Rebecca Andrea Thompson is an American actress known for her roles on the television series "Falcon Crest," "Babylon 5," "JAG" and "NYPD Blue."
Born May 22, 1959 in in Ohio, Andrea was raised in Australia was raised in a strict Catholic household with four siblings. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 and traveled for five years before moving to New York City, where she had a successful modeling career that led to studying acting at the Strasberg Studio. Under Uta Hagen's tutelage at the Herbert Bergdorf Studios, her distinct and unusual voice led to a successful voice-over career that still continues today. She also studied at the prestigious Actors Studio and appeared in Arthur Miller's "After the Fall."
One of Andrea's first acting roles was in the 1990 movie Delirious with Emma Samms and the late John Candy. She also starred in Oliver Stone's acclaimed film, "Wall Street" and played vixen Genelle Erickson in the television series, "Falcon Crest," earning a Soap Opera Digest award nomination for her performance. In 1987, she married Davod Guc although they divorced in 1990. Her son Alec was born in 1992.
Relocating to Los Angeles, Andrea soon appeared on "Babylon 5." While on the show, she married friend Jerry Doyle in 1995, divorcing in 1997. She followed this with a role in the television drama, "JAG," and the feature films, "A Gun, A Car, A Blonde" and "The Lost Valley" with an appearance in "The Lost Valley" and a starring role in "NYPD Blue," which she departed in order to become a journalist at a CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She eventually became an anchor for CNN Headline News, a position she left in March 2002.