Rebecka Hemse began studying theatre in 1993 at the Södra Latin upper secondary school and soon thereafter joined Teater Galeasen. Her stage breakthrough came in 1994 when, at only nineteen years of age, she performed the title role in Frank Wedekind’s drama Lulu at Malmö City Theatre.

Hemse had already made her film debut by that point, in the youth film (Sökarna), and has since appeared in many others, including Marie-Louise Ekman’s Nu är pappa trött igen, and in the adaptation for the screen of Lars Norén’s play Details. She is perhaps most well known for her role as Inger, daughter of the titular detective in the Beck movies between 1997 and 2016. Hemse has also appeared in several television series, such as 30 grader i februari.

In 2004, Hemse took a position with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where she has had roles in many works, including Mats Ek’s production of A Dream Play, Staffan Valdemar Holm’s production of Hamlet, and Sara Stridsberg’sBeckomberga. She is currently appearing in Eirik Stubø’s production of Ingmar Bergman’s The Best Intentions.