Rebecca Pidgeon is a British-American actress and singer-songwriter. She has maintained a recording career while also acting on stage and in feature films. She is married to the American writer and director David Mamet.
From 1986 to 1990, Pidgeon was the lead singer of the British folk/pop band Ruby Blue. Pidgeon left Ruby Blue shortly after the band signed to a major record label and was beginning to gather both commercial and critical success. She appeared in her first feature film in 1988, The Dawning. She then decided to concentrate on her acting career, starring in David Mamet’s plays and films, first Homicide, then Oleanna onstage, a part Mamet wrote for her; Pidgeon composed the music for the film version, which starred Debra Eisenstadt in her role.
Returning to music in 1994, she released the solo album The Raven, followed by New York Girls’ Club. Another album, The Four Marys, a collection of traditional Celtic folk songs, followed in 1998. In October 2005, she released Tough on Crime, which featured Walter Becker on guitar and the late Billy Preston on keyboards. Her 2008 album, Behind the Velvet Curtain: Songs from the Motion Picture Redbelt, includes a cover version of the Beach Boys song “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” and a duet with Luciana Souza. On March 12, 2012 she released the album Slingshot.
Pidgeon has had starring roles in several of Mamet’s films, including The Spanish Prisoner (1997), The Winslow Boy (1999), State and Main (2000), and Heist (2001). She had a small role in the Mamet’s 2008 movie Redbelt and also performed the music in it. Her most recent major film appearance was in 2010’s Red. Pidgeon appeared in the U.S. television series The Unit, playing Charlotte Ryan, and in the 2007 film Jesse Stone: Sea Change she played Leeann Lewis, a murder-bank robbery suspect.
Pidgeon and Mamet have two children, Clara and Noah.
CELEBRITY PARENTS MAGAZINE: REBECCA PIDGEON ISSUE
|MOMS WE LOVE||ROBERT MOY OF BROOKLYN BALLOON CO.|
|AUTHOR’S CORNER||MAGGIE LAMOND SIMONE|
|BEHIND THE SCENES WITH||REBECCA PIDGEON|
|HEALTH||HEALTHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR KIDS|
|PETS||WHAT HOLIDAY FOODS ARE SAFE–AND NOT SAFE–FOR PETS TO EAT|
|HOMESTYLE||HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A LIVE CHRISTMAS TREE|
|FASHION||SEQUIN TOPS THAT ARE EASY TO ROCK|
|BEAUTY||10 TIPS TO GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTY|
|RELATIONSHIPS||DATE LIKE YOU JUST MET|
|CRAFTS||HOLIDAY SNOWMEN HAND PRINTS|
|MUSIC||A MARY CHRISTMAS: MARY J. BLIGE|
|GIVEAWAY||A MARY CHRISTMAS: MARY J. BLIGE|
|DVD||DREAMWORKS HOLIDAY COLLECTION|
|BABY/KIDS||HOW TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SNOW DAYS|
|PREGNANCY||HEALTHY COCKTAILS TO DRINK DURING PREGNANCY|
|COOKING WITH THE KIDDOS||SUGAR COOKIES…REVISITED|
|TECHTIME||SANTA CLAUS TRACKING APPS|
|AT THE OFFICE||HOW TO DEAL WITH INTERRUPTIONS|
|TOY TIME||TOYS THAT PROMOTE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE|
|MONEY MATTERS||WHEN TO GIVE YOUR KIDS CASH FOR CHRISTMAS|