Rebekah Miskin was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and knew right from the start that she wanted to be a performer. At age three she hit the stage as a dancer, and ever since she’s been inspired by the arts. Acting, writing, producing, and DJ-ing are just a few of her talents. Aside from performing as a dancer for 18 years, Rebekah is most widely known throughout the entertainment industry for her diverse acting prowess. Over the course of her career Rebekah has performed in a myriad of theater productions at some of the most prestigious venues for performing actors, including The Second City. Rebekah honed her skills in the comedy genre by doing impov-based sketch comedy at The Second City, which has been referred to as “A Comedy Empire” by the New York Times, and is known for turning out artists like John Candy, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Amy Sedaris, and countless others.
In the multi-award winning film Pooka, Rebekah played the role of Kate, the not so nice high school nemesis of Pooka (Katie Boland), a teenage outcast who seems to be inept at making friends. Directed by Maurey Loeffler (Supernatural Investigator, Malcontents), the film received international praise winning the awards for Best Drama and Best Original Screenplay at the Dixie Film Festival, as well as the Golden Sheaf Award for Best Drama at the Yorkton Film Festival.
Most recently, Rebekah played the starring role of Maggie in the film Records for Maggie. The film tells the story of a young woman whose father suddenly dies, leaving behind a slew of unanswered questions and a world-renowned record shop. Co-writer of the film as well as lead actress, Rebekah describes Records for Maggie as, “a coming of age comedy that deals with a lot of the most relatable and universal issues that young women face today.” The film is scheduled to be released next year.
For Rebekah Miskin, 2014 has been one incredibly busy year. In addition to starring in Records for Maggie, Rebekah guest starred in an episode of the award-winning television series Mayday. On the show Rebekah played the challenging role of Nicole Williamson, a real life heroine who single-handedly rescued two other surviving passengers after their plane went down in the Arctic. Rebekah admits, “I guarantee you it was much easier playing the TV version of Nicole than being the real Nicole rescuing two people from a burning plane but it was so enthralling.”
The actress is also currently working on season two of the successful Hulu series Long Story, Short. Award-winning actress and one of Rebekah’s longtime collaborators, Katie Boland, originally created Long Story, Short in 2013. The duo also worked together on A Subsequent Life, a film that Rebekah and Katie both co-wrote and directed while also working on the series for Hulu. Rebekah guest stars as Anna, in Long Story, Short, a cool DJ who befriends a quirky trio of young women who comedically weave their way through the ups and downs of early adulthood.
Rebekah’s passion for performing, and her drive to create also led her to collaborate with award-winning director Bobby Roth, who is best known as the director of the television shows Grey’s Anatomy, Prison Break, and the Mentalist. Rebekah played the critical role of Lainie in Bobby Roth’s film Reviving Ophelia, which was nominated for a Humanitas Prize.
With a flourishing creative career, Rebekah has created a repertoire of work over the last few years that is both remarkable and diverse, and this is just the tip of the iceberg as this young actress has many more upcoming projects under her sleeve.