Who is Debbie Shreve?
Debbie Trejo (nee Shreve) was born in Tarzana, California USA, on 5 June 1957 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a realtor, with just three acting credits to her name, while she’s probably known best for being the former wife of Danny Trejo, a famous American actor.
Debbie has been staying away from the media’s attention since she filed for divorce from Danny in 2009.
Early life and education
Debbie was raised in Tarzana by her parents about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was a police officer, and that her mother was a housewife. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most fans believe her to be an only child.
Debbie became interested in acting and appeared in her first school play when she was nine years old. She instantly fell in love with it, and went on to act in school plays throughout her entire education, however, she also realized that she wasn’t talented enough to become a famous Hollywood actress.
Upon matriculating in 1975, Debbie enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979. She worked in the real estate industry for the following 25 years, and then spent only two years in the film industry, prior to returning to real estate.
Career as an actress
Debbie made her debut film appearance as an extra in the 2005 sports comedy “Tennis, Anyone…?”, written and directed by Donal Logue, who also starred in it alongside Danny Trejo and Kirk Fox.
It follows two unsuccessful people from Hollywood who are competing in a celebrity tennis tournament; the film won Donal an Ashland Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor.
In 2006, Debbie played a supporting character in the comedy movie “High Hopes”, directed by Joe Eckardt, and which starred Corin Nemec, David Faustino and Jason Mewes. It follows Tom Murphy who’s hoping to become famous with the help of his beautiful girlfriend who’s starring in his first movie, but things change after she dumps him.
Debbie’s only other role has been her portrayal of Nurse Debbie, in the 2005 action crime movie “Vengeance”, written and directed by Gil Medina, and which starred Danny Trejo, 50 Cent and Houston Alexander.
It follows an undercover police officer who’s been accused of a crime which he didn’t commit, and is thus seeking revenge.
Love life and marriage with Danny Trejo
Debbie hasn’t shared many details concerning her love life with the public, but it’s still widely known that she was married to Danny Trejo.
The two were apparently introduced by a mutual friend at a party in 1995, and married on 12 December 1997, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members. Danny and Debbie don’t have children together, and this is mostly believed to be because they both wanted to focus on their careers, while there are also those who believe that it’s perhaps because Danny already had children from previous relationships, and didn’t want more.
Debbie and Danny separated in 2005 – she filed for divorce in 2009, and it was finalized nearly a decade later, on 7 October 2017.
She hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, so as of December 2021, Debbie seems to be single, was married to Danny Trejo, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Debbie likes to read crime novels in her spare time – her favorite author is Agatha Christie, while her favorite book is “Murder on the Orient Express”.
She’s into travelling, and has been to more than 10 US states for both work and pleasure, while Debbie has also vacationed in a couple of popular European cities, including Paris in France and Rome in Italy.
She’s a cat-lover, and apparently has two pet cats.
Debbie is taking good care of her mental health, as she practices yoga and meditates on a daily basis.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “Scent of a Woman”, “Bridges of Madison County”, and “The Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Debbie’s age is 64. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, while her former husband Danny’s net worth is reputedly at more than $8 million.
Who is her former husband, Danny Trejo?
Dan ‘Danny’ Trejo was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 16 May 1944 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s been credited with appearing in more than 400 movies and TV series, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Machete, in the eponymous 2010 action crime thriller movie.
It was written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, also starred Michelle Rodriguez and Robert De Niro, and follows a former Federale who has been betrayed by the person who hired him to kill a Texas Senator; the movie won two of the eight awards for which it was nominated.
Danny was raised in Los Angeles by his mother Delores Rivera King and his step-father Dionisio ‘Dan’ Trejo; his mother slept with his biological father while Dionisio was fighting in the Second World War. He has a maternal half-sister, but didn’t see her or Delores between 1947 and 1965; he spent the majority of that time with his father and his step-mother Alice Mendias. Danny was eight when he started smoking marijuana, and 12 when he began using heroin.
He was arrested for the first time at the age of 10, for selling drugs, and then spent his teenage years in and out of prison.
It was in the ‘80s that he found out what meant to be ‘an extra’ in a movie, and thus signed a contract, making his first notable appearance in the 1987 comedy movie “Penitentiary III”. He then appeared in numerous movies in the ‘90s, with some of the most popular amongst these having been the 1992 crime drama “American Me”, the 1995 crime drama “Heat”, and the 1997 adventure horror movie “Anaconda”.
In 2002, Danny appeared in the critically acclaimed action movie “XXX”, which starred Vin Diesel, and the remainder of the 2000s then saw him appear in numerous hit films, such as the 2004 satirical comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, the 2007 war comedy “Delta Farce”, and the 2008 urban action drama “Valley of Angels”.
He reprised his role as Machete in the 2013 sequel “Machete Kills”, and most recently, in 2021 he played Pedro in the action crime movie “American Sicario”; he’s currently shooting for more than 20 movies, including the action horror thriller “Detour”, and the action crime adventure “The Street Avenger”.
Danny has been nominated for 28 awards for his acting skills, winning 15; some his wins include two Independent Short Awards in 2020, and a 2020 Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival Award, all for his performance in the short crime movie “The Fixer”.
He’s also an author, and published his cookbook “Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from L. A.” in 2020, while his memoir “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood” came out in 2021.
Danny has been married four times. He married his first wife Laura in the backyard of his family’s home, and her parents didn’t approve of their marriage; they exchanged vows and divorced in the second half of the ‘60s. Between 1971 and 1975, he was married to Debbie (not Shreve), and between 1975 and 1978 to Joanne; Debbie Shreve was his fourth wife.
He has three children: his son nicknamed ‘Danny Boy’ was born in 1981, and his mother is Danny’s former girlfriend Diana Walton. His second son, the actor and film director Gilbert, was born in 1988, while his daughter, the actress Danielle, was born in 1980; their mother is his former girlfriend Maeve Crommie.
Danny struggled with liver cancer in 2010.