Santa Rosa, California, USA
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Risky Business and And God Created Woman
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Rebecca De Mornay (born Rebecca Jane Pearch on August 29, 1959) is an American film and television actress. Her breakthrough film role came in 1983, when she played Lana in Risky Business. De Mornay`s film debut was a small part in Francis Ford Coppola`s One from the Heart (1982). Soon thereafter came her star-making role as a hooker who seduces a high school student played by Tom Cruise in Risky Business.
In 1986, she appeared with Starship`s Mickey Thomas in the music video for the song "Sara". The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 15, 1986. One of De Mornay`s most commercially successful films came in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). She also appeared in Ron Howard`s Backdraft, in a remake of Roger Vadim`s provocative And God Created Woman and in the starring role as a defense lawyer in Sidney Lumet`s murder drama Guilty as Sin. In 2004, the actress 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. De Mornay also starred in the 2007 drama American Venus. 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. The name "Rebecca DeMornay" is used for a character (played by Sonya Eddy) in two episodes of Seinfeld: "The Muffin Tops" and "The Bookstore"
De Mornay lived with Tom Cruise for two and a half years after they met in Risky Business. In 1989, she married and divorced novelist/screenwriter Bruce Wagner. In the early 1990s, she was linked romantically to Leonard Cohen; some reports say they were engaged. She is credited as a producer and arranger on his album The Future (1992). From 1995 to 2002 she was married to Ryan O`Neal`s son Patrick. They have two daughters, Sophia (born 1997) and Veronica (born 2001).
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Lee Strasberg Institute
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Rebecca Jane Pearch
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Rebecca De Mornay (born August 29, 1959) is an American film and television actress. Her breakthrough film role came in 1983, when she played Lana in Risky Business. Her other notable film roles include Sara in Runaway Train (1985), Thelma in The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Helen McCaffrey in the thriller Backdraft (1991) and her portrayal of the chillingly twisted nanny Peyton Flanders in the popular 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.
George Walter Pearch (Wally George) (December 4, 1931 – October 5, 2003)
Julie Eager DeMornay
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
The Gersh Agency, Inc.
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