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Debbe Dunning

Beautiful and funny? Debbe Dunning is that and much more, so when the producers of "Home Improvement" set out to cast the role of Heidi, the "Tool Time" girl, they remembered Dunning, who had guest-starred on one of the previous season's most popular episodes.

Born and raised in Burbank, California, Dunning was Miss Burbank of 1984. But it was Dunning's three-year campaign for Taco Bell as Louise, the "Run for the Border Girl," which brought her to America's attention. Her first television role was on the HBO series "Dream on," directed by John Landis. Dunning has also guest-starred on USA's "Silk Stalkings" and serves as host of ESPN's "Extreme Bloopers." Other television credits include guest appearances on HBO's "Tales from the Crypt," "Who's The Boss?," "Herman's Head," "Knots Landing," and "Married ... with Children." She has also participated in the CBS special "Circus of the Stars," performing in the flying trapeze act, and she also was a two year reigning champion of the American Gladiators Celebrity Challenge.

Dunning is married to Olympic gold-medalist Steve Timmons, owner of Red Sand, a popular line of casual clothing based in Encinitas, CA. Their first child, Spencer Schae Timmons, was born on December 2, 1996.

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