After ‘Quantum Leap,’ Deborah Pratt Became A Grandmother And An Author


Actress Deborah Pratt is best known for her roles in Airwolf and Quantum Leap. These days, she is 70 years old and hasn’t acted in years. She was born in 1962 in Chicago. She began acting as early as 1973. Deborah began to gain roles in shows such as Days of Our Lives and CHiPs.

However, the three shows that really put Deborah on the map were Magnum P.I., Airwolf, and Quantum Leap. She not only acted in these series but worked as a producer on Quantum Leap with her then-husband Donald Bellisario.


Whatever happened to Deborah Pratt?

Donald is the creator and writer of many popular series. They met and fell in love and got married in 1984. Donald and Deborah had two children together, Nicholas and Troian. Both kids eventually got into the acting world as well. Nicholas didn’t act for long but Troian has built a successful career for herself, best known for her role as Spencer in the Pretty Little Liars television series.


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SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE, Cali Timmons, Aleisa Shirley, Deborah Pratt, 1983, (c)Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Ultimately, Donald and Deborah got divorced in 1991. She once said, “I believed that people I had worked for during my eight years of marriage who knew my contributions would support me in the transition. Most of them didn’t.” While she hit some setbacks in Hollywood, she started writing and is now a best-selling author. Her book series is titled The Vision Quest.

Deborah Pratt / YouTube Screenshot

These days she works as an author, producer, and director. While she hasn’t acted in a while, she does have a movie in post-production on IMDb called Doula. She is also a grandma to two grandchildren named Aurora and Elliot.

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