Jennifer Copping Joins NBC’s TV Series ‘Debris’

Award-Winning Actress Jennifer Copping joins the cast of NBC’s Monday night TV series Debris as Julia Maddox wife to Craig Maddox played by Norbert Leo Butz

Actress Jennifer Copping is a multiple nominee and winner of awards for her work as an actress for over 30 years. When Creator J. H. Wyman was looking for the actress to play the wife of Craig Maddox, played by Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline, Mercy Street), Jennifer’s background in theatre played a major part in his casting her on NBC’s TV series Debris. Jennifer plays Julia Maddox who is deeply troubled, as Julia always wants to do what is best for her son, but finds it difficult to balance with her own happiness. Her husband Craig Maddox is in charge of the secretive Debris retrieval division, ORBITAL, and is also Bryan Beneventi’s (Jonathan Tucker) handler. Watch for Jennifer’s next episodes airing April 26 and May 24.

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Debris is an American science fiction television series on NBC produced by Frequency Films and Legendary Television in association with Universal Television and created, written, and executive produced by J. H. Wyman. When wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft scatters across the Western Hemisphere, it soon becomes apparent the pieces are messing with the laws of physics, changing lives in ways we can’t comprehend. Two agents Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) and Riann Steele (The Magicians) from different continents, and different mind-sets, are tasked to work together to recover the debris, whose mysteries humankind is not quite ready for. Debris airs on NBC Monday nights at 10:00 pm EST/PST.

Outside of Debris one of Jennifer’s career highlights was her *Best Actress Leo Award as Jade in the feature film Becoming Redwood written and directed by her husband Jesse James Miller. Other film and TV credits include The CW’s Riverdale, Fargo, Bates Motel, Continuum, Once Upon A Mattress, Slither; Supernatural, When Calls The Heart, Mother Of All Lies, Van Helsing, Travellers and the feature film Rabbit currently airing on Superchannel.

Well known for her years of theatre as a director and actress, some of her select credits include The Arts Club: Reflections On Crooked Walking (Debut 1987); The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, The Day Before Christmas, Godspell, White Christmas, Funny Girl, and the upcoming production of Kinky Boots. Other select theatre Anything Goes (TUTS), Anne Of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Les Miserables (Mirvish), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Drabinsky), Tommy(Mirvish), Jersey Boys (Dancap), Indian Arm (Rumble), Detroit & Body Awareness (Mitch & Murray), City Of Angels (PIT Collective) to name a few. 

Jennifer’s passion for performing began at a very young age. She has continued to study and hone her craft as an actor, director, teacher, mentor and theatre creator. She is an instructor for the Langara College Film Arts Department and Railtown Actors Studio. Jennifer has directed many plays and musicals over the past 15 years. Most recently: Zastrozzi: The Master Of Discipline; City Of Angels and Good People.  She recently wrote and directed her first short film: The Masks We Wear and co-wrote her first full-length play currently titled Round 8

Her proudest accomplishments are her 22-year marriage to filmmaker Jesse James Miller and being a mother to their two beautiful boys. Jennifer and her family reside in Vancouver.

Jennifer is available for interviews and photos upon request. 

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Portrait Headshot Photographer Credit: Kristine Cofsky from The Portrait Sessions

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