A native of Fort Mitchell, KY, Rebecca Budig started her acting career in Los Angeles, California. She began working immediately, starring in Aerosmith's video "Livin' on the Edge" (1993), followed by a cameo in "Batman Forever"(1995). Budig's most popular role was Greenlee Smythe, the bad girl turned heroine on "All My Children"(ABC 1970-2011) Her initial role for the show in 1999 was only a recurring part, but after positive response, she immediately became one of the show's main characters until the soap opera was canceled in 2011. While working on "All My Children," Budig made guest appearances on shows, including "Hope & Faith" (ABC 2003-06), a sitcom starring her "All My Children" co-star Kelly Ripa; the family-medicine sitcom "Out Of Practice" (CBS 2005-06); longtime procedural drama hit "CSI" (CBS 2000-) and cult-favorite sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS 2005-2014). After "All My Children" left TV in 2011, Budig hit the big screen with a small role in the Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez action thriller "Getaway" (2013). She also hosted the lifestyle information series "The Better Show" (Hallmark 2013).