Rebecca Haines is a Canadian actress, who was once famous for her role as bitter Kathleen Mead on Degrassi Junior High, and then later Degrassi High. Rebecca grew up in a fostering acting community alongside many peers who shared in her talents. The Degrassi cast and crew became like her family, especially when it came to their support of Rebecca as they were always encouraging her to pursue a long life of education. After Degrassi ended, she starred in the documentary series, along with other former Degrassi castmates in Degrassi Talks. In the episode about abuse, she revealed she was date raped at the age of 17. Haines is currently working towards her Ph.D., and reprised her role as Kathleen in 2001 on the series premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation.