Debbie's addiction to applause started at the early age of 4 - as a superlative tap and jazz dancer. Herself and her dance troupe (of the infamous Terry Smith Dancers in Hayward, CA) went on to win the hearts and multiple dance competitions throughout the Bay Area for 12 years.
In high school, her love for entertaining (as well as winning championships) continued, as a cheerleader and award-winning Varsity Song Girl - GO MARINERS! She also discovered her passion for acting within this institution with roles in "Guys & Dolls," and "No, No Nanette."
In college, (she attended UC Santa Barbara & received a Communications Degree with a Minor in Drinking & Partying) she fell in love.... with improvising. She became a regular cast member with the nationally touring improv team: Santa Barbara ComedySportz.
In Los Angeles, she studied with The Groundlings (Mindy Sterling and Mike McDonald... that's right!), UCB , LA TheatreSports and is currently performing with the award-winning (L.A. Hot List's 2011 #1 Troupe): the amazing, all-female improv group, Duchess Riot.
Lockhart's stand up career took off in 2000 when she showcased at the World Famous Hollywood Improv. Since then, she has performed her unique, quirky, smart & fun act at clubs, theatres, casinos and colleges across the country; and more recently overseas. In 2008 Lockhart headlined two military tours for Armed Forces Entertainment which took her from South America to Southwest Asia. In August 2009, by popular demand, Debbie returned to the Middle East to entertain troops in Saudi Arabia & Kuwait and a special show in Djibouti, Africa.
Along with competing in several comedy competitions, including the San Francisco Comedy Competition and CA's Funniest Female Competition, Debbie has had starring roles in a number of independent films including, "Driving Bill Crazy" & "Dark Passenger" and the web series, "The Break Room," "The UNSocialites," and a YouTube Exclusive in which she continues to write, edit and star in: "Level 3 Stand Up with Debbie Lockhart."
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