Rachel Galvin

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Rachel Galvin is an American actress, writer and editor who has performed and worked in Colorado, Los Angeles, and South Florida.

Theater actor[edit]

Galvin began her career in the Colorado area, training with acting coach Bill Smith at The Acting Studio.[1][not in citation given]

She was in many plays in Colorado and Los Angeles. In Florida, she was in the musical "Beware The Eyes Of Mars," playing three roles: Miss Pussywillow, Galaxy Operator and a hippie.[2]

Film actor[edit]

She moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, having featured roles in several films and television shows, including Babylon 5 (TV series) in the episode "Paragon of Animals" as an enphili refugee.[3] She also was featured in several productions, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Power Rangers. She also was seen in Damon Packard's Early 70's Horror Trailer[4] and in The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show.[citation needed]

She went on to do several independent films in Florida, including features "Film Contest?" and "Elixir." She was a lead in many short films, including, "Someone Special" [5]"It's Happening", "Intersect", "Life Worth Living", "End of the Living", "The Delivery", "Refusal",[6] "Faded", "Lockbox", "Wrong Turn", Casting Call", "Final, Job","End of the Living," "Lucky Streak & the Crimefighters",[7] "Repugnant Verocity," "Trap" (as voiceover)"6th Day" and "Frozen Styph". She was in the web series "Absolution".[8][9]

She did several commercials for BocaRaton.com.[citation needed]


In Los Angeles, she worked as a talent coordinator for ESI KIDZ, now called The ESI Network.,[10] working with young actors who have gone on to have a career of their own, such as Malcom David Kelley[11] who appeared in the TV show Lost.

Tour guide[edit]

She also worked at Universal Studios as a tram tour guide.[11]


She produced a webisode called "The Insight" for BocaRaton.com.[12] The show is a three-host format discussing ideas about Law of Attraction, Holistic Health, Forgive & Forget and more.


She has been an editor at CitySmart Magazine, created a trade publication about film entitled "Independent Streak Magazine" [13] and is editor at the Observer Newspaper (Deerfield Beach). [14][not in citation given]


She moved to South Florida and began a career as a writer, working with various publications, including as a theater critic for the Miami New Times. She received an award for Best Freelance Writer 2016 with Women in the Arts [15] [16][not in citation given] Highlights include:

She was also a theater critic for Talkin' Broadway. Highlights include:

  • Amadeus at The Mosaic Theater[25]
  • Necessary Targets at Lehman Theater[26]

She has written about art for Art of the Times[27] and Cultural Quarterly,[28] among others[which?].

She has her own column in DUO Magazine talking about film, as well as writing additional articles.[29][not in citation given]

She has written about Kettlebells for Dragon Door[30][31] and their magazine Hard Style.

She was lead writer (editor) for In the Biz Magazine[32][not in citation given] and is assistant editor and school editor at the Deerfield Observer.[33][not in citation given]

She has written for Coral Springs & Parkland City News about various topics, including business profiles,[34] about events,[34] about beauty[35] and restaurants,[36] among others. She has had her own fashion blog called Let's Talk Fashion.[37]

She has written about many celebrities like Julian Lennon [38] and Jane Russell [39] for publications like Edit International, a wire service. She also wrote about Jackie Evancho [40]

She has written her own 184-page book on the acting industry entitled "Basics of the Biz: A Holistic Approach to Becoming an Actor"[41]


She worked on several independent projects as a producer but took on a directorial debut, starring in a short film called To Mine Own Self Be True,[42] which was shown twice in 2005 at Screamfest.

Online publisher[edit]

Galvin is the publisher for Independent Streak Magazine (www.independentstreakmagazine.com)[43] and is the founder of a social networking portal and blog (IndependentStreak.Ning.Com).[6]


Galvin is also a photographer. She took photos of FTL MODA, a fashion show held in January 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale.[44]


She is a frequent host on ObserverTV.[45]

She has her own radio shows on blog talk radio: IndieStreak [46] in which she interviews filmmakers and Basics of the Biz [47] in which she talks about the acting industry. She was nominated for a Women in the Arts Award for Best Web Show [48] and won Web Radio Show of the Year.[46][49] She has interviewed many guests, including hosting guru and coach, Marki Costello[50]

She interviewed filmmakers on the red carpet at the Palm Beach International Film Festival for BocaRaton.com. Video is available on www.bocaraton.com.[51]

She was a guest reporter on CityTV25's program "In the Loop.",[52] on BocaRaton.com. She was also can be seen in a segment on the French Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso.[53]

She was a guest host for the podcast KoreNewMedia.com[54][not in citation given]

She was a host for podcast KoreMovies.com as well as a guest host on KoreNews.com.[55][not in citation given]


Galvin was the illustrator for "Davy Jones & the Heart of Darkness",[56] which tells the creation myth about Davy Jones' Locker.


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  5. ^ I3LACK0NYX (2 February 2012). "Someone Special". Retrieved 29 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ a b "Independent Streak". ning.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Lucky Streak and the Crime Fighters". youtube.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Absolution". kickstarter.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
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  10. ^ "The ESI Network -Los Angeles Talent Management-". theesinetwork.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
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  41. ^ ""Basics of the Biz:" by Rachel Galvin". createspace.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  42. ^ http://www.batovision.com/rbio.jpg
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  44. ^ "The Quest for "it"". thequestforit.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
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  55. ^ "Kore New Media Podcasts » Kore Movies". koremovies.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  56. ^ Montalbano, Dave (30 July 2013). "Davy Jones & the Heart of Darkness: Includes an appendix. 2 essays from the Cave of Cinema Dave". Cinema Dave. Retrieved 29 April 2017 – via Amazon. 

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