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Rigg in February 2013
31 December 1967 |
|Spouse(s)||Simon Baker (m. 1998)|
Early life and career
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"). 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. 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.
In the United States, Rigg appeared in the series Michael Hayes, in which she had an ongoing role as United States Attorney Lindsay Straus and in L.A. Doctors as Kelly Newman. She also did small roles in movies such as Jerry Maguire.
After the birth of her youngest son, Rigg retired from acting be at home with her children. She has then returned to acting to appear in the films Ellie Parker and Fair Game with Naomi Watts. She also guest starred alongside her husband in The Mentalist episode "A Dozen Red Roses".
Rigg married Simon Baker in 1998 after five years together, and the couple 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 in the US.
|1989||Flynn||In original cut of film but later replaced by Claudia Karvan in reshoots|
|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|
|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"|
|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
|Episode: "A Dozen Red Roses"
Episode: "Red Sauce"
Awards and nominations
- 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.