Rachel Matthews

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Rachel Matthews
Rachel Lynn Matthews

(1993-10-25) October 25, 1993 (age 26)
Alma materNew York University
Years active2017-present
Known forHappy Death Day
Happy Death Day 2U

Rachel Lynn Matthews (born October 25, 1993)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for starring in her uncle, filmmaker Christopher Landon's films Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U.

Early life and career[edit]

A native of Los Angeles, Matthews was born in 1993, the eldest daughter of actress Leslie Landon and Brian Matthews.[2] She got interested in acting at early age by watching Shirley Temple movies, leading to tap and voice classes, and ultimately joining a local theater program at the age of 10. Matthews continued to pursue the stage life by studying acting at New York University.[3] In college, Matthews became friends with fellow actress Camila Mendes, who would become her roommate upon returning to Los Angeles, and musician Maggie Rogers, who would feature both in her music video "Give a Little".[4]

In 2017, Matthews had her film debut in Happy Death Day, directed by her uncle Christopher Landon, playing sorority house president Danielle Bouseman,[5] a role she would play again in the 2019 sequel Happy Death Day 2U. That same year, Matthews was cast as the villainous thief Magpie in the TV series Batwoman,[6] had a small role in the Hulu series Looking for Alaska and voiced a character in Frozen II.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Happy Death Day Danielle Bouseman
2019 Happy Death Day 2U
Ms. White Light Nurse Landon
Frozen II Honeymaren Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Batwoman Margot Pyle/Magpie Episode "Who Are You?"
Looking for Alaska Fiona Three episodes


  1. ^ Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes!! This gal feels so damn lucky (I took this pic of myself today) Cheers to ✨26✨
  2. ^ "Actor Michael Landon's Legacy Continues at the Apple Blossom Festival". oldtownwinchesterva.com.
  3. ^ a b Marine, Brooke (October 11, 2019). "New Faces: Rachel Matthews, Batwoman's Stealth Supervillain, Refuses to Be Typecast". W.
  4. ^ Reilly, Kaitlin (November 8, 2018). "Camila Mendes Is Low-Key Best Friends With This SNL Showstopper". refinery29.
  5. ^ Wilson, Staci Layne (October 5, 2017). "Exclusive – Rachel Matthews Talks Happy Death Day". Dread Central.
  6. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich. "Batwoman Baddies First Looks: Revenge Fave Gabriel Mann Is Hush, Rachel Matthews Cast as Magpie". TV Line. Retrieved 2019-10-02.

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