Rebecca Andrea Thompson is an American actress, known for her roles on the television series Falcon Crest, Babylon 5, JAG, 24, Heroes and NYPD Blue.
Thompson was born in Ohio in 1960. She and her four siblings were raised in a devout Catholic household. At the age of six she moved to Australia with her family. She graduated from high school at 16, and traveled the world for five years before moving to New York City, where she was discovered by agent Irene Marie. After working as a model, she studied acting at the Strasberg Studio and at the Herbert Berghof Studio under Uta Hagen.
Following her education, Thompson began her career as a voiceover artist, which continues today. Her first significant film role was in the 1987 film Wall Street. In 1989 she was cast on the soap opera Falcon Crest as the scheming Genele Ericson during the show's final season and in 1993 on the science fiction television series Babylon 5 as telepath Talia Winters. Thompson left the series at the end of its second season.
Thompson moved on to join the cast of JAG mid season as Commander Alison Krennick, as the aide to the head of the US Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps. She was among several actors who
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