About Rebecca Ferguson

 

Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström who is known by her stage name Rebecca Ferguson is a Swedish actress who jumped on the acting boat by starring in the Swedish opera Nya tider. Her acting boat was sailing the national waters of her home country Sweden until she portrayed the role of Elizabeth Woodville in “The White Queen”. 

The boat turned into a ship as her journey continued. She has starred in big-name films like “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and the sequel “Mission: Impossible Fallout”. In both films, she played the role of a Secret Intelligence Service agent named Ilsa Faust. 

Quick Info 
Full NameRebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström
Date of BirthOctober 19, 1983
Birth PlaceStockholm, Sweden
Parent(s)Rosemary Ferguson(Mother)
OccupationActress
Partner(s)/Spouse(s)Ludwig Hallberg (2005–2015)
Rory (m. 2018)
Net WorthUS $6 million

In 2017, she played the role of Jenny Lind also known as the “Swedish Nightingale” in the musical film “The Greatest Showman”.

She made her horror film debut with Doctor Sleep in 2019. 

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Early Life

Rosemary Ferguson gave birth to Rebecca on October 19, 1983, in Stockholm. Her mother is English and her father is Swedish. She grew up in Vasastan district which is located in central Stockholm.

Ferguson was a gleeful kid who loved dancing and acting. She is bilingual and speaks Swedish and English. She learned English as she studied in an English-speaking school in Sweden.

Her career began at a very early age of 13. Then, she worked as a model appearing in TV commercials and magazines.

Ferguson’s love for dancing was immense and she equally loved teaching this art. In a dance company in Lund, she taught Argentine tango alongside which she worked on many short art film projects. 

After graduating from Adolf Fredrick’s Music School in 1999, she was not sure if she wanted to pursue a career in acting. Ferguson worked at a daycare, a shoe shop, and a restaurant.

Career

Rebecca Ferguson’s first success came with the role of Anna Gripenhielm in “Nya tider”. After this, she appeared in another soap “Ocean Ave”.

Director Richard Hobert cast her in his film “A One-way Trip to Antibes” after he spotted her in a town market in 2011. 

Ferguson’s role as Elizabeth Woodville in “The White Queen” brought her into the attention of a massive audience with which she garnered critical praise and earned herself a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Her role in “The White Queen” led her to be selected for the role of Ilsa Faust in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” Tom Cruise chose her as a co-star after seeing her performance in “The White Queen.” Mission Impossible is her biggest commercial success.

She bagged the Best Actress award in Prague Independent Film Festival in 2016 for her role as Katya in the film “Despite the Falling Snow.”

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In 2017, she played the female lead role in “Life’ which was a sci-fi horror directed by Daniel Espinosa. In the film, she starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Renolds.

She had a major role in 2019’s “Doctor Sleep”, a sequel to film adaptation “The Shining”.

She had a small role in “Men in Black: International” where she played Riza Stavros.

Awards

Ferguson has more than 16 award nominations out of which she has won 6. In 2015, she won the award of “Breakthrough Performer” for her performance in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” in the Hampton International Film Festival.

In 2019, she won a Fright Meter Awards and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in the film “Doctor Sleep.”

 

Personal Life

Rebecca Ferguson gave birth to her first child in 2007. After the birth of her son, her and her then-boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg moved together and lived in the Swedish southeast coast. Unfortunately, they separated in April of 2015.

She gave birth to her daughter in 2018 with now-husband Rory. Rory and Rebecca got married in 2019 and live in their house in Richmond, southwest London.

Rebecca Ferguson and Husband Rory

Net Worth

Rebecca Ferguson has been active in the industry since 1999 and has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$ 6 million as of August 2020. She is to star in upcoming films like “Reminiscence” and “Mission: Impossible 7”.

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