Who is Rebecca Staab?
Rebecca is an American actress, best known to the world as Ellen Bruce in the TV series “The Chronicle Mysteries” (2019-2021) and as Cindy Rieger in the film “Breakthrough” (2019), in addition to numerous other roles that she’s secured so far in her career.
Rebecca Staab Biography: Age, Childhood, and Education
Rebecca Ann Staab was born on 27 July 1961 under the Leo zodiac sign, in Hays, Kansas, USA, the only child of parents involved in the real estate industry. She grew up in Ralston, Nebraska, USA, and matriculated from Ralston Senior High School, from which she earned a 4.0 GPA. A year later, she won the Miss Nebraska USA title and the same year went on to compete in the Miss USA 1980 pageant held in Biloxi, Mississippi, ending-up in the Top 12.
Rebecca then enrolled at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and later studied acting at HB studio with a number of prestigious coaches, including Tom Todoroff, Stephen Book and Larry Moss.
Before she launched her acting career, Rebecca built her portfolio as a model. She spent three years in professional modeling waters, working out in France, Italy, Germany and Japan, including gracing a number of covers of various magazines. She eventually settled in New York, where she continued working with the Ford Modeling agency, before she booked her first acting audition in 1983.
Acting Career Beginning
Rebecca portrayed punk-rocker Cecelia Thompson in the daytime soap opera “Loving” in 1983, and continued her career with another soap opera role, as Jesse Matthews in “Guiding Light”, appearing in 17 episodes of one of the longest-running and most popular series. Before the end of the decade, Rebecca appeared in a couple of other series, including “Matlock”, “Father Dowling Mysteries”, and “Hard Time on Planet Earth”, all in 1989.
In 1991 she appeared as Daphne Collins in three episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning romantic horror-drama series “Dark Shadows”, which starred Ben Cross, Barbara Blackburn, and Jim Fyfe.
The same year, she was Arlene in the romantic comedy film “The Marrying Man”, starring Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, and Robert Loggia, while in 1992, she guest-starred as Debbie in one episode of the multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV comedy-drama series “Cheers”.
The following year she portrayed Ellen Sommers in the TV mini-series “Trade Winds”, and had a minor role in the TV series “Love & War”.
In 1994, Rebecca was chosen to play Susan Storm, a.k.a. the Invisible Girl, in the superhero film “The Fantastic Four”, which tells the story of four superheroes, their origin, and the first encounter with the infamous Doctor Doom. Produced by Roger Corman and Bernd Eichinger, this low-budget take on Marvel superheroes was never released officially; however, pirated copies have circulated since 31 May 1994.
In 1995, Rebecca featured in the short-lived TV drama series “Live Shot” that starred Sam Anderson, David Birney, and Wanda De Jesus. Before the decade ended, Rebeca appeared in the comedy-drama film “Quiet Days in Hollywood” (1997), with Hillary Swank, Peter Dobson and Daryl Mitchell in the lead roles, and the same year starred in the action film “T.N.T”, alongside Olivier Gruner and Randy Travis.
Rebecca finished the decade with the lead role in the thriller film “Stray Bullet”, alongside Robert Carradine and Fred Dryer.
Rebecca started the new millennium with the role of Kate Banks in the drama film “A House on a Hill”, which starred Philip Baker Hall, Laura San Giacomo and Shirley Knight.
Then from 2002 to 2003, she portrayed Elizabeth Barrington in the award-winning TV romantic drama series “Port Charles”.
After a few minor roles in TV series such as “NCIS”, “CSI: NY” and “Las Vegas”, among others, she was Constance in the romantic comedy film “Love at First Hiccup”, starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Devon Werkheiser and Tania Verified.
Rise to Stardom
She started the new decade rather successfully, first appearing in the award-winning Nicole Conn’s romantic drama film “A Perfect Ending” in 2012, and in 2013, she was Lucy Gerard in the popular TV series “Dexter”.
In 2016, she featured in the action-comedy film “Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel”, and the same year she appeared in her first Hallmark movie, “The Irresistible Blueberry Farm”, which starred Alison Sweeney, Marc Blucas and Shirley Jones.
She subsequently signed an exclusive contract with the Hallmark Channel, and has since appeared in a number of their movies.
In 2017, she was Delia in the television romantic comedy movie “Moonlight in Vermont”, with Lacey Chabert, Carlo Marks and Jesse Moss in the lead roles, then the romantic drama “Coming Home for Christmas”, which had Danica McKellar, Neal Bledsoe, and Andrew Francis as the main stars. In the romantic comedy-drama movie “Road to Christmas”, she appeared with Jessy Schram, Teryl Rothery, and Matreya Scarrwener.
In 2018, she appeared in the sports drama film “The Miracle Season”, which starred Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, and William Hurt, and the same year, Rebecca featured in the romantic drama movie “Christmas Bells Are Ringing”, while in 2019, she had notable roles in the films “Breakthrough”, “A Christmas Miracle”, and “Surge of Dawn”.
She portrayed Eileen Bruce in four episodes of the TV mini-series “The Chronicle Mysteries” (2019-2021), and in 2020 she was Pat Park in the television movie “Christmas by Starlight”.
To speak further of her accomplishments, in 2021, she co-starred next to Nina Dobrev and Darren Barnet in the TV romantic comedy film “Love Hard”, then she was Dorothy Rhodes in the TV romantic drama movie “Christmas in Tahoe”.
Most recently, she appeared as Mitzi Stewart in the TV crime-mystery movie “Cut, Color, Murder” (2022), and is working on the TV comedy series “Manopause” and the TV series “The Night Agent”, which are yet to receive premiere date.
As of mid- 2022, Rebecca Staab’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, earned through her acting career, during which she has appeared in more than 90 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Boyfriend, Single?
When it comes to her personal life, Rebecca hasn’t talked much about it. However, her romance with Canadian soap opera actor William deVry is public knowledge – the two met in 2007, and after a few dinner dates started a relationship. Though they are not married, they live together; they share a mutual love for animals, and together have five dogs.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 125lbs (56kgs), with vital statistics of 35-26-36, bra size 34B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
An avid traveler, Rebecca has been to a number of countries, including Russia, Bali, Japan, Costa Rica, Singapore and Estonia among others.
She has an adventurous mind, and excels at many outdoor adventure sports, including scuba diving, mountain biking, kayaking, marathon running, and horseback riding.
Rebecca is interested in home restoration, and so far has completed several projects, including a 100-year-old home. She is skilled with tools and has offered her services to Habitat for Humanity.
With William, she fosters and tends to dogs slated for euthanasia, helping to rehabilitate them, and find them a forever home.