7 February 1985, Brooklyn, New York, USA
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes
Graduated in 2007 from the University of Southern California School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting.
Is of Irish and German descent.
Had ten years in the theater before getting her role in "True Blood" (2008).
Is a natural blonde. She started to dye it red during her freshman year of high school when she was 14. She decided to change her hair color from blonde to red in order to no longer disappear into the background as she felt she did with her natural hair color. She was also a fan of Rita Hayworth and Katharine Hepburn.
Father is an architect and mother is a teacher.
Completed an intensive Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
Attended Carnegie Mellon University's pre-college intensive program in theater.
Deborah Ann Woll, who is of Irish and German descent, grew up in Brooklyn, New York and went to high school in the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. She was shy and often bullied as a child.Woll began dying her hair red in her early teens.She graduated from the BFA program in the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California and has since moved to Los Angeles.
Woll has made guest appearances on several television programs including Life, Aces 'n Eights, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (17th episode of 8th season, For Gedda), My Name Is Earl, The Mentalist and Law and Order SVU.
Woll received her breakout role as Bill Compton's vampire progeny Jessica on the HBO television series True Blood. To help prepare for the role, she watched a lot of animal attack footage.
Her roles include Mother's Day, which is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman;Little Murder, which co-stars Josh Lucas; and the indie film Highland Park.
Deborah's boyfriend, Edward "E.J." Scott, and his family are afflicted with choroideremia, which is a condition that slowly blinds its victim. She uses her celebrity status to help advocate for them and others with the disease.She has been quoted as saying that her boyfriend's bravery in fighting his disability has inspired her own battle with coeliac disease, which makes her body intolerant to foods containing gluten.
Year Film Role Notes
2008 Aces 'n Eights Terrified Woman TV-Film
2010 Mother's Day Lydia Koffin
2011 Catch .44 Dawn
Little Murder Molly
Highland Park Lilly
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Gillian Sveck
Seven Days in Utopia Sarah
Year Series Role Notes
2007 Life Nancy 1 Episode
2008 ER Aurora Quill 1 Episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Stephane - Waitress 1 Episode
My Name Is Earl Greta 2 Episodes
2008- True Blood Jessica Hamby Primary Character
Satellite Award - Special Achievement Award for Best Ensemble - Television
Scream Award for Best Breakout Performance Female
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lily Milton 1 Episode
The Mentalist Kerry Sheehan 1 Episode