Lucy Deakins is an American actress.
Deakins was born in New York City, the daughter of Alice, a professor at William Paterson University, and Roger, a retired New York University professor. She graduated from Stuyvesant High School and enrolled in Harvard University in 1988. She graduated in 1994 with a degree in comparative religion. She took time off for acting jobs and to backpack across Europe.
While living in Port Townsend, Washington, she enrolled in boatbuilding school, worked as an EMT, and signed up as a firefighter with the town's Fire Academy. Deakins moved to Denver, Colorado in 1999, where she worked as a paralegal. She and her husband, J.J. Arnold, were married in 1999.
Her daughter, Mason, was born in January, 2000. In January, 2002, she and her husband moved to New York City so they could be closer to the art world. She enrolled in law school at the University of Washington in Seattle and graduated in 2007. She was admitted to the New York Bar and is now a practicing attorney at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Since 2009, she now works at their Denver office.