Rebecca Rigg

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Rebecca Rigg
RebeccaRiggHWOFFeb2013.jpg
Rigg in February 2013
Born(1967-12-31) 31 December 1967 (age 46)
Sydney, Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Simon Baker (1998–present)
 
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Rebecca Rigg
RebeccaRiggHWOFFeb2013.jpg
Rigg in February 2013
Born(1967-12-31) 31 December 1967 (age 46)
Sydney, Australia
OccupationActress
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Simon Baker (1998–present)

Rebecca Rigg (born 31 December 1967) is an Australian actress.

Early life and career[edit]

Rebecca Rigg was born in Sydney, Australia.

Her Australian television appearances include the television series Rafferty's Rules (in which she appeared as the daughter of the Magistrate, Michael Rafferty); the ABC TV-movies, Joh's Jury, Come In Spinner, and Naked. As well as a starring role in the Australian comedy television series Willing and Abel (in which she appeared as "Angela Reddy"). She also appeared in the television mini-series Emma, Queen of the South Seas. She made guest appearances in other Australian television series, including The Flying Doctors, G.P., Blue Heelers and Winners – Quest beyond Time and was known for her role as the rebellious teenager, 'Gabe' in A Country Practice during the early 80's.

Rigg also had a role as Nurse Amy as part of the Mr Bad storyline on hugely popular Australian soap E Street. As a young girl she was also in the Australian film Fortress, which was about the kidnapping of a teacher (played by Rachel Ward) and a small class of students.

In the United States, Rigg appeared in the series Michael Hayes, in which she had an ongoing role as United States Attorney Lindsay Straus. She also appeared in the American television series L.A. Doctors as Kelly Newman.

Rebecca recently appeared in the films Ellie Parker with Naomi Watts, and Fair Game.

Personal life[edit]

Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg married in 1998 and have three children, Stella (b. 1993), Claude (b. 1999), and Harry (b. 2001). They have lived in Los Angeles since 1996, moved back to Sydney in 2005 but returned soon after to reside permanently in the US.

Actress Naomi Watts is godmother to Simon and Rebecca's daughter Stella and Nicole Kidman is godmother to their youngest son Harry.

Credits[edit]

Filmography
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989FlynnIn original cut of film but later replaced by Claudia Karvan in reshoots
1991HuntingDebbie McCormick
1992SpotswoodCheryl BallAKA, The Efficiency Expert
1995Tunnel VisionHelena Martinelli
1996Jerry MaguireFormer Girlfriend
2001Ellie ParkerSamShort film
2005Ellie ParkerSamLonger version of previous short film
2010Fair GameLisa
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1977The Restless YearsSandra HarperTV series
1982-1984Country Practice, AA Country PracticeGabe28 episodes
1985WinnersKatrinEpisode: "Quest Beyond Time"
1985FortressNarelleTV movie
1986Great Bookie Robbery, TheThe Great Bookie RobberyTV miniseries
1987Willing and AbelAngela ReddyTV series
1987Flying Doctors, TheThe Flying DoctorsTrisha FarleyEpisode: "Every Day a Gift"
1988Emma: Queen of the South SeasPhebe Coe ParkinsonTV miniseries
1990Family and FriendsPasquelinaTV series
1990Come In SpinnerShirley NoonanTV movie
1992-1993E StreetAmy PrestonTV series
1993Joh's JuryMadonnaTV movie
1993Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771EllenTV movie
1996Naked: Stories of MenOliviaEpisode: "Fisherman's Wake"
1997Guardian, TheThe GuardianTessTV movie
1997Sentinel, TheThe SentinelMargaretEpisode: "Blind Man's Bluff"
1997-1998Michael HayesLindsay Straus20 episodes
1998-1999L.A. DoctorsKelly Newman9 episodes
2006BlackJackLisa LindonEpisode: "At the Gates"
2009Mentalist, TheThe MentalistFelicia Scott
Woman (uncredited)
Episode: "A Dozen Red Roses"
Episode: "Red Sauce"

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