Rebecca Pidgeon

Actor, Singer, Composer
Though primarily recognized for her many collaborations with husband David Mamet, actress Rebecca Pidgeon branched out on her own on occasion to tackle roles in a variety of film and television projects. But it was her ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1965 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Two-Bit Waltz 2014 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

Phil Spector 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Red 2010 (Movie)

Cynthia Wilkes (Actor)

Cat City 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Redbelt 2008 (Movie)

Zena Frank (Actor)

How to Be 2007 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Provoked: A True Story 2007 (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)

The Unit 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Edmond 2006 (Movie)

Wife--of Edmond (Actor)

In Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shopgirl 2005 (Movie)

Christie Richards (Actor)

The Shield 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Directors: David Mamet 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Heist 2001 (Movie)

Fran (Actor)

State and Main 2000 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

The Winslow Boy 1999 (Movie)

Catherine Winslow (Actor)

The Spanish Prisoner 1998 (Movie)

Susan Ricci (Actor)

Homicide 1991 (Movie)

Miss Klein (Actor)

She's Been Away 1990 (Movie)

Lillian Huckle--as a Young Woman (Actor)

The Dawning 1988 (Movie)

Nancy Gulliver (Actor)

Catastrophe (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Show)

Actor

The Water Engine (TV Show)

Actor

Uncle Vanya (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Redbelt 2008 (Movie)

Songs (Song)

Redbelt 2008 (Movie)

("When You Were Mine" aka "A Hora Do Adeus") (Song Performer)

The Misadventures of Margaret 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Oleanna 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Though primarily recognized for her many collaborations with husband David Mamet, actress Rebecca Pidgeon branched out on her own on occasion to tackle roles in a variety of film and television projects. But it was her being cast in Mamet's London production of "Speed-the-Plow" (1989) that sparked both a romance that turned into a long-running marriage, and prominent roles in the playwright's more invigorating work. After roles in "Homicide" (1991) and Mamet's adaptation of "Uncle Vanya" (PBS, 1994), Pidgeon had a pivotal role in the crime drama "The Spanish Prisoner" (1997) before delivering an astute performance in the period remake of "The Winslow Boy" (1999). Following more supporting parts in her husband's directorial efforts, "State and Main" (2000) and "Heist" (2001), she had a recurring role on "The Unit" (CBS, 2006-09) before going off on her own in "How to Be" (2008) and "Red" (2010). But it was her work with Mamet that provided Pidgeon with her most demanding roles, allowing her to display considerable skills that might have otherwise remained under wraps.

Relationships

David Mamet Screenplay

Husband
Met 1989 when she acted in his play "Speed-the-Plow" in London Married Sept. 22, 1991

Clara Mamet

Daughter
Born Sept. 29, 1994 father, David Mamet

Noah Mamet

Son
Born February 1, 1999 father, David Mamet

Willa Mamet

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1982 daughter of David Mamet and Lindsay Crouse

Zosia Mamet

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1988 daughter of David Mamet and Lindsay Crouse

Clara Mamet Actor

Daughter

Matthew Pidgeon

Brother
Appeared in Mamet's "The Winslow Boy" (1999) and "State and Main" (2000)

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the action-comedy film, "Red"

2008

Cast as Tim Allen's wife in "Redbelt," a martial arts film written and directed by David Mamet

2007

Cast opposite Miranda Richardson and Aishwarya Rai in "Provoked"

2006

Had a regular role on the CBS drama "The Unit" as Charlotte Ryan

2005

Co-starred with Steve Martin and Claire Danes in "Shopgirl"; Martin also wrote the screenplay, which is based on his 2000 novella of the same name

2001

Had featured role in Mamet's film "The Heist"

2000

Portrayed a feisty New Englander who falls for a screenwriter in Mamet's "State and Main"

2000

Appeared in the Mamet directed short "Catastrophe," based on the Samuel Beckett play

1999

Had a supporting role in Mamet's feature remake of "The Winslow Boy"

1999

Had leading role in premiere of Mamet's play "Boston Marriage"

1997

Appeared in world premiere of Mamet's "The Old Neighborhood" at Cambridge's American Repertory Theatre

1997

Had pivotal role in the film "The Spanish Prisoner," written and directed by Mamet

1994

Released her debut solo album, The Raven

1994

Wrote the score for the Mamet-directed film adaptation of "Oleanna"

1992

Made off-Broadway debut, starring opposite William H. Macy in Mamet's "Oleanna"

1992

Acted in the TNT adaptation of Mamet's "The Water Engine"

1991

First TV role was Mamet's adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"

1991

Appeared in the film "Homicide," written and directed by David Mamet

1989

Played the sole female character in the London stage production of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow"

1988

Made her feature acting debut in "The Dawning"

1986

Was the lead singer with the British band Ruby Blue

Known for such albums as "The Raven"

Popular songs include "Spanish Harlem" and "Auld Lange Syne / Bring It On Home To Me".

Began acting with the Cambridge Theater Company in England

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