Deborah Rennard and Paul Haggis divorced after 20 years of marriage. Here is all that you need to know about Paul Haggis’s wife.
Who is Deborah Rennard? Know the wife of Paul Haggis
Deborah Rennard was born in 1959 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. Her birth name was Deborah Kathryn Rennard. Rennard is an actress and producer. She is best known for ‘Dallas’ in 1978, ‘Lionheart’ in 1990 and ‘Days of Our Lives’ in 1965. They have one son. Rennard divorced Haggis after a few years. The couple was initially happy but their marriage did not last long. Paul’s marriage to Deborah was his second. Their marriage ended in 2016. Their son, James Haggis was born in 1998. Deborah has since not been in a relationship with anyone else and prefers it that way as a matter of choice. There is no sign of her getting married anytime soon.
Deborah Rennard’s net worth
Deborah Rennard has a net worth of $19 million. She has accumulated this huge amount with her career in acting and production.
Life and career
Deborah Rennard is a renowned American actress, writer and producer. People still remember her as Sly Lovegren in ‘Dallas’ from 1981 to 1991. Rennard was born in Los Angeles, California. Her role in ‘Dallas’ as J.R. Ewing’s loyal secretary Sylvia ‘Sly’ Lovegren was recurrent. The series was aired from 19981 to 1991 and Rennard was later again cast in the film ‘Dallas: J.R. Returns’. ‘Dallas: J.R. Returns’ was released in 1996. After Dallas, Rennard was seen in the daytime soap opera, ‘Days of our Lives’. She even guest starred in ‘Silk Stalkings’, ‘Kung Fu: The Legend Continues’ and ‘Due South’. She appeared in the role of Harmony in the movie ‘Land of Doom’ and as Cynthia in the movie ‘Lionheart’. ‘Land of Doom’ was released in 1986 whereas ‘Lionheart’ was released in 1990. After that, she left the field of acting and began her career as a stage producer in 1990. In 1997, Rennard tied the knot with writer/director/producer Paul Haggis. She is best known for her role as Sly Lovegren in the 80s daily soap, ‘Dallas’. Paul Haggis, her husband is an Oscar-winning writer, director and producer. Once in an interview, writer husband Paul Haggis revealed that when he quit Scientology in 2009, his wife Deborah was forced by the organization to dis-connect from her parents because of something they supposedly did 25 years ago while resigning from Scientology. The couple’s son, James Haggis is an actor today. Deborah Rennard is also the step mother of Alissa Haggis, Lauren Haggis and Katy Haggis, Paul Haggis’s three children from his first marriage.
Paul Haggis is a 64 year-old Canadian screenwriter, film director and producer. He has many feathers to his crown including an Academy Award for Best Picture for the film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in 2004 and another Academy Award for Best Picture for the film ‘Crash’ in 2004. His other film credits include ‘Casino Royale’ in 2006, ‘Our Fathers’ in 2006 and ‘The Next Three Days’ in 2010. Paul Haggis has also worked on TV Shows like ‘Family Law’, ‘Due South’ and ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’. Born in 1953 in London, Canada to parents Ted Haggis and Mary Metcalf, Paul was the only brother amongst two sisters. His sisters, Jo Haggis and Kathy Haggis, attended the H.B. Beal Secondary school along with him. He later studied cinematography at the Fanshawe College. Haggis made his directorial debut with the drama, ‘Red Hot’ in 1993. ‘Million Dollar Baby’ was his first big project for which he won an Oscar Award. His Oscar-winning film ‘Crash’ was dubbed the best film of 2005 by critic Roger Ebert. Paul Haggis identifies himself as an atheist and was active in the Church of Scientology for more than 30 years. But he left the ‘Church of Scientology’ in 2009. After the long estrangement from Scientology he now has become its biggest critic. According to him, the church has listed him as their enemy. Talking about Scientology in an interview, Haggis said, “Demands for donations never seemed to stop. They used friends and any kind of pressure they could apply. I gave them money just to keep them from calling and hounding me.
Paul Haggis sexual misconduct
Deborah Rennard’s ex-husband was recently caught up in a sex scandal with four women accusing him of sexual misconduct, including rape. 64-year-old Haggis, who wrote screenplays for ‘Million Dollar Baby’ and ‘Crash’, was already being sued by a publicist for an alleged rape in 2013 when this fresh scandal came up. The three more victims came forward to say that they had been sexually abused by him as well and that makes the count to four till now. Paul Haggis has strongly denied any such allegations and has countersued the victim. He has said that the victim’s ask of $9 million amounted to extortion.
The writer/director/producer has counter-sued the woman for her false sexual allegations. According to him they are just trying to extract money from him. The New Year began with some fresh troubles for the producer. Let’s see what the final verdict of the case is.