Deborah Kaplan

Deborah Kaplan (born November 11, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Deborah Kaplan
Born (1970-11-11) November 11, 1970 (age 49)
OccupationDirector, Producer, Screenwriter
Years active1996–present
(m. 2001; div. 2014)

Early lifeEdit

Deborah Kaplan was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania.[1] Born to Susan Kaplan. She went to Abington Senior High School, which is the school her movie “Can’t Hardly Wait” is based on.

Kaplan attended Tisch School of the Arts of New York University (NYU). While there she met her creative director partner Harry Elfont. They have since written several films together, and directed both Can't Hardly Wait starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry and Seth Green and Josie and the Pussycats which featured Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson and Alan Cumming.

Personal lifeEdit

Kaplan married Clueless actor Breckin Meyer (who had small roles in both of the films she directed) on October 14, 2001. They have two daughters together. The couples separation leading to divorce was announced in 2012.[2]


Year Movies Notes
1996 A Very Brady Sequel (with James Berg and Stan Zimmerman)
1998 Can't Hardly Wait (also Co-Director)
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (with Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.)
2001 Josie and the Pussycats (also Co-Director)
2004 Surviving Christmas (with Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin
2008 Made of Honor (with Adam Sztykiel)
2010 Leap Year
Year Internet Web Series
2018 - 2019 Liza on Demand


  1. ^ "Deborah Kaplan Contact Information". Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  2. ^ "Breckin Meyer and wife split up". United Press International. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2020-07-24.

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