Rebecca De Mornay

Biography: Rebecca De Mornay was born in northern California, and was raised by her mother Julie and stepfather Richard De Mornay until his death when she was five years old. Rebecca's mother then moved her and her half-brother Peter to Europe, where she was raised primarily in England and Austria. Rebecca graduated "summa cum laude" from a German-speaking high school in the Austrian alps, and still speaks fluent German and French.

She began her acting training in Los Angeles at Lee Strasberg's Institute, became an apprentice at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Film Studio, and soon thereafter made her film debut opposite Tom Cruise in the box office hit Risky Business (1983), in which she gave a seductive and critically acclaimed performance as a streetwise call girl. She went on to international stardom with her portrayal of a chillingly twisted nanny in the hugely popular The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). Other acclaimed film work includes Runaway Train (1985) (with Jon Voight),
The Trip to Bountiful (1985) (with Geraldine Page), Backdraft (1991) (with Kurt Russell).

Network television work includes the tour-de-force role of Arlie in the stellar Getting Out (1994) (TV) (based on Marsha Norman's play), the tragic title character in Dominick Dunne's An Inconvenient Woman (1991) (TV) (with Jason Robards), the remake of "The Shining" (1997) (mini) (produced by Stephen King), a multi-episode story arc about a cancer survivor on "ER" (1994) and Hallmark Hall of Fame's Night Ride Home (1999) (TV) (with Ellen Burstyn).

On stage, she starred as Billie Dawn in "Born Yesterday" (1988) at the Pasadena Playhouse, as Charlotte Corday in "Marat/Sade" (1990) at the Williamstown Festival, and as Anna in "Closer" (2000) at the Mark Taper Forum.

Rebecca's directing debut was with a segment of Showtime's "The Outer Limits" (1995) starring John Savage and Frank Whaley. Rebecca currently resides in Los Angeles with sportscaster Patrick O'Neal, and their daughters, Sophia and Veronica.
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Rebecca De Mornay's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 75 Risky Business
Lowest Metascore: 33 Raise Your Voice
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Apartment 1303 3D Jul 25, 2013 Maddie Slate 3.0
34 Mother's Day May 4, 2012 Mother / Natalie 'Mother' Koffin 6.6
45 Flipped Aug 6, 2010 Patsy Loski 8.0
53 Music Within Oct 26, 2007 Richard's Mom 7.3
64 Wedding Crashers Jul 15, 2005 Mrs. Kroeger 7.5
56 Lords of Dogtown Jun 3, 2005 Philaine 8.2
33 Raise Your Voice Oct 8, 2004 Aunt Nina 6.8
57 One from the Heart (re-release) Nov 14, 2003 Understudy 5.9
64 Identity Apr 25, 2003 Caroline Suzanne 7.9
38 Backdraft May 24, 1991 Helen McCaffrey 8.5
75 Risky Business Aug 5, 1983 Lana 7.3