Rebecca Nelson

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Rebecca Nelson performed leading roles in the Hal Hartley films Trust and Surviving Desire as well as a cameo in his Henry Fool. Other lead roles in films are Amir Naderi’s ABC Manhattan and Marathon, as well as Donald Byrd’s Unsettled Dreams and the Canadian feature Mothers and Daughters. She has had a career in the theatre that spans three decades that includes Broadway, (Some Americans Abroad at Lincoln Center) Off-Broadway (Keith Reddin’s Brutality of Fact, Ken Lonnergan’s Waverly Gallery) many Regional Theatres and two Broadway National Tours. Television includes roles in “The Doonesbury Special”, many “Law and Order” episodes, “Fire at the Coconut Grove”, “America’s Most Wanted”, and the soaps “Guiding Light” and “Loving”. She has been an Instructor of Acting at many Universities including Harvard, Yale, and NYU’s Tisch program. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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