Acting Alumna Rebecca Henderson ’06 to Appear in 'Inventing Anna' and 'The Good House'

Emma Schillage
December 17, 2021

Acting alumna Rebecca Henderson ’06 will appear in Shonda Rhimes's Inventing Anna, which will premiere on Netflix in February 2022. 

When Shonda Rhimes read Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine story, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People,” she optioned the story to Netflix. The story details the scammy enterprises of a charming young Russian woman who grifted New Yorkers. On Inventing Anna, Vivian, a reporter based loosely on Pressler, follows Anna, who appears to be the object of everyone’s obsessions and projections. The story is told through Vivian’s eyes as she interviews people in Anna’s life.

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Henderson also appears in the film The Good House alongside co-stars Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline. Based on the novel by Ann Leary, the story centers on a New England realtor named Hildy Good. When Hildy reconnects with someone from her past, her whole life begins to unravel. Her life begins to take a chilling turn as secrets are exposed, pitting friends against one another. The film was released on September 15, 2021.

Rebecca Henderson has been involved in various productions including, Bright Half Life (Women’s Project Theater); The Wayside Motor Inn (Signature Theatre); Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra, The Whale and The Retributionists (Playwrights Horizons); Too Much Too Much Too Many (Roundabout Theatre Company); The Collection and A Kind of Alaska (Atlantic Theater Company); La Brea and Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb); Red-Handed Otter (Playwrights Realm); Autumn Sonata (Yale Repertory Theatre); and bobrauschenbergamerica (American Repertory Theater). Film and television credits include: Mistress America, Appropriate Behavior, Actresses, Rectify, The Good Wife, They Remain, True Story, The Mend, Cleansed, Compliance, Meskada, Frank the Bastard, Diving Normal, The Impossibilities, Wallflowers and Grand Theft Auto IV & V. Rebecca is originally from Vancouver, Canada and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.