Who is Rebecca Wisocky?

American actress Rebecca Wisocky was born in York, Pennsylvania USA, on 12 November 1971, making Scorpio her zodiac sign. She has 79 acting credits and is perhaps known best for starring as Evelyn Powell in all 49 episodes of the popular mystery comedy series “Devious Maids”, which also starred Dania Ramirez and Ana Ortiz, and was created by Marc Cherry. It follows the lives of four Latina maids, the series aired from 2013 through 2016, and won two of its 16 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Rebecca was raised in York as an only child, by her father Ron Wisocky and mother Sally; not many other details have been shared about her parents, because they prefer to be left out of media.

She began acting at quite an early age, appearing in plays performed at the community York Little Theatre. Rebecca studied at Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, and was into a number of activities during her time there, mostly acting and dancing.

Upon matriculating in 1990, she enrolled at New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1994.

She appeared in several plays prior to launching her career on TV, including in “The Play’s the Thing” on Broadway, and “The Tooth of Crime”, “Don Juan Comes Back from the War” and “Hot ‘N Throbbing” off-Broadway.

Roles in movies

Rebecca’s debut film role was playing Ashley in the 1996 mystery “The Fountain of Death”, and some of her following roles were in the 2000 romantic comedy “It Had to Be You”, the 2000 biographical drama “Pollock” and the 2005 short comedy “Flightless Birds”.

In 2006, she portrayed MM. Virginia in the comedy “Funny Money”, which starred Chevy Chase and Penelope Ann Miller, and was written and directed by Leslie Greif; it follows Henry Perkins who’s accidentally traded his briefcase with another man, and has now found $1 million inside it. Some of Rebecca’s roles in the remainder of the decade were in the 2007 mystery thriller “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, the 2008 drama “Henry May Long”, and the 2009 romantic musical comedy “My Two Fans”.

In 2011, she played Lillian Rearden in the mystery science fiction “Atlas Shrugged”, which starred Taylor Schilling and Grant Bowler, and was directed by Paul Johansson. It follows steel mogul Henry Rearden and railroad executive Dagny Taggart who’ve formed an alliance against the authoritarian US government, and the movie won an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Saturn Award for Best DVD Release.

Rebecca’s three most recent movie roles have been in the 2015 romantic comedy “Hello, My Name Is Doris”, the 2018 animated adventure comedy “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (voice role), and the 2022 historical comedy “Amsterdam”.

Roles in TV series

Rebecca’s debut TV series role was playing Stephanie in the 2000 episode “Frenemies” of the romantic comedy “Sex and the City”, and she was then cast to appear in an episode or two of the crime mystery “Law & Order”, the crime action “Third Watch”, and the crime mystery “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.

In 2010 and 2011, she played Principal Nowack in four episodes of the romantic comedy “90210”, which starred Tristan Mack Wilds and Shenae Grimes-Beech, and was created by Jeff Judah. It follows two children as they’re trying to adapt to life in Beverly Hills, where they’ve just moved with their parents from Kansas; the series aired from 2008 through 2013 and won two of its 19 award nominations. Rebecca was then cast to appear in an episode of the fantasy mystery “True Blood”, the crime mystery “In Plain Sight”, and the crime action “Longmire”.

In 2018, she portrayed Mrs Chandler in four episodes of the crime comedy “Heathers”, which starred Grace Victoria Cox and Melanie Field, and was created by Jason Micallef. It follows an outcast student who’s planning to kill her peers; the series was nominated for a single award.

Since 2021, Rebecca’s been starring as Hetty Woodstone in the hit fantasy comedy “Ghosts”, which also stars Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar, and was created by Joe Wiseman and Joe Port. It follows a young couple who’ve moved into a country house inhabited by the ghosts of its previous residents, and the series has won two of its 23 award nominations.

Other credits

Rebecca voiced Cultists in the 2017 video game “Dishonored: Death of the Outsider”, Kierah ‘Gunny’ Koovah in the 2020 video game “Star Wars: Squadrons” and Doma Dendra in the 2023 video game “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor”.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “CBS Mornings”, “CBS News Sunday Morning” and “Carpool Karaoke”.

Awards and nominations

Rebecca was nominated for a 2022 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, for “Ghosts”.

Love life and husband

Rebecca prefers not to speak about her love life in public, but it’s known that she’s been a married woman for close to a decade now.

She and American lighting designer of Asian descent Lap Chi Chu became engaged on 5 January 2015, and exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony on 10 October of the same year; Lap’s mostly into working in theatre, and some of his most recent work has been on 2018 productions of “An Ordinary Muslim”, “Mlima’s Tale” and “Our Very Own Carlin McCullough”. Lap’s today teaching lighting at the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Theatre, Film and Television.

There are no other men whom Rebecca’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she’s married to Lap Chi Chu as of July 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Nearly 50,000 people are following Rebecca on Instagram today, and she’s posted over 470 pictures and videos onto the network, with most of these being about the movies and TV series in which she’s appeared; she’s also featured her husband in some of her pictures.

She loves all kinds of art, and her favorite is architecture.

White wine is her favorite drink.

Rebecca’s a huge animal lover, and has featured her pet dog Carlo in some of her Instagram pictures.

She’s recently joined the protest of the Writers Guild of America.

One of Rebecca’s favorite actresses is Meg Ryan, and some of her favorite movies include “Kate & Leopold”, “Joe Versus the Volcano” and “Courage Under Fire”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Rebecca’s age is 51. She has blue eyes and long curly ginger hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall and weighs about 140lbs (64kgs).

Rebecca’s net worth’s been estimated at over $800,000 as of July 2023.

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