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Skarsten at a 2014 Toronto International Film Festival party
|Born||Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten
23 April 1985
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto from a Canadian Mother and Norwegian Father. She has one younger brother. Rachel trained with the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years and attended Claude Watson School for the Arts from grades 4-12. There she majored in visual arts and the cello.
After being discovered by an agent at a memorial for her father Dr. Stan Skarsten, she went on to be cast as a regular in shows such as Little Men before landing her "big break" as a lead in the Warner Brothers television series Birds of Prey.
After filming wrapped, Skarsten left Los Angeles and returned to Canada where she completed a double degree in English Literature and Classical Studies at the prestigious Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.
Following this, she returned to acting with arcs on The LA Complex, Flashpoint and The Listener as well as work in Canadian Independents such as Servitude and Two Hands to Mouth. She is currently part of filming Lost Girl and Fifty Shades of Grey.
In her spare time, Skarsten loves to participate in all things hockey. She played goalie for the Midget AA Leaside Wildcats in high school and now continues to mind the net in a local film-crew hockey league. She has been cast as Andrea, Christian Grey's PA in the movie adaptation of the erotic thriller novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
|2002||Virginia's Run||Caroline Lofton|
|2003||Fear of the Dark||Heather Fontaine|
|2007||Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer||Eve|
|2007||American Pie Presents Beta House||Sharon||Video|
|2012||Two Hands to Mouth||Leah Whitefield||Completed|
|2015||Fifty Shades of Grey||Andrea||Post-production|
|1998||Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett Jackson||Mickey Twitty||Episode: "Vootle-Muck-a-Heey"|
|1998–1999||Little Men||Elizabeth 'Bess' Lawrence||24 episodes|
|2000||Angels in the Infield||Brigitte||TV movie|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Julie Adams||Episode: "Curveball"|
|2001||Jewel||Raylene Hilburn (age 14)||TV movie|
|2001||Screech Owls||Suki Sutherland||Episode: "A Star Is Gone"|
|2002||POV Sports on CBC||Science of Sports Host||TV series|
|2002||Tracker||Jamie Swenson / Lontoria||Episode: "The Miracle"|
|2002–2003||Birds of Prey||Dinah Lance||13 episodes|
|2003||Missing||Brittney Moore||Episode: "Basic Training"|
|2005||Category 7: The End of the World||Lyra Duffy||TV movie|
|2010||Made... The Movie||Andi||TV movie|
|2011||Flashpoint||Natalie Braddock||4 episodes|
|2011–2012||Listener, TheThe Listener||Elyse||3 episodes|
|2012||L.A. Complex, TheThe L.A. Complex||Roxanne||3 episodes|
|2012||Transporter: The Series||Delia||Episode: "The General's Daughter"|
|2012||Beauty & the Beast||Brooke||Episodes: "Worth" and "Bridesmaid Up!"|
|2013–present||Lost Girl||Tamsin||16 episodes (Recurring character Seasons 3 - 5)|
|2014||In My Dreams||Jessa||TV film|
- Skarsten, Rachel. "Lost Girl". Retrieved 9 April 2003.
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