Rachel Covey

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Rachel Covey
Born (1998-06-15) June 15, 1998 (age 18)[1][2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005 – present

Rachel Covey (born June 15, 1998) is an American child actress known for her roles in the 2005 film Duane Hopwood alongside David Schwimmer and the 2007 Disney movie Enchanted alongside Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams. For her role in the latter film, she received a nomination for "Young Actress Age Ten or Younger" at the 29th Young Artist Awards. In recent years, she has begun playwriting and composing, and has both directed and performed in her original work. Her one-act, one-woman play "Waiting Room" was performed at The Player's Theatre in New York City and featured in a short play festival at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. She will be performing the piece this October at Albany's Capital Repertory Theatre. A full length musical written and scored by Covey is also in the works.[3][4]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Covey appeared in the film Duane Hopwood as the daughter of David Schwimmer's character, leading Variety magazine to select Covey and her costar Ramya Pratt for particular praise.[5]

In 2007, she appeared in the Disney movie Enchanted as Morgan Philip, the young daughter of Patrick Dempsey's character.[6][7] Seven-year-old body double Sheridan Lowery was employed for some of Morgan's scenes, being cast due to their similarities in size. Lowery, whose face is not seen in the film, was hired so that Covey would not have to spend as much time on set.[8] For Covey's performance in the film, she received a nomination for "Young Actress Age Ten or Younger" at the 29th Young Artist Awards, but lost to Bailee Madison from Bridge to Terabithia.[9] However, one critic from The Globe and Mail criticized her role in Enchanted, writing that the film "obviously hoped to provide girls in the audience a surrogate in Dempsey's starry-eyed daughter, Morgan (Rachel Covey). Except they don't give Covey anything to do other than beam happily whenever Princess Giselle enters the room.

Covey has performed in various developmental workshops of plays and musicals, and has worked with directors such as Jeffrey Seller, Kathleen Marshall, among others. These credits include a staged reading of Rajiv Joseph's Fly, a Peter Pan retelling in which Covey portrayed an angsty Wendy, several readings of Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler's Ever After, a Cinderella retelling based on the 1998 film of the same name, and more. She has performed at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and The Actor's Studio. Her theatrical resume can be found on RachelCovey.com.

In 2014, Covey joined the cast of the Radio City Spectacular, Heart and Lights, though the production was delayed and subsequently rewritten.[10]

In 2016, Covey filmed an episode of ABC's What Would You Do?, cast as a teenager bullied by her peers.

Personal life[edit]

Covey was born on June 15, 1998.[1][2] She recently graduated from The Dalton School alongside her classmates, and is currently a freshman at Northwestern University. In 2009, Covey and other celebrities such as Abigail Breslin and Laila Ali attended a benefit for Project Sunshine, a New York City-based charity that holds an annual week of service to help families in hospitals.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
2005 Duane Hopwood Kate
2007 Enchanted Morgan Philip
2016 What Would You Do? (TV Show) What Would You Do?

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rachel Covey". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Rachel Covey Biography". Buddy TV. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Covey, Rachel. "Painting Faye Salvez: An Original Musical by Rachel Covey". RachelCovey.com. Retrieved 8/12/16.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ Covey, Rachel. [rachelcovey.com "RachelCovey.com"] Check |url= value (help). RachelCovey.com. 
  5. ^ Koehler, Robert (January 27, 2005). "Duane Hopwood". Variety. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Rochlin, Margy (November 23, 2007). "A Disney princess, not winking but floating". The New York Times. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tookey, Christopher (December 14, 2007). "Hollywood saves its enchanting best for last". The Daily Mail. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ Foehlinger, Cris (November 18, 2007). "An "Enchanted" Evening". Sunday News. Retrieved June 25, 2012.  (subscription required)
  9. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Foundation. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ Healy, Patrick. "Artistic Problems Delay Rockettes' 'Heart and Lights' Until 2015". NYTimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 8/12/16.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "Video: Bringing sunshine to a cloudy day: New york city kicks off sixth annual project sunshine week". PR Newswire. May 12, 2009. Retrieved June 25, 2012.  (subscription required)

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