|Birthday:||November 12, 1971|
|Birthplace:||York, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Education:||Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts|
New York University Experimental Theatre Wing
|Family & Friends|
|Family:||Ron Wisocky (father)|
Sally Wisocky (mother)
|Relationships:||Lap Chi Chu (husband)|
|Only appearance:||Shattered Sight|
Rebecca Wisocky is an American film, television and stage actress. She is best known for her role as Evelyn Powell in the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids.
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Wisocky was born in York, Pennsylvania. She began her acting career in York at York Little Theatre, a community theater, where she said she spent most of her childhood. She also attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. Wisocky later moved to New York City, and graduated from the New York University Experimental Theatre Wing.
Wisocky began work in the theatre, appearing on Broadway in 1995 in The Play's the Thing. Wisocky later performed in many stage productions, primarily playing strong women, like Lady Macbeth and Medea. In 2008, she won the Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress for her role as Nazi-era German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl in Jordan Harrison's Amazons and Their Men. She also acted in several other Off-Broadway plays, including Don Juan Comes Back from the War, The Tooth of Crime, and Hot 'N Throbbing.
Wisocky had supporting roles in number of films, including Pollock (2000), Funny Money (2006), and Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011). She made her television debut in 2000, on an episode of HBO comedy Sex and the City. In later years, she also guest starred on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, NCIS, Bones, Emma Smith in Big Love, and as Queen Mab on True Blood. Wisocky had a recurring roles in the CW series 90210 from 2010 to 2011, CBS's The Mentalist (2010-2013) as Brenda Shettrick, and in the first season of FX series American Horror Story as Lorraine Harvey.
In early 2012, Marc Cherry cast Wisocky in his comedy-drama television pilot Devious Maids as Evelyn Powell, the main antagonist of the show. Previously, she played Bree's Mother on Desperate Housewives (episode "Women and Death"). The series was originally in development to air on ABC, but not picked. In June 2012, Lifetime picked up the pilot with a thirteen-episode order to air in early 2013. Wisocky received positive reviews from critics for her performance in the series. In 2014, Wisocky had guest-starring roles in the ABC dramas Castle and Once Upon a Time. In 2015, she appeared opposite Sally Field in the comedy-drama film, Hello, My Name Is Doris, directed by Michael Showalter.
On January 5, 2015, Wisocky became engaged to Lap Chi Chu, a theatrical lighting designer, on the Pont de la Tournelle in Paris. They married in Boston on October 10, 2015.
|1996||The Fountain of Death||Ashley|
|2000||It Had to Be You||Waitress|
|2000||Sex and the City||TV Series||Stephanie|
|2002 - 2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||TV Series|
|2003||Law & Order||TV Series||Louise|
|2003 - 2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||TV Series||Dr. Paula Greenfield / Marcy Cochran|
|2004||Third Watch||TV Series||Wanda|
|2006||Funny Money||MM. Virginia|
|2006||The Sopranos||TV Series||Rene Cabot Moskowitz|
|2006||NCIS||TV Series||Jody Carvell|
|2006||Without a Trace||TV Series||Cara Nelson|
|2006||Untitled Patricia Heaton Project||TV Movie||Heike Gaert|
|2007||Medium||TV Series||Janice / Red Haired Woman|
|2007||The Picture of Dorian Gray||Ursula Wooten|
|2007||Cold Case||TV Series||Alice B. Harris - 1919|
|2007||Ugly Betty||TV Series||Marsha Stein|
|2008||Henry May Long||Mary Sterling|
|2009||Bones||TV Series||Dr. Maura Bailey|
|2009||Samantha Who?||TV Series||Lindsey|
|2009||Saving Grace||TV Series||Millie Holm|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||TV Series||Shirley|
|2009||My Two Fans||Patricia|
|2010||Miami Medical||TV Series||Jennifer Seaver|
|2010||Svetlana||TV Series||Dr. Veronica|
|2010||Ghosts/Aliens||TV Movie||Deb Hamburger|
|2010 - 2011||90210||TV Series||Principal Nowack|
|2010 - 2013||The Mentalist||TV Series||Brenda Shettrick|
|2011||Big Love||TV Series||Emma Smith|
|2011||Atlas Shrugged: Part I||Lillian Rearden|
|2011||True Blood||TV Series||Queen Mab|
|2011||The Young and the Restless||TV Series||Judge Click|
|2011||American Horror Story||TV Series||Lorraine Harvey|
|2011||Swallow||TV Movie||Dr. Nagle|
|2011||Circling the Drain||TV Movie||Elise Fama|
|2012||In Plain Sight||TV Series||Professor Lynn Gunter|
|2012||Desperate Housewives||TV Series||Bree's Mother|
|2012||Longmire||TV Series||Rachel Clausen|
|2012||Criminal Minds||TV Series||Sheriff Corwin|
|2013||1600 Penn||TV Series||Bianca|
|2013||Major Crimes||TV Series||Madeline Morgan|
|2013 - 2016||Devious Maids||TV Series||Evelyn Powell|
|2014||Castle||TV Series||Dr. Elena Sarkov|
|2014||Once Upon a Time||TV Series||Madame Faustina|
|2015||The Exes||TV Series||Victoria|
|2015||Grimm||TV Series||Lily Hinkley|
|2015||Hello, My Name Is Doris||Anne Patterson|
|2016||The X-Files||TV Series||Jackie Goldman|
|2016 - 2017||Graves||TV Series||Dr. Sandra Schwartz|
|2017||Rebel||TV Series||Elsa Folster|
|2017||The Sinner||TV Series||Margaret Lacey|
|2017||Dishonored: Death of the Outsider||Video Game||Cultists (voice)|
|2017||NCIS: Los Angeles||TV Series||Sasha Livingston|
|2017||Modern Family||TV Series||Mrs. Graham|
|2018||9-1-1||TV Series||Marjorie Daniels|
|2018||Lethal Weapon||TV Series||Commissioner Debra|
|2018||Heathers||TV Series||Mrs. Chandler|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Ebay Elayne (voice)|
|2018||NCIS: New Orleans||TV Series||Bernadine Caldwell|
|2019||S.W.A.T.||TV Series||Ruth Pearson|
|2019||All Rise||TV Series||Margot Baxter|
|2019||The Purge||TV Series||Deb Barker|
|2019||For All Mankind||TV Series||Marge Slayton|
|2020||Bull||TV Series||AUSA Lambert|
|2020||The Resident||TV Series||Dr. Judith Brown|
|2020||Star Trek: Picard||TV Series||Ramdha|
|2020||Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist||TV Series||Nancy Wellington|
- Resides in New York and Los Angeles.
- She began acting in community theater productions in Pennsylvania during her childhood and attended the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts before studying theater at New York University.
- She first appeared on Broadway in a 1995 production of The Play's the Thing. A decade later, she received an Obie Award for her portrayal of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl in the stage production of Amazons and Their Men.
- She appeared in a 2000 episode of Sex and the City, a popular television series that starred Sarah Jessica Parker.