Rachael (nickname Rey) has been Acting since she was a child and has always had a strong interest in Art; dedicating herself to Drama and Art classes throughout her Primary and High School years.
Fresh out of High School Rachael began working full-time to help support family members through a tough time, while putting herself through night classes at TAPAC, The Actors Program Workshop and The Actors Lab. Upon moving to Los Angeles Rachael attended the Pearlman Acting Academy, Bob Corff’s Voice Coaching and The Groundlings Theatre & School.
In between her years studying Acting Rachael also attended an Arts University for Web Development and Design, Graduating as a qualified Web Developer.
Rachael has studied under renowned coaches and tutors in New Zealand and Los Angeles, including Larry Moss, Joseph Pearlman, Miranda Harcourt, Peter Feeney, Andrea Kelland, Vicky Yiannoutsos, Sara Wiseman and Fiona Edgar and she is represented by Gail Cowan Management.
Rachael’s career spans Television Drama, Comedy, Film, Web Series’, Commercials, Modeling and Theatre, as well as Writing, Producing her own Web Series’ and Short Films earning her multiple American Film Festival Awards.
In 2020 Rachael was diagnosed with a rare health condition, which affected her bones, she underwent treatment for this condition and continues to manage it daily. Rachael is an active Volunteer Worker, engaged in helping with causes including Human Rights, Environmental issues and Animal Welfare. She has worked as a volunteer / fundraiser for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, the SPCA, Coastal Cleanup, the Divine Homeless Project and other foundations.
Rachael is also a Painter and Long-Distance Runner, she enjoys working on her Art in her spare time.
Photos by Paul Smith and Daniel. W.