Debrah Farentino

  • Birth Name: Deborah Mullowney
  • Birth Place: Lucas Valley, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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Primarily a small-screen player, this former model proved her versatility by starring in an impressive string of critically lauded if short-lived series (EZ Streets, Equal Justice, Hooperman). A looker who radiated confidence and intelligence, Farentino started out on the '80s daytime soap Capitol under her maiden name but changed her moniker when she tied the knot with second husband, actor James Farentino, who was 21 years older than she was. (Unfortunately the highly publicized marriage didn't last much longer than most of her series.) She made a strong impression as the leader of a band of space pioneers in the cult show Earth 2 and as David Caruso's sultry love interest on the first season of NYPD Blue. Her work on the latter introduced her to hubby No. 3, series producer-director Gregory Hoblit. In 2006, Farentino landed her most high-profile role to date, as a sexy psychotherapist on the sci-fi series Eureka. Farentino has also pursued the sciences off screen, studying for a degree in molecular biology in her spare time.

Fast Facts

  • Briefly majored in biology at San Jose State and hoped to study medicine.
  • Was a successful model and commercial actress with Eileen Ford's modeling agency before landing the role of Sloane Denning on the soap Capitol.
  • Studied acting with George DiCenzo and later worked with him in ABC's 1990 legal drama Equal Justice.


  • Sophie Hoblit — Daughter
  • Molly Adams — Daughter
  • Gregory Hoblit — Husband
  • James Farentino — Ex-husband
  • Tony Adams — Ex-husband


  • Attended San Jose State University, San Jose, California, United States; attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States; attended Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, California, United States

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