Rachel Covey

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Rachel Covey
Born (1998-06-15) June 15, 1998 (age 24)[1][2]
Alma materNorthwestern University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • playwright
  • composer
Years active2005–present
Websiterachelcovey.com

Rachel Covey (born June 15, 1998) is an American actress, playwright, and composer. She is 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. Her first musical, Painting Faye Salvez, joined the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in July, 2017[3][4][5][better source needed] and has been performed at Tuacahn Theatre in Utah.[6] Her other work has been performed at the York Theatre's New Works Concert, the Chicago Dramatists Guild, the Allen & Gray Musical Festival's New Voices Concert, the Titchfield Festival Theatre's New Songwriters Concert, Tin Pan Alley 2's Concert Series Celebrating Women+ Writers, and Under The Arch Incubator's New Work Cabaret (featuring the national touring cast of The Band's Visit).[7]

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.[8]

In 2007, she appeared in the Disney movie Enchanted as Morgan Philip, the young daughter of Patrick Dempsey's character.[9] 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.[10]

While pursuing her education, Covey originated roles in readings and workshops of several new plays and musicals, working with theatre greats Rajiv Joseph, Jeffrey Seller, Kathleen Marshall, Goldrich & Heisler, and others.[11]

In 2014, Covey joined the cast of the Radio City Spectacular, Heart and Lights, though the production was delayed and subsequently rewritten.[12]

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

Painting Faye Salvez, a full-length musical written and scored by Covey, joined the New York Musical Festival (NYMF)'s 2017 Festival.[13] Covey was also listed in Playbill's "11 Women Creatives You Need to Know at NYMF This Year."[14]

Personal life[edit]

Covey was born on June 15, 1998.[1][2] She graduated from The Dalton School in 2016, Northwestern University in 2020.[15] 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.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role
2005 Duane Hopwood Kate
2007 Enchanted Morgan Philip

Television[edit]

Year Television Role Other notes
2016 What Would You Do? Bullied Teen Episode: "Drunk Cab Driver"

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. ^ Myers, Victoria (2017-07-17). "Women of NYMF 2017". The Interval. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  4. ^ Covey, Rachel. "Painting Faye Salvez: An Original Musical by Rachel Covey". RachelCovey.com. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Covey, Rachel. [rachelcovey.com "RachelCovey.com"]. RachelCovey.com. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  6. ^ "Painting Faye Salvez joins Tuacahn Theatre's 2018 New Works Festival!". 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ http://rachelcovey.com/
  8. ^ Koehler, Robert (January 27, 2005). "Duane Hopwood". Variety. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  9. ^ Rochlin, Margy (November 23, 2007). "A Disney princess, not winking but floating". The New York Times. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  10. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Foundation. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "ACTRESS". Rachel Covey. 2017-11-29. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  12. ^ Healy, Patrick (21 March 2014). "Artistic Problems Delay Rockettes' 'Heart and Lights' Until 2015". The New York Times. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  13. ^ Myers, Victoria (July 17, 2017). "Women of NYMF 2017".
  14. ^ Clement, Olivia (July 21, 2017). "11 Women Creatives You Need to Know at NYMF This Year". Playbill.
  15. ^ "Rachel Covey". Rachel Covey. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  16. ^ "Video: Bringing sunshine to a cloudy day: New york city kicks off sixth annual project sunshine week". PR Newswire. May 12, 2009. ProQuest 448228165. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help) (subscription required)

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