Deborah Falconer is an American actor, model, singer, and songwriter. She was an elite model before becoming a singer. Falconer was interested in music and acting since her childhood days. Her debut music album, ‘Untangle,’ was not a huge success. However, the music albums released by her later, such as ‘Brave Like Me’ and ‘Lift Your Gaze,’ were great successes. Falconer has appeared in several movies, too. Her debut film was the comedy movie ‘The Wrong Guys.’ Falconer was cast in several other movies, too, such as ‘The Doors,’ ‘Pyrates,’ and ‘Short Cuts.’ Deborah Falconer was married to Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. They remained together for more than a decade. They have a son. The couple parted ways allegedly due to Downey’s drug addiction. Falconer is not currently active in the movie industry. She was last seen in the movie ‘Short Cuts.’
Childhood & Early Life
Deborah Falconer was born on August 13, 1965, in Sacramento, California, United States. Not much is known about her parents. She has two brothers, Jeffery C. Falconer and Malcolm Paris Falconer. Falconer completed her education from the ‘Clayton Valley High School’ and ‘Fairfield High School.’
Falconer is of American nationality and is of Caucasian ethnicity. Since her childhood days, she aspired to be a musician. During the early days of her career, she worked for ‘Tune Little.’
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The debut music album released by Falconer was titled ‘Untangle.’ The album failed to make a mark in the music industry. Her second album, titled ‘Brave Like Me,’ was released on July 22, 2003. Falconer released her third album, ‘Lift Your Gaze,’ on October 18, 2014. Falconer delivered an excellent performance in the album, making it a success. Some of her popular songs include ‘Brave Like Me,’ ‘Come to California,’ Beautiful Child,’ ‘Teaching Buddha,’ and ‘Show of Hands.’
In 1988, Falconer made her debut in movies with the comedy movie ‘The Wrong Guys.’ It was directed by Danny Bilson. The movie was about a group of boy scouts out on a trip to conquer a mountain and their trysts with several adventures. It was not well-received by the audience. The movie featured Falconer as ‘Wendy.’
In 1991, Falconer appeared as the character ‘Debbie’ in the movie ‘The Doors.’ It was a biographical movie directed by Oliver Stone. In the same year, she portrayed ‘Rivkah’ in the American comedy movie ‘Pyrates.’ Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick were the lead actors of the movie. Falconer did not appear in any lead roles in her film career.
In 1993, Falconer was cast in the movie ‘Brotherhood of the Gun,’ in which she performed as ‘Allison McBride.’ In the same year, she was also seen in the movie ‘Mr. Bluesman,’ as ‘Chloe.’
In 1993, Falconer was selected to be part of the movie ‘Short Cuts.’ It was a comedy–drama movie directed by Robert Altman. The movie was based on a poem written by Raymond Carver. The movie revolved around the life of 22 major characters. Robert Downey Jr. was part of the cast of the movie. Falconer played the character ‘Barbara.’ This was the last movie in which she appeared to date.
Family & Personal Life
Falconer was initially married to popular Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. The couple met in April 1992. After dating for 42 days, they got married on May 29, 1992. The couple had a son, Indio Falconer Downey, who was born on September 7, 1993.
In 2001, Falconer filed for divorce, allegedly due to Downey’s drug addiction and repeated visits to rehabilitation centers. The divorce was finalized in 2004. Her son, Indio, was put in charge of his mother. Even after the divorce, Falconer and Downey remained good friends.
In 2008, Falconer suffered a personal blow, when her son, Indio, was admitted to a rehabilitation center for drug addiction. Indio is an actor and composer, known for movies such as ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ and ‘Jackie.’
Falconer is known for her stunning physical appearance. She is tall and slender. One of her eyes is a prosthetic eye, but has the appearance of a normal eye. She is a supporter of the ‘Democratic’ party. She is fond of pets and has a cat for a pet. Falconer is active on social-media platforms such as ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter.’ She uploads her music videos on ‘YouTube,’ too.