Rebecca Rittenhouse

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

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

Rebecca Rittenhouse (born Rebecca Rittenhouse Meaders; 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 Dr. Anna Ziev in the Hulu romantic comedy The Mindy Project.[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 University of Pennsylvania studying romance languages, and afterwards decided to study acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.[1][3]


Rittenhouse made her Off-Broadway debut in Commons of Pensacola written by at the Manhattan Theatre Club during the 2013–14 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 currently stars 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.

Personal Life[edit]

Rittenhouse dated actor Chace Crawford, whom she met on the set of Blood & Oil, from July 2015 to April 2019.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
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


Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Affair Jocelyn Episode: "1"
2014 Red Band Society Brittany Dobler Main role; 13 episodes
2015 Blood & Oil Cody LeFever Main role; 10 episodes
2016–2017 The Mindy Project Dr. Anna Ziev Recurring 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 Episode: "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


  1. ^ a b "Rebecca Rittenhouse Biography". Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  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. ^ Hautman, Nicholas (April 30, 2019). "Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford Is 'Dating Around' After Quietly Splitting From Rebecca Rittenhouse". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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