Delacroix in the critically acclaimed film "Eve’s Bayou" garnered her an Independent Film Project Spirit Award and a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as Best Supporting Actress nominations from the NAACP Image Awards and the Golden Satellite Awards.
Debbi has made guest appearances in such tv shows as "Good Times," "The White Shadow," "Roc," "The Practice," "City Of Angels" and "Strong Medicine." She’s had recurring roles in such shows as "Charmed," "Boston Public," "What’s Happening" and "Soul Food."
Debbi has made her mark on television with roles on several daytime dramas including "All My Children," "Loving," "Generations," "General Hospital" and "Port Charles." The role of Angie in "All My Children," catapulted Debbi into the public consciousness in 1989, when she became the first African American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Debbi also starred in the Lifetime series "For The People."
Debbi has been married 3 times: to Charles Weldon from 1980 to 1984; to actor Charles Dutton from 1989 to 1994 and she has been married to photographer Donn Thompson since 1997.
Debbi's film credits include the following:
- Color of the Cross (2006)
- The Black Man's Guide To Understanding Black Women (2006)
- Relative Strangers (2006)
- Back in the Day (2005)
- Coach Carter (2005)
- Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
- The Runaway (2000)(Tv Movie)
- Love & Basketball (2000)
- The Hurricane (1999)
- She's All That (1999)
- Asunder (1998)
- Eve's Bayou (1997)
- Perry Mason: The Case Of The Fatal Framing (1992)(Tv Movie)
- The Less Than Perfect Daughter (1991)(Tv Movie)
- Guilty Of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (1987)(Tv Movie)
- The Jesse Owens Story (1984)(Tv Movie)
- Love's Savage Fury (1979)(Tv Movie)
- Roots: The Next Generation (1979)(Tv Miniseries)
- Dirty Mary (1977)
- Monkey Hustle (1976)
- Taxi Driver (1976)
- Mandingo (1975)
- Amazing Grace (1974)
- Cry Uncle (1971)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Debbi:
Debbi Morgan@Internet Movie Database