Rebecca King Crews was born to an interracial couple in Benton Harbor, Michigan and was raised in Gary, Indiana where she graduated from Lew Wallace High School with honors. She was crowned Miss Gary 1984 and went on to study Musical Theatre at Western Michigan University. Throughout high school and college, Rebecca appeared in various musical theatre productions. "The Wiz", "Oklahoma", "Pippin", "The Music Man", "Evita" and others, and finally starred as 'Deena' in a regional production of "Dreamgirls".
While at Western Michigan, she met and married her husband Terry Crews. He was an art major and a football player.They were married a year later. His current hits are “Are We There Yet”, ‘The Family Crews” and his popular re-runs of “Everybody Hates Chris”! His career made a way for Rebecca to stay home and raise her children and then to eventually pursue her own career. They have been married for 22 years and have five children, ages 24 to 5.
Rebecca and her family currently star in the BET Hit Reality Series “THE FAMILY CREWS” - now in it’s second season! She is also a filmmaker and songwriter, and is currently working alongside Asaope Productions for the independent film “Tucht”. Rebecca, along with her husband Terry, were featured on “106 & Park”, “The Wendy Williams Show”, “KTLA Morning Show” and “The Monique Show” on BET! Rebecca has also been featured in both ‘Today’s Black Woman” and “Heart and Soul’ Magazines and she is a frequently as a speaker, encourager and motivator for young women and older women alike, She was the oath presenter at this year’s “Uniquely You Summit” in Philadelphia and was honored to present awards at both the NAACP Theatre Awards, and The American Heart Association Campaign to End Stroke. A strong advocate for women’s issues, Rebecca often addresses issues of health and wellness, spiritual and moral responsibility, and also speaks at churches and youth conventions across the country.