Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Rebecca Steele got the acting bug young, entertaining family, lip-synching to Barry Manilow and doing Robin Williams' impressions. She began her acting career by acting in numerous independent short films in Vancouver, one in which she co-wrote, co-produced and starred in. This film, A Taste for Vengeance, was part of the Vancouver Raincity 72 Hour Film Noir Competition and was nominated for Best Picture and Rebecca was nominated for Best Actress.
After performing in a production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn with Fighting Chance Productions in Vancouver, Rebecca’s love for theatre lured her to New York City to study at the renowned Circle in the Square Theatre School. Rebecca graduated from the school’s Two Year Professional Acting Workshop in May 2012 and played “Edna” in the school’s production of Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets. In her first year she had the opportunity to perform in the ensemble in Anton Chekhov’s, The Cherry Orchard.
Soon after graduating, Rebecca produced and performed the world premiere of her one-woman show, Braced, at the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival and was nominated for four awards, “Outstanding Production of a Play”, “Outstanding New Script for a Full Production”, “Outstanding Costume Design for a Full Production” and “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (Full Production)”. In December 2012, Rebecca toured Braced through middle and high schools in Ottawa, Canada, performing for over 1300 students, teachers and parents. Braced then played at Firehall Arts Centre as part of Vancouver Fringe Festival 2013. Most recently, Rebecca has acted with Purple Threads Ensemble, NYC Fresh Produce’d and Dead Duck Productions. She is the co-creator of The Happiest People In New York, an original comedic mockumentary-style web series.