Name Deborah Rush
|Years active 1978–present|
|Born April 10, 1954 (age 61) (1954-04-10) Chatham Borough, New Jersey, U.S.|
Spouse Walter Leland Cronkite III (m. 1985)
Children Pete Cronkite, Walter Cronkite IV
Awards Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
Movies and TV shows American Wedding, The Good Girl, Strangers with Candy, The Box, The Purple Rose of Cairo
Similar People Jesse Dylan, Walter Leland Cronkite III, Paul Dinello, Debbie Rush, Pete Cronkite
Deborah Rush , Julie & Julia Premiere
Deborah Rush (born April 10, 1954) is an American actress.
Rush has worked in television, film and on Broadway. In 1984, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off. She also acted in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. In 2003 she acted in the comedy film American Wedding, as Mary Flaherty, Michelle Flaherty's mom.
In December 2008, she joined the cast of the Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit.
Rush has acted in a number of movies and television series, including the Woody Allen films Zelig and The Purple Rose of Cairo. She was a regular cast member of the television series Strangers with Candy. She had a recurring role on Spin City as Helen Winston, eventual ex-wife of mayor Randall Winston, and on Orange Is the New Black, as Piper's mother.
She is the daughter-in-law of television journalist Walter Cronkite and is the mother of two sons, Walter Cronkite IV and the late Peter Cronkite.