Rebecca Humphries is a British actor and playwright. She is trained in theater and has been part of numerous plays and musicals. In her career to date, Rebecca has delivered numerous remarkable performances that have proven her excellence in the craft. Apart from acting, she has also written the scripts of two popular plays, 'Dizney Rascal' and 'Prom Kween.' Rebecca is also known for her TV roles. Of the many roles she has essayed in various TV series, the role of ‘Molly’ from 'National Theatre Live: The Kitchen' has been her best to date. She has dated actor Seann Walsh. They broke up after Seann cheated on Rebecca, twice.
Birth & Education
Rebecca was born on October 3, 1987, in Norwich, a city in England's Norfolk County. Her mother's name is Anne. Rebecca has a younger brother named Jake. She attended 'Thorpe St. Andrew School.' Rebecca is a trained stage performer. It was her mother who first identified Rebecca’s passion for acting. She encouraged Rebecca to participate in various acting projects. On her mother's suggestion, Rebecca joined the 'Norwich Theatre Royal' arts course when she was just 8 years old. She eventually trained in the basics of theater, and that helped in her career later. However, unlike other students there, Rebecca was more inclined toward comedy. She believes that her fun-loving family has been instrumental in shaping her career. Rebecca later won a role at the prestigious 'London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.'
Soon after completing drama school, Rebecca began her acting career.
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Rebecca began her acting career with theater. However, before that, she had made her TV debut in 2011, with the mockumentary series 'Come Fly With Me.' She played the role of a mother in an episode of the series. In 2012, Rebecca played the role of a showgirl named ‘Sally Bowles’ in the kitchen-sink drama 'I Am a Camera.' The same year, she essayed various characters in the play '24 Hour Plays.' Following this, Rebecca was cast in the play 'Open Court: Primetime.' Staged at the 'Royal Court Theatre' in London, it was a series of new short plays written by primary school children.
In 2013, Rebecca’s full-fledged TV career began. She appeared in two 'Comedy Central’ shows: British TV sitcom 'Big Bad World' and 'Seann Walsh World.' She made a guest appearance in the docu-drama 'National Theatre Live: The Kitchen.' She played the role of ‘Molly’ in one of its episodes titled 'The Intern.' This has been one of Rebecca’s most prominent TV roles so far.
The year 2014 brought new opportunities for Rebecca. She wrote the script of the hit comedy play 'Dizney Rascal.' She is a huge fan of 'Disney,' and that was the source of her inspiration while writing the script of this play. With this, she also made her debut at the 'Edinburgh Fringe Festival,' the world's largest arts festival. Rebecca was then cast in two plays, namely, 'Temple' and the mystery thriller 'Pomona.' She played a prostitute named ‘Fay’ in the latter. Continuing her TV career simultaneously, Rebecca appeared as ‘Jennifer’ in 'ITV’s post-apocalyptic romantic comedy 'Cockroaches.'
Rebecca wrote the musical theater piece 'Prom Kween.' The play opened in 2016 at the 'Underbelly,’ Cowgate, and narrated the real-life tale of Matthew Crisson, a student who was crowned “prom queen” at 'La Guardia High School’ in New York. This highly acclaimed musical added another feather to Rebecca’s crown. The same year, she was cast in two plays, namely, 'Wild Honey' and 'The Argument.' Rebecca also appeared as ‘Rachel’ in the 'BBC2' series 'The Agency.'
In 2017, Rebecca played ‘Sarah’ in the play ‘Myth’ and ‘Herta’ in ‘The Earthworks.' The following year, she made her radio debut. Rebecca played ‘Julia’ in the 'BBC Radio 2' sitcom pilot 'The World According to Harry Priest.' She also played ‘Gemma’ in the radio program 'Riot Girls,' aired on 'BBC Radio 4.' Rebecca played a police officer in an episode of 'BBC’s' ‘Hold the Sunset.’
Rebecca has dated British comedian Seann Walsh. They lived together in Shepherd’s Bush, London, and owned a cat named Winston.
Their break-up rumors surfaced after Seann and Katya Jones, his dance partner on the show 'Strictly Come Dancing,' were caught kissing in a street in London, in October 2018. Following this, Rebecca indicated the break-up. However, she did not give any confirmation immediately. She later confirmed the break-up through a “tweet.” She even “unfollowed” Seann on all social-media platforms.
Seann had allegedly cheated on Rebecca earlier as well. He was found going on dates with actor Emily Atack at the 2016 'Edinburgh Festival.'
Rebecca has indicated that she might feature on the show 'Strictly Come Dancing.' Some of her 'Twitter' posts and activities suggest that she might replace her cheating ex-boyfriend, Seann, on the show.
Rebecca is a huge fan of 'Disney.'
Her favorite singer is Taylor Swift.
She enjoys listening to 'One Direction' tracks.