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, MA, USA

Though she also has a successful recording career as a jazz/folk singer/songwriter, actress Rebecca Pidgeon is perhaps more familiar for her work with her husband, hard-edged playwright/filmmaker David Mamet. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Scotland, Pidgeon studied acting at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Along with performing on stage in Great Britain, Pidgeon made her film debut acting with Trevor Howard, Anthony Hopkins, and Hugh Grant in the 1920s-set Irish political drama The Dawning (1989). Further burnishing her thespian resumé, Pidgeon appeared in the BBC TV film She's Been Away (1990) with Dame Peggy Ashcroft and co-starred as Sonya in a TV version of Anton Chekov's Uncle Vanya (1991). Pidgeon's career came to a key turning point, however, after she starred in the London premiere of David Mamet's play Speed-the-Plow. Marrying Mamet in 1991, Pidgeon moved to the United States and co-starred in her first major American film, Mamet's provocative cop drama Homicide (1991). Pidgeon subsequently acted in Mamet projects throughout the 1990s, including the telefilm based on Mamet's book The Water Engine (1992); the controversial off-Broadway sexual harassment play Oleanna; and the Broadway production of The Old Neighborhood. Though she was off the screen during the mid-'90s, Pidgeon still composed the music score for the film version of Oleanna (1994). By the late '90s, Pidgeon was an integral member of Mamet's film repertory company. After co-starring as the pertly efficient assistant/potential femme fatale in Mamet's hit art house mind game The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Pidgeon returned to period films as liberated Winslow daughter Catherine in Mamet's adaptation of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy (1999). Softening her style somewhat, Pidgeon surprised critics with her charming, if no-nonsense, turn as Philip Seymour Hoffman's sweet, literary small town love interest in Mamet's Hollywood satire State and Main (2000). Pidgeon and Mamet have two daughters.

Highest Rated Movies



11% The Divergent Series: Allegiant Sarah 2016
No Score Yet Two-Bit Waltz Anita $2.6K 2014
49% Phil Spector Dr. Fallon 2013
71% Red Cynthia Wilkes $89M 2010
24% The Lodger Dr. Jessica Westmin 2009
No Score Yet Come Back to Sorrento Actor 2009
68% Redbelt Zena Frank $2.3M 2008
No Score Yet How To Be Mother 2008
No Score Yet Cat City Victoria Compton 2008
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Sea Change Leann Lewis 2007
29% Provoked Miriam 2007
60% Shopgirl Christie Richards $10.1M 2005
47% Edmond Edmond's Wife 2005
No Score Yet Advice and Dissent Actor 2002
66% Heist Fran Moore $23.3M 2001
86% State and Main Ann $5.8M 2000
97% The Winslow Boy Catherine Winslow 1999
No Score Yet Rebecca Pidgeon: Four Marys Actor 1998
89% The Spanish Prisoner Susan Ricci 1997
53% Oleanna Actor 1994
No Score Yet The Water Engine Connie 1992
91% Homicide Ms. Klein 1991
No Score Yet The Dawning Nancy Gulliver 1988


84% The Unit
Charlotte Canning-Ryan Charlotte Ryan 2019
40% In Justice
Charlotte Charlotte Conti 2006
90% The Shield
Joanna Faulks 2005


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