Becki Dennis

Becki Dennis

Actress

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Email: beckidennis@gmail.com

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Last: Dennis

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Becki Dennis is a professional female Actress with 21 years of professional experience. She is known for her work in Shameless, The Fosters & This Is Us

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Becki Dennis was born in Boston and raised in the suburb of Andover, Massachusetts, as the only daughter in a household with three brothers. Although her mother and father - a teacher and an accountant respectively - weren't in show business, her grandmother was a pianist and singer. Born with her grandmother's genes, Becki began entertaining audiences at the tender age of three when she grabbed a microphone and sang "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to an entire cruise ship during a family vacation. Since then, she has never missed an opportunity to shine in the spotlight. Throughout her childhood, Becki was always using her creativity and imagination. She wrote poems, song lyrics, and stories; formed singing groups and sang in talent shows; made up dance routines and took dance lessons; and fell in love with, and watched, movies often. As she developed into an ambitious and self-motivated teen, she took her craft seriously, studying acting, voice, and dance several hours per week, while performing in plays, choral concerts, and dance recitals. The highlights of her high school years were dancing on an episode of MTV's Total Request Live (1998), writing and directing an original theatre piece for her senior project titled "Take Off Your Shoes," and playing Madame Thenardier in a production of "Les Miserables." It was her comedic performance in "Les Miserables" that stole the show and sealed her calling as an actor. After auditioning for college theatre programs, she was accepted to and attended Point Park University's prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, where she earned a B.A. in Musical Theatre in just three years; finishing off her credits with summer courses at Emerson College and Berklee College of Music. Upon graduation, Becki returned home to the Boston area, where she was determined to earn a living using her degree. Some of her first paid acting jobs were doing interactive dinner theatre, standardized patient work, and historical reenactments of the witch trials at the Salem Witch Dungeon Museum. She also found employment singing in Christmas caroling quartets and with a theatrical performance group called "The Stiletto Singers," which she was a founding member of. Simultaneously, she directed and/or choreographed over fifteen musicals for high schools and community theatres, as well as taught performing arts classes to youth. These jobs supported her while she auditioned for, and subsequently performed at, professional regional theatres in New England, such as the American Repertory Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, and Palace Theatre. It was around this same time that Becki began delving into on-camera acting in film, television, commercials, and industrials. In order to prepare herself for the transition from stage to screen, she trained with Carolyn Pickman, Kevin Lasit, and Maura Tighe. Her first significant booking came when Maura Tighe cast her in a national commercial for Boys Town, a crisis hotline. What followed was more exciting - Becki was flown to New Orleans to compete in the acting competition TV pilot Casting Call: Spring Break '83 (2009), where she was mentored by the judges of the show, seasoned actors Morgan Fairchild, Joe Piscopo, and Adrian Zmed. For the next few years, she continued to act in everything she could get her hands on - industrials for companies such as Dunkin' Donuts and Staples, print ads and voice-overs for big names like Progressive and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and principal roles in commercials for the Massachusetts Health Connector and Millennium Training Institute. She starred in short films as an unconventional leading lady, as well. After experiencing almost every type of job an actor could have, Becki began to explore new experiences by working behind the camera as a director, assistant director, producer, writer, casting director, production assistant, and stand-in. Functioning in all of these different capacities allowed her to gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, the many facets of the industry. In addition, she started her own business, Talent Tools, through which she provided marketing tools and services for actors, such as reel and resume editing, audition and career coaching, and educational workshops andts. Moreover, under the off-shoot Talent Tools Productions, she produced, co-directed, and cast music videos and the films last (2012) and Mildred's Millions (2013); the latter of which went on to screen at five film festivals. But, her heart called her back to acting again when David O. Russell handpicked her for the role of Rebecca, a nanny and friend of Amy Adams character, in American Hustle (2013). The experience she had during this movie reignited her passion, making her realize how much she had missed acting. Therefore, when she was offered the demanding lead role of Jo, a sexual abuse survivor with PTSD in the independent feature film drama Spin the Plate (2015), she gladly accepted the challenge, and became a better actor due to how far her range and ability was stretched. Immediately after that shoot wrapped, Seth MacFarlane cast her as the receptionist in Ted 2 (2015) alongside Mark Wahlberg. Following on the heels of these successes, and still living in Massachusetts at the time, Becki began commuting to New York City for auditions and workshops in an effort to expand her scope of potential work opportunities. Although she started to make some headway in New York, it was not long after she opened herself up to the possibilities outside of her comfort zone that a serendipitous opportunity arose for her to attend the American Film Market in Santa Monica. It was during this trip to AFM that she also met with, and was then offered representation from, the Entertainment Lab in Los Angeles. Thus, in January of 2015, Becki decided to make the leap from the East Coast to the West Coast, and she has never looked back. During Becki's first year in LA she studied at the renowned Second City in Hollywood, where she graduated from their improv program, and she was accepted into the Moving Picture Institute's film program, where her script "Time To Go" was a finalist in their pitch competition. She also appeared in a commercial for Just Dance, the short film tt5081696 which screened at Warner Bros. Studios, and the web series tt4958988. In her second year in LA, she continued to hone her craft by taking audition technique with Wendy Davis, Lilach Mendelovich, and Alex D'Lerma. Soon after that, she started booking roles in major TV shows, such as tt5555260 (episode directed by Helen Hunt,) Speechless (2016) (acting opposite Minnie Driver) The Young and the Restless (1973), Pretty Little Liars (2010), GLOW (2017), The Fosters (2013), and tt5500906. Now in her third year in LA, Becki has recently worked on the hit sitcom Fresh Off the Boat (2015), the new show I'm Sorry (2017), and a music video with Lorde. Having acted in a total of nine TV shows to date, she was able to join the esteemed Television Academy. Becki is still happily represented by the Entertainment Lab and has added Across the Board Talent Agency to her team of representatives. She looks forward to continuing to impact audiences through storytelling and to having many more extraordinary experiences throughout her journey.

2017

Started work as in Jane the Virgin

2017

Started work as in This Is Us

2017

Started work as  Nurse

Experience

Jane the Virgin
2017

Jane the Virgin

Company: Universal Cable Productions

This Is Us
2017

This Is Us

Company: Universal Cable Productions

Pure Genius
2017

Pure Genius

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Nurse

Speechless
2017

Speechless

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Office Worker

The Young and the Restless
2017

The Young and the Restless

Company: Bell Dramatic Serial Inc.

Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

Shameless
2017

Shameless

Company: Bonanza Productions

An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story
2017

Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Casting Department

Lorde: Green Light
2017

Lorde: Green Light

Company: Anonymous Content
Role: Fast Food Worker

Painless
2017

Painless

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Patient

Goliath
2016

Goliath

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Woman

I'm Sorry
2016

I'm Sorry

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Nurse

GLOW
2016

GLOW

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Clinical Assistant

Fresh Off the Boat
2016

Fresh Off the Boat

Company: Universal Cable Productions

The Fosters
2016

The Fosters

Company: Universal Cable Productions

Pretty Little Liars
2016

Pretty Little Liars

Company: Universal Cable Productions

Ladies Keepin' It Real
2016

Ladies Keepin' It Real

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Rachel

Life in Pieces
2016

Life in Pieces

Company: Universal Cable Productions

Ghostbusters
2016

Ghostbusters

Company: Universal Cable Productions

Exercise Through the Decades
2016

Exercise Through the Decades

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Rachel

Nora's Return
2016

Nora's Return

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Nora DeFazio

Pimpkillah
2016

Pimpkillah

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Victim #2

Justice with Judge Mablean
2015

Justice with Judge Mablean

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Angela Nutt

Ted 2
2015

Ted 2

Company: Universal Cable Productions

The Rude, the Mad, and the Funny
2015

The Rude, the Mad, and the Funny

Company: Film Grove
Role: Comedianne

Jake Starling is a newcomer to the stand up comedy scene when he volunteers to take two legendary comedians on a road trip to an Atlantic City "Laugh-A-Ton" Competition to help raise the money to save his mothers house. Along the way various antics ensue.

How to Get Away withMurder
2015

How to Get Away withMurder

Company: ShondaLand

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

The Leftovers
2015

The Leftovers

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Verbatim: The Ferguson Case
2015

Verbatim: The Ferguson Case

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Grand Juror

Noise
2015

Noise

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Caroline

Spin the Plate
2015

Spin the Plate

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Jo Orsiano

American Bustle
2014

American Bustle

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: P.L. Travers

Grown Ups 2
2013

Grown Ups 2

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Other crew

Identity Thief
2013

Identity Thief

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Other crew

American Hustle
2013

American Hustle

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Nanny

Mildred's Millions
2013

Mildred's Millions

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Lottery Announcer (voice)

Mandy's Color
2012

Mandy's Color

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Purple

I'll Be Seeing You
2012

I'll Be Seeing You

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Widow

last
2012

last

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Casting

What's Your Number?
2011

What's Your Number?

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Wedding Dancer (uncredited)

Zookeeper
2011

Zookeeper

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Zoo-worker (uncredited)

Casting Call: Spring Break '83
2010

Casting Call: Spring Break '83

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Herself (2009)

Animal Instincts
2010

Animal Instincts

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Herself

See Kate Run
2009

See Kate Run

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Secretary

Looking Left for Right
2009

Looking Left for Right

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Maria

Hachi: A Dog's Tale
2009

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Student (uncredited)

The Last Buddy
2009

The Last Buddy

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role: Becki

Unsolved
2000

Unsolved

Company: Universal Cable Productions
Role:  Employee

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Becki Dennis was born in Boston and raised in the suburb of Andover, Massachusetts, as the only daughter in a household with three brothers. Although her mother and father - a teacher and an accountant respectively - weren't in show business, her grandmother was a pianist and singer. Born with her grandmother's genes, Becki began entertaining audiences at the tender age of three when she grabbed a microphone and sang "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to an entire cruise ship during a family vacation. Since then, she has never missed an opportunity to shine in the spotlight. Throughout her childhood, Becki was always using her creativity and imagination. She wrote poems, song lyrics, and stories; formed singing groups and sang in talent shows; made up dance routines and took dance lessons; and fell in love with, and watched, movies often. As she developed into an ambitious and self-motivated teen, she took her craft seriously, studying acting, voice, and dance several hours per week, while performing in plays, choral concerts, and dance recitals. The highlights of her high school years were dancing on an episode of MTV's Total Request Live (1998), writing and directing an original theatre piece for her senior project titled "Take Off Your Shoes," and playing Madame Thenardier in a production of "Les Miserables." It was her comedic performance in "Les Miserables" that stole the show and sealed her calling as an actor. After auditioning for college theatre programs, she was accepted to and attended Point Park University's prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, where she earned a B.A. in Musical Theatre in just three years; finishing off her credits with summer courses at Emerson College and Berklee College of Music. Upon graduation, Becki returned home to the Boston area, where she was determined to earn a living using her degree. Some of her first paid acting jobs were doing interactive dinner theatre, standardized patient work, and historical reenactments of the witch trials at the Salem Witch Dungeon Museum. She also found employment singing in Christmas caroling quartets and with a theatrical performance group called "The Stiletto Singers," which she was a founding member of. Simultaneously, she directed and/or choreographed over fifteen musicals for high schools and community theatres, as well as taught performing arts classes to youth. These jobs supported her while she auditioned for, and subsequently performed at, professional regional theatres in New England, such as the American Repertory Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, and Palace Theatre. It was around this same time that Becki began delving into on-camera acting in film, television, commercials, and industrials. In order to prepare herself for the transition from stage to screen, she trained with Carolyn Pickman, Kevin Lasit, and Maura Tighe. Her first significant booking came when Maura Tighe cast her in a national commercial for Boys Town, a crisis hotline. What followed was more exciting - Becki was flown to New Orleans to compete in the acting competition TV pilot Casting Call: Spring Break '83 (2009), where she was mentored by the judges of the show, seasoned actors Morgan Fairchild, Joe Piscopo, and Adrian Zmed. For the next few years, she continued to act in everything she could get her hands on - industrials for companies such as Dunkin' Donuts and Staples, print ads and voice-overs for big names like Progressive and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and principal roles in commercials for the Massachusetts Health Connector and Millennium Training Institute. She starred in short films as an unconventional leading lady, as well. After experiencing almost every type of job an actor could have, Becki began to explore new experiences by working behind the camera as a director, assistant director, producer, writer, casting director, production assistant, and stand-in. Functioning in all of these different capacities allowed her to gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, the many facets of the industry. In addition, she started her own business, Talent Tools, through which she provided marketing tools and services for actors, such as reel and resume editing, audition and career coaching, and educational workshops andts. Moreover, under the off-shoot Talent Tools Productions, she produced, co-directed, and cast music videos and the films last (2012) and Mildred's Millions (2013); the latter of which went on to screen at five film festivals. But, her heart called her back to acting again when David O. Russell handpicked her for the role of Rebecca, a nanny and friend of Amy Adams character, in American Hustle (2013). The experience she had during this movie reignited her passion, making her realize how much she had missed acting. Therefore, when she was offered the demanding lead role of Jo, a sexual abuse survivor with PTSD in the independent feature film drama Spin the Plate (2015), she gladly accepted the challenge, and became a better actor due to how far her range and ability was stretched. Immediately after that shoot wrapped, Seth MacFarlane cast her as the receptionist in Ted 2 (2015) alongside Mark Wahlberg. Following on the heels of these successes, and still living in Massachusetts at the time, Becki began commuting to New York City for auditions and workshops in an effort to expand her scope of potential work opportunities. Although she started to make some headway in New York, it was not long after she opened herself up to the possibilities outside of her comfort zone that a serendipitous opportunity arose for her to attend the American Film Market in Santa Monica. It was during this trip to AFM that she also met with, and was then offered representation from, the Entertainment Lab in Los Angeles. Thus, in January of 2015, Becki decided to make the leap from the East Coast to the West Coast, and she has never looked back. During Becki's first year in LA she studied at the renowned Second City in Hollywood, where she graduated from their improv program, and she was accepted into the Moving Picture Institute's film program, where her script "Time To Go" was a finalist in their pitch competition. She also appeared in a commercial for Just Dance, the short film tt5081696 which screened at Warner Bros. Studios, and the web series tt4958988. In her second year in LA, she continued to hone her craft by taking audition technique with Wendy Davis, Lilach Mendelovich, and Alex D'Lerma. Soon after that, she started booking roles in major TV shows, such as tt5555260 (episode directed by Helen Hunt,) Speechless (2016) (acting opposite Minnie Driver) The Young and the Restless (1973), Pretty Little Liars (2010), GLOW (2017), The Fosters (2013), and tt5500906. Now in her third year in LA, Becki has recently worked on the hit sitcom Fresh Off the Boat (2015), the new show I'm Sorry (2017), and a music video with Lorde. Having acted in a total of nine TV shows to date, she was able to join the esteemed Television Academy. Becki is still happily represented by the Entertainment Lab and has added Across the Board Talent Agency to her team of representatives. She looks forward to continuing to impact audiences through storytelling and to having many more extraordinary experiences throughout her journey.

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