Rachel Skarsten

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Rachel Skarsten
Born Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten
(1985-04-23) 23 April 1985 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Website
www.rachelskarsten.com

Rachel Skarsten (born 23 April 1985) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey and Tamsin in Lost Girl.

Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto to 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.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2011 Servitude Alex
2012 Two Hands to Mouth Leah Whitefield Completed
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Andrea Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett Jackson Mickey Twitty Episode: "Vootle-Muck-a-Heey"
1998–1999 Little Men Elizabeth 'Bess' Lawrence 24 episodes
1999 Justice Actress TV movie
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 Awakening Leila 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
2014 In My Dreams Jessa TV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skarsten, Rachel. "Lost Girl". Retrieved 9 April 2003. 

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