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SpouseDonald P. Bellisario
FactTwo children with Donald P. Bellisario: Nicholas Bellisario and Troian Bellisario.

Deborah Pratt is an American actress, producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for her role as Virginia Madsen on the television series Picket Fences.

Pratt was born in New York City, the daughter of an actress and a producer. She has two sisters, one of whom is also an actress. Pratt began her career as a child actress, appearing in commercials and television shows. She made her film debut in the 1984 film The Goonies.

After appearing in a number of films and television shows, Pratt landed the role of Virginia Madsen on Picket Fences in 1992. The show ran for four seasons and earned Pratt a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

After Picket Fences ended, Pratt appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The X-Files, CSI: Miami, and NCIS. She has also produced and written several films, including the 2006 film Broken Bridges.

Pratt has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Bruce Boxleitner, with whom she has two sons. Her second marriage is to actor Michael Shanks, with whom she has one son.

Pratt has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameDeborah Pratt
ProfessionActor, Author, Television producer, Film director, Screenwriter


SpouseDonald P. Bellisario
ChildrenTroian Bellisario, Nicholas Bellisario
ParentsBertram Roberson Pratt, Geraldine Bryant


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or More)
MoviesPeep World, Cora Unashamed, Our Friend, Martin, Grambling's White Tiger, Airwolf: The Movie, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
TV ShowsThe Net, Quantum Leap, Airwolf

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1She is the daughter of Geraldine (Bryant) and Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt. Her parents were both African-American/Creole (of African and European, including French, descent). Her father was from Mobile, Alabama, and her mother was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
2Ex-stepmother of David Bellisario, Julie B. Watson and Michael Bellisario.
3Two children with Donald P. Bellisario: Nicholas Bellisario and Troian Bellisario.




Peep World2010Cassandra Williamson
Quantum Leap: A Leap to Di for2009Video shortZiggy (voice)
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves2008Rachel
Unspoken2006Video shortMadison
Exit to Eden1994Dr. Allison
Quantum Leap1989-1993TV SeriesNarrator Ziggy Troian Claridge
Tequila and Bonetti1992TV SeriesNicole
Last Rites1988Robin Dwyer
Hunter1987TV SeriesSandra Browning
Three on a Match1987TV MovieSissy
Airwolf1984-1985TV SeriesMarella
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesGloria
Airwolf1984TV MovieMarella
Gimme a Break!1983TV SeriesVanessa
Benson1983TV SeriesJill Fletcher
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone1983Meagan
Prime Times1983TV MovieVarious
The New Odd Couple1982TV SeriesSandra
She's with Me1982TV ShortBonnie Madison
Strike Force1982TV SeriesLoretta
Grambling's White Tiger1981TV MovieJennifer
Katmandu1980TV ShortKat Mandu
Phyl & Mikhy1980TV SeriesConnie
Happy Days1979TV SeriesKat Mandu
Love Is Not Enough1978TV MovieSusan
CHiPs1978TV SeriesCarol
Police Woman1975TV SeriesKate


Game of Chance2016Short executive producer / producer
The Net1998-1999TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Girlfriends1997Short producer
Quantum LeapTV Series co-executive producer - 67 episodes, 1990 - 1993 supervising producer - 19 episodes, 1989 - 1990 co-producer - 10 episodes, 1989
Tequila and Bonetti1992TV Series co-executive producer - 2 episodes


Game of Chance2016Short
Our Friend, Martin1999Video written by
The NetTV Series developed by - 7 episodes, 1998 - 1999 written by - 1 episode, 1998
Quantum LeapTV Series written by - 18 episodes, 1989 - 1993 story - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991
Magnum, P.I.1985-1986TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Airwolf1984TV Series written by - 1 episode


Quantum Leap1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Last Rites1988lyrics: "ALL OF MY LIFE" / performer: "ALL OF MY LIFE"


Game of Chance2016Short attached
Cora Unashamed2000TV Movie as Deborah M. Pratt


Chuck D Presents Band in the House2013TV Movie the producers wish to thank
Before the Cabin Burned Down2009Short special thanks
Quantum Leap: A Leap to Di for2009Video short thanks for assistance


Actors Entertainment2011TV SeriesHerself
Elephant Parts1981VideoHerself - Player


Nominated Awards

2016LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalBest ShortGame of Chance (2016)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour)Our Friend, Martin (1999)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesQuantum Leap (1989)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesQuantum Leap (1989)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesQuantum Leap (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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