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Deborah Ann Woll

Deborah Ann Woll at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on January 23rd, 2010.
Born February 7, 1985 (1985-02-07) (age 25)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation Actress

Deborah Ann Woll (born February 7, 1985)[1] is an American actress best known for her role as Jessica Hamby on HBO's True Blood.


Early life

Deborah Ann Woll, who is of Irish and German descent,[1] grew up in Brooklyn, New York and went to high school at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. She matriculated at the University of Southern California and has since moved to Los Angeles [1].


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 offspring Jessica on the HBO television series True Blood.[2] To help prepare for the role, she watched a lot of animal attack footage.[3]

Her upcoming roles include Mother's Day, which will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman;[4] Little Murder, which co-stars Josh Lucas;[5] and the indie film Highland Park.[6]


Deborah's boyfriend Edward "E.J." Scott and his family are afflicted with choroideremia, which is a condition of the eyes that slowly robs the victim of his or her sight. She uses her celebrity status to help advocate for them and others with the disease.[7][8] 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 certain types of foods.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Extras". Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  2. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (August 6, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll: 'Bill Will Get Everything He Deserves. Promise!'". New York Post. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ Wilkinson, Amy (July 30, 2009). Hollywood Crush. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (August 5, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll celebrates 'Mother's Day' - Actress cast in remake of 1980 cult classic". Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  5. ^ Clark, Krystal (August 27, 2009). "Deborah Ann Woll, Bokeem Woodbine Join Little Murder". ScreenCrave. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  6. ^ Rose, KS (September 13, 2009). " Exclusive: We’ve Been Bitten By Deborah Ann Woll". Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Deborah Ann Woll". Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  8. ^ "True Blood star Deborah Ann Wollblood star's Beau is blinded by disease". The Money Times. August 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  9. ^ "DEBORAH ANN WOLL - TRUE BLOOD STAR'S BEAU IS BLINDED BY DISEASE". August 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 

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