Rebecca Rittenhouse

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Rebecca Rittenhouse
Rebecca Rittenhouse 2014.jpg
Rittenhouse in 2014
Born
Rebecca Rittenhouse Meaders

(1988-11-30) November 30, 1988 (age 33)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S
OccupationActress
Years active2011–present

Rebecca Rittenhouse (born November 30, 1988) is an American actress. She starred as Cody LeFever in the ABC prime time soap opera Blood & Oil, and played the role of Dr. Anna Ziev in the Hulu romantic comedy The Mindy Project, and Maggie in the Into the Dark television film "The Body" and the upcoming hit ABC television series Maggie.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rittenhouse was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Pasadena.[3] She performed drama in high school, but never thought of it as a career.[3] Rittenhouse attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Romance languages. Afterwards, she decided to study acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. She considered a career in medicine while trying to get roles.[1][3]

Career[edit]

Rittenhouse made her Off-Broadway debut in Commons of Pensacola written by at the Manhattan Theatre Club during the 2013–14 television season.[4] In 2014, she made her television debut, appearing in the pilot episode of Showtime drama series, The Affair. Later in that year, Rittenhouse was cast in the series regular role as Brittany Dobler in the Fox comedy-drama, Red Band Society.[5][6] The series was canceled after one season.[7] Rittenhouse was originally considered for the female lead role in the superhero film Deadpool, but lost the part to Morena Baccarin.[8]

In 2015, Rittenhouse was cast as the female lead Cody LeFever in the ABC prime time soap opera, Blood & Oil.[9][10][11] In late 2017, she was cast as Keri Allen in the season seven finale of the legal drama series Suits, which served as a backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off, Pearson.[12] However, the role was recast with Bethany Joy Lenz for the series.[13]

Rittenhouse recently starred as interior decorator Ainsley Howard in the Hulu miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral, a modern update on the 1994 British film of the same name, created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton.[14] She previously worked with Kaling and Warburton on The Mindy Project.

Rittenhouse will star in ABC's upcoming television series adaptation of the 2019 film short Maggie, reprising her role from the 2018 Into the Dark television film "The Body", scheduled to debut in the 2021–22 television season, in which she will play the titular role, a psychic who can predict the future of everyone around her, including her own but with a different outcome.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Philadelphia, Ti Amo Veronica directed by Jeff Ayars[16]
2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Bonnie
2018 Unfriended: Dark Web Serena Lange
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Michelle Phillips
2021 Good on Paper Serrena Halstead

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Affair Jocelyn Episode: "1"
2014 Red Band Society Brittany Dobler Main role
2015 Blood & Oil Cody LeFever Main role
2016–2017 The Mindy Project Dr. Anna Ziev Starring role (seasons 5–6); 14 episodes
2017 Real Life Nora Television film
2018 Suits Keri Allen Episode: "Good-Bye"
2018 The Handmaid's Tale Odette Episode: "After"
2018 Into the Dark Maggie Television film: "The Body"
2018 The Good Cop Macy Episode: "Who Killed the Guy on the Ski Lift?"
2019 Four Weddings and a Funeral Ainsley Howard Main role[17]
2021 Maggie Maggie Main role (upcoming series)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The birth of Rebecca Meaders". californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Eakin, Marah (October 25, 2016). "The Mindy Project stumbles over women's issues in a confounding episode". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "BA #244: Rebecca Rittenhouse". The Box Angeles podcast. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Blood & Oil". ABC. Archived from the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (18 February 2014). "Charlie Rowe, Rebecca Rittenhouse & Zoe Levin Cast In Fox's Red Band Society". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  6. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (11 September 2014). "Red Band Society co-star Rebecca Rittenhouse discusses bridging the age gap". HitFix. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Red Band Society: FOX, ABC Studios Tried to Save Cancelled Series". TV Series Finale. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  8. ^ Sampson, Mike (18 February 2015). "Deadpool Casts Morena Baccarin to Star With Ryan Reynolds". ScreenCrush. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (27 February 2015). "ABC Pilots Boom, Mix & 46 Percenters Add To Casts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  10. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (8 May 2015). "Utah will star as North Dakota in new ABC TV series". The Salt Lake Tribune. TV or Not TV (column). Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 May 2015). "ABC 2015-16 Schedule: Network Bets On Stability With Few Changes, Muppets On Tuesday". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Suits Spinoff: Rebecca Rittenhouse & Morgan Spector Join Potential Gina Torres-Toplined Offshoot". Deadline Hollywood. November 10, 2017.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 20, 2018). "Suits Spinoff: Bethany Joy Lenz Among Quartet Series Regulars Cast In USA Show". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "New Faces: Rebecca Rittenhouse, A Rom-Com Lead For the Modern Age". W. August 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "‘The Wonder Years’, ‘Queens’, ‘Maggie’ & ‘Abbott Elementary’ Picked Up To Series At ABC" from Deadline (May 14, 2021)
  16. ^ Love in Philadelphia. Cornell University. 2011-10-31. Accessed June 22, 2020.
  17. ^ Romero, Ariana (July 31, 2019). "Why "Four Weddings & A Funeral" is the Ultimate Drag of Instagram Relationships". Retrieved July 31, 2019.

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