Rebecca Henderson (actress)

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Known forPortrayal of Lizzy
Spouse(s)Leslye Headland
AwardsDrama Desk Award

Rebecca Henderson (born 1980)[1] is a Canadian actress.[2] She is known for her portrayal of Lizzy on the Netflix series Russian Doll (TV series), and her roles in independent films Appropriate Behavior and Mickey and the Bear.[3][4]

Personal Life

Henderson was born in Canada.[5] In 2016, she married writer-director Leslye Headland.[6][7] Headland and Henderson reside in Brooklyn, New York.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
TBA The Good House Tess Good Post-production
TBA Werewolves Within TBA Post-production
2019 Mickey and the Bear Leslee Watkins
2018 A Simple Wedding Lynne
2018 They Remain Jessica
2015 Mistress America Anna
2015 True Story Ellen Parks
2014 The Mend David
2014 Appropriate Behavior Maxine
2013 Diving Normal Rhonda
2012 Compliance Lawyer
2017 Tooth and Nail Kate Short
2015 And It Was Good Chorus
2015 Buzzer Lora Short
2011 Little Horses Judy Short
2015 Actresses Danielle Short
2019 A Lone Star State Katie Short


Year Title Role Notes
TBA Single Drunk Female Olivia Main Cast
TBA Inventing Anna ADA Catherine McCaw Post-Production
2019-Present Russian Doll Lizzy Recurring; 6 episodes
2018 The First Cathleen Spencer Episode: "Separation"
2018 Orange Is the New Black Alice Denning Episode: "Chocolate Chip Nookie"
2018 Westworld Goldberg Recurring; 3 episodes
2017 Manhunt Judy Clarke Recurring; 3 episodes
2017 I'm Sorry Leah Episode: "Too Slow"
2016 Rectify Jenny Paar Episode: "Happy Unburdening"
2013 Wallflowers Michelle Episode: "Square Pegs"
2010 The Good Wife Will's Assistant Episode: "Mock"
2020 Helpsters Farmer Flynn Episode: "Nurse Nina & Farmer Flynn/Firefighter Fran & Painter Pat"
2017 Cleansed Candace Main Cast
2015 The Impossibilities Alex Recurring; 4 episodes

Awards and Honors

Henderson received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble performance in Signature Theatre Company 2015 revival of “The Wayside Motor Inn” by A. R. Gurney.[9]


  1. "Russian Doll star Rebecca Henderson calls out Friends for 'hostile' gay jokes". Metro. 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  2. "Russian Doll's Rebecca Henderson on her biggest Netflix role". The Journal. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  3. "'Russian Doll' star Rebecca Henderson dishes on how it was working with Greta Lee and Natasha Lyonne". Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  4. "Russian Doll's Rebecca Henderson on Lizzy, Love and Working With Her Wife". Autostraddle. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  5. "Russian Doll's Rebecca Henderson on her biggest Netflix role". The Journal. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  6. Bendix, Trish. "The Queer Wives Who Helped Make "Russian Doll" Tell All". them. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  7. Menza, Kaitlin (2017-11-30). "A Cozy Celebration in Manhattan". The Cut. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  8. Paiella, Gabriella (2019-02-12). "A Russian Doll Star on Acting in Her Wife's Breakout TV Hit". The Cut. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  9. Editors, American Theatre (2015-06-01). "'Hamilton' and 'Curious Incident' Win Big at 2015 Drama Desk Awards". AMERICAN THEATRE. Retrieved 2021-01-07. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)

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