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Rebecca De Mornay Biography

Birth Name:
Rebecca Jane Pearch
Birth Place:
Santa Rosa, California, United States
Actor, producer, author

Fast Facts

  • Moved to Europe with her family at age 5 after the death of her stepfather, Richard De Mornay
  • As a result of living throughout Europe during her childhood, is fluent in French and German; after graduating from high school in Austria, moved back to the United States
  • Studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles
  • Worked as an apprentice to Francis Ford Coppola at his Zoetrope Studios prior to making her on-screen debut in 1982 with a minor role in his big-budget flick One From the Heart
  • Breakthrough role was as call girl Lana in 1983's wildly popular Risky Business
  • Appeared in the music video for Jefferson Starship's 1985 hit "Sara
  • " Appeared in the 1988 Pasadena Playhouse production of Born Yesterday
  • Made a memorable cameo appearance in 2005's blockbuster comedy Wedding Crashers