Rebecca Pidgeon

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Pidgeon in 2008, photo by

Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1965

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, German, and French

Rebecca Pidgeon is a British and American actress, singer, and songwriter.

She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to British parents, Elaine R. and Carl R. Pidgeon, and was raised partly in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has English, as well as smaller amounts of Scottish, German, and French, ancestry. Rebecca is married to writer/director David Mamet. Rebecca is a convert to Judaism, David’s religion. The couple has two children, including actress Clara Mamet. Her stepdaughter is actress Zosia Mamet.

Rebecca’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Vincent Pidgeon (the son of Walter Herbert Pidgeon and Rose Emma Judd/Tudd). Raymond was born in Hampstead, London, England.

Rebecca’s paternal grandmother was Grisel H. I. “Monica” Lehmann (the daughter of André/Andrew William Lehmann and Mary Grisel/Grisell Bissett). Rebecca’s grandmother Grisel was born in Chile, and was the sister of visual artist Olga Lehmann and academic Andrew George Lehmann. André was born in Paris, France, of German and French descent, and was the son of Julius/Jules Lehmann and Louisa/Louise Lyon. Rebecca’s great-grandmother Mary Grisel/Grisell was Scottish.

Rebecca’s maternal grandfather was named Leonard G. Simpson.

Rebecca’s maternal grandmother was named Grace I. Stanton.

Sources: Birth record of Rebecca’s paternal great-grandfather, André/Andrew William Lehmann –

Rebecca’s paternal great-grandfather, André/Andrew William Lehmann, on the 1891 England and Wales Census –

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