Debbe Dunning is a famous American model, voice-over artist, presenter, executive producer, and actress, best known for the role of Heidi Keppert in the ABC comedy Home Improvement. Some people may know her from the Taco Bell commercials in which she played the iconic ‘Run for the Border Girl’ named Louise. This commercial brought her national fame and acclaim; there was hardly a family in America that did not know her face. The gorgeous woman has also appeared in other advertising campaigns for companies like Ford Motors and Miller Beer.
Since receiving her first acting role with a cameo in the film Dangerous Curves, she has also appeared in other films and television series such as Leprechaun 4: In Space, The Spiral Staircase, Wicked Wicked Games, and American Gladiators Celebrity Challenge. Her spectacular performances have won the hearts of millions of viewers and fans, and many consider her an American treasure. Many people who grew up in their prime had a crush on the actress and the model, and this passion has not diminished over the years.
Debbe Dunning: Biography
Debra “Debbe” Dunning was born in Burbank, California on July 19, 1966, the daughter of Diane and Bob Dunning. She was the only child born of her parents, so Debbe grew up fully provided for. As a child, she loved dolls and spent much time dressing them and playing father-mother-child. She attended John Burroughs High School where she was a member of the cheerleading team. She was also named Homecoming Queen before she went to college.
Since she was a little girl, Debbe wanted to be a star like in the movies and she certainly had the good looks to back up that ambition, if nothing else. She began her career in the modeling industry when she was signed by the prestigious Judith Fontaine Modeling and Talent Agency in Los Angeles. With their help, she booked numerous modeling gigs, appeared in photoshoots and advertising campaigns for brands such as Foot Locker, Ford Motors, and Miller Beer.
At the age of 18, she participated in a local beauty contest and was named Miss Burbank in 1984. Around the same time, Debbe Dunning was introduced in Tool Time Girl and as a tool assistant. As her modeling career blossomed, Debbe decided to diversify her portfolio and become an actress. She received her first role in 1988 in Dangerous Curves. This was followed by a small role in the series Married… with Children. She finally succeeded in a groundbreaking role in the Golden Globe awarded series Home Improvement, which ran from 1991 to 1999. The series was also nominated for several Emmys and won a TV Guide Award and 12 People’s Choice Awards. Debbe received a TV Land Award for her role in the series, along with the rest of the cast.
Some of Debbe’s other acting achievements include appearances in The Misery Brother, The Last Guy On Earth, Tales from the Crypt, Spring Break Blast, Off the Camera with Dean Cain and Now You Know. She has also cast roles in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup, Boy Meets World, Burke’s Law, Vinnie & Bobby, The Eddie Files, Santa vs. the Snowman, and Charlie Hoover.
Is She Married?
The famous actress married her boyfriend, sports celebrity and volleyball player Steve Timmons. The couple was together for a long time before they decided to form a union for life. The union of Steve and Debbe was blessed with three children.
On December 2, 1996, they welcomed their first child, a girl they called Spencer Schae. Their second child, a boy named Stoney, was born in 2000 and their third child, Sysco, was born in 2008.
Unfortunately, the couple’s love story would not last happily ever after. They were officially divorced on May 19, 2018.
Debbe Dunning has succeeded in gaining a considerable amount of wealth from her modeling and acting career as well as from the lucrative advertising contracts she has secured. Although her current salary at that time is unknown, her current value is estimated at $4 million.
Facts To Know About Debbe
1. Debbie’s ex-husband, Steve Timmons=, has represented America not only at one but at three Summer Olympics, back to back.
2. For two consecutive years Debbe participated in the Summer Olympics and was crowned the winner of the American Gladiators Celebrity Challenge, where she participated in gruesome sporting activities.
3. Debbe played the sun goddess in Jeff Anderson’s 2002 film “Now You Know”.