Who is Rebecca Mader?

Born Rebecca Leigh Mader under the sign of Taurus on the 24th of April 1977, in Cambridge, England, Rebecca ‘Bex’ Mader is a 44-year-old award-winning Caucasian actress, screenwriter, producer and vocal performer, now with American nationality. She is probably best known worldwide thanks to her portrayal of Dr. Charlotte Lewis in the legendary adventure fantasy drama by J.J. Abrams entitled “Lost”. Besides that, she has had a multitude of other successes over the course of her often lucrative acting career since 2000.

Early life: Child of glamour

Rebecca was brought-up where she was born, apparently an only child, by her mother and father, though the names and professions of her parents are unknown. Her father was an avid amateur bodybuilder, and Rebecca herself was born and raised fairly toned without needing much exercise. Even so, she was heavily bullied during the first two decades of her life, mostly at school. She attended an unspecified high school in her birth city, from where she matriculated in 1995. To this day, she doesn’t appear to have an interest in getting a college education.

She moved to the US in 1997 to pursue her dreams and started working out for the first time in her life. Her next three years were spent studying the acting craft and perfecting herself.

Career: Becoming a star

Mader’s first credited role popped up on the screen in 2000, showing her as Kim in the episode of “Madigan Men” entitled “Bachelors.” She continued with the momentum throughout 2001, landing the role of Mandy in an episode of “Third Watch”, but then paused in 2002. 2003 was Rebecca’s first significant success, as she appeared in over four titles in a single year, the most significant of which was the role of Belinda Brown in Lee Bonner’s crime mystery entitled “Replay.”

After just one role in 2004, she pressed on into 2005 with another four, though the one as Kim in “Hitch” wasn’t credited. Her great success that year was appearing as Melani Ferris in an episode of “Law & Order: Trial by Jury.” 2006 was also a pretty successful time for the rising actress, as she was featured in four more titles, one of them being a very significant appearance – Jocelyn in “The Devil Wears Prada.” This was also the first time Mader stayed in more than 10 episodes of a TV show, specifically in the role of Alden Tuller in “Justice.” Besides two other 2007 titles, she also appeared as Jordan in the remake of “Mr. and Mrs Smith.”

Ascending the ladder

The year 2008 was a definite breakthrough for Mader, who landed the role of Dr. Charlotte Lewis after the audition for one of Hollywood’s eternal signatures – “Lost.” She became part of the crew for the last two years of the show, meaning she had little time for other titles. Still, Rebecca managed to cram in three other roles during the show’s production, and once it ended in 2010, she appeared in another three titles. In 2011 she portrayed Victoria Morrow in five episodes of “No Ordinary Family”, then snagged three recurring roles in 2012, as well as that of Grace Hudson in 13 episodes of “Work It.”

Rebecca Mader

After starring as Sweat Shop Agent in “Iron Man 3” and one other role in 2013, Mader landed her longest screen presence yet in 2014 – Zelena in “Once Upon a Time”, in which she remained for 67 episodes through 2018, concurrently landing six other recurring roles. Rebecca hasn’t been actively engaged with acting since 2018, but isn’t retired yet either. With 47 acting credits to date, it remains to be seen which direction Mader’s career will take, as that’s her only known source of income.

Honorable mentions and awards

Rebecca tried herself out in other parts of cinematography as well, initially by producing the short film entitled “Path Lights” in 2009. She also wrote the episode of “Friends in Therapy” entitled “Therapissed” in 2015, and ultimately gave a vocal performance as Zelena in “Once Upon a Time” by singing “The Song in Your Heart” in 2017.

As for the recognition of her achievements, Rebecca was awarded the Golden Derby TV Award in the Ensemble of the Year category in 2008 alongside fellow cast members for her contribution to “Lost.” She was also nominated for the Golden Nymph award in the Outstanding Actress – Drama Series category for the same show, and re-nominated for the award she previously won, both in 2009.

Love life: Who is Rebecca Mader’s husband? Is she pregnant?

As much as Rebecca likes to keep her love life out of the media, it is known that she initially dated a certain Caucasian man called Joseph Arongino for a couple of years, after which they married relatively secretly on the 5th of April 2003. They had spent four years in marriage before choosing to separate in 2007 and ultimately divorce in 2008, namely due to undisputable differences.

It’s believed that she spent much of the time afterwards dating on and off, though this is yet to be confirmed. In the early 2010’s she began dating fellow actor, writer and producer Marcus Kayne from “The Big Bang Theory” – their engagement was announced on 29th December 2014, and their marriage ensued two years later, on the 23rd of November 2016, in a supposedly private ceremony. They had a son named Milo on the 4th November 2019, and since April 7th 2021, it’s been known they’re expecting a daughter. The family of three plus their dog named Bella live at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, California. They aren’t known to have had any public disagreements or caused any controversy.

Why did she leave “Once Upon a Time”?

Due to numerous fans asking questions about Rebecca’s further involvement with the character of Zelena in the popular show, she took to social media to explain the situation. As she stated in an Instagram post, ‘A lot of you have been asking if I will be joining everyone in Season 7, so I wanted to let you know personally that unfortunately I am not. This wasn’t my choice but a creative decision of the shows that I totally respect and understand.’ Mader continued by thanking the audience and her colleagues for forever changing her life, and concluded saying ‘I am forever changed. And I’m wicked. And Wicked Always Wins. Forever yours, Bex.’ This change in the show was most definitely unexpected, and it ended Rebecca’s thus-far longest running appearance in a TV show.

What is Rebecca Mader’s net worth?

Sources estimate Rebecca Mader’s net worth at $4 million in mid-2021, accumulated thanks to her many appearances in esteemed Hollywood titles, most notably in “Lost” and “Once Upon a Time.” She is believed to be taking a break from acting due to the pregnancy, and will most likely continue her appearances throughout the 2020’s.

Rebecca Mader’s body measurements

The physical specifications of the actress are as follows:

  • Height: 5ft 7ins (171cm)
  • Weight: 128lbs (58kg)
  • Vital statistics: 33-25-35
  • Bra size: 38B
  • Hair color: Light brown
  • Eye color: Light blue
  • Complexion: Fair
Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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