Debra Stephenson Biography
In 1999, Debra Stephensons acting prowess went on full bloom as she played the role of Shell Dockley on ITVs prison Drama, Bad Girls. Her performance of the psychotic character led her to two consecutive nominations for Best Actress at the National Television Awards in 1999 and 2000. She was one of the shows most popular characters, playing the role for three years and then returned for a brief stay in 2003.
Debra Stephenson has played various kinds of roles both on radio and television. She also enjoyed being active in stand-up comedy, where she performed at Londons Comedy Store. As a comedy actress, Debra Stephenson appeared on BBC Radio 4s At Home with the Snails and TV to go with Hugh Dennis and Pauline McLynn. She as well became an important part of the Friday Night Project, wherein she became an interviewer who sometimes went undercover.
In 2004, Debra Stephenson took on the lead role of the popular British soap opera, Coronation Street. She garnered several nominations for Best Newcomer in many TV and Soap Awards. In 2006, the shows producers announced that she will be leaving she show for she will be moving to Southern England with her family. Meanwhile in 2005, Debra Stephenson became part of Comic Relief does Fame Academy, a celebrity singing contest whose profits would go to charity. She finished fifth place in the competition, and was noted for her rendition of the song Cry Me a River and Dionne Warwicks Anyone Who Had a Heart. Her involvement in the show led to her launch as a singer and released a debut album entitled In the Sunshine.
Debra Stephenson is married to builder James Duffield and they have two children, Max and Zoe Louise.