Rachael Bella

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Rachael Zvagelsky
Born (1984-03-13) March 13, 1984 (age 35)
Other namesRachael Kneeland, Rachael Bella
OccupationActress (retired)
Years active1993–2007
Spouse(s)Edward Furlong
(2006–2014; separated since 2009) Ron Zvagelsky
ChildrenEthan (12 years old), Isabelle and Isaac (4 years old)

Rachael Bella Zvagelsky (née Kneeland, born March 13, 1984)[2] known professionally as Rachael Bella, is a retired American actress.

Early life[edit]

Rachael Bella Kneeland was born in a small town in South Dakota where she lived until she was three years old. Her parents divorced shortly after her birth. At three, she moved to New York where her mother, Wendy Fremstad, finished college and began graduating school, but then became ill. After that, Rachael's only respite from school and the tiny apartment in which they lived, was her once-weekly musical theater class, the high point of her life. At the age of eight, she sang a solo at her theater school's recital. Her singing won her praise and brought her to the attention of several New York agents. She signed with one, hoping to work on the stage, but while she waited for child roles to become available, she began going to film auditions and was cast in a series of movie roles. [3]


Zvagelsky is best-known for her role as Becca Kotler in the movie The Ring. She also appeared in the 2007 spoof horror film Drive-Thru as Northstar, the stoner member of a rock band. She also appeared in the 2005 film American Gun. She has also appeared in other various movies and television shows, such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boston Public and Tru Calling and The Crucible.[4][5]

She retired from acting in 2007. She has since worked as an administrative assistant and as a paralegal.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Zvagelsky married Edward Furlong on April 19, 2006. She gave birth to their son, Ethan Page Furlong, in September 2006.[7] On July 8, 2009, Zvagelsky filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.[8] She alleged in court documents that their son tested positive for cocaine, which led a judge to rule Furlong's visits had to be supervised.[9] In May 2013, she obtained a restraining order against Furlong, alleging domestic violence. Furlong pleaded no contest.[10] She married Ron Zvagelsky on July 30, 2014, they have twins Isaac and Isabelle together.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 When Pigs Fly Ruthie
1993 Household Saints Young Teresa Santangelo
1995 A Little Princess Betsy
1996 The Crucible Betty Parris
1997 The Blood Oranges Meredith
2002 The Ring Rebecca "Becca" Kotler
2005 American Gun Haille
2006 Jimmy and Judy Judy
2006 High Hopes Lindsey
2007 Drive-Thru Starfire


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage Young Gigi TV film
1994 Grace Under Fire Little Girl "Grace and Beauty"
1994 ER Sarah Gasner "Into That Good Night"
1995 W.E.I.R.D. World Suzie TV film
1997 The Devil's Child Young Nikki TV film
2001 The Practice Lisa Matthews "Poor Richard's Almanac"
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dead Girl "Lessons"
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jackie Landricks "Resilience"
2003 Tru Calling Jen De Luca "Star Crossed"
2004 Boston Public Ditto "Chapter 80"


  1. ^ "Rachael Bella profile". rachaelbella.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Restraining Order After Hearing (Order of Protection)" (PDF). Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. November 18, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 17, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  3. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0068622/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  4. ^ Rachael Bella on IMDb
  5. ^ "Rachael Bella". Web.archive.org. 26 February 2012. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Rachael Kneeland profile". Los Angeles: mvolaw.com. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
  7. ^ Laudadio, Marisa (September 22, 2006). "Edward Furlong, Wife Welcome a Son". People. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Archived from the original on December 6, 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  8. ^ Everett, Cristina (July 9, 2009). "Edward Furlong and wife Rachael Bella are divorcing". New York Daily News. New York City: Tronc. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "'Terminator' Actor Arrested Again For Domestic Violence; Edward Furlong Begged For Help In October". iDigital Times. New York City: Newsweek Media Group. January 15, 2013. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Chen, Joyce (July 2, 2013). "Edward Furlong Looks Unrecognizable, Disheveled in Court Hearing for Domestic Violence: Picture". US Magazine. New York City: American Media Inc. Retrieved October 14, 2018.

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