Rebecca Schull


Actor

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
February 22, 1929

Biography

Rebecca Schull is best recalled for playing the former flight attendant turned ticket counter clerk in the long-running NBC series "Wings" (1990-97). Her success, however, was a long time in coming. A homemaker, she did not study acting until 1974 when her husband's business took the family to Dublin and she enrolled in classes at the Stanislavsky School. Roles with the Dublin Focus Thea...

Family & Companions

Gene
Husband

Biography

Rebecca Schull is best recalled for playing the former flight attendant turned ticket counter clerk in the long-running NBC series "Wings" (1990-97). Her success, however, was a long time in coming. A homemaker, she did not study acting until 1974 when her husband's business took the family to Dublin and she enrolled in classes at the Stanislavsky School. Roles with the Dublin Focus Theatre followed. In 1975, the family returned to New York, where Schull began to appear in on and off-Broadway (in such shows as "Herzl" and "Golda") as well as numerous regional productions.

By 1980, Schull had broken into TV, playing a supporting role in "A Private Battle" the CBS TV-movie based on the life of Cornelius Ryan. She made her feature debut as role as the Israeli undersecretary of agriculture in "The Soldier" (1982). Schull was a bag lady alongside Lucille Ball in "Stone Pillow" (CBS, 1985), and also appeared in "Trapped in Silence" (CBS, 1986). She became a frequent guest star on TV episodics, appearing on "St. Elsewhere" and "Hooperman" as well as landing a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom "Eisenhower and Lutz" (CBS, 1988). But it is as the perky Faye Evelyn Cochran on "Wings" that has brought her greatest exposure. Schull appeared in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989), as the future mother-in-law of Martin Landau's daughter, had a small role in "My Life" (1993) and was featured as Ma in the 1996 remake of "That Darn Cat."

Life Events

1974

After years as a homemaker, enrolled in Stanislavsky School in Dublin to study acting

1980

Early TV work included a supporting role in TV-movie "A Private Battle"

1982

Appeared in feature "The Soldier"

1988

Had recurring role on the short-lived sitcom "Eisenhower and Lutz"

1989

Had small role in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdmeanors"

1990

TV series debut as regular, played Faye Evelyn Cochran on the NBC sitcom "Wings"

1996

Co-starred in remake of "That Darn Cat"

2001

Had featured role in the Neil Simon Broadway comedy "45 Seconds From Broadway"; replaced Joan Copeland who withdrew over "artistic differences"

Family

Elinore
Daughter
Producer. Gave birth to Schull's first grandchild, Henry, c. 1996.
Deborah
Daughter
Law student.
Jonathan
Son
Professor. Teaches at Haverford College.

Companions

Gene
Husband

Bibliography