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Rebecca Jenkins

Rebecca Jenkins
Born 1959 (age 56–57)
Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987 - Present
Spouse(s) Joel Bakan (M 2004)
Children Sadie Jenkins-Wade (b 1996) Myim Bakan-Kline (b 1996)

Rebecca Jenkins (born 1959 or 1960[1]) is a Canadian actress and singer.


  • Acting 1
  • Music 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


She had starring roles in the 1990s CBC series Black Harbour, and the films Bye Bye Blues, Marion Bridge, Wilby Wonderful, Whole New Thing, South of Wawa and Supervolcano. She also had a supporting role in the 1992 film Bob Roberts, as Dolores Perrigrew. In NBC's miniseries 10.5 she portrayed California governor Carla Williams.

Jenkins appeared in the January 17, 2006, episode of the WB series Supernatural, where she played the loving wife to a faith healer. Her next project was a television movie entitled Past Sins directed by David Winning, in which she co-starred with Lauralee Bell. Past Sins aired on Lifetime in November, 2006.

In 2012, she appeared in Sarah Polley's documentary film Stories We Tell, playing Polley's mother Diane in dramatic recreations.[2]


As a singer, Jenkins has primarily been a backing vocalist for Jane Siberry and Parachute Club. She has also recorded tracks for a number of Canadian benefit and compilation albums, and participated in the Count Your Blessings concert with Siberry, Holly Cole, Mary Margaret O'Hara and Victoria Williams. As well, Jenkins is featured prominently on the Bye Bye Blues soundtrack album; her character in the film is a woman who takes up jazz singing to support her family while her husband is away during World War II. She also performed the title track "Bye Bye Blues" in Calgary at the September 1, 2005, opening the night of the celebration of Alberta's centennial.

In 2007, she was scheduled to release her first solo album, a collection of jazz standards. Her husband, Joel Bakan, an accomplished jazz guitarist, accompanies her as well as Al Matheson on trumpet and Liam Macdonald on drums and percussion. Following this jazz release, there was to be a release of an album of her original material.

She also cohosted a five-week radio series called Quiet, There's a Lady on Stage with singer-songwriter David Ramsden. The radio show was recorded with four new female singers weekly in the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio. Guests included Carole Pope, Holly Cole, Lee Whalen, Lori Yates, Molly Johnson, Kate Fenner and Mary Margaret O'Hara.

She married Joel Bakan, the writer of the book and documentary film The Corporation, in July 2004.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Bird in the Gravel, TheThe Bird in the Gravel Woman in Kitchen Video short
1988 Cowboys Don't Cry Lucy Morgan
1988 Family Reunion Caitlin
1989 Bye Bye Blues Daisy Cooper
1991 South of Wawa Lizette
1991 Clearcut Louise
1992 Bob Roberts Delores Perrigrew
1993 Jane Siberry: Boy Collect One Video
2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road Susan Ross
2002 Past Perfect Charlotte
2002 Marion Bridge Theresa
2003 Republic of Love, TheThe Republic of Love Maeve
2004 Wilby Wonderful Sandra Anderson
2004 The Five People You Meet In Heaven Eddie's Mother
2005 Whole New Thing Kaya
2009 Cole Mrs. Chambers
2010 Fathers&Sons Rebecca
2012 Stories We Tell Diane Polley Feature documentary
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Katts and Dog Episode: "The Candidate"
1989 Street Legal Sarah Melchuck Episode: "Without Prejudice"
1990 Road to Avonlea Sylvia Gray Episode: "Old Lady Lloyd"
1991 Darrow Ruby Darrow TV movie
1992 Split Images Angela Nolan TV movie
1992 Till Death Do Us Part Sandra Stockton TV movie
1992 Beyond Reality Episode: "The Burning Judge"
1993 X-Men Heather McNeil Hudson (voice) Episode: "Repo Man"
1993 Destiny Ridge Linda Hazelton TV series
1994 Harvest for the Heart Madeline 'Maddy' Hansen TV movie
1995 Nilus the Sandman: The First Day Trenda (voice) TV movie
1996 Legend of Ruby Silver, TheThe Legend of Ruby Silver Kay Rainie TV movie
1996-1999 Black Harbour Katherine Hubbard 39 episodes
1997 Traders Sister Connie Episode: "Home Office"
1998 Stranger in Town Katherine TV movie
2000 Foreign Objects Judith Episode: "Celebrity"
2000 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Dr. Louise Burrows Episode: "The Beholder"
2000 Catch a Falling Star Joyce McMurphy TV movie
2000 Angels in the Infield Claire Everett TV movie
2000 Nuremberg Irene Jackson TV miniseries
2000 Love Lessons TV movie
2001 And Never Let Her Go Kathleen Fahey-Hosey TV movie
2001 Sex, Lies & Obsession Annika TV movie
2002 Guilty Hearts Nora Runkle TV movie
2002 Associates, TheThe Associates Melody Atwater Episode: "Heart's Desire"
Episode: "Definitely Maybe"
2002 Nero Wolfe Mystery, AA Nero Wolfe Mystery Robina Keane Episode: "The Next Witness"
2003 Atwood Stories, TheThe Atwood Stories Yvonne Episode: "The Sunrise"
2003 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Mrs. Malone Episode: "Homecoming"
2004 Kingdom Hospital Rene Klingerman Episode: "Goodbye Kiss"
2004 10.5 Governor Carla Williams TV movie
2004 Five People You Meet in Heaven, TheThe Five People You Meet in Heaven Eddie's Mother TV movie
2005 Supervolcano Wendy Reiss TV movie
2005 Into the West Susannah Wheeler Episode: "Dreams and Schemes"
2005-2006 Godiva's Godiva (voice) 7 episodes
2006 Supernatural Sue Ann Grange Episode: "Faith"
2006 Past Sins Janice Bradford TV movie
2006 Reunion Joanne Episode: "Coming Through Fog]]
2010 Bond of Silence Sandra TV movie


  1. ^ Rebecca Jenkins Biography (1960?-)
  2. ^ Lodge, Guy (30 August 2012). "Stories We Tell".  

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