Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Biography: Age, Net Worth, Husband, Daughters, Paintings & Movies

Basic Information

Stage Name: Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer
Real Name: Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer
Occupation: Actress, Painter
Date Of Birth/Age: 1st January 1970 (53 Years Old
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, United States of America
Gender: Female
Nationality: Jewish-American
Marital Status: Divorced


Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a Jewish-American actress and painter. She is best known as an American singer, rapper, and songwriter Doja Cat’s mother. Her daughter won her first Grammy Award in 2021.

Deborah Elizabeth is known for being a talented painter; a talent passed on from her mother. Not much is known about her parents, only that she is Jewish-American. Deborah made a living out of selling her paintings. They are mostly environment-related.

Deborah also made a career out of acting. She was cast in “Friends Don’t Let Friends Date” and “Martyrs-The Chronicles of Blood.”


Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer was born into an American-native family in Los Angeles on January 1st, 1970. She celebrated her 52nd birthday in January 2022.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s net worth is unknown to the general public. However, she has had some success as an actress and also made a name as a painter. This means she’s got some money in the bank.


Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer was married to South African actor, composer, and film producer Dumisani Dlamini best known for starring in the critically acclaimed and iconic film “Sarafina.” The couple was married for some years before they separated, and Deborah kept custody of their children. Dumisani went back to his home country, South Africa.

The couple first met when Dumisani had traveled to the United States for the “Sarafina” tour. He decided to stay in the United States after the tour. They fell in love and got married, and had children. Following their divorce, Deborah raised their children alone.

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There have been other stories that Dumisani was too busy on tour to spend time with his children. He reportedly left the United States because he felt homesick. He had hopes that his family would join him there.

Dumisani moved back to South Africa after the couple separated. His children claim they did not have a relationship with him since he left. They have stated that he’s been absent from their lives since he moved to South Africa. Dumisani also fathered other children with other women.


Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is the mother of two children, Doja Cat, and her younger brother. Her children are mixed race and faced harsh racism growing up because they were the only mixed-race children in the area they grew up in. Doja Cat is a Grammy-winning singer, rapper, and songwriter. She is best known for the hits “Say So,” “Kiss Me More,” “Need To Know,” “Woman,” and more.

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Deborah inherited her painting talent from her mother. Her paintings are environment-related and are usually made using oil, wax, and gouache. They are available on her website. On the site, she shared that she works “in a large variety of media: from casting in metal and plastic to painting with oil, gouache, or wax. This website attempts to cover a variety of media.”


Deborah is best known for starring in “Friends Don’t Let Friends Date” and “Martyrs-The Chronicles of Blood.”

The former is a romantic comedy about a sarcastic tomboy who becomes caught in the middle as her friends fall in and out of love with each other. The film also stars Erin Camp, Amelia Favata, Adam S. Dixton, and more.

Martyrs-The Chronicles of Blood is a TV show which started in 2019. It is “the epic telling of the world’s first vampire, as he searches for the purpose of his existence.” It stars Michael Kevin Hashkins, Marcella Young, Dan Sanderson, and more.

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