Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on the 6th November 1972, in Berkeley, Alameda County, California USA of American, Dutch and English descent. She is a former model, and now actress probably best known for her appearance in the roles of Mystique in the film “X-Men”, and as Joan in “The Punisher” (2004). She has also starred in the TV series “Ugly Betty”, playing Alexis Meade. Her career as an actress has been active since the late 1990s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Rebecca Romijn is, as of early 2016? According to sources it has been estimated that the overall size of Rebecca’s net worth is currently over $35 million. Her acting career as well as her modeling career has earned her a big part of her wealth over time.
Rebecca Romijn Net Worth $35 Million
Rebecca Romijn was brought up by her father, Japp, who worked as a furniture maker, and mother, Elizabeth Romijn, an English teacher. Her grandfather was Dr. Henry Bernard Kuizenga, a Presbyterian minister and professor. She attended Berkeley High School, where she got the nickname “Jolly Blond Giant” because of her height. After high school, she enrolled at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she studied Music. Parallel with that, she became involved in fashion modeling, thus in no time she quit education and moved to Paris to pursue her modeling career.
Since 1991, Rebecca has appeared in several magazines, and modeled for brands such as Victoria`s Secret, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Miller Lite, and has also showed her catwalk skills on runways around the world, for designers such as Anna Molinari and Giorgio Armani among others. Thanks to her success as a model, Rebecca was given a chance to become an actress, through a role in an episode of the popular TV series “Friends” in 1997. The following year, she was featured in a cameo role in the film “Dirty Work”, but 1999 was her breakout year, securing the role of Adrienne Barker in the TV series “Just Shoot Me!”. Since then, her career has gone only upwards, and so has her net worth. In 2000, she was Mystique in the film “X-Men”, a role which she repeated in sequels “X-Men 2” (2003), and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), which increased her net worth by a large degree. In 2002, Rebecca was featured in the film “Femme Fatale”, with actors Antonio Banderas and Peter Coyote, and four years later she played the lead role of Peeper Dennis in the TV series of the same name.
To speak further of her accomplishments as an actress, Rebecca has featured in productions such as “Lake City” (2008), “Ugly Betty” (2007-2008), “Eastwick” (2008-2009), “Good Deeds” (2012), “NTSF:SD:SUV” (2011-2012), and many others all of which have increased her net worth. Most recently, Rebecca has been a part of the TV series “The Librarians” (2014-2015), and she will appear in the film “The Swinging Lanterns Stories”, which is scheduled for a release in 2017.
When it comes to her personal life, Rebecca Romijn has been married to actor Jerry O’Connell since 2007, with whom she has two children. Previously, she was married to actor and musician John Stamos from 1998 to 2005. Her current residence is in Calabasas, California.
Delivered her twins Dolly and Charlie via Caesarean section.
Was five months pregnant with her twins Dolly and Charlie when she completed filming on Ugly Betty (2006).
Returned to work three months after giving birth to her twins Dolly and Charlie when she began filming The Con Artist (2010).
On November 6, 2002, the film Femme Fatale (2002), in which she starred, opened on her 30th birthday in North America.
Along with Ian McKellen playing Magneto in five live-action X-Men and Wolverine films, James Franco & Willem Dafoe as Harry Osborn and Norman Osborn, respectively, in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Gene Hackman playing Lex Luthor in three (nonconsecutive) Superman films, Cillian Murphy playing Dr Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's "Batman: The Dark Knight" trilogy, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, she is one of the few people to play a comic book criminal in at least three live-action films (she has played Mystique in four films).
On December 28, 2008, Rebecca and Jerry welcomed fraternal twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip.
Ranked #58 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Has appeared as Adrienne Barker, Dennis Finch's girlfriend (and later wife) on several episodes of Just Shoot Me! (1997) in 1999 and early 2000. During one scene for that show, Adrienne voices her contempt at Finch's obsession with science fiction movies, and he retorts that she'd do anything for a part in one of those movies. Subsequently, in July 2000, she did have a part in such a movie, appearing as Mystique in X-Men (2000).
Married her boyfriend of 2 1/2 years, Jerry O'Connell, in a surprise backyard ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in front of 100 family and friends who thought that they had been invited to a barbecue.
She and her ex-husband John Stamos have both guest-starred on the situation comedy Friends (1994), though not in the same episode.
Ranked #82 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Her father is Dutch and her mother is American. Rebecca's maternal grandfather was of Dutch ancestry, while Rebecca's maternal grandmother had English ancestry. Through her maternal grandmother, Rebecca is a relative of Dorothy Mengering, David Letterman's mother.