Debra Jo Rupp (born February 24, 1951) is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her role as Kitty Forman on the long-running Fox sitcom, That '70s Show.
Rupp was born in Glendale, California and raised in Boxford, Massachusetts, where she attended Masconomet Regional High School, graduating in 1970. She has two sisters. She went on to attend the University of Rochester, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1974. Rupp divides her time between Los Angeles and Lee, Massachusetts.
Rupp left her home state of Massachusetts in 1979 to pursue an acting career in New York City. She frequently performed on stage and appeared in commercials before winning her first television role in 1980 as Sheila, a topless dancer, on the daytime drama All My Children. Earlier in the same year, Rupp played Helen, the wife of a cheating husband, in Sharon Tipsword's one-act comedy Second Verse, which was produced as part of a play festival at New York's Nat Horne Theater. Another notable stage performance was as the young bride Eleanor in the 1985 production of A. R. Gurney's The Middle Ages at the Whole Theater Company, established by Olympia Dukakis in nearby Montclair, NJ. She