• Debbi Morgan is an American actress
• She has starred in over 70 movies and TV series
• She has won 10 of her 24 award nominations
• She is married to her fourth husband Jeffrey Winston
• She has an estimated net worth of over $12.5 million

Who is Debbi Morgan?

American actress Deborah Ann ‘Debbi’ Morgan was born in Dunn, North Carolina USA, on 20 September 1951, so her zodiac sign’s Virgo. She’s appeared in over 70 movies and TV series, but is probably still known best for portraying Mozelle Batiste Delacroix in the 1997 drama movie “Eve’s Bayou”, written and directed by Kasi Lemmons, and which starred Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett and Meagan Good. It follows the life of businessman Louis Batiste who’s the head of a wealthy family – the movie won 12 of its 29 award nominations. She’s also had several substantial roles in TV series.

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Education and early life

Debbi was raised in Dunn alongside her younger sister Terry, by their father George Morgan Jr. who was a butcher, and mother Lora who taught English language at a local elementary school; the family moved to The Bronx, New York City when Debbi was three years old. George passed away from leukemia in 1975, and Debbi later revealed that he was an abusive alcoholic.

She fell in love with acting while attending Aquinas High School, and honed her skills at a community theatre, where she could’ve been seen appearing in various plays performed there, as well as at her high school.

She matriculated in 1970, and then launched her acting career, rather than enroll at college.

Roles in movies

Debbi’s debut film role was playing Olga Winter in the 1971 crime mystery comedy “Cry Uncle”, and she could then have been seen appearing in the 1974 comedy “Amazing Grace”, the 1975 historical romantic drama “Mandingo” and the critically acclaimed 1976 crime drama “Taxi Driver”, which was nominated for four Oscars and today ranks amongst the best 150 movies of all time.

Debbi only gained recognition in 1984, when cast to play Ruth Solomon Owens in the biographical historical drama “The Jesse Owens Story”, directed by Richard Irving, and which starred Dorian Harewood, Dan Ammerman and Bob Banks. It follows the life of Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals on the track at the 1936 Olympics – the movie won two of its four award nominations. Debbi’s following three roles were in the 1987 drama “Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story”, the 1992 crime mystery “Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing”, and the 1999 romantic comedy “She’s All That”.

She starred as Twana in the 2004 drama “Woman Thou Art Loosed”, directed by Michael Schultz, and which also starred Kimberly Elise and T. D. Jakes. It follows the life of a woman as she’s struggling with poverty, addiction and abuse, and the movie won five of its 13 award nominations. Debbi appeared in only three movies in the remainder of the decade: the 2005 biographical sports drama “Coach Carter”, the 2006 comedy “Relative Strangers” and the drama “Color of the Cross” also in 2006.

In 2016, she played Evelyn Braxton, one of the main characters in the biographical musical “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart”, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall, and which also starred Eli Goree and Tiffany Hines. It follows the life of R&B singer-songwriter Toni Braxton, and the movie won four of its five award nominations.

Debbi’s three most recent movie roles have been in the 2020 romantic drama “Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding”, the 2021 drama “American Gangster Presents: Big 50 – The Delrhonda Hood Story”, and also in 2021 the romantic comedy “Merry Liddle Christmas Baby”.

Roles in TV series

Debbi’s debut TV series role was playing Ellen in the 1976 episode “The Break Up” of the comedy “Good Times”, and she could then have been seen appearing in an episode or two of the comedy “What’s Happening!!”, the romantic comedy “The Love Boat”, and the biographical historical drama “Roots: The Next Generations”.

Debbi had roles in only a couple of TV series in the ‘80s, portraying supporting characters in an episode of the comedy “Sanford”, the drama “Behind the Screen”, and another drama “Trapper John, M. D.”, amongst others. From 1983 through 1995, she played Dr. Angie Hubbard in 294 episodes of the romantic drama “Loving”, which Douglas Marland and Agnes Nixon created, and which starred Lauren-Marie Taylor, Laura Wright and Lisa Peluso. It follows the lives of members of the rich Alden family – the series won three of the 61 awards for which it was nominated.

From 1995 through 1997, Debbi reprised her role as Dr. Angie Hubbard, starring in the romantic drama “The City”, created by James H. Brown and Agnes Nixon, and which also starred Laura Wright and George Palermo. It’s a continuation of the above mentioned series “Loving”, and won two of its 14 award nominations.

In 1997 and 1998, Debbi played Dr. Ellen Burgess in 214 episodes of the romantic fantasy drama “Port Charles”, which ran from 1997 through 2003 and aired 1,700 episodes, and she could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the drama “Any Day Now”, another drama “City of Angels”, and the crime mystery “The Practice”.

From 1982 through 2011, Debbi played Dr. Angie Baxter Hubbard in 508 episodes of the soap opera “All My Children”, which aired 4,300 episodes from 1970 through 2011, and won 193 of the 768 awards for which it was nominated.

Debbi’s since appeared in only a couple of TV series, with her three most recent roles having been in two episodes of the 2021 drama “BET Her Presents: The Waiting Room”, eight episodes of the 2021 crime drama “Power Book II: Ghost”, and 11 episodes of the 2022 drama “Our Kind of People”.

Other credits

Debbi’s made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, most recently in “Entertainment Tonight”, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”, and “Tamron Hall”.

Awards and nominations

Debbi’s won 10 of her 24 award nominations, and some of these wins include a 1998 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, a 1998 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, and a 1998 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance – Female, all for “Eve’s Bayou”.

She was also nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in “All My Children” between 1986 and 2012, winning one in 1989.

Love life and husband

Debbi’s married four times – she first married the now late American actor, director and singer-songwriter Charles Weldon in 1980; they divorced in 1984. He appeared in 38 movies and TV series, and passed away aged 78 on 7 December 2018.

Her second husband was American actor and director Charles Stanley Dutton, they married in 1989 and divorced in 1994.

Debbi exchanged vows with her third husband, American photographer Donn Thompson in 1997, but their divorce was finalized three years later.

Since June 2009, she’s been married to non-celebrity American man Jeffrey Winston.

Debbi’s yet to speak about other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s married to her fourth husband Jeffrey Winston as of January 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Debbi’s cousin Kendra Boleware-Skinner died from cancer aged 28.

She and her third husband Donn met when he took her pictures for the 1995 cover of the magazine “Black Elegance”.

Debbi’s followed by more than 200,000 people on Instagram, and has posted close to 500 pictures and videos onto the social media network.

She’s also an author, having published her book “The Monkey on My Back: A Memoir” on 23 June 2015.

Debbi’s passionate about travelling, and has been to many African, Asian and European countries, with her favorite city to travel to being Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Her favorite actresses are Whoopi Goldberg and Dorothy Dandridge, and some of her favorite movies include “Till”, “Luck” and “9/11”.

Height, eyes and net worth

Debbi’s age is 71. She has dark blue eyes and long curly brown hair, is 5ft 1in (1.55m) tall and weighs about 100lbs (47kgs).

Debbi’s net worth’s been estimated at over $12.5 million, as of January 2023.

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