An American actress and journalist Rebecca Andrea Thompson is best known for appearing in numerous television series including Babylon 5, Falcon Crest, JAG, 24, and NYPD Blue. Such roles in her movies have earned her a great deal of salary which in turn has helped her gain a huge net worth.
She was born on January 6, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, the United States to American parents. While she was six years old, her family moved to Australia. At the age of 16, she left her high school and moved to New York City, the United States. She attended Strasberg Studio and the Herbert Berghof Studio under Uta Hagen, where she studied acting and began modeling.
At the beginning of her career, Thompson worked as a voiceover artist and she made her acting debut in an American drama movie, Wall Street, which was directed and co-written by Oliver Stone. The other co-stars of this movie are Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Daryl Hannah. The film became a huge hit and made a collection of $43.8 million at the box office at the budget of $15 million.
After a couple of years, Thompson appeared on the television series, Falcon Crest, which was created by Earl Hamner, Jr. In 1991, she portrayed the role of Nurse Helen Caldwell in an American comedy movie, Delirious, which was directed by Tom Mankiewicz.
Similarly, she also appeared on the science fiction television series Babylon 5, as a telepath Talia Winters, she left the series after the second season.
Thompson was among the actors who left JAG when it was canceled by NBC after one season before CBS picked it up. After that, she appeared in the American police procedural television drama series NYPD Blue in which she worked for four seasons and later she left the series to pursue her career in journalism.
In 1999, Thompson began working in journalism sector by earning her GED and worked arduously for one year with Jack Hubbard, an associate director of Stanford University's News Service and a veteran journalist of CBS News. She also started working as a general assignment correspondent with CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, having $26,000 per year.
After a couple of years, Thompson began working with CNN Headline news as an evening anchor. Her contract with CNN created controversy in journalism circles, mostly because she had just one year of experience in journalism.
Thompson's numerous nude pictures and video clips from her movies spread on the Internet, which caused embarrassment for CNN. After that, she left the CNN, news channel in March 2002.
When she left the CNN, she began working for Court TV, introducing episodes of NYPD Blue and Forensic Files, as well as narrating the documentary series The System.
From her career, she has received a lot of fans and with that, she has also been nominated for a whole host of awards. Out of her 5 awards nominations, the multi-talented lady has only one. Her only win was for the Best Actress during the 2001 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for her movie Rockets Red Glare.
Thompson is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She married twice in her life. She married her longtime boyfriend, David Guc, after having a dating affair her for a few months. She and her boyfriend turned spouse spent their life together for three years and got a divorce later in 1990.
After her divorce from her first husband, she married her boyfriend turned spouse Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5 co-star after having an affair for a few months. She lived in a relationship with her second spouse for two years and divorced him too ending her love affair. She has a son named Alec, and presently she lives with her child happily.
Thompson is one of the popular actresses from the United States, who earns a decent amount of salary from her acting career. Her current salary is estimated to be $200K yearly. Some source reports that her current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million. However, the exact figure of her net worth is still under review.