Deborah Puette is an award-winning actor-turned-writer whose first script, the short film "Cash for Gold," became a festival favorite, competing at Oscar-qualifying festivals around the country. It was ultimately nominated for both Best Short and Best Writer at the NBCUni Shorts Fest Finals held at the DGA and now lives on Hulu courtesy of NBCUniversal. She has since expanded that short into a feature that held a top-ten placement in The Black List's own "Real-Time Top List" for over 16 weeks and which is currently in development with Chariot Entertainment.
In 2018, her single-camera comedy pilot "New Tricks" was selected as a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Story Lab and earned her entree to Imagine Entertainment’s elite Impact Community, a selection of 300 writers hand-picked from over 11,000 applicants by Imagine staff. Other scripts include the multi-generational family dramedy “Play Like a Girl,” based on her own experience with supporting her transgender child within their conservative community, as well as other projects in various stages of development.
Deborah’s acting credits include projects with Netflix, HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, TVLand, Disney and the more, and her work on stage has won her numerous prestigious awards and nominations including the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for solo performance.