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Rebecca Wisocky
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General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: November 12, 1971
Age: 49
Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania, USA
Social Networks: Instagram
Other Information
Height: 5'8"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts
New York University Experimental Theatre Wing
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Ron Wisocky (father)
Sally Wisocky (mother)
Relationships: Lap Chi Chu (husband)
Series Information
Character: Madame Faustina
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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Early life

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.

Personal life

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.


Year Title Type Role
1996 The Fountain of Death Ashley
2000 It Had to Be You Waitress
2000 Pollock Dorothy Seiberling
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
2005 Flightless Birds Short DeAnn
2005 Escape Artists Rachel
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 Swallow Short Dr. Nagle
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
2021 Blonde (post-production) Yvet


  • 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.