Wisocky in 2013
November 12, 1971 |
York, Pennsylvania, U.S
|Spouse(s)||Lap Chi Chu (2015-present)|
Wisocky was born in York, Pennsylvania. She began her acting career in York at York Little Theatre, a community theater, where she said she spent most of her childhood. She also attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. Wisocky later moved to New York City, and graduated from the New York University Experimental Theatre Wing.
Wisocky began work in the theatre, appearing on Broadway in 1995 in The Play's the Thing. Wisocky later performed in many stage productions, primarily playing strong females, like Lady Macbeth and Medea. In 2008, she won the Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her role as Nazi-era German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl in Jordan Harrison's Amazons and Their Men. She also acted in several other Off-Broadway plays, including Don Juan Comes Back from the War, The Tooth of Crime, and Hot 'N Throbbing.
Wisocky had supporting roles in number of films, including Pollock (2000), Funny Money (2006), and Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011). She made her television debut in 2000, on an episode of HBO comedy Sex and the City. In later years, she also guest starred on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, NCIS, Bones, Emma Smith in Big Love, and as Queen Mab on True Blood. Wisocky had a recurring roles in the CW series 90210 from 2010 to 2011, CBS's The Mentalist (2010-2013) as Brenda Shettrick, and in the first season of FX series American Horror Story as Lorraine Harvey.
In early 2012, Marc Cherry cast Wisocky in his comedy-drama television pilot Devious Maids as Evelyn Powell, the main antagonist of the show. Previously, she played Bree's Mother on Desperate Housewives (episode "Women and Death"). The series was originally in development to air on ABC, but not picked. In June 2012, Lifetime picked up the pilot with a thirteen-episode order to air in early 2013. Wisocky has received positive reviews from critics for her performance in the series. In 2014, Wisocky had guest-starring roles in the ABC dramas Castle and Once Upon a Time. In 2015, she appeared opposite Sally Field in the comedy-drama film, Hello, My Name Is Doris, directed by Michael Showalter.
|1996||The Fountain of Death||Ashley|
|2000||It Had to Be You||Waitress|
|2005||Flightless Birds||DeAnn||Short film|
|2006||Funny Money||MM. Virginia|
|2007||The Picture of Dorian Gray||Ursula Wooten|
|2008||Henry May Long||Mary|
|2009||My Two Fans||Patricia|
|2011||Circling the Drain||Elise Fama|
|2011||Atlas Shrugged: Part I||Lillian Rearden|
|2014||Swallow||Dr. Nagle||Short film|
|2015||Hello, My Name Is Doris||Anne|
|2000||Sex and the City||Stephanie||Episode: "Frenemies"|
|2003||Law & Order||Louise||Episode: "Star Crossed"|
|2004||Third Watch||Wanda||Episode: "Obsession"|
|2002, 2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dede McCann||Episodes: "Crazy" and "Diamond Dogs"|
|2006||Untitled Patricia Heaton Project||Heike Gaert||TV pilot|
|2003, 2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Paula Greenfield / Marcy Cochran||Episodes: "Serendipity" and "Fault"|
|2006||The Sopranos||Renee Cabot Moskowitz||Episode: "Moe n' Joe"|
|2006||NCIS||Jody Carvell||Episode: "Dead and Unburied"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Cara Nelson||Episode: "The Thing with Feathers"|
|2007||Medium||Janice||Episode: "Apocalypse, Push"|
|2007||Cold Case||Alice B. Harris - 1919||Episode: "Torn"|
|2007||Ugly Betty||Marsha Stein||Episode: "Grin and Bear It"|
|2009||Bones||Dr. Maura Bailey||Episode: "The Doctor in the Den"|
|2009||Samantha Who?||Lindsey||Episode: "The Amazing Racist"|
|2009||Saving Grace||Millie Holm||Episodes: "Looks Like a Lesbian Attack to Me" and "Am I Gonna Die Today?"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Shirley||Episode: "Appendicitement"|
|2010||Ghosts/Aliens||Deb Hamburger||TV pilot|
|2010||Miami Medical||Jennifer Seaver||Episode: "Like a Hurricane"|
|2010||Svetlana||Dr. Veronica||Episode: "Eco-Shlong"|
|2011||Big Love||Emma Smith||Episodes: "The Oath" and "Where Men and Mountains Meet"|
|2010–11||90210||Principal Nowack||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2010–13||The Mentalist||Brenda Shettrick||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2011||Swallow||Dr. Nagle||TV pilot|
|2011||True Blood||Queen Mab||Episode: "She's Not There"|
|2011||American Horror Story: Murder House||Lorraine Harvey||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2012||In Plain Sight||Professor Lynn Gunter||Episode: "The Anti-Social Network"|
|2012||Desperate Housewives||Bree's Mother||Episode: "Women and Death"|
|2012||Longmire||Rachel Clausen||Episode: "The Dark Road"|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Sheriff Colwin||Episode: "The Good Earth"|
|2013||1600 Penn||Bianca||Episode: "Meet the Parent"|
|2013–16||Devious Maids||Evelyn Powell||Series regular|
|2013||Major Crimes||Madeline Morgan||Episode: "All In"|
|2014||Castle||Dr. Elena Sarkov||Episode: "Clear and Present Danger"|
|2014||Once Upon a Time||Madam Faustina||Episode: "Shattered Sight"|
|2015||The Exes||Victoria||Episodes: "Holly Franklin Goes to Washington" and "A Bride Too Far"|
|2015||Grimm||Lily Hinkley||Episode: "Death Do Us Part"|
|2016||The X-Files||Jackie Goldman||Episode: "Founder's Mutation"|
- God's Ear as Lenora (Vineyard Theatre)
- Amazons and Their Men as Leni Riefenstahl (Clubbed Thumb)
- Hot'n'Throbbing as VO (Signature)
- Medea in Jerusalem as Medea (Rattlestick)
- Tatjana in Color as Wally (Culture Project)
- Antigone as Creon (Classic Stage Company)
- The Squirrel as Jessica (SPF)
- The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant as Petra (Henry Miller Theatre)
- Sueno as Estrella (MCC)
- Middle Finger as Myrna (Ma-Yi)
- A Tale of Two Cities as Madame Defarge (Culture Project)
- Hot Keys as Calitha (P.S. 122)
- Tooth of Crime as Becky Lou (Second Stage/Signature)
- 36 Views as Elizabeth (NYSF/The Public)
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- The Women Who Really Run the House
- Lori Acken (June 25, 2014). "We talk Devious Maids with the show's own Evelyn Powell, Rebecca Wisocky". ChannelGuideMag. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
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- Daniel Falconer (August 5, 2014). "Rebecca Wisocky exclusive interview - Devious Maids, cookery shows and more". Femalefirst. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
- Rebecca Wisocky (4 February 2015). "I'm a very lucky lady.". Twitter. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
- Emily Strohm (10 October 2015). "Inside Devious Maids Star Rebecca Wisocky's Wedding at a Turn-of-the-Century Mansion". People.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.