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Debra Wilson


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Debra Skelton (born April 26, 1962), also known as Debra Wilzon, Debra Wilson Skelton, or Debra Renee Wilson Skelton, is an American comedienne and actress. Wilson is notable for being the third longest-serving original cast member (after Michael McDonald and Aries Spears) on the sketch comedy series MADtv, having appeared for the show's first eight seasons. She has also done voice work for the animated series The Oblongs, American Dad!, Family Guy, Gary and Mike, The Proud Family, and Clone High.
Wilson was born and raised in New York City, in the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Queens. Wilson attended the New York City High School of the Performing Arts. After graduation, she continued her studies at Syracuse University, working in television and radio broadcasting. Her acting debut was on the television pilot The Apollo Comedy Hour. Following this success she became a series regular on The Uptown Comedy Club and co-hosted Can We Shop? with Joan Rivers. She was hosting various programming on the TV Guide Channel until October 2006.
Wilson was one of the original eight cast members of MADtv when the series aired in 1995. Wilson came to the show with a background in sketch comedy,