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All about Robert Downey Jr’s ex-wife Deborah Falconer

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Husband Robert Downey Jr.
Fact Former Elite model.

Deborah Lynn ‘Debbie’ Falconer is an American singer, songwriter and actress, perhaps best known as the ex-wife of actor Robert Downey Jr. She began her fame as a model but did not find real recognition until she married Downey in 1992. She acted in several pre-marriage films and kept a low profile in the music industry until recently. It wasn’t until the time she released her third album that Deborah gained popularity. Here is every detail known and recorded about Deborah Falconer.

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Early life and family

Deborah was born in Sacramento, California, USA on August 13, 1965 and will turn 55 later this year. Not much is known about her parents except their names are Hank Falconer and Laura Williams.

She has two younger brothers, Jeffery C. and Malcolm Paris Falconer, the youngest of whom was born a year before her oldest child. From a young age, Deborah had an interest in acting and singing, but claimed her first success as an Elite model.

Educational background

After graduating from high school, it is unknown whether Deborah completed any tertiary education programs.

She completed her high school education between Clayton Valley High School and Fairfield High School.


Her career as a model started at a young age, but there are still few records about it. Before emerging as an actress in 1988, Deborah worked as a nightclub hostess.

After her role as Wendy in “The Wrong Guys,” Deborah played three more roles in 1991, including “The Doors” portraying John Densmore’s girlfriend as herself, “Brotherhood of the Gun” as Alison McBride, and Rivkah in the comedy ‘Pyrate’.

In 1993, she had two more roles, as Chloe in ‘Mr. Bluesman” and Barbara in “Short Cuts”, and in 1995 she starred in the television series “Howard Stern” in two consecutive episodes, airing September 6 and 7.

After her latter role, she did not star in another film, instead pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter. Her first album was titled ‘Untangle‘, but due to poor performance, it has since been removed from the record producer’s list.

Her second album, ‘Brave Like Me’ was released on July 22, 2003 and was more successful than her first effort. Her latest album, titled ‘Lift Your Gaze’, was released in 2018 on October 18.

In addition to her albums, Deborah has also performed soundtracks for a number of movies, the first in 1997 the songs ‘Show of Hands’ and ‘Keep On’ for the movie ‘Sparkler’. In the 2000 movie “Mercy,” she performed “My Friend,” “Come To California,” and “Move Me,” and three years later, her song “Come To California” was featured again in the movie “This Girl’s Life.” ‘.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

It is known that Deborah loves pets and has a cat, which she adores. She is known to support charities that help animals, just like a regular philanthropist. She supports the Democratic Parties and openly supported Barack Obama’s campaign during his election.

Deborah has a prosthetic eye, but how she sustained the injury that led to her eye being removed is not widely known, just one of many secrets she keeps.


She received the most attention during her career when she played with Robert Downey Jr. was married. They started dating in April 1992, and their romance lasted only 42 days before they decided to say yes. Their wedding took place in a private ceremony on May 29, 1992. On September 7 of the following year, the only child of their relationship was born – Indio Falconer Downey is also Robert’s eldest child and lives with his mother. A year later, they starred together in the same movie ‘Short Cuts’.

Robert Downey Jr. and Deborah Falconer

The couple’s marriage lasted until 2001 when they separated. Initially it was Deborah who decided it was time to end the relationship and filed for divorce.

stating that her reason was Robert’s persistent drug abuse and constant visits to rehab facilities. The divorce was finalized in 2004, after nine years of marriage and three years of separation. Despite the divorce, Deborah and Robert have a friendly relationship and have not ended the marriage with bad blood between them. Robert has since married Susan Levine, but Deborah apparently hasn’t dated anyone since, and she’s not known to have dated anyone since then.

Physical Characteristics

  • Date of birth: August 13, 1965
  • Lion
  • Eye color: blue
  • Hair color: dark brown
  • Height: 5ft 9ins (1.75m)
  • Weight: 69 kg
  • Nationality: American
  • Race: Caucasian

Net value

Deborah Falconer’s wealth is largely contributed by her career as a model, actress and singer, presumably plus the settlement of her divorce, and is estimated to be a whopping $1.5 million.

General information

First and last name Deborah Valkenier
Height 1.75 meters
Profession Actor, model, singer songwriter
Nationality American


Husband Robert Downey Jr.
Children Indio Falconer Downey


Links to social profiles


# Fact
1 Her son’s godfather is Anthony Michael Hall.
2 Has a son with Robert Downey Jr. named Indio Falconer Downey [b. 7 September 1993].
3 Released her debut album entitled ‘Brave Like Me’ on July 22, 2003. It was released on the Los Angeles-based singer’s own label, Ravish Records.
4 Former Elite model.




Title Year Status Character
Shorter way 1993 Barbara
Mr. Bluesman 1993 Chloe
Brotherhood of the gun 1991 TV movie Allison McBride
Pyrates 1991 Rivka
The doors 1991 John Densmore’s girlfriend (as Debbie Falconer)
The wrong guys 1988 Wendy


Title Year Status Character
This girl’s life 2003 “Come to California” / Writer: “Come to California”
Grace 2000 artist: “My Friend”, “Come to California”, “Move Me” / writer: “My Friend”, “Come to California”, “Move Me”
Asterisk 1997 artist: “Show of Hands”, “Keep On” / writer: “Show of Hands”, “Keep On”


Title Year Status Character
Howard Stern 1995 TV serials herself
The last party 1993 Documentary Herself – Wife of Robert Downey Jr.


Awards won

Year Price Ceremony Presentation Movie
1994 Special price Golden Globes, USA Shortcuts (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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