Rebecca Rigg

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Rebecca Rigg
Rigg in February 2013
Born (1967-12-31) 31 December 1967 (age 46)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1977–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.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Flynn In original cut of film but later replaced by Claudia Karvan in reshoots
1991 Hunting Debbie McCormick
1992 Spotswood Cheryl Ball AKA, The Efficiency Expert
1995 Tunnel Vision Helena Martinelli
1996 Jerry Maguire Former Girlfriend
2001 Ellie Parker Sam Short film
2005 Ellie Parker Sam Longer version of previous short film
2010 Fair Game Lisa
Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Restless Years Sandra Harper TV series
1982-1984 Country Practice, AA Country Practice Gabe 28 episodes
1985 Winners Katrin Episode: "Quest Beyond Time"
1985 Fortress Narelle TV movie
1986 Great Bookie Robbery, TheThe Great Bookie Robbery TV miniseries
1987 Willing and Abel Angela Reddy TV series
1987 Flying Doctors, TheThe Flying Doctors Trisha Farley Episode: "Every Day a Gift"
1988 Emma: Queen of the South Seas Phebe Coe Parkinson TV miniseries
1990 Family and Friends Pasquelina TV series
1990 Come In Spinner Shirley Noonan TV movie
1992-1993 E Street Amy Preston TV series
1993 Joh's Jury Madonna TV movie
1993 Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 Ellen TV movie
1996 Naked: Stories of Men Olivia Episode: "Fisherman's Wake"
1997 Guardian, TheThe Guardian Tess TV movie
1997 Sentinel, TheThe Sentinel Margaret Episode: "Blind Man's Bluff"
1997-1998 Michael Hayes Lindsay Straus 20 episodes
1998-1999 L.A. Doctors Kelly Newman 9 episodes
2006 BlackJack Lisa Lindon Episode: "At the Gates"
2009 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Felicia Scott
Woman (uncredited)
Episode: "A Dozen Red Roses"
Episode: "Red Sauce"

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1981: Aged 13, Rebecca Rigg was nominated for an AFI award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film Fatty Finn.
  • 1983: Aged 15 Rebecca Rigg was nominated for Most Popular New Talent at the "Logie Awards" in Australia.

Further reading[edit]

  • The Australian Film and Television Companion – compiled by Tony Harrison – Simon & Schuster Australia, 1994


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