Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Career, Family, Age

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a well-recognized artist specialized in oil paintings. She is the mother of American rapper and singer Doja Cat. Her unique style of painting has made her outstanding among other artist. Aside her artistry career, Elizabeth is an actress and fashionista.

She became more popular when she release the Moo video in 2018 and when her daughter, Doja Cat shot to fame with her music career.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Personal Details

Full Name Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer
Age 59
Birth year 1963
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Occupation Painter, Actress
Nationality American
Religion Jewish
Height 5’7”
Weight 52kg
Ethnicity Mixed
Eye color Grey
Hair Light Blonde
Ex-Husband Dumisani Diamini
Marital Status Divorced
Children 3

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Biography & Education 

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a Jewish-American born in Los Angeles, California in 1963 to the Sawyer family. Sawyer is one of the personalities that love to keep her personal life private, much information is not known about her early days, siblings and exact date of birth.

She is of a mixed ethnicity and a Christian but other sources describe her as a Jewish due to her family background. Sawyer lived most of her early life in California with her family whose information are not on the internet.

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Sawyer attended College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ and graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting INN 1993. She continued at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and graduated with Master of Fine Arts in Painting in 1995.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Career

Sawyer started her career as artist of which oil painting became her specialty and sometimes work woth wax and gouache. Her artistry talent was a family thing as she inherited it from her mother who was much into arts and painting.

Her acting career also took a good turn where she starred in several movies including “Friends Don’t Let Friends Date” movie in 2014 and Martyrs The Chronicles of Blood (started airing in 2019).

According to Sawyer, her arts and paintings are inspired by the different places she has lived in the US from New Jersey to Minneapolis and Southern Illinois. The environments she finds herself are involved in the painting she does. She display her paintings on her website.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Personal life

Marriage & Children

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer was previously married to South African actor, singer and film producer, Dumisani Dlamini.  They were reported to have married on February 27, 1995 according to Radar. Sawyer and her ex-husband first meet during their Sarafina tour where they both got along and later married with three children. The couple divorced few years after their marriage.

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Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s ex husband, Dumisani-Dlamini

Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, popularly known as Doja Cat who is an American rapper and musician is their first daughter. They have another daughter and a son whose names aren’t disclosed.

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Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s daughter, Doja Cat


  • 2002: Purchase Award, Muhlenburg College, Allentown, PA
  • 1999: Merit Award, Burlington County Juried Exhibition, Smithville, NJ
  • 1998: Merit Award, Burlington County Juried Exhibition, Smithville, NJ
  • 1997: Merit Award, Burlington County Juried Exhibition, Smithville, NJ
  • 1996: Merit Award, Burlington County Juried Exhibition, Smithville, NJ
  • 1993: Merit Award in Painting, The College of New Jersey Student Art Show
  • 1992: Best in Show, Burlington County Juried Exhibition

 Purchase Award, The College of New Jersey Student Art Show

 Merit Award in Watercolor, The College of New Jersey Student Art Show

  • 1989: Representative for New Jersey in the National Teen Arts Festival Tour


  • The College of New Jersey
  •  Muhlenburg College
  • Private Collections


  • When is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s birthday?

The exact birthday of Sawyer is not known but according to sources she is in her late 50s and with the information gathered we say she is 59 years old.

  • Who is Doja Cat real mother?

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is the mother of rapper and singer Doja Cat.

  • How did Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer and Dumisani Dlamini meet?

They crossed path during a Sarafina tour where they got acquainted and entered into marriage.

  • How many daughters does Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer ?

She is blessed with two daughter but only her first daughter Doja Cat is publicly known.

  • What nationality is Doja cat’s mother?

Doja Cat’s mother is an American


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