Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Actress/singer Rebecca Pidgeon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, going on to study at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1986 she sang on a demo recording cut by her guitarist friend Roger Fife, and attracted the attention of the tiny independent label Red Flame, which immediately signed the duo to release the folk-pop effort Glances Askances; Pidgeon later fronted the group Ruby Blue, which in 1989 issued the LP Down from Above. Around that same time she made her feature film debut in The Dawning; she also co-starred in the London premiere of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, later becoming the acclaimed playwright's wife. Following her husband back to the U.S., Pidgeon subsequently starred in the world premiere of Mamet's Oleanna, and in 1991 appeared in his film Homicide; in 1994, she also made her solo LP debut with The Raven. The New York Girls' Club followed a year later, and in 1998, Pidgeon returned with Four Marys. Since that time, she released the 2003 compilation album Retrospective and the studio efforts Tough on Crime (2005) and Behind the Velvet Curtain (2008). Her sixth studio album, The Larry Klein-produced Slingshot, featured the politically charged single "Disintegration Man."