Rachel Miner

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Rachel Miner
Rache Miner 2013.jpg
Born Rachel Miner
(1980-07-29) July 29, 1980 (age 34)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–2013
Spouse(s) Macaulay Culkin (m. 1998–2002)
Parent(s) Peter Miner (father)
Relatives Worthington Miner (grandfather)
Frances Fuller (grandmother)

Rachel Miner (born July 29, 1980) is a Broadway, film, and television actress, born in New York City.



Miner's television credits include Vickie in Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift (1990), Michelle Bauer on Guiding Light (1989–1995), a guest starring role as Laurel in a Sex and the City episode, "Twenty-something Girls vs. Thirty-something Women" (1999) and Astrid in NY-LON (2004).

She appears in the 2007 television series Californication, as Dani California, a reference to a character appearing in several songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

In 2008, she appeared in "The Sacrifice", an episode of Fear Itself.

From 2009 to 2013, Miner played the Meg Masters demon in Supernatural. She first appeared in "Sympathy for the Devil", the Season 5 premiere and Episode 10 "Abandon All Hope". She reprised the role in Season 6's "Caged Heat" and Season 7's "The Born-Again Identity", with further appearances in "Reading is Fundamental" and the season finale "Survival of the Fittest". She appeared again in Season 8's "Goodbye Stranger". The role was intended to be larger, but Miner suffered a back injury while filming "Caged Heat" that prevented her from doing more physical material.


Among her theater credits are Jennifer in Laura Cahill's Naked Faith: The Way at Naked Angels in New York (1994), Margot Frank (replacing original cast member Missy Yager) in The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway (1997), Rivkele in Donald Margulies's adaptation of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance at ACT Theatre in Seattle (2000), Sandy in Rebecca Gilman's Blue Surge at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago (2001) and at The Public Theater in New York (2002).

Personal life[edit]

A third-generation Miner in show business, she is the daughter of director and teacher Peter Miner and the granddaughter of director/producer Worthington Miner and actress Frances Fuller. In 1998, she married Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin.[1] The marriage ended in divorce four years later.[2]

In 2012 she began suffering from multiple sclerosis, severely affecting her career. Her character Meg from Supernatural was killed off at her own request.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Alice 12-year-old Alice
1990 Shining Time Station: 'Tis A Gift Vickie TV Movie
1997 Henry Fool Girl in Library No. 3
1999 Joe the King Patty
2001 Bully Lisa Connelly Won – Stockholm Film Festival for Best Actress
2004 Haven Eva
2005 Man of God Karen Cohen Direct to-DVD
2005 Little Athens Allison Direct to-DVD
2005 Circadian Rhythm Sarah
2006 Fatwa Cassie Davidson Direct to-DVD
2006 Love & Debate Sophia Direct to-DVD
2006 The Black Dahlia Martha Linscott
2006 Onion Underwater Tara Short film
2006 Grasshopper Terri Short film
2006 Penny Dreadful Penny Deerborn
2006 The Still Life Robin
2007 Cult Mindy Direct to-DVD
2007 The Blue Hour Julie
2007 The Memory Thief Mira Direct to-DVD
2007 Tooth & Nail Neon Direct to-DVD
2008 Hide Betty
2008 The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations Jenna Reid Direct to-DVD
2009 Life of Lemon Esther Direct to-DVD
2010 The Love Affair Karen Hall Short film
2010 Love & Distrust Terri Direct to-DVD
2011 51 Sgt. Hannah TV Movie
2011 Elwood Lulu Palu Short Film
2012 In Their Skin Jane
2013 East of Acadia Clair


Year Title Role Notes
1990–1995 The Guiding Light Michelle Bauer 50 episodes

Won – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series (1992, 1994)
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series (1993, 1995)
Nominated – Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Child Actor (1993, 1994)
Nominated – Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series (1995)

1995 American Experience Voice Actor - Multiple Roles Episode: "The Orphan Trains"
1999 Sex and the City Laurel Episode: "Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women"
2004 NY-LON Astrid 7 episodes
2005 Bones Mary Costello Episode: "The Girl in the Fridge"
2006 Medium Emilia 'Lia' Purcell Episode: "Lucky in Love"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Valerie Whitehall Episode: "Rashomama"
2006 Without a Trace Julia Martic Episode: "Damage Done"
2007–2008 Californication Dani 12 episodes
2008 Fear Itself Chelsea Episode: "The Sacrifice"
2008 The Cleaner Sarah Gibbons Episode: "The Eleventh Hour"
2008 Life Squeaky Uhry Episode: "Canyon Flowers"
2009 CSI: Miami Tammy Witten Episode: "Presumed Guilty"
2009–2013 Supernatural Meg Masters 7 episodes
2009 Psycho Girlfriend Meagan Episode: "The New Girl"
2009–2010 The Online Gamer Beth 2 episodes
2010 Cold Case Anna Coulson Episode: "Two Weddings"
2010 No Ordinary Family Rebecca Jessup Episode: "No Ordinary Quake"
2010 Terriers Eleanor Gosney 2 episodes
2010 Army Wives Jasmine Wilkes Episode: "Deadly Force"
2011 Criminal Minds Molly Grandin Episode: "Today I Do"
2011–2012 Sons of Anarchy Dawn Trager 2 episodes

Music Videos[edit]


  1. ^ "He's not home alone now. (teen actors Rachel Miner and Macaulay Culkin, both 17, announce their marriage intentions. Highbeam.com. 1998-04-13. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  2. ^ Friedman, Roger (August 20, 2002). "Macaulay Culkin's Happy 'Ending'". Fox News.com. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 

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