De Mornay, Rebecca 1961(?)–

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De MORNAY, Rebecca 1961(?)–

(Rebecca DeMornay)


Original name, Rebecca George; born August 29, 1961 (some sources say 1962), in Santa Rosa, CA; raised in Europe; daughter of Wally (a disc jockey and talk show host) George and Julie (an actress) De Mornay; stepdaughter of Richard De Mornay; married Bruce Wagner (an actor, director, producer, and writer), 1989 (divorced, 1990); married Patrick O'Neal (a sportscaster); children: (second marriage) Veronica, Sophia. Education: Attended high school in Kitzbuehel, Austria; studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Los Angeles, CA, and with Sandra Seacat and Geraldine Page; apprenticed at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studio, 1981. Religion: Zen Buddhist.

Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor west, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress, director, and producer.

Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award, best villain, MTV Movie Award nomination, best female performance, Cognac Festival du Film Policier Award, best actress, 1992, all for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Understudies, One from the Heart, Columbia, 1982.

Lana, Risky Business, Warner Bros., 1983.

Cathy Pitkin, Testament, Paramount, 1983.

Debby Palmer, Neil Simon's "The Slugger's Wife" (also known as The Slugger's Wife), Columbia, 1985.

Thelma, The Trip to Bountiful, Island Alive, 1985.

Sara, Runaway Train, Cannon, 1985.

Beauty, Beauty and the Beast (also known as Cannon Movie Tales: Beauty and the Beast), Cannon, 1987.

Robin Shea, And God Created Woman, Vestron, 1988.

Elizabeth "Ellie" DeWitt, Feds, Warner Bros., 1988.

Anna Schuman, Dealers, J. Arthur Rank, 1989.

Helen McCaffrey, Backdraft, Universal, 1991.

Peyton Flanders/Mrs. Mott, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Buena Vista, 1992.

Milady DeWinter, The Three Musketeers, Buena Vista, 1993.

Jennifer Haines, Guilty as Sin, Buena Vista, 1993.

Dr. Sarah Taylor, Never Talk to Strangers (also known as L'inconnu and Speil mit dem Feuer), TriStar, 1995.

(As Rebecca DeMornay) Louise, The Winner, LIVE Entertainment, 1996.

(As Rebecca DeMornay) Caroline Suzanne, Identity, Columbia, 2003.

Aunt Nina, Raise Your Voice, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Film Executive Producer:

Never Talk to Strangers (also known as L'inconnu and Spiel mit dem Feuer), TriStar, 1995.

The Winner, LIVE Entertainment, 1996.

Film Co–Executive Producer:

A Table for One (also known as Wicked Ways), 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, Tanner '88 (also known as Tanner: A Political Fable), HBO, 1988.

Wendy Torrance, Stephen King's "The Shining" (also known as The Shining), ABC, 1997.

Kim McCormack, "The Three Sisters," A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001.

Elizabeth Parris, Salem Witch Trials, CBS, 2002.

(In archive footage) Herself, Retrosexual: The 80's (documentary), VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Claire Dupin, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, 1986.

Captain Moreau, By Dawn's Early Light (also known as The Grand Tour), HBO, 1990.

Flo March, An Inconvenient Woman, ABC, 1991.

Lynn Kaines, Blind Side, HBO, 1993.

Arlene Holsclaw, Getting Out, ABC, 1994.

Barbara Beaton/Nancy, The Con, USA Network, 1998.

Ruth Draper, A Table for One (also known as Wicked Ways), Cinemax, 1999.

Nora Mahler, Night Ride Home, CBS, 1999.

Petrone, Thick as Thieves, HBO, 1999.

(As Rebecca DeMornay) Derian McCall, The Right Temptation, HBO, 2000.

Lainey Berman, Range of Motion, Lifetime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1986.

Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992.

The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992.

Presenter, The 1992 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992.

Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992.

Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1995.

Narrator, Nova: Lost on Everest, PBS, 2000.

Narrator, Pet Love (documentary), The Discovery Channel, 2000.

Herself, Wally George: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Liz, No Place Like Home, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rose Peasley, "Pecos Bill, King of the Cowboys," Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales and Legends," Showtime, 1986.

Mysterious woman, "The Conversion," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995.

Herself, Lo mas pas, 1996.

Elaine Nichols, "Leave It to Weaver," ER, NBC, 1999.

Elaine Nichols, "Last Rites," ER, NBC, 1999.

Elaine Nichols, "Green with Envy," ER, NBC, 1999.

Elaine Nichols, "Sins of the Fathers," ER, NBC, 1999.

Elaine Nichols, "Truth & Consequences," ER, NBC, 1999.

Sabrina Fithian, "The Love of Money," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Sabrina Fithian, "Inadmissible," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.

Hannah Rose, "The Firm," The Practice, ABC, 2004.

Hannah Rose, "Comings and Goings," The Practice, ABC, 2004.

Hannah Rose, "New Hoods on the Block," The Practice, ABC, 2004.

Hannah Rose, "Adjourned" (also known as "Cheers"), The Practice, ABC, 2004.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, "The Conversion," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1995.

Stage Appearances:

Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1988.

Charlotte Corday, Marat/Sade, Williamstown Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1990.

Anna, Closer, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2000.



American Film, April, 1986, p. 37.

Entertainment Weekly, March 15, 1996, p. 71; October 15, 1999, p. 34.

People Weekly, October 3, 1983, p. 100; February 27, 1984, p. 28.

Premiere, February, 1992, p. 88.

Saturday Review, January/February, 1986, p. 30.

TV Guide, April 23, 1994, p. 24.

Variety, August 2, 1999, p. 26.

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