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Deborah Ann Woll
Date of Birth
February 7, 1985 (1985-02-07) (age 29)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Deborah Ann Woll, born February 7, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York, is an American actress who plays the role of Jessica Hamby on the HBO original series True Blood. Making her debut on the episode "I Don't Wanna Know" in the series' first season, Deborah was a recurring guest starring actress in the same season, and joined the starring cast for the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons. She was last seen on the series' finale episode, "Thank You", in the series' seventh, and final, season.


Deborah Ann Woll, who is of Irish and German descent, grew up in New York City 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

She 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 plays Bill Compton's vampire offspring Jessica on the HBO television series True Blood. Her upcoming roles include Mother's Day, which will be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, and Little Murder, which co-stars Josh Lucas. In 2011, Deborah is acting with fellow True Blood star Michelle Forbes, in Highland Park.

Selected FilmographyEdit


  • Ruby Spark 2014
  • Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
  • Highland Park (2011)


  • True Blood (2008-)
  • The Mentalist (2008)
  • My Name is Earl (2008)
  • CSI: Las Vegas (2008)
  • ER (2008)
  • Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
  • Life (2007)


Deborah's boyfriend, Edward "E.J." Scott, and his family are afflicted with choroideremia, which is a condition that slowly blinds its victim. She uses her celebrity status to help advocate for them and others with the disease. She has been quoted as saying that her boyfriend's bravery in fighting his disability has inspired her own battle with celiac disease, which makes her body intolerant to foods containing gluten.


  • Nominated for the Scream Award for Best Breakout Performance – Female (season 2)



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Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season two appearances
"Nothing but the Blood" "Keep This Party Going" "Scratches" "Shake and Fingerpop"
"Never Let Me Go" "Hard-Hearted Hannah" "Release Me" "Timebomb"
"I Will Rise Up" "New World in My View" "Frenzy" "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Authority Always Wins" "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" "We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally" "Hopeless" "In the Beginning" "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" "Gone, Gone, Gone" "Sunset" "Save Yourself"
Season six appearances
"Who Are You, Really?" "The Sun" "You're No Good" "At Last"
"F**k the Pain Away" "Don't You Feel Me" "In the Evening" "Dead Meat"
"Life Matters" "Radioactive"
Season seven appearances
"Jesus Gonna Be Here" "I Found You" "Fire in the Hole" "Death is Not the End"
"Lost Cause" "Karma" "May be the Last Time" "Almost home"
"Love is to Die" "Thank you"

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