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Debra Martin Chase - Overview

Date of Birth: N/A    
Place of Birth: Great Lakes, Illinois, United States
Nationality: United States
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Debra Martin Chase was an American film and TV producer who was best known for producing the widely popular films "The Princess Diaries" (2001), "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005), and "Sparkle" (2012). Born in Great Lakes, Illinois and raised in the cozy Southern California town of Pasadena, Chase grew up completely obsessed with movies. In later interviews, she would tell tales of sneaking off to the movies every Saturday as a child, where she worshipped the larger-than-life stars she saw each week on the silver screen. When it came time to enter college, however, Chase chose to study law. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and later earned her law degree from Harvard. After graduating from Harvard in the early 80s, Chase took a job practicing law at a Houston-based law firm and quickly realized that she disliked it. But with few other career options, she had no choice but to stay with the firm for a number of years. By the late 80s, however, Chase started becoming restless with the dullness of her law caree... Read More
Produced the biographical drama "Harriet"
Was the executive producer of the TV series "Zoe Ever After"
Produced the music drama "Sparkle"
Produced "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"
Produced the widely-successful romantic fantasy film "The Princess Diaries"
Produced the Oscar-nominated documentary "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream"
1992 - 1995
Ran the day to day operations at Denzel Washington's production company Munday Lane Entertainment