Rebecca Jenkins

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

Rebecca Jenkins
Born1959 (age 5960)
Years active1987–2014
Spouse(s)Joel Bakan (m. 2004)
ChildrenSadie Jenkins-Wade (b. 1996)
Myim Bakan-Kline (b. 1996)


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
1988 Cowboys Don't Cry Lucy Morgan
1988 Family Reunion Caitlin
1989 Bye Bye Blues Daisy Cooper
1990 The Famine Within Narrator Documentary
1991 South of Wawa Lizette
1991 Clearcut Louise
1992 Bob Roberts Delores Pettigrew
2002 Interstate 60 Susan Ross
2002 Past Perfect Charlotte
2002 Marion Bridge Theresa
2003 The Republic of Love Maeve
2004 Wilby Wonderful Sandra Anderson
2005 Whole New Thing Kaya
2009 Cole Mrs. Chambers
2010 Fathers & Sons Rebecca
2012 Stories We Tell Diane Polley Documentary


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Street Legal Sarah Melchuck "Without Prejudice"
1990 Road to Avonlea Sylvia Gray "Old Lady Lloyd"
1991 Darrow Ruby Darrow TV film
1992 Till Death Us Do Part Sandra Stockton TV film
1992 Split Images Angela Nolan TV film
1993 X-Men Heather McNeil Hudson (voice) "Repo Man"
1993 Destiny Ridge Linda Hazelton TV film
1994 Harvest for the Heart Madeline "Maddy" Hansen TV film
1995 Nilus the Sandman: The First Day Trenda (voice) TV film
1996 The Legend of Ruby Silver Kay Rainie TV film
1996-99 Black Harbour Katherine Hubbard Main role
1997 Traders Sister Connie "Home Office"
1998 Stranger in Town Katherine TV film
2000 The Outer Limits Dr. Louise Burrows "The Beholder"
2000 Catch a Falling Star Joyce McMurphy TV film
2000 Angels in the Infield Claire Everett TV film
2000 Nuremberg Irene Jackson TV miniseries
2000 Love Lessons Anne TV film
2000 Foreign Objects Judith "Celebrity"
2001 And Never Let Her Go Kathleen Fahey-Hosey TV film
2001 Sex, Lies & Obsession Annika TV film
2002 Guilty Hearts Nora Runkle TV film
2002 The Associates Melody Atwater "Heart's Desire", "Definitely Maybe"
2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Robina Keane "The Next Witness"
2003 The Atwood Stories Yvonne "The Sunrise"
2003 The Twilight Zone Mrs. Malone "Homecoming"
2004 Kingdom Hospital Rene Klingerman "Goodbye Kiss"
2004 10.5 Gov. Carla Williams TV miniseries
2004 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Eddie's Mother TV film
2005 Supervolcano Wendy Reiss TV film
2005 Into the West Susannah Wheeler "Dreams and Schemes"
2005-06 Godiva's Godiva Recurring role
2006 Supernatural Sue Ann Grange "Faith"
2006 Past Sins Janice Bradford TV film
2006 Reunion Carla's Boss "1998"
2008 The Guard Joanne "Coming Through Fog"
2010 Bond of Silence Sandra TV film


  1. Rebecca Jenkins Biography (1960?-)
  2. Lodge, Guy (30 August 2012). "Stories We Tell". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
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