Rebecca Staab was born in Hays, Kansas and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Excelling in academics, Rebecca had a 4.0 GPA in both high school and college, and placed in the top five finalists in the Miss USA pageant as Miss Nebraska. Rebecca’s most recent work includes the film “Breakthrough” alongside Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, and Mike Colter – a true-story based on the book “The Impossible” by Joyce Smith. Movie theater audiences can see Rebecca co-starring in the film “The Miracle Season,” alongside William Hurt and Helen Hunt. ABC thriller series “Somewhere Between” features Rebecca as series regular “Colleen Dekizer,” working with the likes of Devon Sawa and Paula Patton. On “The Chronicle Mysteries,” Rebecca plays the newspaper’s Society Editor/Know-It-All as series regular “Eileen Bruce.” Rebecca also stars as a series regular lead in the project “Manopause.” Not every girl gets the chance to be a Marvel Comic superhero, but Rebecca starred in the first cult-hit film version of “The Fantastic Four” as the original “Susan Storm — The Invisible Girl.” She is enthusiastically remembered by many fans of the film “Love Potion No. 9,” for her famous “verbally castrating” bar room scenes with Tate Donovan, and is also recognized frequently for the “top funniest commercials of the year” TAG body spray, as the Mrs. Robinson-MILF who seduces her daughter’s boyfriend. Rebecca played the title role in Indy film “A House on a Hill”, starring with Philip Baker Hall, and worked on the critically acclaimed film “A Perfect Ending” with John Heard. Some of Rebecca’s other series regular roles include the sex-crazed anchorwoman Sherry Beck on the newsroom drama “Live Shot”; innocent vampire Daphne Collins on the revised “Dark Shadows” with Ben Cross; the first lesbian television character Ellen Sommers on NBC’s “Trade Winds”; and the billionaire widow/vampire/fashion designer Elizabeth Barrington on “Port Charles.” Rebecca has most recently been seen on top-rated Hallmark Channel films, as well as the award-winning shows Masters of Sex, Dexter, Glee, Fairly Legal, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, CSI, CSI: NY, NCIS, and Nip/Tuck. Rebecca is also recognized from network classics Cheers, Seinfeld, Ellen, The Wonder Years, Columbo, Beverly Hills, 90210, and The Drew Carey Show, to name only a few. After college, Rebecca spent three years as a professional model based in Paris, and worked nonstop on location all over the world including Italy, Germany, and Japan, accumulating covers, features in fashion magazines, billboards, and international campaigns. She moved on to New York and continued working with the Ford Modeling agency. Booking her very first acting audition, Rebecca started her acting career as punk-rocker Cecelia Thompson on ABC’s “Loving,” followed by the series regular ‘good girl,’ Jessie Matthews, on “Guiding Light.” An avid traveler, Rebecca has been from Russia to Costa Rica, Italy to Bali, Japan to Austria, France to Singapore, Estonia to Kauai, Crete to Zihuatanejo, Istanbul to Hong Kong, Helsinki to the Canary Islands, Tunisia to St. Barts, Tahiti to Tulum, and most places in between! She excels at every outdoor adventure sport – her garage looks like a miniature “Sports Chalet.” Another passion of Rebecca’s is architectural restoration — hands on, she recently completed a top-to-bottom inside-out year-long project of restoring a 100-year-old home from a “haunted crack house” to the historic jewel it deserves to be appreciated as. Having reconstructed every house she’s ever lived in, Rebecca is always looking for the next restoration project! Rebecca also applies her construction and handiwork skills to projects for Habitat for Humanity. She and her longtime partner, William deVry, are very active in dog rescue. They foster four-legged friends who are slated for euthanasia, rehabilitate them, and find them qualified forever homes. They presently have five dogs of their own, but there’s frequently an extra one or two in transition. They live in a registered historic home in the Hollywood Hills where Rebecca excels in landscape architecture, interior design, and gourmet cooking. Rebecca studied in New York City with Uta Hagen at the HB Studios, and in Los Angeles with Larry Moss.
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