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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 12 August 1978Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameRebekah Chaney

Mini Bio (1)

Rebekah Chaney made her directorial and writing debut with the critically-acclaimed short Waste Land, starring noted film actor and Academy Award nominee Ryan O'Neal. Waste Land garnered several awards--in the Boston International Film Festival, Action on Film Festival Long Beach, and the Salento International Film Festival--including Best Short, Best Director, and Best Actor.

As one of the few female directors working in the industry, Chaney continued to defy conventions when in 2012 she made her feature film directorial debut with her original screenplay Slumber Party Slaughter, becoming one of the few female directors working in the horror genre. Slumber Party Slaughter recently won Best Director at the Boston International Film Festival 2012 and was an Official Selection at the Phoenix Film Festival as well as Atlanta Film Festival.

She is the great-grandniece of the legendary silent film actor Lon Chaney, also known as the "Man with a Thousand Faces" who originated the roles of Hunchback of Notre Dame, Phantom of the Opera, among many others in the silver screen. Chaney lives in Los Angeles, Califonia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chris Johnson

Spouse (1)

John Herzfeld (2010 - present)

Trivia (10)

Born in a hallway , on the Texas state line at 11:58 pm. Her parents stayed in a Hilton Hotel then continued to Houston - to register her birth.
Is the grand-niece of legendary actor Lon Chaney.
Father had a military career and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Mother was an Opera singer.
Is a certified second degree black belt in Tae Kwon DO.
Was a model at 13 years of age.
Was raised mainly in Texas, before relocating to Los Angeles.
Has a dog named Mugz.
Won best director and best actor for Waste Land 2007. A film she wrote, directed, acted in, and produced.
Engaged to director John Herzfeld. June 2008.

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