Who is Deborah Falconer?

Deborah Falconer was born in Sacramento, California USA, on 13 August 1965 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a singer-songwriter, actress and a model, who has released three music albums, and has been credited with appearing in six movies; Deborah is probably known best for being the former wife of Robert Downey Jr., a famous – some would say infamous – American actor and film producer.

Early life and education

Deborah was raised in Sacramento by her parents, about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father was the owner of a small company, and that her mother was a high school teacher. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe Deborah to be an only child.

She grew up being interested in singing, and was around 12 years old when she was enrolled at a school for the performing arts by her parents.

Deborah then began practicing singing, dancing and acting, and was also into various other activities, including sports. She matriculated in 1983, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she didn’t attend college, but worked various jobs for the following five years, before launching her acting career.

Career as an actress

Deborah’s first appearance on the big screen was in 1988, with her portrayal of Wendy in the comedy film “The Wrong Guys”, written and directed by Danny Bilson, and which starred Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis and Richard Belzer. It follows five friends who have met at the Cub Scout Pack 18’s 25-year reunion, and after going camping, have realized that they remember nothing about how to survive in the wilderness.

In 1991, Deborah was cast to appear in the biographical musical movie “The Doors”, which follows the lives of the members of the band The Doors, and was nominated for three awards. The same year saw her appear in two other movies: the western comedy “Brotherhood of the Gun”, and the romantic comedy “Pyrates”.

In 1993, Deborah starred as Chloe, in the crime comedy film “Mr. Bluesman”, and her only other role was her portrayal of Barbara in the 1993 comedy movie “Short Cuts”, written and directed by Robert Altman, and which starred Andie MacDowell, Tim Robbins and Julianne Moore; it follows the lives of several people residing in Los Angeles, California, and the film won 17 of the 37 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.

Although her most recent role was in 1993, Deborah hasn’t officially retired from acting.

Other credits

In 1997, Deborah sang the songs “Show of Hands” and “Keep On” in the comedy film “Sparkler”, and then sang “My Friend”, “Come to California” and “Move Me”, in the 2000 thriller mystery film “Mercy”; she has also been credited with singing “Come to California” in the 2003 drama movie “This Girl’s Life”.

Deborah can be seen featured in the 1993 documentary movie “The Last Party”, and in 1995, she made a guest appearance in two episodes of the comedy talk-show “Howard Stern”; she could  also have been seen featured in the 2005 TV special “13th Annual American Society of Young Musicians Spring Benefit Concert and Awards Show”.

Awards and nominations

In 1994, Deborah and her colleagues won a Golden Globe Special Award, for their performance in “Short Cuts”.

Career as a musician

In January 2003, Deborah released her debut album “Untangle”, which attracted little attention, however, she became somewhat popular later that year, when she released her second album “Brave Like Me” on 22 July 2003. Some of her songs which helped her gain recognition include “Come to California”, “Show of Hands” and “Teaching Buddha”.

On 18 October 2014, she released her third album “Lift Your Gaze”, and some of its most popular songs were “Lean into Me”, “These Days” and “Turn It Up”. Deborah hasn’t been very active in the music industry since then.

Love life and marriage with Robert Downey Jr.

Deborah began dating Robert Downey Jr. in April 1992, when he was already somewhat popular in the film industry. He asked her to marry him after around a month of them being together, and they exchanged vows on 29 May 1992, after exactly 42 days of dating.

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Deborah gave birth to their son Indio Falconer Downey on 7 September 1993, but on 26 April 2004, Deborah and Robert divorced because she was no longer able to deal with his drug addiction.

She hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Robert has been married to the film producer Susan Levin since August 2005; on 7 February 2012, Susan gave birth to their son Exton Elias, and in November 2014 to their daughter Avri Roel.

As of October 2021, Deborah seems to be single, was once married to Robert Downey Jr., and has a son with him.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Deborah is a huge lover of animals, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures of cats and dogs, and even an elephant; in 2018, she uploaded a picture which features her sitting on her sofa with a baby elephant.

She’s into travelling, and has been to over 10 US states, mostly to perform as a musician, as well as to shoot for her movies, while Deborah has also been to a couple of European countries, including England, Italy and Sweden.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, and a couple of her favorite movies include “Meet Joe Black”, the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “V for Vendetta”.

Age, height and net worth

Deborah’s age is 56. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, while one of these is prosthetic, made so well that many people still haven’t realized that it isn’t her natural eye. Deborah’s height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).

As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while her former husband Robert’s net worth has been estimated at over $300 million.

Deborah Falconer

Who is Robert Downey Jr.?

Robert John Downey Jr. was born in New York City, USA, on 4 April 1965 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a film producer, who has appeared in close to 100 movies and TV series, and has won 43 of the 165 awards for which he’s been nominated, including two Oscar nominations. Robert is today probably known best for his portrayal of Iron Man in various Marvel movies, such as the franchise “Iron Man”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.

He was raised alongside his older sister Allyson Downey in New York City, by their mother Elsie Ann (nee Ford) who was an actress, and their father Robert Downey Sr. who was a moviemaker and an actor. His father was a drug addict, and Robert Jr. was only six years old when Robert Sr. gave him marijuana; he went on to use drugs often, and eventually became an alcoholic as well.

Because his father was somewhat popular in the film industry, Robert Jr. got to launch his acting career at a very early age, appearing in movies such as the 1970 comedy “Pound”, and the 1972 western “Greaser’s Palace”.

He gained recognition in 1992, when cast to play the lead character Charlie Chaplin, in the biographical comedy movie “Chaplin”, and for his performance, Robert was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. A couple of his following notable roles were in the 1994 romantic comedy “Only You”, the 1997 black comedy “Two Girls and a Guy”, and the 1999 drama “Black and White”.

Between 1996 and 2001, Robert was arrested on multiple occasions, mostly for being in possession of various drugs including cocaine and heroin, but also for carrying a gun; he spent six months in jail in 1997, because he had missed a drug test ordered by the court. In 1999, Robert was sentenced to spend three years behind bars after having missed another drug test; he was released on parole after a year.

It was the famous American actor and film director Mel Gibson who helped Robert land back on his feet, after he had paid for Robert’s insurance bond for the 2003 musical crime comedy movie “The Singing Detective”. This once again established Robert as a popular actor, and he then starred in the 2003 supernatural horror “Gothika”, the 2006 drama “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”, and the 2007 mystery thriller “Zodiac”.

In 2008, he was cast to star as Iron Man in the eponymous superhero movie, amnd following this role, he starred alongside Ben Stiller in the 2008 satirical action comedy movie “Tropic Thunder” – both of these movies became huge hits. Since then, Robert has mostly been known as ‘Iron Man’, and a couple of his most recent roles have been in the 2018 film “Avengers: Infinity War”, the 2019 movie “Avengers: Endgame”, and the 2020 fantasy adventure film “Dolittle”.

According to Robert, he hasn’t used any drugs since July 2003.

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