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Rebecca Rittenhouse
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Rittenhouse in 2014
Born
Rebecca Rittenhouse Meaders

(1988-11-30) November 30, 1988 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present

Rebecca Rittenhouse (born November 30, 1988) is an American actress. She has played Cody LeFever in the ABC prime time soap opera Blood & Oil, Dr. Anna Ziev in the Hulu romantic comedy series The Mindy Project, and Maggie in the Into the Dark television film episode "The Body". Rittenhouse recently starred as the titular character in the Hulu comedy series Maggie.

Early life

Rittenhouse was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Pasadena. One of her first roles was in lower school, when she was cast as the Balloon Girl in her all-girls academy's production of the musical Gypsy. She continued performing in high school, but never thought of it as a career. Rittenhouse attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied Romance languages. Afterwards, she decided to study acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. She considered a career in medicine while trying to get roles.

Career

Rittenhouse made her Off-Broadway debut in Commons of Pensacola written by at the Manhattan Theatre Club during the 2013–14 television season. In 2014, she made her television debut, appearing in the pilot episode of Showtime drama series, The Affair. Later in that year, Rittenhouse was cast in the series regular role as Brittany Dobler in the Fox comedy-drama, Red Band Society. The series was canceled after one season. Rittenhouse was originally considered for the female lead role in the superhero film Deadpool, but lost the part to Morena Baccarin.

In 2015, Rittenhouse was cast as the female lead Cody LeFever in the ABC prime time soap opera, Blood & Oil. In late 2017, she was cast as Keri Allen in the season seven finale of the legal drama series Suits, which served as a backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off, Pearson. However, the role was recast with Bethany Joy Lenz for the series.

Rittenhouse recently starred as interior decorator Ainsley Howard in the Hulu miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral, a modern update on the 1994 British film of the same name, created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton. She previously worked with Kaling and Warburton on The Mindy Project.

Rittenhouse is currently starring in Hulu’s television series adaptation of the 2019 film short Maggie, which has no relation to her role in the 2018 Into the Dark television film "The Body", in which she played another character named Maggie. In the Hulu comedy series, Rittenhouse stars as the titular role, a psychic who can predict the future of everyone around her. The show was originally scheduled to debut on ABC, but was moved to Hulu.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Philadelphia, Ti Amo Veronica directed by Jeff Ayars
2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Bonnie
2018 Unfriended: Dark Web Serena Lange
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Michelle Phillips
2021 Good on Paper Serrena Halstead

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Affair Jocelyn Episode: "1"
2014 Red Band Society Brittany Dobler Main role
2015 Blood & Oil Cody LeFever Main role
2016–2017 The Mindy Project Dr. Anna Ziev Starring role (seasons 5–6); 14 episodes
2017 Real Life Nora Television film
2018 Suits Keri Allen Episode: "Good-Bye"
2018 The Handmaid's Tale Odette Episode: "After"
2018 Into the Dark Maggie Television film: "The Body"
2018 The Good Cop Macy Episode: "Who Killed the Guy on the Ski Lift?"
2019 Four Weddings and a Funeral Ainsley Howard Main role
2022 Maggie Maggie Main role
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