Rebecca Blasband

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Rebecca Blasband
Born (1967-07-08) July 8, 1967 (age 50)
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Singer, songwriter, reality television personality

Rebecca "Becky" Blasband is an American singer-songwriter and screenwriter known as a cast member on The Real World: New York, the first season of MTV's reality television show The Real World.

Early life[edit]

Rebecca Blasband was born and raised in New Hope, Pennsylvania to a psychiatrist father and a German immigrant mother who runs an antique store in Philadelphia, to which her family moved to when Blasband was thirteen. She attended NYU Film School, and worked as an actress with playwright David Mamet's theater company. She ultimately returned to her first love, music, and formed a band with Adam Schlesinger, the leader of Ivy, saying of the group's sound, "It was sort of Manchester-pop stuff. But after a while I started getting into Bob Dylan and things like that, and my direction kind of changed."[1][2][3]

The Real World[edit]

Blasband was cast in The Real World: New York, the first season of MTV's long-running reality television series, The Real World, for which she was paid $2,500.[1]

After The Real World[edit]

Warner/Chappell Music signed Blasband to a publishing contract and financed an album entitled The Rebecca Blasband. She moved to Denver, Colorado in March 1995, and has opened for Edwyn Collins.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Roberts, Michael. "The Unreal World". Denver Westword. March 14, 1996
  2. ^ Becky: The Real World: New York. MTV. 1992. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "This is the True Story...". The Real World: New York. Season 1. Episode 1. May 21, 1992. MTV (Video at Hulu). 

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