Rachael is a Texas transplant now happily settled in New York City. She grew up in a town called Kingsville, TX where there were probably as many cows as people. Going to school on the King Ranch, she hadn’t yet dreamed of being an actor, but instead dreamed of being the next famous Olympic gymnast or ice skater (Thanks, Dominique Moceanu and Tara Lapinsky). After moving to “the big city” of Houston and realizing the US Women’s Soccer team was most likely not in her future, she turned to her artistic side and her unabashed love of attention and joined her high school’s theatre group. That lead to a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with an acting emphasis from Sam Houston State University. She also graduated from the Honors College with highest honors and Magna Cum Laude. (Thanks, Mom.) She began working professionally in Houston even before graduation, receiving her diploma the morning after her opening night of Grey Gardens. In Texas she enjoyed working in a couple of short ﬁlms and a wide range of plays and musicals including such titles as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Stick Fly, Steel Magnolias, and The Marvelous Wonderettes.