Rachel Keller (actress)

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Rachel Keller
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Keller at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Rachel Rye Keller[1]

(1992-12-25) December 25, 1992 (age 26)[2][3]
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
Years active2012–present

Rachel Rye Keller (born December 25, 1992) is an American actress, known for her role as Sydney "Syd" Barrett in the FX television series Legion.

Early life[edit]

Keller was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota.[4][5] She attended the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and graduated in 2014 from Carnegie Mellon University.[6] Keller's father is Jewish, and she also celebrates Hanukkah.[7]


Keller began her career with roles in various short films and guest starring roles in the television series The Mentalist and Supernatural.

Keller received wider recognition for her a recurring role as Simone Gerhardt in the second season of the FX anthology television series Fargo.[8]

Between 2017 and 2019, she has starred as Sydney "Syd" Barrett, the female lead, in the FX superhero drama series Legion.[9]

In 2019, Keller starred as Cassandra Pressman in the Netflix mystery drama series The Society.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 I Still Adore You Cigarette Girl Short film
2012 Flutter Kaylin Short film
2014 Hollidaysburg Tori [10]
2016 Wig Shop Shoshana Short film
2018 Write When You Get Work Ruth Duffy
2018 Diddie Wa Diddie Janet Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Mentalist Anne Episode: "White Orchids"
2015 Supernatural Sister Mathias Episode: "Paint It Black"
2015 Fargo Simone Gerhardt 7 episodes[11]
2017–2019 Legion Sydney "Syd" Barrett 19 episodes
2019 The Society Cassandra Pressman 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Rachel Keller (@rachelryekeller) - Twitter". www.twitter.com.
  2. ^ "'Fargo' Star Rachel Keller on Simone's Long Walk Into the Woods".
  3. ^ "Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Legion' Star Rachel Keller's Big Break From Food Trucks to 'Fargo'".
  4. ^ "Rachel Keller talks new role in 'Legion,' more".
  5. ^ "Twin Cities actress lands starring role in X-Men spinoff series 'Legion'".
  6. ^ "St. Paul native owns 'Fargo' role - and furiously nostalgic hairdo". TwinCities.com.
  7. ^ "Jews in the News: Jackie Hoffman, Jennifer Grey and David Susskind - Tampa Jewish Federation". www.jewishtampa.com.
  8. ^ Rachel Keller "Simone" at FX’s Fargo Red Carpet Premiere Event #FargoFX. YouTube. 8 October 2015.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 5, 2016). "'Legion': FX Marvel Pilot Casts 'Fargo's Rachel Keller As Female Lead". Deadline.
  10. ^ "Woman Crush Wednesday: Get To Know Rachel Keller, Soon To Be Breakout Star Of 'Fargo'". Decider - Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go.
  11. ^ Isaac Feldberg. "Fargo Season 2 Recruits Jeffrey Donovan And Rachel Keller; Nick Offerman Courted". We Got This Covered.

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