Rebecca De Mornay Biography

Birthday: 1959-08-29
Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, California USA
Height: 5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Wiki Biography: Rebecca De Mornay was born in 1959. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she got her last name when her mother married Richard De Mornay, who adopted her. After Richard's untimely death, Rebecca's mother moved her and her half-brother Peter from northern California to Europe, where she was raised primarily in England and Austria. Rebecca graduated "summa cum laude" from a German-speaking high school in the Austrian alps, and still speaks fluent German and French. She began her acting training in Los Angeles at Lee Strasberg's Institute, became an apprentice at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Film Studio, and soon thereafter made her film debut in One from the Heart (1982), which was followed by the box office hit Risky Business (1983), in which she gave a seductive and critically acclaimed performance as a streetwise prostitute. She went on to international stardom with her portrayal of a chillingly twisted nanny in the hugely popular The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). Other acclaimed film work includes Runaway Train (1985) (with Jon Voight), The Trip to Bountiful (1985) (with Geraldine Page), Backdraft (1991) (with Kurt Russell). Network television work includes the tour-de-force role of Arlie in the stellar Getting Out (1994) (TV) (based on Marsha Norman's play), the tragic title character in Dominick Dunne's An Inconvenient Woman (1991) (TV) (with Jason Robards), the remake of "The Shining" (1997) (produced by Stephen King), a multi-episode story arc about a cancer survivor on "ER" (1994) and Hallmark Hall of Fame's Night Ride Home (1999) (TV) (with Ellen Burstyn). On stage, she starred as Billie Dawn in "Born Yesterday" (1988) at the Pasadena Playhouse, as Charlotte Corday in "Marat/Sade" (1990) at the Williamstown Festival, and as Anna in "Closer" (2000) at the Mark Taper Forum. Rebecca's directing debut was with a segment of Showtime's "The Outer Limits" (1995) starring John Savage and Frank Whaley. Twice divorced from writer Bruce Wagner and, more recently, sportscaster Patrick O'Neal, Rebecca resides in Los Angeles with her two young daughters Sophia and Veronica.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Feds 1997 - 1997 Comedy
Identity Caroline Suzanne 2006 - 2006 Mystery
John from Cincinnati Cissy Yost 2007 - 2007 Drama
Bij Yerli Moreau 2008
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
One from the Heart 1982 Drama, Musical, Romance
Testament 1983 0
Risky Business Lana 1983 Comedy, Drama
Runaway Train Sara 1985
The Slugger's Wife Debby 1985 Comedy, Music, Romance
The Trip to Bountiful Thelma 1986 Drama
Beauty and the Beast Beauty 1987 Family, Fantasy, Musical
Feds 1988 0
And God Created Woman 1988 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dealers Anna Schuman 1989 Drama
Backdraft Helen McCaffrey 1991 0, Comedy, 0
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Mrs. Mott 1992 0
The Three Musketeers Countess D'Winter 1993 0
Guilty as Sin Jennifer Haines 1993 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Never Talk to Strangers Dr. Sarah Taylor 1995 Crime, Drama, Romance
The Con 1998 Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Table for One Ruth Draper 1999 Drama, Thriller
The Right Temptation Derian McCall 2001 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Identity Caroline Suzanne 2003 Game Show
Raise Your Voice Aunt Nina 2004 Family, Music, Romance
Lords of Dogtown 2005 0
Wedding Crashers Mrs. Kroeger 2005 0
American Venus 2007
Music Within 2007
Collar Mayor Ramona 'Nomi' Billingsley 2011 Crime, Drama
Apartment 1303 3D Maddie Slate 2013 Horror
Periphery Vi Warner 2014 Drama, Family
Killing Frank Joyce 2015 Horror, Thriller
Escort Service Carol 2015 Comedy