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Rebecca De Mornay

Highest Rated:   100% The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Slugger's Wife (1985)
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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 Kitzb├╝hel, 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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
  • 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
  • Louise
  • Executive Producer
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
40% 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
87% Runaway Train
  • Sara
1985
0% The Slugger's Wife
  • Debby Palmer
1985
75% Testament
  • Cathy Pitkin
1983
96% Risky Business
  • Lana
1983
48% One From the Heart
  • Understudy #3
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Lucifer
2016
  • Penelope
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Barbara Cotchin
  • 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Tessa McKellen
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Hannah Rose
  • 2004
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Elaine Nichols
  • 1999
60% The Shining
1997
  • Actor
  • 1997

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