Debra trained at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre.

Theatre includes Amelia; Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic), Varya; The Cherry Orchard (Southwark Playhouse), Doreen; Office Suite (Bath Theatre Royal Productions) Hatty; Tom’s Midnight Garden (Unicorn Theatre and New Victory Theatre, Broadway, New York) Sharon; Cancer Tales (Ipswich Wolsey Theatre) Margarita; Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay (New Vic Theatre, Stoke) and Maria; Twelfth Night (Bolton Octagon Theatre), Other work includes Diana of Dobsons (Orange Tree Theatre) One Last Card Trick, How The Other Half Loves, News From the Seventh Floor, Blithe Spirit (Watford Palace), La Musica Deuxieme, Mariana Pineda, The Weavers (Gate Theatre) Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, Top Girls, Abigail’s Party all at Bolton Octagon (twice nominated for a Manchester Evening News Award for best supporting actress).

Film and TV includes, Girls Night Out, Love and Marriage, Doctors, The Bill, EastEnders.

Radio; Silver Street, The Go Slow Club, The End of The World (BBC R4)