Rachel Skarsten

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  • Birth Name: Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Performed with Canada's Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years before an ankle injury forced her to give up dance.
  • Turned to hockey after dance and became a goalie for the Leaside Wildcats in Toronto; won the Toronto City Championships in 2002.
  • First acting job was in a cereal commercial; later landed the role of Bess Lawrence on Little Men.
  • Big break in acting came in 2002 at age 16 when she was cast as Dinah Lance (aka Black Canary) on Birds of Prey.
  • Took a break from acting from 2003 to 2008 to concentrate on her education and backpack through western Europe.
  • Appeared in recurring roles on Flashpoint, The Listener and Lost Girl.
  • Uttered the famous line "Mr. Grey will see you now," as Andrea, Grey's personal assistant in Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • Appears as Queen Elizabeth on Reign.
  • Favorite author is C.S. Lewis; has read The Chronicles of Narnia series roughly 20 times.
  • Hobbies include drawing and playing the cello.
  • Is fluent in Norwegian.

Relationships

  • Stan Skarsten — Father
  • Mary Aileen Self Skarsten — Mother
  • Jonathan Skarsten — Brother

College

  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (BA in English Literature and Classical History, 2007)

Details

  • Birth Name: Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

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