Debbie Gibson grew up in Long Iceland, New York, on the third of four daughters of Joseph and Diane Gibson. With her sister she was already at the age of five years on the stage and wrote her first songs. At this age, they also brought himself to play the piano. She played according to her mother by ear and only later learned to read music by a piano teacher. With eight years she was a member of the choir of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the age of twelve, she joined in the lead role of Annie in the eponymous musical on Broadway.
Early age of 16 she received her first recording contract with Atlantic Records and was from the middle of 1987 worldwide place their first self-penned hits in the charts: Only in My Dreams and Shake Your Love. This was followed by other hits as well as their U.S. number - one hits Foolish Beat ( 1988) and Lost in Your Eyes (1989). With their second album, released in early 1989 Electric Youth and the hit single of the same name, as well as the singles No More Rhyme and We Could Be Together they had success in Europe and Japan.
In 1992, she was a three-month stint in the Broadway production of Les Misérables as Eponine. In 1993 was her breakthrough as a musical star in Grease in London's West End, starring alongside former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan she took over the role of Sandy. This was followed by leading roles in the Broadway productions Funny Girl, The Beauty and the Beast, Gypsy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Chicago and Cabaret.
In the meantime, she devoted herself again to the music and released several albums. In addition, several appearances came in several television productions, including the series Beverly Hills, 90210 as well as roles in films such as My Girlfriend 's Boyfriend and Teen Queen, for which she also wrote the film score. Deborah Gibson has her own record label called Golden Egg Productions, where she not only produces other singers, but for them also writes songs since the mid- 1990s. Her mother Diane is still her manager. She was also in the Trash films Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus (2009, directed by Jack Perez ) and Mega Python Versus Gatoroid " (2011, directed by Mary Lambert ). Seen 2011 joined Gibson in the music video Last Friday Night ( TGIF ) by Katy Perry as their mother.