Bright and vivacious, Cherie also has her feet on the ground. A nurse and friend of Nina, Cherie left the hospital to take up a position on the medical staff of a cruise ship. She returns to land- and to Nina's life- on the verge of giving birth. As Nina helps Cherie through labour the two women connect the dots of Cherie's recent adventures, and realise that the father of the baby is Darcy Proudman. Giving birth to Darcy's child- a baby boy they call Ray- binds Cherie to the Proudman clan, which in spite of its challenges provides Cherie with something she has never really known: a warm and loving family. Adopted into a strict religious family with whom she had virtually nothing in common, Cherie thought that she was destined to be a loner in life. In the messy but very loving Proudman family she senses the possibility of connection and a sense of belonging she had learned to live without. While she and Darcy work to raise Ray in their own unorthodox way, Cherie continues her unique relationship with Dr Martin Clegg.
You may have also seen her in: lead guest roles in 'Rush', 'The Alice' and Bryan Brown's, 'Two Twisted.' Deb was also a regular television presenter, hosting "Playschool" and "Message Sticks" for the ABC and Lonely Planet's "Going Bush" with Catherine Freeman for SBS. She has appeared in such films as Bran Nue Dae, Radiance and Rabbit Proof Fence and has recently made her directorial debut with the short film, Ralph.