Rachel Boston

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Rachel Boston
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Boston at the Paley Center, in April 2012
Born Rachel Elizabeth Boston
(1982-05-09) May 9, 1982 (age 34)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Rachel Elizabeth Boston (born May 9, 1982) is an American actress and producer. Boston had leading roles in a number of independent films, and was a regular cast member in several television series. She starred in the NBC drama series, American Dreams as Beth Mason from 2002 to 2005, and later co-starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Ex List and on the USA Network series In Plain Sight. From 2013 to 2014, Boston starred as Ingrid Beauchamp in the Lifetime fantasy-drama series, Witches of East End.

Early life[edit]

Boston was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and grew up in Signal Mountain, Tennessee before moving to New York City at the age of seventeen to attend New York University. She was Miss Tennessee Teen USA in 1999, placing in the Top 10 at the national pageant.[1]


Boston starred in the NBC series American Dreams, which aired from 2002 to 2005. She portrayed the character Beth Pryor (née Mason), the wife of the oldest son of the Pryor family, around whom the series was centered. She has made guest appearances in other series such as The Closer, Las Vegas, The Daily Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey's Anatomy, Rules of Engagement, and Crossing Jordan, and NCIS.

Boston at the Paley Center in April 2012

Boston landed the lead role on ABC's Ric Swartzlander comedy pilot The News (2007). The show was set in a chaotic Phoenix television newsroom. Boston was set to play a rising star at the station who was recently promoted to executive producer of all news programs. Rachel also starred with Donal Logue in the Fox pilot "Hackett" directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starred with Ed O'Neill and Christine Baranski in the CBS pilot Inseparable.

Boston starred as Daphne Bloom in the short-lived CBS series The Ex List. In that same year she also guest starred on NBC's ER playing an American soldier. She filmed Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in February 2008. She has also filmed 500 Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in spring 2008.

In early 2011, Boston joined the cast of USA Network's hit series In Plain Sight,[2] where she plays Abigail Chaffee, an Albuquerque Police Detective and the love interest to Marshall Mann (Frederick Weller). For the fifth and final season, Boston continued her role as a series regular.[3]

Boston at Entertainment Weekly Party, Beverly Hills Post Office, Sept. 20, 2008

For her role opposite Noah Bean in the independent feature The Pill, Boston garnered rave reviews on the festival circuit and earned accolades including the Best Actress Award from the San Diego Film Festival,[4] the Stargazer Award from the Gen Art Film Festival [5] and the Emerging Artist Award from the Big Apple Film Festival.[6]

Boston has taken her turn behind the camera in the role of executive producer for the independent film Black Marigolds. She also stars in the film, which reunites her with her costar from The Pill, Noah Bean.[7] The film was shot over a 2-week span in the Palomar Mountain Range of Southern California.

In 2012, Boston starred in the feature film It's a Disaster alongside Julia Stiles and America Ferrera.[8]

In 2012, Boston was cast as one of the leads in the Lifetime fantasy-drama series Witches of East End based on a novel of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz opposite Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan and Mädchen Amick.[9][10][11] The show debuted on October 6, 2013.[12][13]

During her tenure on Witches of East End, she was cast in the original independent romantic comedy A Ring by Spring, a Hallmark original film, directed by Kristoffer Tabori.[14] She would shortly thereafter be cast in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original telefilm, A Gift of Miracles opposite Jesse Moss and Rita Moreno.[15]

Shortly after Lifetime's cancellation of Witches of East End, Boston would sign on as series regular in Ava DuVernay's CBS civil rights crime drama pilot For Justice. [16]

After For Justice, Boston would be cast in Hallmark Channel's original telefim, Ice Sculpture Christmas as part of their annual Countdown to Christmas event. [17][18] In April 2016, Boston completed work on Hallmark Channel's original telefilm, Stop the Wedding, co-starring Alan Thicke and Teryl Rothery. [19] [20]

As 2016 would come to a close, Boston would announce a partnership with Hallmark and acclaimed book author, Melissa de la Cruz on a new original movie, Angel Falls, which is about a fallen angel who falls in love and wins back her halo during the Christmas season. The movie will also serve as a backdoor pilot that could lead to a series order. [21]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Smoking Herb Jaquelyn Mason
2006 Fifty Pills Lindsay
2009 (500) Days of Summer Alison
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Deena the Bridesmaid
2010 10 Years Later Kyra Lee
2011 Chance of Showers Woman in Yellow
2011 The Pill Mindy San Diego Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress
NY Emerging Talent Award
2012 Blind Turn Samantha Holt
2012 Coming Home Megan Morgan
2012 It's a Disaster Lexi Kivel
2012 Christmas Crush: Holiday High School Reunion Georgia TV Movie, also Executive Producer
2013 Black Marigolds Kate Cole also Executive Producer
2013 Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum Janie
2014 A Ring by Spring Caryn Briggs TV Movie, also Associate Producer
2015 A Gift of Miracles Darcy TV Movie, also Associate Producer
2015 Ice Sculpture Christmas Callie TV Movie, also Associate Producer
2016 Stop the Wedding Annabelle Colton TV Movie
2017 A Rose for Christmas Andy Lindry TV Movie


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Andy Dick Show, TheThe Andy Dick Show Tina Episode: "Professor Talcum"
2002–2005 American Dreams Beth Mason Series regular, 50 episodes
2005 Peep Show Marsha TV pilot
2005 Closer, TheThe Closer Jennifer Episode: "About Face"
2005 Love, Inc. Jill Episode: "Thick and Thin"
2006 Inseparable Steph TV pilot
2006 Crumbs Alison Episode: "Maybe I'm Tony Randall"
2006 Loop, TheThe Loop Jenna Episode: "Jack Air"
2006 Happy Hour Shauna Episode: "Crazy Girls"
2006 NCIS Siri Albert Episode: "Dead and Unburied"
2006 7th Heaven Ms. Margo 3 episodes
2007 News, TheThe News April Tarnoff TV pilot
2007 Grey's Anatomy Rachel Episode: "Great Expectations"
2007 Crossing Jordan Geneva Todd Episode: "Mr. Little and Mr. Big"
2007 Rules of Engagement Amy Episode: "Flirting with Disaster"
2007 Las Vegas Patsy Episode: "The Glass Is Always Cleaner"
2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm Waitress Episode: "The N Word"
2008 Hackett Audrey TV pilot
2008 ER Beth Ackerman Episode: "Status Quo"
2008–2011 Ex List, TheThe Ex List Daphne Bloom Series regular, 12 episodes
2009 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Ruby Geiler Episode: "Split Ends"
2009 Eastwick Charlene Episode: "Fleas and Casserole"
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Brenda Episode: "Speed"
2010 Scoundrels Tanya Leterre 3 episodes
2010 Castle Penny Marchand Episode: "He's Dead, She's Dead"
2011 Mad Love Erin Sinclaire Episode: "Fireworks"
Episode: "The Spy Who Loved Me"
2011–2012 In Plain Sight Det. Abigail Chaffee Series regular, 16 episodes
2013–2014 Witches of East End Ingrid Beauchamp Series regular, 23 episodes
2015 For Justice Lisa TV pilot


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  2. ^ Michael Ausiello. "Rachel Boston Joins In Plain Sight - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Breaking News - USA Network's "In Plain Sight" Returns for Fifth Season With Eight Explosive Episodes in Spring 2012 - TheFutonCritic.com". Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "San Diego Film Festival - SEPT 30 - OCT 4, 2015". Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Michelle Weiss (16 June 2011). "Gen Art fest fetes 'Gold'". Variety. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  6. ^ 8th Annual BAFF Presents NY Emerging Talent Award to Noah Bean (Morning Glory, Damages, The Pill) and Rachel Boston (500 Days Of Summer, The Pill)
  7. ^ Borys Kit. "Rachel Boston to Star in 'Black Marigolds' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Borys Kit. "Rachel Boston Joins Indie Comedy 'It's a Disaster' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Lifetime's 'Witches Of East End' Picked Up To Series - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Roots, Kimberly (2012-09-19). "Witches of East End Casts Rachel Boston — Pilot". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  11. ^ "Rachel Boston Joins Lifetime's Witches of East End - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  12. ^ LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist. "TCA: Lifetime's 'Witches Of East End' Debuts Oct. 6". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  13. ^ Etkin, Jaimie (2013-07-26). "'Witches Of East End' Premiere Set For October On Lifetime". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  14. ^ Kit, Borys (2013-11-19). "'Witches of East End' Actress to Star in Romantic Comedy 'Ring by Spring' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  15. ^ "'A Gift of Miracles'". HallmarkMysteriesandMovies.com. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Denise Petski. "Jamie Kennedy Joins NBC Pilot 'Heart Matters'; Rachel Boston In CBS' 'For Justice' - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  17. ^ Bill Keveney. "Mariah Carey tops Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas". USA Today. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "Hallmark Channel's #1-Rated "Countdown to Christmas" Programming Event Starts Saturday, October 31". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  19. ^ Rachel Boston. "June Weddings Danica McKeller". Instagram & Yahoo TV. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  20. ^ "Hallmark Channel Debuts Four Original Movies This June for Its "June Weddings" Celebration". the Futon Critic. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  21. ^ Denise Petski. "Author Melissa De La Cruz Inks Three-Film Deal With Brad Krevoy TV, Including 'Angel Falls' Starring Rachel Boston For Hallmark - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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