Rebecca Breeds

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Rebecca Breeds
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Breeds at the Who magazine Sexy People Party 2011
Rebecca Elizabeth Breeds[1]

(1987-06-17) 17 June 1987 (age 32)[2][3]
Years active2000–present
Luke Mitchell (m. 2013)

Rebecca Elizabeth Breeds (born 17 June 1987) is an Australian actress, known for her roles as Cassie Cometti in the third series of Blue Water High, as series regular Ruby Buckton in the soap opera Home and Away, Aurora de Martel in The Originals and as recurring character Nicole in seasons 6 and 7 of Pretty Little Liars.

Early life[edit]

Breeds was born in Sydney.[4] She attended St Andrew's Cathedral School, where she was made Drama Captain.[5] For six months, she studied a double degree in music and performing arts at University of New South Wales, before deferring her studies for a film role.[5]


Breeds began her acting career with appearances in television commercials. She landed her first lead role as Leah Pointin in the 2008 Australian film Newcastle.[6][7]

Breeds played Cassie Cometti in the third series of Blue Water High.[8] It was during filming on Blue Water High that she successfully auditioned for the role of Ruby Buckton on Home and Away, and her first scenes aired in June 2008.[8] For her portrayal of Ruby, Breeds earned two Logie Award nominations, including Most Popular Actress in 2010.[9] In June 2012, TV Week's Erin Miller reported that Breeds had filmed her final scenes and had left Home and Away after four years.[10][11] The actress made her last appearance as Ruby during the episode broadcast on 15 August 2012.[12]

In August 2012, Nellie Andreeva from announced that Breeds had been cast in Rob Greenberg's We Are Men as Abby Russo. We Are Men marked her first US television role, however, the show was cancelled after poor ratings.[13] Breeds also appears in the 2013 Hindi-language Bollywood film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.[14] In 2015, Breeds appeared in the sixth season of Pretty Little Liars and was cast as Aurora in the supernatural series The Originals.[15]

Breeds played Molly Meldrum's fiancée Camille in the 2016 miniseries Molly.[16] On 19 February 2016, it was announced that Breeds would star in Miranda's Rights, a legal soap about a group of lawyers who work and live together. Breeds was cast as the title character Miranda Coale after a competitive audition process, however the pilot was never aired.[17] Breeds plays one of two leads in Ben Elton's 2017 romantic comedy film Three Summers.[18] She also appears in Partho Sen-Gupta's 2018 feature film Slam.[19] In February 2020, she was cast as Clarice Starling in the CBS series Clarice, which is set a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs.[20]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Breeds began dating her Home and Away co-star Luke Mitchell.[21] The couple announced their engagement in May 2012 and they married in January 2013.[21][22][23]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Newcastle Leah Pointin Feature film
2011 Scent Emma Short film
2013 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Stella Bollywood film
2017 Three Summers Keevey Feature film
2018 Slam Sally Feature film


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Water Rats Episode: "Jump in the Mouth"
2006–2008 Blue Water High Tina/ Cassie Cometti Guest (season 2); Main role (season 3)
2008–2012 Home and Away Ruby Buckton Main role
2013 We Are Men Abby Russo Main role
2015–2017 Pretty Little Liars Nicole Gordon Recurring role (seasons 6–7), 6 episodes
2015–2016 The Originals Aurora de Martel Recurring role (season 3)
2016 Molly Camille Television miniseries
2016 Miranda's Rights Miranda Coale Unsold television pilot[citation needed]
2017 The Brave Megan James Episode: "The Seville Defection"
2019 The Code NCIS Agent Scout Manion 2 Episodes
TBA Clarice Clarice Starling Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2009 Logie Awards Most Popular New Female Talent Home and Away Nominated [24]
2010 Logie Awards Most Popular Actress Home and Away Nominated [9]
2012 Inside Soap Awards Best Daytime Star Home and Away Nominated [25]


  1. ^ Bec and Lincoln in the Hot Seat. Yahoo!7. Event occurs at 10:55. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Home and Away: Rebecca Breeds". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Home and Away: Ruby Buckton". Holy Soap via Archived from the original on 18 January 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Breeds plays Ruby Buckton". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Where are they now?" (PDF). Inspired magazine. 20 October 2015. p. 17. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Home and Away's Ruby: 'Xavier's a challenge'". What's on TV. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  7. ^ Santleben, Sister Diana (12 November 2008). "Newcastle The Movie". 1233 ABC Newcastle. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b Jensen, Erik (31 March 2008). "On the crest of a wave". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  9. ^ a b "2010 Logie Awards: Full List of Winners". The Sunday Times. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  10. ^ Miller, Erin (16–22 June 2012). "Baby Bombshell!". TV Week (24): 6.
  11. ^ Millar, Paul (12 June 2012). "'Home and Away' Rebecca Breeds exit confirmed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  12. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (15 August 2012). "'Home and Away': Rebecca Breeds thanks fans after Ruby exit". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (31 August 2012). "Australian Rebecca Breeds To Co-Star In CBS' Rob Greenberg Comedy Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  14. ^ Baker, Steven (23 June 2013). "Home & Away Rebecca Breeds, Holby City Art Malik make Bollywood debut". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Aussies Rebecca Breeds and Andrew Lees cast in The Originals". TV Week. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  16. ^ Dunk, Tiffany (7 February 2016). "Actress Rebecca Breeds reveals Molly Meldrum's on her life". Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (19 February 2016). "'Miranda's Rights' NBC Pilot Sets Rebecca Breeds As The Lead". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Ben Elton "stirring the pot" of Aussie culture as his movie Three Summers shoots in WA with Rebecca Breeds and Deb Mailman". 1 October 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Partho Sen-Gupta's 'Slam' takes a fresh look at terrorism". If Magazine. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (26 February 2020). "'Clarice': Rebecca Breeds Cast In the Title Role Of CBS' 'Silence Of The Lambs' Sequel Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  21. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (14 May 2012). "'Home and Away' stars Luke Mitchell, Rebecca Breeds engaged". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  22. ^ "Issue 21: This week in New Idea". New Idea. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  23. ^ Moran, Jonathon; Halliwell, Elle (6 January 2013). "Zoe Balbi and Benji Marshall, Rebecca Breeds and Luke Mitchell and Rachael Finch and Michael Miziner wed". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  24. ^ "Home and Away picks up seven Logie nods". What's on TV. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  25. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (9 July 2012). "Inside Soap Awards 2012 – longlist nominees in full". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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