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Rebecca Jenkins

Rebecca Jenkins

Rebecca Jenkins


Rebecca Jenkins is one of those rare multi-talented people who makes it all look effortless. As an actor, she embodies her character down to every last nuance. As a singer, her voice carries a warmth that feels both real and ethereal. Jenkins burst onto the Canadian film scene with her charismatic acting and singing performance in Anne Wheeler's "Bye Bye Blues", for which she received a Best Actress Genie Award. Her feature films include "Interstate 60" Read more on Last.fm
Rebecca Jenkins is one of those rare multi-talented people who makes it all look effortless. As an actor, she embodies her character down to every last nuance. As a singer, her voice carries a warmth that feels both real and ethereal. Jenkins burst onto the Canadian film scene with her charismatic acting and singing performance in Anne Wheeler's "Bye Bye Blues", for which she received a Best Actress Genie Award. Her feature films include "Interstate 60", "Bob Roberts", "Darrow", "South of Wawa", "Cowboys Don't Cry" and Daniel MacIvor adaptations; "Past Perfect" and "Marion Bridge On television, Jenkins is well known for her starring roles in CBC and Alliance's successful series "Black Harbour", and in Atlantis's "Destiny Ridge".

She recently played the lead in "The Sunrise" one of a series of six Margaret Atwood short stories for CBC and The W Network and guest starred on A&E's "Nero Wolfe" and CTV's "The Associates", and has also appeared in "Outer Limits", "Beyond Reality", "Avonlea" and "Street Legal". Jenkins' many starring roles in movies for television include CBS's "And Never Let Her Go", "Guilty Hearts", "Catch A Falling Star"; Disney's "Angels in the Infield"; ABC's "The Ruby Silver"; and NBC's "Bad Prospects", "Till Death Do Us Part", "Honour Bright and Harvest", for which she received a Gemini Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series. Her films for cable include Showtime's, "Bad Prospect" and USA Networks' "Split Image". As a singer Rebecca has toured and recorded as a back-up vocalist with the Parachute Club and Jane Siberry. Rebecca still continues to perform jazz material and her own songs in numerous contexts - before symphony orchestras, concert halls and clubs, on radio and television shows, at music festivals, on compilation albums and film soundtracks. She was recently nominated for a Genie Award for Achievement in Music - Best Song for "Something's Coming" in the feature film Wilby Wonderful. Fun Facts: Birth date and Location: Rebecca is an Aries; she was born in Innisfail, Alberta.

Rebecca is the 4th to be born from 6 sibling's in her family. Rebecca has also spent time growing up in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as Toronto. In 2003 she moved to Vancouver from Toronto. Rebecca married Joel Bakan on Galiano Island in July of 2004, Joel is the author and filmmaker of "The Corporation." Joel accompanied Rebecca on the song she composed and sings in Wilby Wonderful, "Something's Coming". Children: Sadie Jenkins-Wade, born in February 1996. Stepmother to Myim Bakan-Kline, born in December 1996 as well. She lived in New York for a year and is both an American and Canadian Citizen. Rebecca attended the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School to study theatre for six months in the mid 80s. She also attended the University of Waterloo in Ontario. On the stage, Jenkins' work includes Danceland, How to Succeed in Business, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Women Beware Women. Rebecca toured across Canada and Europe in 1987 with the Parachute Club and across North America with Jane Siberry as a back-up vocalist from 1986 to 1989. Read more on Last.fm.

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