Becky Ann Baker - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 8, 2022

Becky Ann Baker
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Girls (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : February 17, 1953 (age 70)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Becky Ann Gelke
Birth Place: Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA.
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Western Kentucky University
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband's Name: Dylan Baker
Children: 1

Willa Baker (daughter)

Body Measurements

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Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Green
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Who is Becky Ann Baker?

Becky Ann Baker is an actress by profession and American by nationality. The Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actress is known for starring in Freaks and Geeks as Jean Weir and in Girls as Loreen Horvath.

Becky Ann Baker (Image: IMDb)

Becky Ann Baker – Age, Parents, Siblings

Becky Ann Baker’s birth took place on February 17, 1953, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA. She was born Becky Ann Gelke and grew up as an “army brat”, moving from base to base with her parents. 

Other details of her early life including the identity of her mother, father, and siblings are not shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from high school she went on to study at Western Kentucky University. She graduated from the same with BA in Theater in 1975. Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Becky Ann Baker – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Becky Ann Baker married her longtime boyfriend Dylan Baker in 1990. With her husband, she has a daughter- Willa Baker (born in 1993).

As of 2020, the couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Becky Ann Baker with husband and daughter (Image: Zimbio)

Becky Ann Baker – Career

Early Days

Baker began her career as an actress in 1978. Her earliest roles were in the films The Protector (1985), Full Moon in Blue Water (1988), Come See the Paradise (1990), Unstrung Heroes (1995), in the TV films In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988), She Said No (1990), and in the TV series Star Trek: Voyager (1996), Storm of the Century (1999), among others.

Finally, in 1999, Becky Ann Baker was cast in Freaks and Geeks as Jean Weir. She portrayed the character, for which she is well known, for a total of 18 episodes.

Series, Movies

Over the years Becky Ann Baker has starred in dozens of TV series, movies, and films. She has had appearances in movies A Simple Plan (1998), Gretchen (2006), Spider-Man 3 (2007), Hope Springs (2012), Table 19 (2017), and The Half of It (2020). 

Moreover, she has had guest appearances on the episode(s) of the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002), Life As We Know It (2004-2005), All My Children (2007), Kings (2009), Girls (2012-2017) as Loreen Horvath alongside Lena Dunham, The Good Wife (2012-2016), The Blacklist (2019). 

Becky Ann Baker also has earned over two dozen theatre credits. Some are The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978-1982), Othello (2001), Peer Gynt (2016), etc.

Becky Ann Baker in Girls (Image: E! News)


On The Half of It, Becky Ann Baker starred alongside Alexxis Lemire, Enrique Murciano, Catherine Curtin, Leah Lewis, and Daniel Diemer, and was directed by Alice Wu

In addition, Baker is a founding member of the New York-based theater company The Drama Department and is a member of Actor's Studio. 

Becky Ann Baker – Awards, Nominations

Becky Ann Baker has been nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award (1998), the Critics' Choice Television Award (2012, 2017), and Primetime Emmy Award (2017).

Becky Ann Baker – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on her net worth and annual salary is under review and will be updated.

Becky Ann Baker – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Becky Ann Baker is absent.

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