Who is Debbe Dunning?
Debbe Dunning is an American actress, model, television host and comedian, who rose to fame in the 90s with the role of Heidi Keppert in the television series “Home Improvement” (1992-1999) and is also known as of Hope Lorca in the television drama series “Wicked Wicked Games” (2006-2007), in addition to other projects in which she worked during her career.
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Debbe Dunning Wiki – Age, Childhood & Upbringing
Born Debra Dunning on July 11, 1966 in Burbank, California USA, she is the daughter of Bob Dunning and his wife Diane.
Debbe went to John Burroughs High School, and was a cheerleader there, and became interested in modeling, waiting for the first opportunity to become a professional model.
Before becoming an actress as her main profession, Debbe started out as a model by signing with the Judith Fontaine Modeling and Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She began by appearing in numerous commercials for Miller Beer and did her first television commercial for Foot Locker.
She was becoming more popular and more brands and companies wanted her services, so she did a few commercials for Ford Motors and made a few appearances in Taco Bell commercials.
Her acting career began in 1988, with a minor role in the comedy film “Dangerous Curves” starring Tate Donovan, Grant Heslov and Danielle von Zerneck. Debbe continued with minor roles in television series such as “Who’s the Boss?” (1990), “Dream On” and “Married… with children” (1990-1991).
Access to notoriety
It was in 1992 that she made her first appearance in the television series “Home Improvement”, but it was only a secondary role.
However, she was brought back in 1993 as a different character, replacing Pamela Anderson, and remained on the show until its end, and thanks to whose popularity Debbe became a star. She starred in 136 episodes of the award-winning series, and although she didn’t win any of the awards, she still made a name for herself. She enjoyed further success during the 90s, starring in several other television series, such as “Tales from the Crypt” (1994), “Baywatch” (1995) and “Boy Meets World” (1996), among which others, who regularly contributed both to his popularity and his wealth.
What is Debbe Dunning doing now?
After ‘Home Improvement’ ended, Debbe remained active until the mid-2000s, appearing in the TV movie ‘The Spiral Staircase’ (2000) and the romantic comedy ‘Now You Know’ (2002). Before focusing on other subjects, Debbe portrayed Hope Lorca on the television series “Wicked Wicked Games” from 2006 to 2007.
After that, Debbe focused on her family and retired from her career. Nevertheless, she re-emerged in 2017 as a reality TV star with her own show “Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup” (2017-2018). The show aired for two seasons, showing Debbe as she travels across the United States, visiting dude ranches. However, since the end of the second season, Debbe has not appeared on television and there is no information about her more recent efforts. Some sources say Debbe would happily join the cast of “Home Improvement” if a reboot happens.
At the moment, Debbe lives in San Diego and in her spare time she enjoys playing golf.
Net worth, height, weight and appearance of Debbe Dunning
Debbe was a star in the 90s and during that time, her net worth rose dramatically. She only continued to increase it, and today her wealth is estimated to be around $4 million, as of early 2020.
Debbe, model before actress, kept her measurements perfect; she is 5ft 9in (1.73m) tall, while she weighs around 128lbs~58kg, and her vital stats are 33-24-33, bra size 38C.
She has brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Debbe Dunning Personal life, marriage, children, husband, divorce
Debbe married former professional volleyball player Steve Timmons in 1997, but they divorced in 2018, with no official reason being made public. They have three children together, a daughter, Spencer Schae, and two sons, Stoney and Sysco. With her third pregnancy, Debbe gave up her career in show business and focused on her family.
Her ex-husband was a member of the US national team which won back-to-back gold medals at the Olympics, in 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul, while in 1992 he won the bronze medal. In addition, in 1986, the national team won the gold medal at the World Championships.
Debbe is known for her interest in charity and has supported many causes, raising money for children who have suffered life-threatening burns, and also raising awareness about cancer and treatments.