Deborah Odell is a Canadian stage actress and singer born in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She was just a little girl when her family decided to move to Mississauga, Ontario, where she grew up. Deborah Odell studied English at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating, she pursued a career in music and became a backup singer of the Latin crooner Julio Iglesias. Her work on stage is also recognized, as she played the starring role of Pearl in the German production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Starlight Express. While in the country, she was cast in the dual role of Janis Joplin and Carol King in the musical production of Beehive. Her talents have later allowed her to land a part in the musical version of Last of the Mohicans.
Deborah Odell is also known for appearing in over 50 films and television series. These include Higher Ground, Eerie Indiana: The Other Dimension, and Total Recall 2070, where she played recurring roles. She later gained mainstream attention when she co-starred in the films Godsend with Robert de Niro and Final Draft with James Van Der Beek. She also appeared in the Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, the comedy-crime show Puppets Who Kill, and the hospital drama Doc with Billy Ray Cyrus. She also played roles on Kevin Hill with Taye Diggs, The Dead Zone with Anthony Michael Hall, and was known for her portrayal of the villainous Mrs. Timmons on the Sci Fi Channel cult hit The Dresden Files. In 2008, she was given the part of Evelyn McBride on Soap Net’s Canadian drama series MVP. That year, Odell worked on two horror films, namely The Horsemen and Time Bomb. This allowed her to star alongside Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang, and Jake Busey. Odell has also been known to have produced a self-titled CD featuring her original music.