Debra Jo Rupp

Born Feb 24, 1951

Debra Jo Rupp is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her role as Kitty Forman on the long-running Fox sitcom, That '70s Show. She may also be known for playing the role of Alice on the third, fourth and fifth seasons of Friends. She starred on the ABC sitcom Better with You from 2010-2011.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born on February 24, 1951.


1969 18 Years Old Rupp was born in Glendale, California, and raised in Boxford, Massachusetts, where she attended Masconomet Regional High School, graduating in 1969. … Read More


1974 23 Years Old She went on to attend the University of Rochester, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1974. … Read More
1979 28 Years Old Rupp left her home state of Massachusetts in 1979 to pursue an acting career in New York City.
1980 29 Years Old She frequently performed on stage and appeared in commercials before winning her first television role in 1980 as Sheila, a topless dancer, on the daytime drama All My Children. … Read More


1986 35 Years Old 1 More Event
She received praise from Walter Goodman in a New York Times review of one of her many off-Broadway performances: as June Yeager, a young wife who feels she is never "loved enough", in the 1986 York Theater Company production of Arthur Laurents' dramatic play The Time of the Cuckoo staged at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York's Upper East Side neighborhood (Manhattan). … Read More
1987 36 Years Old In early 1987, Rupp was featured in an article written by Enid Nemy for the "Broadway" section of The New York Times. … Read More
1988 37 Years Old In 1988, Rupp landed her first feature film role as Miss Patterson, the timid secretary of Tom Hanks' Josh Baskins, in the comedy Big.
1990 39 Years Old In 1990, Rupp returned to New York City to perform in a Broadway stage production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. … Read More


1995 44 Years Old In 1995 she began her stint as Jeff Foxworthy's sister-in-law Gayle on The Jeff Foxworthy Show, and also appeared in the science fiction mini-series The Invaders with Scott Bakula, portrayed Jerry Seinfeld's eccentric booking agent Katie on an episode of Seinfeld (a role she reprised in 1996), and performed on stage as Meg in Broken Bones, a dark drama about spousal abuse by Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan, as part of a one-act play festival at Hollywood's Met Theater. … Read More
1998 47 Years Old In 1998, she began her role as Kitty Forman in the comedy series, That '70s Show, her most successful role to date. … Read More
2000 49 Years Old Her distinctive voice was heard as the character of Mrs. Helperman in Disney's animated series Teacher's Pet in 2000, and again for the 2004 movie version. … Read More


2004 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, she played Brad Hunt's nagging mother in Lucky 13, a full-length independent film starring Lauren Graham. … Read More
2007 56 Years Old 1 More Event
New York theater-goers saw Rupp return to the off-Broadway stage in June 2007, as Valerie in the Second Stage Theatre production of Marisa Wegrzyn's The Butcher of Baraboo, directed by Judith Ivey. … Read More
2008 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Rupp appeared as a restaurant owner who helps two homeless men in the comedy-drama-musical, Jackson, written and directed by J. F. Lawton. … Read More


2012 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Rupp portrayed Ruth in She Wants Me, an independent romantic comedy which stars Josh Gad, Kristen Ruhlin, Hilary Duff and Charlie Sheen.
2013 62 Years Old She provided the voice of Mrs. Snowman in one of Fred Meyer's commercial ads in 2013. … Read More
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