Biography and Resume

DEBORAH JEAN TEMPLIN (Writer/Performer) An award winning professional actress was inducted into the Glencoe/Silver Lake Hall of Fame in 2015.

Her national touring companies include MAMMA MIA!, TITANIC, ANNIE and PASSION OF DRACULA.

Among her regional credits are Dolly Levi in HELLO, DOLLY!, Miss Hannigan in ANNIE and Florence Foster Jenkins, the self-styled opera diva in SOUVENIR.

Her New York stage credits range from the premiere of WE’RE STILL HOT! and the Cameron Mackintosh production of TOMFOOLERY at the Village Gate to ETERNAL LOVE, a musical adaptation of the story of Abelard and Heloise.

At the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, Ms. Templin starred as Auschwitz survivor, French chanteuse Fania Fenelon in the United Kingdom stage premiere of Arthur Miller’s PLAYING FOR TIME.

An experienced television and film actress,  Her credits include the film STEAM with the late Ruby Dee,  Penny Marshall’s AWAKENINGS and work on over 20 films shot in New York City.  She has been featured on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, MIDNIGHT CALLER, SUPERIOR COURT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN and the  television movie, MORE THAN A MURDER starring Stacey Keach as Mike Hammer.

Ms. Templin trained at Gustavus Adolphus College, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, and holds an MFA in Theatre Arts from California State University/Long Beach. She has served as a Resident Professional Theatre Associate and Visiting Professor at Cornell and Susquehanna Universities. She served as a member of the on-camera faculty at New York’s School for Film and Television.  Her one woman play UNSINKABLE WOMEN: STORIES AND SONGS FROM THE TITANIC has been seen in over 110 venues in the United States and abroad.  Deborah Jean has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists since 1977.