Becca Tobin

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Becca Tobin
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BornRebecca Tobin
(1986-01-18) January 18, 1986 (age 28)
Marietta, Georgia
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active2009–present
Known forGlee
 
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Becca Tobin
Becca Tobin 2013 (cropped).jpg
BornRebecca Tobin
(1986-01-18) January 18, 1986 (age 28)
Marietta, Georgia
OccupationActress, dancer, singer
Years active2009–present
Known forGlee

Rebecca "Becca" Tobin, (born January 18, 1986)[1][2] is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She currently portrays Kitty Wilde in the Fox television series Glee, and made her first appearance in the fourth season premiere episode, "The New Rachel".

Early life[edit]

Becca grew up in Marietta, Georgia as the younger of two girls and the daughter of two attorneys.[3] She was a cheerleader in seventh and eighth grade, but says it wasn't for her[4] and did dance after that.[5] She transferred schools halfway through her senior year. Having transferred from a theater arts school to a public one, she began to get bullied by girls who called her "theater freak" and "nerd."[6] They told her she would never become successful or a star,[3] and one girl threatened to beat her up.[7] She also received harsh text messages and her only friend began to ignore her. Because of the bullying, she began skipping school events, like pep rallies,[8] and didn't walk at her graduation.[7] She graduated from Wheeler High School in 2004.[3] She is an alumnus of AMDA, a performing arts college.[9]

Career[edit]

Tobin's first performance was at age four as a Christmas tree in her school's holiday pageant.[10] She moved to New York when she was eighteen to get working right away.[1] She has worked on Broadway as an understudy and replacement for the musical Rock of Ages. She's done other small theater projects, though most of them were as an understudy, and toured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in 2011.

She plays Kitty Wilde in the Fox television show Glee. Tobin made her first appearance in the fourth season premiere episode, "The New Rachel", and was a regular recurring guest star for the season. It has been reported that she will be a member of the show's main cast in the fifth season.[11] Tobin's character received mixed opinions from critics.[12][13][14]

Singing[edit]

Several songs performed by Tobin as Kitty Wilde on Glee have been released as singles, available for digital download, also featured on the show's soundtrack albums. Samantha Highfill of Entertainment Weekly gave a "B+" grade to Kitty's performance with Marley Rose, Wade "Unique" Adams and Tina Cohen-Chang of the Spice Girls's "Wannabe" in the episode Guilty Pleasures", and wrote, "The vocals were good, the vibe was fun, but I wasn't too impressed with the costumes, probably because I've done better. Yes, I won a costume contest as one-fifth of the Spice Girls in college. So what?".[15] Erin Strecker of Entertainment Weekly gave a "B+" grade to Kitty's duet with Marley Rose of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero" in the "Dynamic Duets" episode, and wrote, "I’ve said it before: I may not like her character, but I really enjoy Kitty’s performances. This high-energy choir room duet with Marley was a superhero treat".[16] Sandra Gonzalez of Entertainment Weekly gave a "B" grade to Kitty's rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" in the "Wonder-ful" episode, and wrote, "Kitty, Jake and Ryder have their choir room fun in this Wonder classic, but I have to agree with Mercedes – they never really took it to the next level."[17] Micheal Slezak gave the number a "C+".[18] L'Oreal Thompson of the The Baltimore Sun called it a "rather spirited rendition".[19]

Media appearances[edit]

She appears in the May 2013 issue of the magazine Maxim.[20][21][22]

She was chosen, along with fellow Glee cast members Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, and Dean Geyer, as an ambassador for Coca Cola's new product, P10 300 ml Coke Mismo.[23][24] In June 2013, the four of them were flown to Manila, Philippines to endorse the product by visiting different malls and meeting with fans.[25][26]

August 2014 celebrity photo leaks[edit]

Main article: August 2014 celebrity photo leaks

On August 31, 2014, nude photographs of Becca Tobin appeared on 4chan as part of a widely publicized hack of celebrity photos. Tobin confirmed leak via Twitter.[27]

Personal life[edit]

She was in a relationship with nightclub entrepreneur Matt Bendik until his death on July 10, 2014.[28][29]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Wiener & WienerHeatherEpisode: "Beyonce's Walk-In Closet"
2012–presentGleeKitty WildeSeason 4 – Recurring Role
Season 5 – Main Cast
2013Watch What Happens: LiveHerselfEpisode: "Shirley Manson & Becca Tobin"
2013Master ChefHerselfSeason 4: Episode 10
2014Drop Dead DivaEmpress KatiaSeason 6: Episode 11 "Afterlife"
2014Mystery GirlsKimmee KittsonSeason 1: Episode 7 "Passing the Torch"

Theater[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005CatsEtcetera
2006ChicagoRoxie Hart
2006-2007West Side StoryVelma (Female Jets)Houston, TX
2007Seven BridesEnsemble
2008High School MusicalEnsemblePaper Mill Playhouse
2008AnnieEnsemble
2008-2009Oklahoma!EnsembleAtlanta, GA
2009–2011Rock of AgesSherrie (understudy), performer (swing) & offstage voiceBroadway musical

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV VillainGleeNominated

Discography[edit]

Main article: Glee discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Interview: Cobb native Becca Tobin shines in “Glee” role blogs.ajc.com. Retrieved 2013-01-02
  2. ^ Tobin, Becca (November 24, 2012). @becbecbobec: @BeccaTobinFans Jan 18th :) Twitter.com. Retrieved November 24, 2012
  3. ^ a b c Interview: Cobb native Becca Tobin shines in “Glee” role January 2013.
  4. ^ Becca Tobin of 'Glee' on the show, bullying March 2013.
  5. ^ Becca Tobin Wiki Page
  6. ^ GLEE's BECCA TOBIN: I WAS BULLIED TO THE POINT OF MISERY November 2012.
  7. ^ a b Becca Tobin Opens Up About Being Bullied in High School — and Reveals What’s Next for Kitty on Glee Season 4! Exclusive November 2012.
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  9. ^ ALUMNA BECCA TOBIN JOINS “GLEE”! November 2012.
  10. ^ Glee's Becca Tobin Shares Christmas Flashback: Her 'Hilarious' and 'Awkward' First Role Celebuzz.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012
  11. ^ Ausiello, Michael (June 28, 2013). "UPDATED Glee Exclusive: 4 Original Cast Members are Returning as Series Regulars for Season 5; Plus — Who's Getting Promoted?". TV Line. Mail.com Media. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ Glee Season 4: Quinn vs. Kitty! Becca Tobin Explains How They’re Different
  13. ^ Is Kitty the new Quinn?
  14. ^ 'Glee' Star Dianna Agron Talks Quinn's Thanksgiving Return, Kitty and Catfights With Santana (Q&A)
  15. ^ Highfill, Samantha (March 21, 2013). "'Glee recap: There's No Guilt In Pleasure: With Mr. Schu away, the Glee club members decide to explore their most embarrassing guilty pleasures". Entertainment Weekly. Time, Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ Strecker, Erin (November 22, 2012). "'Glee recap: The Dark Side: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the Glee kids pretending to be superheroes". Entertainment Weekly. Time, Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (May 3, 2013). "'Glee recap: It's a Wonder-ful Life: The Glee kids tackle Stevie Wonder's biggest hits, and Rachel prepares for her big audition". Entertainment Weekly. Time, Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  18. ^ Slezak, Michael (May 2, 2013). "Glee Recap: A Trip to 'Wonder-ful'". TV Line. Mail.com Media. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  19. ^ Thompson, L'Oreal. "'Glee' recap: Wonder'ful". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  20. ^ Got frisky with Maxim this month. Sorry dad... April 2013.
  21. ^ http://instagram.com/p/X5lonHOtgW/ April 2013.
  22. ^ Becca Tobin April 2013.
  23. ^ The Cast of GLEE FOR COKE June 2013.
  24. ^ SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED: COKE LAUNCH WITH GLEE STARS June 2013.
  25. ^ Glee cast members invade 3 malls June 2013.
  26. ^ Newest Glee stars overwhelmed by Pinoys' welcome June 2013.
  27. ^ Tenna Torres: ‘American Idol’ Semi-Finalist Latest Victim Of Nude Leak
  28. ^ Breanne L. Heldman. "'Glee' Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Found Dead in Hotel Room apparently from exhaustion". Yahoo!. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  29. ^ Chiu, Melody. "Glee Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Found Dead, Cause of Death Unknown". People.com. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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