Rebecca De Mornay - Famous Film Producer

Rebecca De Mornay Net Worth


Rebecca De Mornay, the famous American actress and producer, has a net worth of $11 million. Some of her notable film roles include Lana in ‘Risky Business,’ Mrs. Mott / Peyton Flanders in ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,’ and the film ‘Wedding Crashers’.

Key facts:

  • Rebecca De Mornay is an American actress and producer with a net worth of $11 million.
  • She got her big break in the film industry when she co-starred with Tom Cruise in the 1983 film 'Risky Business'.
  • De Mornay has more than 60 acting credits to her name, including notable roles in films like 'Backdraft' (1991), 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle' (1992), 'The Three Musketeers' (1993), and 'Identity' (2003).
  • She played Wendy Torrance in the ABC miniseries 'The Shining' (1997) and Dorothy Walker on the Netflix series 'Jessica Jones' (2015–2019), and she directed a 1995 episode of 'The Outer Limits.'
  • De Mornay is also a film producer, having served as executive producer for films like 'Never Talk to Strangers' (1995), 'The Winner' (1996), and 'A Table for One' (1999).

Basic Information About Rebecca De Mornay

CategoryCelebrities › Actors
ProfessionsActor, Performer, Film Producer
Net worth$11,000,000
Date of birth1959-08-29 (64 years old)
Place of birthSanta Rosa
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBruce Wagner - (16 December 1989 - 2 December 1990) (divorced)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.664 m)
Social Media↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Rebecca De Mornay win?


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Rebecca De Mornay awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
CFCA Award - Best ActressNomineeThe Hand That Rocks the Cradle1993
MTV Movie Award - Best VillainWinnerThe Hand That Rocks the Cradle1992

Rebecca De Mornay roles

Movie / Series Role
Wedding CrashersMrs. Kroeger
FlippedPatsy Loski
IdentityCaroline Suzanne (as Rebecca DeMornay)
Lords of DogtownPhilaine
Risky BusinessLana
The Three MusketeersMilady
American ReunionRachel - Finch's Mom (uncredited)
BackdraftHelen McCaffrey
Runaway TrainSara
Mother's DayMother
The Hand That Rocks the CradlePeyton
Raise Your VoiceAunt Nina
One from the HeartUnderstudy (as Rebecca de Mornay)
I Am WrathVivian
TestamentCathy Pitkin
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitTessa McKellen 1 episode, 2006
The PracticeHannah Rose 4 episodes, 2004
Jessica JonesDorothy / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2019
ERElaine Nichols 5 episodes, 1999
Boomtown'Sabrina Fithian' Jill Foster 2 episodes, 2003
Hawaii Five-0Barbara Cotchin 1 episode, 2013
The Outer LimitsDirector
The Outer LimitsWoman 1 episode, 1995
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1993-1997
LuciferPenelope 2 episodes, 2016

Rebecca De Mornay's Quotes

  • I feel a terrifically painful disturbance in the natural law of things between men and women that must be balanced in the next few thousand years. What has been done in the name of holding up masculine energy as God and feminine energy as subservient has really wiped out everything.
  • I've made some great movies. Risky Business (1983) still stands up. It's timeless. They study that film in film school.
  • [Referring to Patrick John Flueger, Deborah Ann Woll, Warren Kole and Matt O'Leary, while working on the remake of Mother's Day (2010)] Just want to say, the actors playing my 4 kids are fantastic, and I'm very proud of them, as Mother, but also as Rebecca.
  • Leonard Cohen was one of the greatest poets, but for me, he was also one of the most important people in my life, and losing him is like losing a limb. He was my ground, he was my aerial, as he wrote in his song 'Treaty.' I really cannot fathom what life will be like without him in it. At least I was able to spend time with him in his last year. He faced death as he faced life: straight on, with honesty, grace, and breathtaking depth of perception. He enjoyed the quiet, simple moments with friends, and being immersed in working on songs. He said in his last interview that he was ready to die, and he said in his last public outing that he would live forever. Both are true. There was no one like him, and there never will be.

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An Introduction to Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay is an American actress and producer best known for her captivating performances in films like ‘Risky Business’, ‘Backdraft’ and ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’. In addition to her work in the film industry, she has also appeared in some notable TV series like ‘ER’, ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Lucifer’. With over 60 acting credits to her name, De Mornay has made a name for herself as a versatile performer who can play a wide variety of roles.

Early Life and Education

Rebecca Jane Pearch was born on August 29, 1959, in Santa Rosa, California. Her parents, Julie and George, divorced when she was two years old. At age five, she took her stepfather’s surname ‘De Mornay’ after he legally adopted her. As a child, she spent most of her time in Europe, where her mother raised her and her half-brother after their father left them.

De Mornay attended the famous Summerhill School in England until she was 16 and then graduated from high school in the U.S. Shortly after graduation, she joined the Lee Strasberg Institute to study acting and also worked as an apprentice at Zoetrope Film Studio that was founded by Francis Ford Coppola.


Rebecca De Mornay’s acting career began in 1981 when she made her debut in Francis Ford Coppola’s film ‘One from the Heart’. However, it was her performance opposite Tom Cruise in ‘Risky Business’ (1983) that put her on the map. This role led to several other projects including ‘Testament’ (1983), ‘The Slugger’s Wife’ (1985), ‘Runaway Train’ (1985), and ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ (1985). Her portrayal in these films earned her nomination at the Academy Awards for ‘Runaway Train’ and ‘The Trip to Bountiful’.

De Mornay’s popularity skyrocketed in the early ’90s with high-profile roles in blockbuster movies. She played Helen McCaffrey in Ron Howard’s ‘Backdraft’ – which grossed $152.4 million worldwide. Soon after, she starred in the thriller ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’, which brought in $140 million and earned De Mornay critical praise, including a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1997, she played Wendy Torrance in the ABC miniseries ‘The Shining’. She then appeared in several TV movies in the late ’90s including ‘The Con’ (1998) and ‘Night Ride Home’ (1999) and co-starred in the films ‘Thick as Thieves’ (1999) and ‘A Table for One’ (1999), and made a guest appearance in five 1999 episodes of the medical drama series ‘ER’. During the early 200s, De Mornay was seen in TV movies like ‘Range of Motion’ (200), ‘A Girl Thing’ (2001), and ‘Salem Witch Trials’ (2002).

In the following years, she went on to star in major films including ‘Identity’ (2003) and ‘Lords of Dogtown’ (2005) as well as made guest appearances on several popular TV series like ‘John from Cincinnati’ (2007), and ‘Lucifer’ (2016; 2021).

Personal Life

De Mornay has had an interesting personal life herself. From 1986 to 199, she was in a relationship with legendary musician Leonard Cohen, with whom she has a daughter named Lorca Cohen. De Mornay married Bruce Wagner, the author, and screenwriter in 1989 but divorced in 1997.

Awards and Nominations

De Mornay has been recognized for her work over the years with several prestigious awards. She won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’ (1992). She also received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for TV miniseries or movie for ‘The Last Sin Eater’ (2007) and was nominated for the Cable ACE Award for Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for ‘Jane Doe’ (2001).

What is Rebecca De Mornay’s Net Worth?

Rebecca De Mornay has a net worth of $11 million as of 2021. Although most of her earnings are from her work in the filming industry, she has had several other ventures that have contributed to her wealth. She has produced films such as ‘Never Talk to Strangers’ (1995), ‘The Cleaner'(2007), ‘American Reunion'(2012) to name a few.

The Career Highlights of Rebecca De Mornay

De Mornay’s career peaked when she landed her big breakthrough role opposite Tom Cruise in the 1983 hit film ‘Risky Business’. After gaining worldwide popularity, she appeared in several high-profile films throughout the ’80s and ’90s like ‘Backdraft’ (1991), ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’ (1992) and ‘The Shining’ (1997). In addition, she guest-starred on many popular TV shows in the ’90s and early 200s. In recent years, she has made a notable guest appearance on ‘Lucifer’ (2021).

De Mornay has showcased her versatility as an actress and has proved that she can perform well in multiple genres from thrillers to dramas to comedies. Her fans and well-wishers hope that we’ll see more of her on the big screen and small screen.

Interesting Facts about Rebecca De Mornay

  1. Speaks German fluently.
  2. Daughter of TV talk show host Wally George.
  3. Was engaged to Leonard Cohen.
  4. Her last name was changed as a child, when she was adopted by her stepfather, Richard De Mornay (1914-1962).
  5. She attended the radically alternative English boarding school Summerhill.
  6. Has a maternal half-brother: Peter De Mornay (b. January 12, 1962).
  7. Granddaughter of Eugenia Clinchard
  8. Sentenced to a three-month program for DUI offenders, three years summary probation and a $350 fine, after pleading no contest to one count of DUI on February 5, 2008. Was pulled over and arrested on October 30, 2007 on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
  9. Working on the HBO series John from Cincinnati (2007). [June 2007]
  10. In the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep, his sequel to The Shining, he writes the line "the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world"; De Mornay was the star of the movie of the same name and played Wendy in the miniseries version of The Shining (1997).
  11. Gave birth to her first child at age 38, a daughter Sophia De Mornay-O'Neal on November 16, 1997. Father is her ex-boyfriend, Patrick O'Neal.
  12. Gave birth to her second child at age 41, a daughter Veronica De Mornay-O'Neal on March 31, 2001. Father is her ex-boyfriend, Patrick O'Neal.
  13. Was considered for the role of Tinkerbell in the movie Hook (1991).
  14. In two films she plays a decadent and alcoholic actress who has a hard relationship with her daughter: Apartment 1303 3D (2012) and Jessica Jones (2015).
  15. The fictional date of Judgement day in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991); August 29, 1997 is her 38th birthday.
  16. Changed her published birthdate from August 29, 1959 to August 29, 1962 when she debuted. The mainstream press didn't start reporting her age accurately until the late 2000s.

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