|Debra Lawrance Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||January 1, 1957|
Debra Lawrance is an Australian actor, television personality, and theatre artist who has been cast in a variety of television projects which include the likes of The Sullivans, Blue Heelers, Glenview High, Cop Shop, Skyways, Ride on Stranger, The Last Outlaw, Prisoner, Holiday Island, Bellamy, I Can Jump Puddles, A Country Practice, Sons and Daughters, Carson’s Law, The Fast Lane, Password, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Living with the Law, Home and Away, The Main Event, The World Tonight, In Sydney Today, At Home, Denton, Eleven A.M., Ten News, Nine News, Seven News, Hell’s Kitchen Australia, The Games, Where Are They Now, Actingclassof1977.com, Satisfaction, It’s a Date, Please Like Me, The Daily Edition, House Husbands, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Wentworth, True Story with Hamish & Andy, Rosehaven, Studio 10, Play School Story Time, Neighbours, Get Krack!n, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Five Bedrooms, and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. In addition to that, she has also worked in multiple films such as Next of Kin, Fluteman, Silver City, What’s The Difference, Evil Angels (aka A Cry in the Dark), Two Brothers Running, The Seanachie, The Machine, The Jammed, Jeremy’s Cybele Makeover, Jack Irish: Bad Debts, Calling, and And Through The Music Ended, We Danced on Through The Night.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Debra Lawrance got enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), an Australian educational institution for the performing arts based in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1975. She graduated in 1977 alongside such alumni as Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Judy Davis, Sally McKenzie, and Robert Menzies.
Actor, Television Personality, Theatre Artist
- Siblings – She has 4 older and 1 younger siblings.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Debra Lawrance has dated –
- Dennis Coard (1992-Present) – She got married to actor Dennis Coard in the year 1992. The two met when he was cast as Pippa’s second husband Michael Ross on Home and Away. They have been blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Grace (b. 1992) and a son named William (b. 1999). She suffered 4 miscarriages before giving birth to William.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
Debra Lawrance Facts
- She brought to life the character of Carol in the 1982 psychological horror film Next of Kin, starring Jackie Kerin and John Jarratt.
- Debra was seen as Pippa Fletcher/Pippa Ross in 937 episodes of the television soap opera Home and Away (often abbreviated as H&A) between 1990 and 2009.
- From 1994 to 2004, she played Reverend Grace Curtis/Deborah Williams in the police drama series Blue Heelers. The show’s lead cast consists of John Wood, Julie Nihill, William McInnes, Lisa McCune, Martin Sacks, Grant Bowler, Ann Burbrook, and Damian Walshe-Howling.
- From 2013 to 2016, Debra Lawrance was cast as Rose (Mum) in the television comedy-drama series Please Like Me. She co-starred in the show alongside Josh Thomas, David Roberts, Judi Farr, Thomas Ward, Wade Briggs, Caitlin Stasey, Nikita Leigh-Pritchard, Renee Lim, Denise Drysdale, Hannah Gadsby, Charles Cottier, Keegan Joyce, Charlotte Nicdao, Bob Franklin, and Emily Barclay.
- For her performance in Please Like Me, she won the award for “Best Performance in a Television Comedy” at the 4th AACTA Awards in 2015 as well as won the Logie Award for “Most Outstanding Supporting Actress” in 2017.
- Debra Lawrance participated as a celebrity contestant in the cooking reality television series Hell’s Kitchen Australia in 2017 and won the series, winning $50,000 for her nominated charity Ovarian Cancer Australia.
- She appeared as Liz Conway in the television soap opera Neighbours from 2018 to 2019.
- She was cast as Minerva McGonagall in the stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in 2019.
- In 2022, Lawrance started playing the recurring role of Pam Fitzsimons in the romantic comedy-drama television series Five Bedrooms.
Featured Image by Debra Lawrance / Instagram