Rebecca Pidgeon

Rebecca Pidgeon

Highest Rated: 97% The Winslow Boy (1999)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

Birthday: Oct 10, 1965

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Actress-singer Rebecca Pidgeon carved out a fascinating career that kept her from being lost in the shadow of her famous spouse, playwright David Mamet. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Pidgeon moved as a child to Scotland and later attended the esteemed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Along with guitarist Roger Fife, she formed the band Ruby Blue in 1986. She soon began a parallel acting career, appearing on the TV show "Bust" (ITV, 1987) and in the miniseries "Campaign" (BBC, 1988). After making her feature debut in "The Dawning" (1998), she was appearing in the London production of "Speed-the-Plow" when she met her future husband. She left Ruby Blue in 1990 to pursue acting full-time, and married Mamet in 1991. She began working frequently with her spouse, including appearing in the film version of "Homicide" (1991), which Mamet also directed. The couple would also work together on the films "The Spanish Prisoner" (1997), "The Winslow Boy" (1999), "State and Main" (2000), and "Heist" (2001). She also returned to music, releasing a string of solo albums. Beyond working with Mamet, she appeared with Claire Danes and Steve Martin in "Shopgirl" (2005), and opposite Tom Selleck in the TV movie "Jesse Stone: Sea Change" (2007). She also joined the cast of the Mamet produced military drama "The Unit" (CBS, 2006-09) and appeared opposite Bruce Willis in "RED" (2010). While continuing to make music, she began acting less frequently. She appeared in the third film of the "Divergent" series, "Allegiant" (2016), but the movie struggled at the box office. Pidgeon later found herself in a high-profile and controversial project when she joined Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson for "Bird Box" (Netflix, 2018). The film, which focuses on a mysterious entity that elicits mass-suicides, was criticized for including footage from an actual train wreck, seemingly intimating that the tragedy was tied to the film's supernatural storyline.

Highest rated movies

The Winslow Boy
The Spanish Prisoner
State and Main
Phil Spector




11% 41% The Divergent Series: Allegiant Sarah (Character) $66.2M 2016
No Score Yet 26% Two-Bit Waltz Anita (Character) $2.0K 2014
50% 32% Phil Spector Dr. Fallon (Character) - 2013
71% 72% Red Cynthia Wilkes (Character) $90.4M 2010
No Score Yet 14% Cat City Victoria Compton (Character) - 2009
21% 30% The Lodger Dr. Jessica Westmin (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 48% How to Be Mother (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 68% Jesse Stone: Sea Change Leeann Lewis (Character) - 2007
28% 70% Provoked Miriam Taylor (Character) - 2007
47% 46% Edmond Wife (Character) $131.6K 2005
61% 58% Shopgirl Christie Richards (Character) $10.3M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Advice and Dissent Ellen Goldman (Character) - 2002
68% 59% Heist Fran (Character) $23.5M 2001
85% 70% State and Main Ann Black (Character) $6.9M 2000
97% 78% The Winslow Boy Catherine 'Kate' Winslow (Character) $4.0M 1999
89% 81% The Spanish Prisoner Susan Ricci (Character) $9.6K 1998
56% 61% Oleanna Original Music $120.2K 1994
92% 72% Homicide Miss Klein (Character) $1.9M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Been Away Young Lillian (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 50% The Dawning Nancy Gulliver (Character) - 1988


84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007 2009
40% No Score Yet In Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
90% 95% The Shield Joanna Faulks (Guest Star) 2004-2005