Deborah Hobart
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I Know What You Did Last Summer


Actress Deborah Hobart appeared in soap operas like “As the World Turns,” “Another World” and  “Days of Our Lives” before gaining attention for her roles on films such as “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997), “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” (2002) and “The Notebook” (2004). She has also appeared in many TV films and made guest appearances in many TV series.   

Native of Georgia

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Deborah Hobart was born in 1950, in Georgia, USA. She has been married to Rick Porter since 1983.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood


In 1979, Deborah Hobart landed the role of Dana Woodward (McFarland) in the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns.” She went on to play Amy Dudley and Jill Bailey / Molly Chase on the NBC soap operas “Another World” (1980) and “Days of Our Lives” (1990-1991), respectively. Hobart eventually entered the prime time series with the ABC comedy/drama “Doogie Howser, M.D.,”where she portrayed Vicki Rauseo in the episode “Greed Is Good” (1990). She continued to make guest appearances in such TV shows as the Andy Griffith legal drama series “Matlock” (1990, 1993), “In the Heat of the Night” (1990, 1992, 1993) and “I'll Fly Away” (1992). In 1992, she co-starred with John Mahoney, Scott Valentine and Eve Gordon in the made for television film “The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton.”  

Hobart landed an uncredited part as erotic starlet in the horror/ science fiction movie “Breakfast of Aliens” (1993), which was co-written and directed by David Lee Miller, supported Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer and Terence Stamp in the drama film “The Real McCoy” (1993) and played the role of Madam Francesca in the TV film “A Kiss to Die For” (1993), starring Tim Matheson, Mimi Rogers and William Forsythe. After having an uncredited part in the TV film “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” (1994), she co-starred in such films as Mark Lewis' “Gordy” (1995), “Fluke” (1995), “Something to Talk About” (1995) and the box office hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997), where she had a notable role as Mrs. James. Additionally, she worked in various TV films like “Her Deadly Rival” (1995), “Twisted Desire” (1995), “The Secret” (1997), “First Time Felon” (1997), “Best Friends for Life” (1998), “Carriers” (1998), “Holy Joe” (1999) and “The Price of a Broken Heart” (1999). He played Mrs. Morgan in the “Dawson's Creek” episode “Uncharted Waters” (1999).

Entering the new millennium, Hobart had a small role as mother #2 in the horror film “Cherry Falls” (2000), starring Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr and Michael Biehn. She portrayed Aunt Louise in the big screen adaptation of Rebecca Wells' novel, “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” (2002), which starred Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd, and was directed and written by Callie Khouri. The film grossed over $73 million against a budget of $27 million. She also appeared in the drama film “The Angel Doll” (2002, starred Betsy Brantley, Beatrice Bush and Pat Hingle) and “Remembering Charlie” (2003, TV). Hobart was cast as Aunt Kitty in “The Notebook” (2004), a drama film based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. Directed by Nick Cassavetes, the film performed well on the box office and collected several award nominations.    


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