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Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985, daughter to Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother Jonathan Skarsten. Rachel danced for the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years, earning her Elementary Level with distinction in 1999. After an injury to her ankle, Rachel was forced to give up dance and turned to sports. She played at the highest level of competitive female hockey as a goalie for the Leaside Wildcats in Toronto, where in 2002 she won the Toronto City Championships in a shootout. One of her first movie roles was Caroline Lofton on Virginia's Run (2002) At 16 she won a major role -- that of superhero Black Canary/Dinah Lance -- in the WB series Birds of Prey (2002), after being discovered by Producer Brian Robins. After the show was canceled, she moved home from Los Angles eager to take a hiatus from acting, to graduate high school and pursue an undergraduate degree. After graduating from Earl Haig Secondary School in the top 10% of her class, and being named an Ontario Scholar, she was accepted into the prestigious Canadian Queen's University. There she completed a double major in English Literature and Classical History. After graduation, she backpacked around Western Europe for four months with friends. She moved back to Los Angeles in the spring of 2008. Following this, she returned to acting with arcs on Flashpoint, The Listener, and The LA Complex. Rachel represents the role of Tamsin in the supernatural crime drama television series Lost Girl. Rachel represents Andrea in the successful movie Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) & we will see her as Queen Elizabeth in Reign (2015) new season.

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Apr 23, 1985 In Toronto, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Famous Jett Jackson 1998-10-25
Latest Project:
Series Screech Owls 2018
Known For
Poster of Screech Owls
Poster of The Red Dress
Poster of Made... The Movie
Poster of Birds of Prey
Series Screech Owls Unknown 2018
Movie Molly's Game 2017-12-21
Movie Fifty Shades of Grey Andrea 2015-02-11
Movie The Red Dress 2015-04-03
Movie In My Dreams Jessa 2014-04-20
Series Reign Elizabeth I of England 2013-10-17
Series Transporter: The Series Delia Weigert 2012-12-06
Movie Made... The Movie 2010-08-24
Series Lost Girl Tamsin 2010-09-12
Movie Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Eve 2007-10-09
Movie Fear of the Dark Heather Fontaine 2003-01-01
Series Birds of Prey Dinah Lance 2003-05-21
Movie Virginia's Run Caroline Lofton 2002-01-01
Series Tracker Unknown 2001-10-15
Series Twice in a Lifetime Unknown 1999-08-25
Series The Famous Jett Jackson Unknown 1998-10-25
Series Little Men 1998-11-07