Debbie Chazen was born in London to Freda, a teacher of French and German, and Arnold, a singer. From them she gets her language skills (Debbie speaks French, Russian, German and Spanish) and alto voice. She was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious St Paul’s Girls’ School and then went on to study Russian and Spanish at Manchester University. At 24, she finally followed her lifelong ambition and started at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where she was awarded both the Patricia Lawrence Scholarship and the Laurence Olivier Bursary. Debbie has been called a “chameleon”, due to her ability to morph into any character and act in any accent. She is married to Michael Korel, a writer and tarot card reader, and they live in North West London.