Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseBreckin Meyer
MarkBeauty mark right beside her mouth
FactGave birth to daughter Caitlin Willow on December 31, 2003. The father is husband Breckin Meyer.


Deborah Kaplan is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for co-writing and co-directing the films Can’t Hardly Wait and Josie and the Pussycats.

Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 1, 1966. She is the daughter of Barbara (née Schwartz) and Stanley Kaplan. She has two sisters, Mindy and Dana. Kaplan’s father was a high school guidance counselor and her mother was a kindergarten teacher.

Kaplan attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn. She then studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film and television production.

After graduation, Kaplan worked as a production assistant on the television show The Equalizer. She then became a staff writer on the show Beauty and the Beast.

In 1993, Kaplan co-wrote the screenplay for the film Hocus Pocus with her writing partner, Jon Zucker. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $100 million at the box office.

In 1996, Kaplan co-wrote and co-directed the film Can’t Hardly Wait. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $40 million at the box office.

In 2001, Kaplan co-wrote and co-directed the film Josie and the Pussycats. The film was a critical and commercial failure, grossing only $15 million at the box office.

Kaplan has also directed the films Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Made of Honor (2008), and The Wedding Planner (2001).

Kaplan is married to screenwriter Gary Ross. The couple has two children.

Kaplan has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameDeborah Kaplan
ProfessionFilm director, Screenwriter
EducationNew York University
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseBreckin Meyer
ChildrenCaitlin Willow Meyer

Accomplishments

MoviesLeap Year, Made of Honor, Surviving Christmas, Josie and the Pussycats, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Can't Hardly Wait, A Very Brady Sequel
TV ShowsMary + Jane

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Beauty mark right beside her mouth

Facts

#Fact
1Gave birth to daughter Caitlin Willow on December 31, 2003. The father is husband Breckin Meyer.

Pictures

Movies

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary + JaneTV Series created by - 10 episodes, 2016 written by - 5 episodes, 2016
American Judy2012TV Movie creator
Leap Year2010written by
Made of Honor2008screenplay
Surviving Christmas2004screenplay / story
Josie and the Pussycats2001written by
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000written by
Can't Hardly Wait1998written by
A Very Brady Sequel1996screenplay / story

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary + Jane2016TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
American Judy2012TV Movie executive producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary + Jane2016TV Series 2 episodes
Josie and the Pussycats2001
Can't Hardly Wait1998

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Can't Hardly Wait1998Graduation Student (voice, uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Josie and the Pussycats2001writer: "3 Small Words", "You Don't See Me", "Come On", "Dujour Around The World", "Backdoor Lover"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Backstage Pass2001TV Short documentaryHerself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHerself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplaySurviving Christmas (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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