Rebecca Mader

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Rebecca Mader
Rebecca Mader January 2015.jpg
Rebecca Mader at MagicCity ComicCon in 2015
Born Rebecca Leigh Mader
(1977-04-24) April 24, 1977 (age 38)
Cambridge, England
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 2000–present

Joseph Arongino (? – separated 2007)

Marcus Kayne (Engaged 2014)

Rebecca Leigh Mader[1] (born April 24, 1977) is an English actress, best known for her roles as Charlotte Lewis in the ABC series Lost, and as Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, on ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Life and career[edit]

Mader was born in 1977 in Cambridge, England.[1] Mader worked as a model in New York City for a year, appearing in adverts for L'Oréal, Colgate and Wella Hair. She began her television career on the ABC daytime soap operas All My Children as Morgan Gordon, and One Life to Live as Margaret Cochran.[2] She also appeared on the soap opera Guiding Light in 2003.

Mader has made number of guest appearances on television shows. In 2006, Mader had a series regular role of the short-lived Fox legal drama, Justice. In 2008, Mader began starring as anthropologist Charlotte Lewis on ABC series Lost.[3] She appeared in show from 2008 to 2009 and in two episodes in 2010. In 2011 she had a recurring role on No Ordinary Family, and in 2012 made a guest starring appearance on the FOX science-fiction series Fringe, as Jessica Holt.[4] Also in 2012, Mader starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series Work It.[5]

In June 2013, Mader made her stage debut in the role of Barrie in the one-act comedy The Third Date at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.[6] In December 2013, Mader was cast as Wicked Witch of the West, the new antagonist for the second half of the third season of Once Upon a Time.[7] She also made guest appearances during the second half of season four and was later promoted to a series regular for season five.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mader and her husband Joseph Arongino separated in 2007.[9]

She announced her engagement to Marcus Kayne on 29 December 2014 via her Twitter account.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Mimic 3: Sentinel Carmen Direct-to-video
2003 Replay Belinda Brown
2005 Hitch Uncredited Cameo
2006 Devil Wears Prada, TheThe Devil Wears Prada Jocelyn
2007 Great World of Sound Pam
2008 Rainbow Tribe, TheThe Rainbow Tribe Mrs. Murray
2009 Men Who Stare at Goats, TheThe Men Who Stare at Goats Debora Wilton
2010 Ceremony Esme Ball
2010 Big Bang, TheThe Big Bang Zooey Wigner
2011 Cougars, Inc. Mary
2013 Iron Man 3 Sweat shop agent
2014 It's Gawd! Holly


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Madigan Men Kim Episode: "Bachelors"
2001 Third Watch Mandy Episode: "Exposing Faith"
2003 All My Children Morgan Gordon Series regular, 17 episodes
2003 Fastlane Nicole Martin Episode: "Monster"
2003 Guiding Light Tony's Mystery Woman 2 episodes
2004 American Girl Holiday, AnAn American Girl Holiday Aunt Cornelia TV film
2004 One Life to Live Margaret Cochran Series regular
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Melanie Ferris Episode: "The Abominable Showman"
2005 Stella Pretty Girl Episode: "Meeting Girls"
2005 Starved Puma Girl / Heather Episodes: "Pilot", "3D"
2006 Conviction Hannah Episode: "Breakup"
2006 Love Monkey Grace 3 episodes
2006–07 Justice Alden Tuller Series regular, 13 episodes
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Jordan TV pilot
2007 Private Practice Leslie Episodes: "In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl from Somewhere Else"
2008–09; 2010 Lost Charlotte Lewis Series regular, 17 episodes
2009 Ring of Deceit Madison Byrne TV film
2010 Law & Order: LA Rebecca Townley Episode: "Pasadena"
2011 Second City This Week Celebrity Guest Episode: "Pilot"
2011 No Ordinary Family Victoria Morrow 5 episodes
2011 Covert Affairs Franka Episode: "Half a World Away"
2011 Friends with Benefits Ariel Episode: "The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger"
2011 Alphas Griffin Episode: "Blind Spot"
2012 Work It Grace Hudson Series regular, 13 episodes
2012 Fringe Jessica Holt Episodes: "Brave New World: Part 1", "Brave New World: Part 2"
2012 White Collar Abigail Kincaid Episode: "Honour Among Thieves"
2012 30 Rock Super Hot Lady Episode: "My Whole Life Is Thunder"
2013 Drop Dead Diva Mistress Robin Episode: "Jane's Secret Revealed"
2014 Warehouse 13 Lisa Da Vinci Episode: "Endless Terror"
2014–present Once Upon a Time Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West Recurring role (Seasons 3–4; 19 episodes); series regular (Season 5)
2014 Blue Bloods Tori Parsons Episode: "Most Wanted"
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Nicole Booth Episode: "Ua'aihue"


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Aim High Miss Walker 3 episodes, web-series


  1. ^ a b "England & Wales Births 1837–2006". Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rebecca Mader". Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (10 September 2008). "Rebecca Mader joins 'Goats' herd". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. 
  4. ^ "Fringe Nabs Rebecca Mader, Jersey Housewives Season 4 Premiere Date and More". Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Work It canceled | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  6. ^ "The Third Date". Hollywood Fringe Festival. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  7. ^ Valby, Karen (16 December 2013). "'Once Upon a Time' reveals Wicked Witch". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Once Upon a Time promotes Sean Maguire, Rebecca Mader to series regulars". Entertainment Weekly. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rebecca Mader". Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "It's Official". Rebecca Mader. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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