Deborah M. Pratt is an award-winning African-American Director, Writer, Producer, Singer, Dancer, and Actress. She double majored in Psychology and Theatre, got her degree, and chose to pursue the latter. Deborah’s talents were discovered through a nationwide search that won her a contract to NBC and brought her to Los Angeles, where she quickly made her mark in Hollywood.
Her career highlights include co-creating the iconic origin series QUANTUM LEAP, on which she served as Executive Producer, showrunner, head writer, and performed the voice of Ziggy the Computer and delivered the unforgettable weekly intro to the series. She’s currently back as the Executive Producing on the QUANTUM LEAP Reboot for NBC/Universal.
Deborah has executive produced and directed other notable TV shows and films and has sold feature scripts to major studios. She has received numerous awards for her work, including five Emmy nominations. She has won the Golden Block Award, the Lillian Gish Award from Women in Film, the Showtime Award, and multiple festival awards. In addition to her achievements in film and TV, Deborah is a published novelist of seven books, a playwright, a pioneer in transmedia and franchise entertainment, and an inspirational speaker.
Deborah is a staunch advocate for women and minority rights in the industry. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, is on multiple committees at the DGA, and is a member of the PGA and SAG/AFTRA. She continues to push boundaries for women, minorities, and to create innovative stories, ensuring her lasting impact in the world of entertainment.