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Net Worthapproximately $5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 31, 1970
MarkBlonde hair
FactWorking on new music with Grammy Award-winning producer Neal Pogue. [January 2007]

Deborah Ann “Debbie” Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Gibson released her debut album Out of the Blue in 1987, at the age of 16. This made her the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Foolish Beat” as well as the youngest solo artist to have a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Out of the Blue. Her double-platinum second album Electric Youth (1989), saw Gibson embrace a more mature pop sound. She is also recognized as the first female artist to achieve five No. 1 singles from one album, a record she still holds in Japan.

Gibson’s career began when she was discovered at age 14 performing in her local community theater production of Annie. She was signed to Atlantic Records shortly thereafter and released her debut album Out of the Blue in 1987. The album was an instant success, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning four top-ten singles: “Only in My Dreams”, “Shake Your Love”, “Out of the Blue”, and “Foolish Beat”. The last single made Gibson the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a No. 1 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Gibson’s follow-up album Electric Youth (1989) was another commercial success, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and spawning three top-ten singles: “No More Rhyme”, “Electric Youth”, and “Lost in Your Eyes”. This made Gibson the first female artist to have five No. 1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Gibson’s third album Body Mind Soul (1993) was less successful than her previous two albums, but still managed to spawn two top-ten singles: “Who Loves You” and “Anything Is Possible”.

Gibson’s fourth album Mind Your Business (1995) was her first album to not be certified by the RIAA. It did, however, spawn one top-40 single: “Only Words”.

Gibson’s fifth album Deborah (1997) was her first album in five years and was met with mixed reviews. The album only spawned one single: “What You Want”.

Gibson’s sixth album Ms. Vocalist (2001) was her first album to be released independently. The album was met with positive reviews and spawned two singles: “Only Words” and “We Could Be Together”.

Gibson’s seventh album Hot Night in Paris (2003) was her second album to be released independently. The album was met with positive reviews and spawned one single: “Lost in Your Eyes”.

Gibson’s eighth album Memory Lane (2010) was her third album to be released independently. The album was met with positive reviews and spawned one single: “Only Words”.

In 2012, Gibson announced that she was working on a new studio album, which was eventually released in 2014 under the title Only Words. The album was met with positive reviews and spawned two singles: “We Could Be Together” and “Only Words”.

In 2015, Gibson announced that she was working on a new studio album, which is set to be released in 2016.

Gibson has sold an estimated 16 million records worldwide. She has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards.

General Info

Full NameDebbie Gibson
Net Worthapproximately $5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 31, 1970
Height1.68 m, 1.68 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Businessperson, Miami, FL, United States, LOST IN YOUR EYES 2010, Foolish Beat, Only in My Dreams, Actor, Businessperson, Film producer, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Film Score Composer
EducationSanford H. Calhoun High School, Sanford H. Calhoun High School
NationalityAmerican, American


ParentsJoseph Gibson, Diane Gibson, Miami, FL, United States, LOST IN YOUR EYES 2010, Foolish Beat, Only in My Dreams, Joseph Gibson, Diane Gibson
SiblingsDenise Gibson, Michele Gibson, Karen Gibson, Miami, FL, United States, LOST IN YOUR EYES 2010, Foolish Beat, Only in My Dreams, Denise Gibson, Michele Gibson, Karen Gibson


AwardsKids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Singer/Group, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Singer/Group
NominationsAmerican Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist, Miami, FL, United States, LOST IN YOUR EYES 2010, Foolish Beat, Only in My Dreams, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist, American Musi...
MoviesMiami, FL, United States, Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark, Rock of Ages, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, Coffee Date, Soulkeeper, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception, Body/Antibody, Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark, Rock of Ages, Mega Python vs. Gator...
TV ShowsSkating with Celebrities, American Juniors, 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s, Miami, FL, United States, Dancing with the Stars, Sing Your Face Off, Skating with Celebrities, American Juniors, 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s

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#Marks / Signs
1Blonde hair


1Whenever fans ask me for advice, I tell them this: "Be authentic."
2That it's been almost two decades since "Out Of the Blue" and 'Weird Al' Yankovic has yet to parody even *one* of my songs makes me feel curiously left-out.
3"Kids can see you don't have to have a sexy costume or shave your head or do crazy things to be successful. You just work at it and be normal." (1989, in reference to her success)
4I've learned to have a sense of humor about myself. Lord knows everyone else does!


1Appears in the music video for Katy Perry's single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)", alongside Rebecca Black, Darren Criss, Corey Feldman, Kenny G, Kevin McHale, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson.
2Was in a relationship with actor Chris Bruno for two years in the mid 90s.
3Working on new music with Grammy Award-winning producer Neal Pogue. [January 2007]
4Co-hostess, with Frankie Avalon, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Dick Clark's American Bandstand - 50th Anniversity Collection". [2007]
5Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Montel Williams, for his Living Well "Pain Relief" spray formula. [2009]
6Posed nude in an eight-page pictorial for the March 2005 issue of Playboy magazine. [February 2005]
7Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Joan Lunden, for the Murad "Resurgence" skin care system. [2009]
8Playing the role of Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret on Broadway [February 2003]
9Co-owner of "Culture Club", a four-story 1980s/1990s-themed NYC club.
10Lives in Los Angeles.
11Launched "Camp Electric Youth" (named after her second album), an organization to acquaint girls to show biz [2008].
12Lived in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn before her family moved to Long Island.
13Won the "ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award" in 1989, an award she shared with Bruce Springsteen.
14Signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records when she was 16 years old.
15Friend of Barry Williams.
16Wrote her first song, "Make Sure You Know Your Classroom", when she was five years old.
17Auctioned her first car, a 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner, for charity.
18Drives a Mini Cooper.
19Has written an early-1990s autobiography, "Between the Lines," the title of which is taken from the last song on her first album. Unfortunately, the book does not exist in audio format.
20Has been typecast as not one but two fictional pop stars on series television: "Gabrielle" on Street Justice (1991); and "Christi Rose" on Step by Step (1991). In 2005, years after both shows were cancelled, she was asked for both "Christi's" and "Gabrielle's" autographs (plus her own) at the famous Tower Records store on Sunset Boulevard in West Los Angeles. She cheerfully obliged.
21Is the subject of the Pixies song "Make Believe", which resulted from an obsession of Pixies drummer David Lovering. It was written by Frank Black and sung by Lovering.
22A Finnish rap-band, Raptori, composed a song about her. Its name is "Debi Gibson"
23Was the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a number one hit, "Foolish Beat". She was 17.
24Does Yoga religiously.
25Does not drink or smoke.
26Posed for the March 2005 issue of Playboy, to coincide with the release of her single, "Naked".
27Released her 7th album, "MYOB" (Mind Your Own Business). [February 2001]
28She is known to play the ukulele and the piano.
29Childhood friend of Ricki Lake.
30Her song, "Foolish Beat", was her first single to hit the #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
31Graduated with honors from Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York.



Summer of Dreams2016TV MovieDebbie Taylor (as Debbie Gibson)
The Music in Me2015TV MovieJessica (as Debbie Gibson)
Acting Dead2014TV SeriesRoberta
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark2014Emma MacNeil (as Debbie Gibson)
Rock of Ages2012Rocker (as Debbie Gibson)
U B Da Judge2012Short
Katy Perry: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)2011Video shortTiffany Terry (as Debbie Gibson)
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid2011TV MovieDr. Nikki Riley (as Debbie Gibson)
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus2009VideoEmma MacNeil
Rita Rocks2009TV SeriesCindy Schotz
Body/Antibody2007The Caseworker
Coffee Date2006Melissa
Celeste in the City2004TV MovieMonica
That '80s Show2002TV SeriesJanice
Teen Queens2001TV Movie
Soulkeeper2001Deborah Gibson
Maggie Bloom2000TV MovieMaggie Bloom
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend1999Mel
My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception1999Lisa Weinstein - The Bride
Step by Step1995TV SeriesChristi Rose
Street Justice1992TV SeriesGabrielle
Debbie Gibson: No More Rhyme1989ShortDebbie Gibson (as Debbie Gibson)
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl1989Video shortDebbie Gibson (as Debbie Gibson)
Debbie Gibson: Foolish Beat1988Video short
The Manhattan Project1986Extra (uncredited)
Sweet Liberty1986uncredited
Ghostbusters1984Birthday Girl in Tavern on the Green (uncredited)


Summer of Dreams2016TV Movie performer: "Wonderland", "Only in My Dreams" / writer: "Wonderland", "Only in My Dreams"
GuapasTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The ApprenticeTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
RuPaul's Drag RaceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Beautiful Girl2003TV Movie writer: "Fall Reaching", "Beautiful Girl"
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend1999performer: "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" / writer: "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
Welcome to the Dollhouse1995performer: "Lost in Your Eyes" / writer: "Lost in Your Eyes"
Beavis and Butt-HeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Street JusticeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1991 writer - 2 episodes, 1991
Arthur 2: On the Rocks1988writer: "SPEED OF LIGHT"
Fatal Beauty1987performer: "Red Hot" / writer: "Red Hot"


3 Billion and Counting2010Documentary
Teen Queens2001TV Movie


Debbie Gibson: No More Rhyme1989Short as Debbie Gibson

Music Department

First Comes Like2016music & songs by - as Debbie Gibson


Mega Python vs. Gatoroid2011TV Movie co-producer - as Debbie Gibson


Vet2012Short special thanks - as Debbie Gibson
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend1999special thanks - as Deb


A Matter of Opinion2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2016TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself
Sing Your Face Off2014TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Children's Animated Program and Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself - Team Clay
A Child's Cry2012Documentary shortHerself - host
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity House Hunting2012TV SeriesHerself
The Playboy Morning Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Nail Files2011TV SeriesHerself
Today2011TV SeriesHerself
The Best Hit USA2010TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Don't Unplug the Arts2009Documentary shortHerself
The Making of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus2009Video documentary shortHerself
The Heyman Hustle2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
Más vale tarde2008TV SeriesHerself
Deal or No Deal2008TV SeriesHerself - Supporter
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Chelsea Lately2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Brewing of Coffee Date2007Video documentary shortHerself / Melissa (as Debbie Gibson)
iVillage Live2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHerself
10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration2007TV MovieHerself
100 Greatest Songs of the '80s2006TV SeriesHerself
CC Variety TV2006Video shortHerself
Criss Angel Mindfreak2006TV SeriesHerself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Good Morning America2006TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
51st Annual Drama Desk Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Skating with Celebrities2006TV SeriesHerself
QTN Holiday Reel2005TV MovieHerself
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
MADtv2001-2005TV SeriesHerself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
The Child Star Jinx2005TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1995-2005TV SeriesHerself
Playboy: Hef's Halloween Spooktacular2005Video documentaryHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
American Juniors2003TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Good Day Live2003TV SeriesHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Bubblegum Babylon2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music!2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Weddings of a Lifetime2001TV SeriesHerself (2001) (as Debbie Gibson)
VH1's Karaoke Cabaret1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The Unexplained1998TV SeriesHerself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHerself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1997TV MovieHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Showbiz Today1997TV SeriesHerself
Fox After Breakfast1997TV SeriesHerself
Kidsongs1997TV SeriesHerself
The Word1994TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1988-1993TV SeriesHerself
Red Nose Awards 19931993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as Debbie Gibson)
Dying for a Smoke1992Video documentaryHerself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
Teen Vid II1991VideoHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
Idols1991TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games1991TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
Desperately Seeking Roger1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Choir Member
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHerself
Rock in Rio1991TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Children's Miracle Network Telethon1990TV Movie
Debbie Gibson: Live Around the World1990Video documentaryHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Host
1988 World Series Video: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland A's1988VideoHerself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
Going Live!1988TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesHerself
Videopolis Superstar Special1988TV MovieHerself (as Debbie Gibson)
Music Station1987TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651987TV SeriesHerself
Debbie Gibson Live in Concert: The 'Out of the Blue' Tour1987VideoHerself (as Debbie Gibson)

Archive Footage

Vanilla Ice Archive2012DocumentaryHerself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself


Won Awards

1989Kids' Choice AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Singer/Group

Nominated Awards

2015ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Comedy)Acting Dead (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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