REBECCA STAAB Rebecca Staab has most recently been seen guest starring on award winning shows "Masters of Sex", "Dexter", "Glee", "Fairly Legal", "Criminal Minds", "The Mentalist", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "CSI: NY", "NCIS", and "Nip/ Tuck". Rebecca is also recognized from network classics "Cheers", "Seinfeld", "Ellen", "The Wonder Years", "Columbo", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "The Drew Carey Show", "Dharma & Greg", and "Las Vegas", to name only a few.
Rebecca was born in Hays, Kansas and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska.
Excelling in academics, Rebecca had a 4.0 GPA in both high school and college, and placed as the top six finalist in the Miss USA pageant as Miss Nebraska.
After college, Rebecca spent three years as a professional model based in Paris, and worked nonstop on location all over the world including Italy, Germany, and Japan, accumulating covers, features in fashion magazines, billboards, and international campaigns. She moved on to New York and continued working with the Ford Modeling agency. Booking her very first acting audition, Rebecca started her acting career as punk-rocker Cecelia Thompson on ABC's "Loving," followed by the series regular 'good girl,' Jessie Matthews, on "Guiding Light."
Some of Rebecca's other series regular roles include the sex-crazed anchorwoman Sherry Beck on the newsroom drama "Live Shot"; innocent vampire Daphne Collins on the revised "Dark Shadows"; the first lesbian television character Ellen Sommers on NBC's "Trade Winds"; and the billionaire widow/vampire/fashion designer Elizabeth Barrington on "Port Charles".
Not every girl gets the chance to be a Marvel Comic superhero, but Rebecca starred in the original film version of "The Fantastic Four" as Susan Storm, The Invisible Girl.
She is enthusiastically remembered by many fans of the film "Love Potion No. 9", for her famous "verbally castrating" bar room scenes with Tate Donovan, and is also recognized frequently for the "top funniest commercials of the year" TAG body spray, as the Mrs. Robinson-MILF who seduces her daughter's boyfriend. Rebecca played the title role in Indy film "A House on a Hill", starring with Philip Baker Hall, and recently completed work on the critically acclaimed film "A Perfect Ending."
An avid traveler, Rebecca has been from Russia to Costa Rica, Italy to Bali, Japan to Austria, France to Singapore, Estonia to Kauai, Crete to Zihuatanejo, Istanbul to Hong Kong, Helsinki to the Canary Islands, Tunisia to St. Barts, Tahiti to Tulum, and most places in between! She excels at every outdoor adventure sport — her garage looks like a miniature "Sports Chalet". She actually has a scuba-dive site named after her -- when the boat she was being transported on for a dive off the coast of Gili Trawangen, Bali, sank in a mid-day storm, Rebecca and the dive master swam to safety. The sunken boat became a dive site named "Rebecca's Wreck."
Another passion of Rebecca's is architectural restoration -- hands on, she just completed a top-to-bottom inside-out year-long project of restoring a 100 year old home from a "haunted crack house" to the historic jewel it deserves to be appreciated as. Having reconstructed every house she's ever lived in, Rebecca is always looking for the next restoration project! Rebecca also applies her construction and handiwork skills to projects for Habitat for Humanity.
She and her long time partner, William deVry, are very active in dog rescue. They foster quite a few little furry friends who are slated for euthanasia, rehabilitate them, and find them qualified forever homes. They presently have six dogs of their own, but usually have an extra one or two in transition. They live in a registered historic home in the Hollywood Hills where Rebecca excels in landscape architecture, interior design, and gourmet cooking.
Rebecca studied in New York City with Uta Hagen at the HB Studios, and in Los Angeles with Larry Moss.