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Rebecca Pidgeon


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Rebecca Pidgeon (born October 10, 1965) is an American-born Scottish singer-songwriter and actress.
Pidgeon was born to English parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, while her father was a visiting professor at MIT. Her family moved to Edinburgh, Scotland in 1970. She thus holds dual United States/United Kingdom citizenship. Growing up in Edinburgh, she was a teenage friend of singer Shirley Manson.
Pidgeon attended drama college and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London alongside Clive Owen, Liza Tarbuck and Serena Harragin. After some promising work as an actress in the United Kingdom, she moved to the United States.
From 1986 to 1990, Pidgeon was the lead singer of the British folk/pop band Ruby Blue. Pidgeon left Ruby Blue shortly after the band had signed a major record label and was beginning to gather both commercial and critical success. She appeared in her first feature film in 1988, The Dawning. She then decided to concentrate on her acting career, starring in David Mamet's plays and films, initially in the movie Homicide, then in the play Oleanna, a part written for her. Pidgeon composed the music for the film version which starred