Rebecca Schull

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Rebecca Schull
Rebecca Anna Wattenberg

Years active1976–present
Gene Schull
(m. 1951; died 2008)
RelativesBen Wattenberg (brother)
Daniel Wattenberg (nephew)

Rebecca Anna Schull (née Wattenberg) is an American stage, film, and television actress, best known for her role as Fay Cochran in the NBC sitcom Wings (1990–1997).

Life and career[edit]

Schull was born in New York City, the daughter of Rachel Gutman and real estate attorney Judah Wattenberg. She was the elder sister of the late writer Ben Wattenberg,[1] and is journalist Daniel Wattenberg's aunt. She was married to Gene Schull, with whom she had three children, from 1951 until his death in 2008.[2][3]

Schull studied acting in the United States and in Dublin, Ireland.[4] She may be best known as Fay Cochran, the ticket agent for a one-plane Nantucket Island airline, on the long-running 1990s NBC sitcom Wings (1990-1997).[5]

In 1977, Schull played Fefu in the premiere of Fefu and Her Friends off-broadway.[6] She played the nursemaid in the 1976 Broadway play Herzl. Schull also has appeared in such films and television shows as Roseanne, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, United 93, Frasier, My Life, Analyze This, Analyze That, Flannel Pajamas, and Little Children. From 1982–83, she played Twyla Ralston on One Life to Live, and appeared on various other soap operas. She appeared regularly on USA Network's drama Suits until 2012, when her character died; she has since made appearances in flashback scenes.

Schull was a regular cast member on the ABC Family series Chasing Life, which ran from 2014 to 2015.[7]

In 2016, Schull played Rose on the Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes, written and directed by Woody Allen.

In 2019, Schull starred as Claire in the movie The Last, written and directed by Jeff Lipsky.

In 2022, Schull appeared opposite Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson in the movie Meet Cute.


Year Title Role Notes
1980 A Private Battle Anne Bardenhagen TV movie
1981 Ryan's Hope Nurse Dunphy Recurring role
1982 The Soldier Israeli Undersecretary of Agriculture
1982–83 One Life to Live Twyla Ralston Recurring role
1985 Stone Pillow Mrs. Nelson TV movie
1986 Trapped in Silence Marlys Mengies TV movie
1988 Hooperman Episode: "The Naked and the Dead"
1988 St. Elsewhere Lavinia Episode: "Their Town"
1988 Eisenhower and Lutz Dodie Episode: "Bud's Buddy"
1988 Newhart Valerie Episode: "Town Without Pity"
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors Chris' Mother
1989 Roseanne Miss English Episode: "Sweet Dreams"
1990–97 Wings Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran Series regular, 172 episodes
1991 Guilty Until Proven Innocent Beverly Rosen TV movie
1993 My Life Rose Ivanovich
1994 Mortal Fear Dr. Danforth TV movie
1997 That Darn Cat Ma
1997 Holiday in Your Heart Grandma Teeden TV movie
1998 The Odd Couple II Wanda
1999 Analyze This Dorothy Sobel
2000 Frasier Betty Episode: "RDWRER"
2000 Law & Order Mrs. Whitman Episode: "Vaya Con Dios"
2002 Analyze That Dorothy Sobel
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Esther Gruenwald Episode: "Unrequited"
2006 Flannel Pajamas Elizabeth
2006 United 93 Patricia Cushing
2006 Little Children Laurel
2010 Damages Virginia Fink Episode: "Flight's at 11:08"
2010 Twelve Thirty Katherine
2011–13 Suits Edith Ross Recurring role, 9 episodes
2013 Molly's Theory of Relativity Sylvie
2014–15 Chasing Life Emma Recurring role, 22 episodes
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Rose 3 episodes
2019 The Last Claire
2022 Meet Cute Gertrude


  1. ^ "Judah Wattenberg, Technion Executive, 96". The New York Times. May 24, 1996. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  2. ^ Interview, The Jewish Daily Forward, 2008.
  3. ^ "Deaths". The New York Times. September 17, 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Career takes flight for actress". The Houston Chronicle. January 2, 1994. pp. 4, Television. Feeling isolated in Dublin with her husband working and her children in school, Schull decided to keep busy by taking acting lessons.
  5. ^ "Career takes flight for actress". The Houston Chronicle. January 2, 1994. pp. 4, Television. Rebecca Schull has become an idol to flight attendants, thanks to her role as...Fay Evelyn Cochran on NBC's hit comedy "Wings".
  6. ^ Fornes, Maria Irene (1978). "Play: Fefu and Her Friends". Performing Arts Journal. 2 (3): 112–140. doi:10.2307/3245376. ISSN 0735-8393. JSTOR 3245376. S2CID 194891957. Retrieved 2020-08-03 – via JSTOR.
  7. ^ Rebecca Schull - About This Person - Movies & TV -

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