Rachel India True
November 15, 1966
Rachel India True (born November 15, 1966) is an American film and television actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her roles in such films as The Craft (1996), Nowhere (1997) and Half Baked (1998). True is also known for her role as Mona Thorne on the UPN sitcom Half & Half, which ran from 2002 to 2006.
Life and career
True was born in New York City in 1966, the middle of three children. Her father is Jewish and her mother is of African American and Native American descent. Her younger sister, Noel, is also an actress.
True attended New York University. True made her television debut in 1991 on the episode "Theo's Final Final" of The Cosby Show. Later, she moved to Los Angeles, and made appearances on Beverly Hills, 90210, Getting By, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Dream On.
In 1993, True appeared in the feature film CB4. After appearing in the horror film Embrace of the Vampire, she had a breakthrough role in the 1996 film The Craft, where she played a member of a teenage coven. The following year, she starred in Nowhere, then appeared in the 1998 film Half Baked. From 1997 to 1998, she also had the recurring role of Janet Clemens on The Drew Carey Show. From 1999 to 2000, she appeared in the ABC drama series, Once and Again.
|1993||A Girls' Guide to Sex||Bridget|
|1993||Moment of Truth: Stalking Back||Katie||Television film|
|1995||A Walton Wedding||Girl Student||Television film|
|1995||Embrace of the Vampire||Nicole|
|1998||Half Baked||Mary Jane Potman|
|1999||With or Without You||Misha|
|1999||The Big Split||Jenny|
|1999||The Apartment Complex||Tasha|
|1999||The Auteur Theory||Sasha Swann|
|2000||Love Song||Renee||Television film|
|2002||New Best Friend||Julianne Livingston|
|2007||The Perfect Holiday||Brenda|
|2009||Divas||Ayanda||Also known as The Killing of Wendy|
|2009||Pink Eye||Wygenia||Short film|
|2011||Thugs, the Musical!||Lisa Rowlands||Short film|
|2012||Sugar Mommas||Thomasina||Television film|
|2012||White Room: 02B3||Three||Short film|
|2013||Social Nightmare||Mrs. Langran||Television film|
|2014||Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys||Marcy||Television film|
|2014||Sharknado 2: The Second One||First Officer Jonni Valentine||Television film|
|1991–1992||The Cosby Show||Nikki||2 episodes|
|1993||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Yvette||Episode: "Boyz in the Hoodz"|
|1993||Getting By||Andrea||Episode: "The Suit"|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Jan Myler||2 episodes|
|1993||Thea||Candy||Episode: "Artie's Party"|
|1993||The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air||Rhetta||Episode: "Take My Cousin... Please"|
|1994–1995||Dream On||Linda Castorini||3 episodes|
|1995||Family Matters||Sue||Episode: "What's Up Doc?"|
|1997||Boston Common||Cheryl||Episode: "To Bare Is Human"|
|1997–1998||The Drew Carey Show||Janet Clemons||6 episodes|
|1998||Damon||Monique||Episode: "The Last Cub Scout"|
|1999–2000||Once and Again||Mali||4 episodes|
|2000||Providence||Talia Weber||Episode: "Family Ties"|
|2001||Dawson's Creek||Kira||Episode: "Hopeless"|
|2002–2006||Half & Half||Mona Thorne||91 episodes|
|2006||Noah's Arc||Brooklyn||Episode: "Give It Up"|
|2017||Being Mary Jane||Episode: "Feeling Seen"|
|2019||Better Things||Pascal||Episode: "Show Me the Magic"|
- "Rachel True". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- "The Craft - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- Lepore, Kristen (2017-05-24). "Rochelle From The Craft Is a Tarot Card Reader in Echo Park". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2017-05-30.