Debra Jo Rupp (Vicky)
Debra Jo Rupp stars in the new comedy series Better with You as Vicky, Maddie and Mia's mother whose 35-year marriage with Joel has left little to the imagination.
Rupp, who has made over 300 television appearances, is best
known as Kitty Forman in the long-running comedy series That '70s
Show. She also had a recurring role Friends as Phoebe's (Lisa
Kudrow) sister-in-law who was in a relationship with the much
younger Frank (Giovanni Ribisi).
Other notable roles for Rupp include Jerry Seinfeld's booking agent, Katie, on Seinfeld, and the role of Gayle, on The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Sally Field directed her in HBO's acclaimed From the Earth to the Moon, and she is listed as "crowd member" at the 2004 World Series of baseball (her team: Boston's Red Sox).
Rupp was most recently seen in the feature film She's Out of My League, playing Jay Baruchel's mom, Mrs. Kettner. Other film credits include Jackson, the award-winning short The Act, Kickin' it Old Skool with Jamie Kennedy, Clockwatchers with Toni Collette and Parker Posey, Spymate, Lucky Thirteen with Lauren Graham, Sgt. Bilko with Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd, and her first film ever, Big, with Tom Hanks. In addition Rupp's voice can be heard in the Emmy®-winning Teacher's Pet with Nathan Lane, Garfield, Air Buddies and various other projects.
Rupp has lived on the East Coast for the past four years.
Getting back into her theater roots, her appearances have included
Broadway productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner
and Charles Durning, Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune and A
Girl's Guide to Chaos. Recently she appeared off-Broadway in
Butcher of Baraboo, directed by Judith Ivey, and in several
regional productions at Williamstown, Barrington Stage and
Berkshire Theater Festival.