Rebecca Mader

Rebecca Mader

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Rebecca Mader
Rebecca Mader May 2017.jpg

Rebecca Mader, May 2017
Born Rebecca Leigh Mader
(1977-04-24) 24 April 1977 (age 40)
Cambridge, England
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Joseph Arongino (m. Error: Invalid time.; div. 2008)
Marcus Kayne (m. 2016)

Rebecca Leigh Mader (born 24 April 1977)[1][2] is an English actress, best known for her roles as Charlotte Lewis in the ABC series Lost, and as Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Life and career[edit]

Mader was born in 1977 in Cambridge, England.[1] She worked as a model in New York City for a year, appearing in adverts for L’Oréal, Colgate and Wella Hair. She began her television career on the ABC daytime soap operas All My Children as Morgan Gordon, and One Life to Live as Margaret Cochran.[3] She also appeared on the soap opera Guiding Light in 2003.

Mader has made number of guest appearances on television shows. In 2006, she had a series regular role of the short-lived Fox legal drama, Justice. In 2008, Mader began starring as anthropologist Charlotte Lewis on ABC series Lost.[4] She appeared in the show from 2008 to 2009 and in two episodes in 2010. In 2011 she had a recurring role on No Ordinary Family, and in 2012 she made a guest starring appearance on the FOX science-fiction series Fringe, as Jessica Holt.[5] Also in 2012, Mader starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series Work It.[6]

In June 2013, Mader made her stage debut in the role of Barrie in the one-act comedy The Third Date at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.[7]

In December 2013, Mader was cast as Wicked Witch of the West, a new antagonist for the second half of the third season of Once Upon a Time (where her fellow Lost star Emilie De Ravin also stars in the series).[8] She also made guest appearances during the second half of season four and was later promoted to a series regular for seasons five and six.[9] In May 2017, Mader announced that she would not be returning for the seventh season of the show, due to a creative decision by the showrunners.[10] However, in September 2017, it was announced that Mader would be reprising her role as Zelena in a recurring capacity for the second half of the seventh season.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Mader married businessman Joseph Arongino and they divorced in 2008.[12]

On 29 December 2014, Mader announced her engagement to producer Marcus Kayne.[13] The two were married on 23 November 2016.[14]


Mader in January 2015


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Mimic 3: Sentinel Carmen Direct-to-video
Replay Belinda Brown
2005 Hitch Uncredited Cameo
2006 Devil Wears Prada, TheThe Devil Wears Prada Jocelyn
2007 Great World of Sound Pam
2008 Rainbow Tribe, TheThe Rainbow Tribe Mrs. Murray
2009 Men Who Stare at Goats, TheThe Men Who Stare at Goats Debora Wilton
2010 Ceremony Esme Ball
Big Bang, TheThe Big Bang Zooey Wigner
2011 Cougars, Inc. Mary
2013 Iron Man 3 Sweat shop agent
2014 It’s Gawd! Holly


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Madigan Men Kim Episode: “Bachelors”
2001 Third Watch Mandy Episode: “Exposing Faith”
2003 All My Children Morgan Gordon Series regular, 17 episodes
Fastlane Nicole Martin Episode: “Monster”
Guiding Light Tony’s Mystery Woman 2 episodes
2004 American Girl Holiday, AnAn American Girl Holiday Aunt Cornelia TV film
One Life to Live Margaret Cochran Series regular
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Melanie Ferris Episode: “The Abominable Showman”
Stella Pretty Girl Episode: “Meeting Girls”
Starved Puma Girl / Heather Episodes: “Pilot”, “3D”
2006 Conviction Hannah Episode: “Breakup”
Love Monkey Grace 3 episodes
2006–07 Justice Alden Tuller Series regular, 13 episodes
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Jordan TV pilot
Private Practice Leslie Episodes: “In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl from Somewhere Else”
2008–09; 2010 Lost Charlotte Lewis Series regular, 17 episodes
2009 Ring of Deceit Madison Byrne TV film
2010 Law & Order: LA Rebecca Townley Episode: “Pasadena”
2011 Second City This Week Celebrity Guest Episode: “Pilot”
No Ordinary Family Victoria Morrow 5 episodes
Covert Affairs Franka Episode: “Half a World Away”
Friends with Benefits Ariel Episode: “The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger”
Alphas Griffin Episode: “Blind Spot”
2012 Work It Grace Hudson Series regular, 13 episodes
Fringe Jessica Holt Episodes: “Brave New World: Part 1“, “Brave New World: Part 2
White Collar Abigail Kincaid Episode: “Honour Among Thieves”
30 Rock Super Hot Lady Episode: “My Whole Life Is Thunder
2013 Drop Dead Diva Mistress Robin Episode: “Jane’s Secret Revealed”
2014 Warehouse 13 Lisa Da Vinci Episode: “Endless Terror”
Blue Bloods Tori Parsons Episode: “Most Wanted”
2014–present Once Upon a Time Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West Recurring Role (Seasons 3-4, 7)Series Regular (Seasons 5-6)

53 Episodes

2015 Hawaii Five-0 Nicole Booth Episode: “Ua’aihue”


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Aim High Miss Walker 4 episodes

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