Who is Debbe Dunning?
Debbe Dunning is an American actress, model, TV host, and comedian, who enjoyed fame during the 90s with the role of Heidi Keppert in the TV comedy series “Home Improvement” (1992-1999) and is also known as Hope Lorca in the TV drama series “Wicked Wicked Games” (2006-2007), in addition to other projects in which she has worked in her career.
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Debbe Dunning Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Debra Dunning on the 11th July 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 she took up acting as her main profession, Debbe started as a model by signing with the Judith Fontaine Modeling and Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She started by appearing in numerous advertisements for Miller Beer, and made her first TV commercial for Foot Locker.
She was becoming more popular, and more brands and companies wanted her service, so she did a few ads for Ford Motors and made a couple of 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 such TV series as “Who’s the Boss?” (1990), “Dream On”, and “Married… with Children” (1990-1991).
Rise to Prominence
It was in 1992 that she made her first appearance in the TV series “Home Improvement”, but that was just a minor role.
However, she was brought back in 1993 as a different character, replacing Pamela Anderson, and remained in the show until its end, and thanks to the popularity of which, Debbe became a star. She featured in 136 episodes of the award-winning series, and though she didn’t take home any of the awards, she still made a name for herself. She enjoyed further success during the ‘90s, guest-starring in a number of other TV series, such as “Tales from the Crypt” (1994), “Baywatch” (1995), and “Boy Meets World” (1996), among others, which steadily contributed to both her popularity and wealth.
What is Debbe Dunning Doing Now?
Following the end of “Home Improvement”, Debbe remained active until the mid- 2000s, appearing in the television film “The Spiral Staircase” (2000), and in the romantic comedy film “Now You Know” (2002). Before she became focused on other matters, Debbe portrayed Hope Lorca in the TV series “Wicked Wicked Games” from 2006 to 2007.
After this, Debbe became focused on her family, and ceased 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 US, visiting dude ranches. However, since the end of the second season, Debbe hasn’t appeared on TV, and there is no information about her most recent efforts. Some sources state that Debbe would gladly rejoin the cast of “Home Improvement” if a reboot happened.
For the moment Debbe is living in San Diego, and in her free time enjoys playing golf.
Debbe Dunning Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Debbe was a star in the ‘90s and during this time her net worth increased by a large margin. She only continued increasing it, and nowadays her wealth is estimated to be around $4 million, as of early 2020.
Debbe, a model before an actress, has kept her perfect body measurements; she stands at 5ft 9ins (1.73m) tall, while she weighs approximately 128lbs ~ 58kgs, and her vital statistics 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 made to the public. They have three children together, a daughter, Spencer Schae, and two sons, Stoney, and Sysco. With her third pregnancy, Debbe stepped down from her career in show business and focused on her family.
Her ex-husband was a member of the American national team that won two consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games, in 1984 Los Angeles, and 1988 Seoul, while in 1992 he won the bronze medal. Also, back in 1986, the national team won the gold medal in the World Championships.
Debbe is known for her focus on charities and has supported numerous causes, raising money for children who have experienced life-threatening burn injuries, and also raising awareness of cancer and treatments.