REBECCA DE MORNAY Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Rebecca De Mornay                                                                     
Birth name: Rebecca J. Pearch                                                               
Born: 29 August 1959 Santa Rosa, California, U.S.                                           
Rebecca De Mornay (born August 29, 1959) is an American film and television                 
actress. Her breakout film role came in 1983, when she played Lana in Risky                 
De Mornay was born Rebecca J. Pearch in Santa Rosa, California. Her father was             
the conservative radio and television commentator Wally George (born George                 
Walter Pearch). De Mornay was raised by her mother, Julie (nee Eagar), and                 
stepfather, Richard De Mornay. She grew up in France and went to college in the             
United Kingdom. She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York (which       
also at one time included veterans Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and Christopher           
De Mornay's film debut came with a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's One from           
the Heart (1982). Despite the subsequent success of Risky Business, De Mornay's             
most commercially successful film to date was The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992).       
In 2004, she guest starred as attorney Hannah Rose for the final few episodes of           
The Practice and the following year had a brief role alongside Owen Wilson and             
Vince Vaughn in Wedding Crashers.                                                           
In June 2007, she appeared in the HBO series John From Cincinnati in a starring             
role as matriarch of a troubled Imperial Beach, California surfing family, and             
as grandmother/guardian to a teen surfer on the brink of greatness.