Rebecca Neuenswander, bourgeois Rebecca Welsh, is an American film actress, martial artist and model.
Rebecca Neuenswander was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1980. She launched her acting career with "Rigged" (2008) in a role that closely mirrors her own life experiences. A born fighter, she trained in Tae Kwon Do throughout her teenage and young adult years. At the age of 20, she captured the title at the American Taekwondo Association's World Championships. Neuenswander won the world title while competing in the Women's Second Degree Black Belt 20-29 year-old division. The event was held June 16-18 in Little Rock, Ark. Neuenswander began competing in taekwondo in 1995 and trained in Columbia,
Kansas City and Chicago. Her instructor was Brian Davidson.
During her high school - time, she played several roles in the school play. As a model she worked for Nokia, Coca Cola, Lee won, etc. In 2000 the World Championship of Taekwondo. In her martial arts career, she took it to 17 victories and 29 defeats.
First experiences with film in the Independent Film is Fight Night film "Rigged".
Rebecca has worked extensively has a model and commercial actress, appearing in campaigns for Nokia, Under Armour and Lee Jeans. For the role of Katherine Parker, in "Rigged" (alternative title: Fight Night) she gained 20 pounds of muscle. At one point during filming, Neuenswander seriously injured her neck and had to take a six-month break before she could complete the movie.
She says that her life’s greatest accomplishment thus far has been the creation of the not-for-profit organization H.A.L.O. (Helping Art Liberate Orphans). Rebecca’s work with H.A.L.O takes her around the globe as she conducts art workshops for orphans and delivers aid generated by her fundraising efforts in the U.S.