Deb Hiett moved to Los Angeles after years of living in New York City,
where she performed in the band "Orson Welk" and such diverse
Off-Broadway shows as "Henry V," "Crimes of the Heart," "Whisky Down,"
as well as the European tour of "West Side Story." Regional and L.A. theater
credits include "Little Shop of Horrors," "All My Sons," "The Pajama
Game," "All in the Timing," "Sweet Charity," "Power in the Blood," and
Reviewers praise her theater performances:
- "Deb Hiett is a house-rattling find" (The Los Angeles Times)
- "Deb Hiett is the MVP of the show, keeping things on a consistently goofy keel with sheer comic bravura" (L.A. Weekly)
- "The excellent Deb Hiett is cast as 'Auntie Doreen' ..." (The New York Times)
- "This accomplished comedic actor is often responsible for the height of onstage hilarity" (Backstage West)
- "Deb Hiett [has a singing voice] so powerful [it] threatens to knock down all four sides of this black box theater" (The Star-Ledger)
- "... played by Hiett with deft comic timing ..." (The Los Angeles Times)
- (read more reviews here)
Deb has appeared as an actress on the new "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "VEEP," "Baskets," "American Crime," "Love," "Documentary Now!" "Arrested Development," "The Comeback," "Parks and Recreation," "The Office," "Desperate Housewives," "Prison Break," "Boston Legal," and more, as well as in many sketches on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," and several web series.
She wrote and stars in the short film "Open House," which won FunnyorDie's 2015 "Make 'Em LAFF" Showcase, was voted "Best Comedy Short" in the 2015 Women In Comedy Festival Film Night, and "Best Video Short" in the iOWest/Cake Batter's Funny Women L.A. Festival. It was also an Official Selection in the 2014 Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival, the 2014 Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and the 2014 Moonrise Festival.
Deb co-wrote and co-starred in the short comedy film "A Bit of Counseling" (on FunnyOrDie) which won the Audience Choice Awards at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the Over the Fence Short Film Festival (Australia), and the Ojai Film Festival.
In reviewing her first original one-woman show "Words in a Certain Order" at downtown performance arts venue Dixon Place, New York City's Village Voice called her "the bold new voice in solo...a sure-shot writer." Her original one-woman show, "Tattoo Expo and Accordion Show" premiered in L.A.'s Second City theater, and her sketch comedy show (co-written with Richard Kuhlman), "Deb and Rick on a Stick" ran for four weeks in the same
She graduated from New York University (Gallatin) with a B.A. in
Writing and Philosophy. She writes plays, monologues, and screenplays, and her hit humor book about the great college football rivalry "When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn" is available on Amazon. Deb is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity, and the Dramatist's
Guild, and she heads up Sweet Biscuit Productions.