• Rebecca Staab is an American former beauty queen and actress, born in 1961 in Hays, Kansas.
• She was Miss Nebraska and one of five finalists in the Miss USA beauty pageant.
• She has appeared in almost 100 movies and TV series, including “The Guiding Light”, “Love & War”, “The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All”, and “The Miracle Season”.
• She has been in a relationship with Canadian actor William deVry since 2007, and they have no intention of getting married.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.
Who is Rebecca Staab?
Rebecca Ann Staab was born in Hays, Kansas USA, on 27 July 1961 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. She is a former beauty queen and an actress, who is perhaps best known for her role as Cindy Rieger in the biographical drama movie “Breakthrough” in 2019, which starred Marcel Ruiz, Topher Grace and Sarah Constible, and is about a 14-year-old boy who fell through the ice into a lake, and was then allegedly saved by his mother’s prayers – the film won two awards and was nominated for 11 others, including an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song).
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Early life, family and education
Rebecca was raised an only child initially in Hays by her parents, who were both into the real estate business – while growing up, the family moved multiple times.
Rebecca attended Ralston Senior High School at which she was physically very active as she played various sports, and she was also one of the best students there with her 4.0 Grand Point Average (GPA). While still attending high school, she became Miss Nebraska, and later entered the Miss USA beauty pageant, becoming one of five finalists. Upon matriculation in 1979, she enrolled at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with, once again, a 4.0 GPA in 1983.
After graduation, Rebecca began working as a professional model and moved to live in Paris, France, which has to this day remained her favourite travel destination – she has travelled all around the world for her photoshoots, visiting countries such as Japan, Germany and Italy. After three years of travelling, she moved to New York and signed with the Ford Modelling Agency.
Roles in TV series
Rebecca has appeared in almost 100 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.
She made her debut TV series appearance in 1985, when she portrayed Jessie Matthews in two episodes of the longest-running soap opera – “The Guiding Light” – which aired from 1952 to 2009 and starred Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin and Maureen Garrett – it follows the lives of the family Bauer living in the made-up city Springfield, and won 106 awards and was nominated for over 450 others.
The following years saw Rebecca appear in single episodes of several series, such as the crime drama “Columbo” in 1990, the primetime gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” and the teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”. Solely in 1992, Rebecca guest starred in single episodes of five series, some of which were the crime drama “Likely Suspects”, another drama “The Wonder Years” and the sitcom “Bob”.
She went on to guest star in the episode “Rest in Peace” of the critically acclaimed sitcom “Love & War”, and appeared in several other series before being cast as one of the lead characters, Sherry Beck in the drama “Live Shot” in 1995 – the series also starred Sam Anderson and David Birney and follows the lives of a TV news team based in Los Angeles.
In 1994, Rebecca was invited to play the supporting character Rebecca Dunn in the crime drama “One West Waikiki”, and from there she went on to appear in single episodes of over 10 series, before she began portraying the main character Elizabeth Barrington in the soap opera “Port Charles” in 2003, which also starred Julie Pinson, Jon Lindstrom and Lynn Herring, and follows the lives of people working at the Port Charles’ General Hospital.
The following years saw her continue with her habit of appearing in single episodes of series, such as the police procedural drama “NCIS” in 2004, the crime detective series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2006, and the comedy drama “The Cleaner” in 2008.
In 2017, Rebecca portrayed the supporting character Colleen DeKizer in six episodes of the drama series “Somewhere Between”, and she has recently been cast to portray Carol Coronado in the upcoming comedy series “Manopause”, set to be released in the first half of 2021.
Roles in movies
Rebecca made her debut film appearance in 1991 when she portrayed Arlene in the romantic comedy movie “The Marrying Man”, which starred Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, but which received mostly negative reviews – Kim was even nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress.
The following year saw Rebecca play Cheryl in the romantic comedy movie “Love Potion No. 9”, which starred Tate Donovan and Sandra Bullock, and some of her following roles were in the independent superhero movie (unreleased) “The Fantastic Four” in 1994, the German drama “Quiet Days in Hollywood” in 1997, and the American-Irish action movie “Stray Bullet” in 1999 – in the same year, Rebecca portrayed Prof. Nicole Stewart in the critically acclaimed action thriller movie “The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All” . The year 2001 saw her play a supporting role as Kate Banks in the drama movie “A House on a Hill”, then after taking an eight-year break from appearing in movies, Rebecca played Constance in the teen comedy “The First Time”.
Three of her most recent roles in movies have been in the drama “The Miracle Season” in 2018, the 2019 action film “Surge of Dawn” which was both written and directed by Alexander Fernandez, and in the same year the Canadian short drama movie “La Buena”.
Love life and husband William deVry
Just recently on 21 July 2020, Rebecca and her other half William deVry celebrated 13 years of being together – despite what it is widely believed, William is not Rebecca’s husband as the two have decided not to complicate their lives with marriage and papers, but to simply remain in a relationship. William is a Canadian actor, born and raised in Montreal in Quebec, and who is today perhaps best known for his roles in the series “Port Charles, “All My Children” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”.
William and Rebecca met while shooting for the series “General Hospital” – they agreed not to have children so that they could focus on their acting careers.
Rebecca hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated before meeting William, and as of September 2020, she is partnered with William, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Rebecca was physically very active during her 20s and 30s, as she ran marathons, practiced a variety of dancing styles, and also did horseback riding – she was an avid rock climber and enjoyed kayaking. Even today, Rebecca likes to ride her mountain bike and go scuba diving for which she also has a certificate.
She likes to learn languages, and is fluent in French while she also knows a little Italian and German.
She is a huge lover of animals, and she and William are active dog rescuers as they have fostered numerous dogs who were about to be euthanized – they rehabilitated them and helped them find homes, while today they have their own five pet dogs. Rebecca is also an avid cook, she is interested in landscape architecture and interior design, and one of her favorite feats was when she restored a 100-year old house to the historical jewel it is today.
Rebecca has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Channing Tatum, Matt Damon and Amanda Seyfried, and a few of her favorite movies include “Dear John”, “Good Will Hunting” and “Letters to Juliet”.
Rebecca’s age is 59. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
As of September 2020, Rebecca’s net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.