Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Slugger's Wife (1985)
  • Birthday: Aug 29, 1959
  • Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • An actress of striking beauty, impossible strawberry-blonde hair, and piercing blue eyes, Rebecca De Mornay's compelling choice of roles shows an actress unafraid to take risks, even if those risks ultimately don't pay off as anticipated. From an unhinged performance in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) to a touching turn as a cancer survivor on television's popular ER, De Mornay has consistently proven herself adept at virtually any genre, and equally convincing no matter how unconventional each role may be. The Santa Rosa, CA, native's parents divorced when she was just two, and three years later young Rebecca would assume the surname of her stepfather when adopted at age five. Following her primary education at England's prestigious Summerhill Boarding School, the aspiring actress would earn her high school degree in Kitzbühel, Austria, where she graduated summa cum laude. De Mornay's training as an actress came when she enrolled in New York's acclaimed Lee Strausberg Institute, and she was soon hired by Zoetrope Studios to appear in director Francis Ford Coppola's romantic drama One From the Heart (1982). Though her role in that particular film was relatively minor, it was only a year later that the up-and-coming actress was making a splash in show business opposite Tom Cruise in the runaway box-office hit Risky Business. Subsequent roles in Testament (1983) and The Trip to Bountiful (1985) showed that De Mornay's onscreen talent was no doubt growing, and following a high-profile role in the thriller Runaway Train (1985), she essayed a demanding role in the ambitious box-office failure And God Created Woman. Though De Mornay would strike big in the early '90s with an intensely psychotic performance in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) and a solid supporting role in the previous year's Backdraft, the remainder of the decade found her wallowing in a glut of low-budget thrillers attempting to capitalize on her frightful performance in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. The new millennium found the talented actress still struggling to overcome her association with thrillers, and the heartwarming made-for-television drama Range of Motion proved without a doubt that she was indeed capable of greater things. Following a pair of impressive small-screen performances in A Girl Thing (2001) and Salem Witch Trials (2002), a virtually unrecognizable De Mornay turned up as a demanding screen diva in the 2003 sleeper thriller Identity. A cameo in the hit 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers followed, and in 2010 De Mornay once again terrified moviegoers as a malevolent martriarch in the horror remake Mother's Day. Outside of film work, De Mornay has been cited for her on-stage performances in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Born Yesterday, and in 1995 she made her directing debut with an episode of The Outer Limits entitled "The Conversation."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Collar Mayor Ramona Billingsley 2017
11% I Am Wrath Vivian Hill 2016
No Score Yet Apartment 1303 3D Maddie Slate 2013
42% Mother's Day Mother $94.9K 2012
55% Flipped Patsy Loski $1.8M 2010
33% Music Within Richard's Mom $0.2M 2007
No Score Yet American Venus Celia Lane 2007
75% Wedding Crashers Mrs. Kroeger $209.3M 2005
55% Lords of Dogtown Philaine $11.1M 2005
15% Raise Your Voice Aunt Nina $10.5M 2004
No Score Yet Salem Witch Trials Elizabeth Parris 2003
62% Identity Caroline Suzanne $51.5M 2003
No Score Yet A Girl Thing Kim McCormack 2001
No Score Yet Range of Motion Lainey Berman 2000
No Score Yet The Right Temptation Derian McCall 2000
No Score Yet NOVA: Lost on Everest Narrator 2000
No Score Yet A Table for One Ruth 1999
No Score Yet Night Ride Home Nora Mahler 1999
No Score Yet The Con Barbara/Nancy 1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves Petrone 1998
17% The Winner Executive Producer Louise 1997
15% Never Talk to Strangers Dr. Sarah Taylor Producer Executive Producer 1995
No Score Yet Getting Out Arlene Holsclaw 1994
31% The Three Musketeers Milady De Winter 1993
38% Guilty as Sin Jennifer Haines 1993
No Score Yet Blind Side Lynn Kaines 1993
63% The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Peyton Flanders 1992
74% Backdraft Helen McCaffrey 1991
No Score Yet An Inconvenient Woman Flo 1991
No Score Yet By Dawn's Early Light Moreau 1990
No Score Yet Dealers Anna Schuman 1989
20% Feds Ellie DeWitt 1988
38% And God Created Woman Robin Shea 1988
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Murders in the Rue Morgue Claire Dupin 1986
100% The Trip to Bountiful Thelma 1985
85% Runaway Train Sara 1985
0% The Slugger's Wife Debby Palmer 1985
78% Testament Cathy Pitkin 1983
96% Risky Business Lana 1983
50% One From the Heart Understudy #3 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

87% Lucifer
2016
Penelope
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Barbara Cotchin
  • 2013
50% John From Cincinnati
2007
Cissy Yost
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Tessa McKellen
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Hannah Rose
  • 2004
96% Boomtown
2002-2003
Sabrina Fithian Sabrina
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
Narrator Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Elaine Nichols
  • 1999
42% The Shining
1997
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Director
  • 1995
No Score Yet Tanner '88
1988
Guest
  • 1988

QUOTES FROM Rebecca De Mornay CHARACTERS

Aunt Nina
Happy graduation!
Simon Fletcher
Where is she?
Aunt Nina
Ah, well, there's something I wanna talk to you about, Simon.
Peyton Flanders
Don't fuck with me retard.
Mrs. Kroeger
Her name is Chastity. She is white trash, same as you. Hillbilly!
Marlene
Poison!
Peyton Flanders
Excuse me?!
Mother
You see, rules are what make order out of chaos.
Understudy
sundays
Understudy
Sundays.
Mrs. Kroeger
You shut your mouth when you're talkin to me!
Mrs. Kroeger
You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!