Rachel Brosnahan

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Rachel Brosnahan
Rachel Brosnahan July 9, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Brosnahan in July 2014
Born (1990-12-15) December 15, 1990 (age 26)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Relatives Kate Spade (aunt)

Rachel Brosnahan (born December 15, 1990)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films The Unborn (2009) and Beautiful Creatures (2013) and for portraying Rachel Posner in the Netflix series House of Cards, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Brosnahan was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[3] From the age of four, she was raised in Highland Park, Illinois.[3][4] She graduated from Highland Park High School in 2008 and the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2012.[5] She is the niece of handbag designer Kate Spade.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Unborn Lisa
2009 The Truth About Average Guys Molly
2011 Coming Up Roses Alice
2012 Nor'easter Abby Green
2013 Beautiful Creatures Genevieve Duchannes
2013 Care Drea Short film
2013 A New York Heartbeat Tamara
2013 Munchausen Girl Short film
2013 Adrift Alex Short film
2013 Basically Shandy Short film
2014 The Smut Locker Jamie White Short film
2014 I'm Obsessed with You (But You've Got to Leave Me Alone) Nell Fitzpatrick
2015 Louder Than Bombs Erin
2015 James White Girl
2016 The Finest Hours Bea Hansen
2016 Burn Country Sandra
2016 Patriots Day Jessica Kensky

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Mercy Samantha Episode: "We're All Adults"
2010 Gossip Girl Girl Episode: It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World
2010 The Good Wife Caitlin Fenton Episode: "Poisoned Pill"
2010 In Treatment Eating Disorder Girl Episode: "Jesse Week Six"
2011 CSI: Miami Melanie Garland Episode: "Countermeasures"
2013–15 House of Cards Rachel Posner 19 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2013 Grey's Anatomy Brian Weston Episode: "The Face of Change"
2013 Orange Is the New Black Little Allie Episode: "Bora Bora Bora"
2014 Olive Kitteridge Patty Howe Episode: "Incoming Tide"
2014 The Blacklist Jolene Parker/Lucy Brooks 6 episodes
2014 Black Box Delilah 5 episodes
2014–15 Manhattan Abby Isaacs 23 episodes
2015 The Dovekeepers Yael 2 episodes
2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Ellie 4 episodes
2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Miriam "Midge" Maisel Lead role

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Othello Desdemona New York Theatre Workshop

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brosnahan, Rachel. "Tweet by Rachel Brosnahan". Twitter. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Neumyer, Scott (February 20, 2014). "Rachel Brosnahan's career gets a capitol gain with 'House of Cards' role". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 23, 2014. the 23-year-old actress 
  3. ^ a b c Crowder, Courtney (February 19, 2014). "Rachel Brosnahan, from Highland Park to 'House of Cards'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 22, 2014. Brosnahan, 23 
  4. ^ Handler, Rachel (July 19, 2013). "Rachel Brosnahan: Wild ‘Card’". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved February 21, 2014. Brosnahan, 23 
  5. ^ Doremus, Elaine (April 2, 2013). "Ingénue Rising". Modern Luxury. Retrieved February 26, 2014. age of 22 
  6. ^ Schmidt, Ingrid (13 October 2015). "Rachel Brosnahan of 'Manhattan' undertakes her own special fashion project". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

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