Rachelle Henry at the 38th Young Artist Awards 2017
December 16, 2000
Richland, Washington, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, Director, Filmmaker|
Rachelle Henry (born December 16, 2000) is an American teen actress and filmmaker. She played the role of Sandy Hobbs in the TLC (TV network) Series Escaping the Prophet and Lissa Golaski in Depth, the film prequel to the Soma (video game) by Frictional Games. She is also known for directing and producing short films containing messages of social influence and coming of age themes including MISSING and Almost Boyfriends.
Early Life and Career
Rachelle Henry was born on December 16, 2000 in Richland, Washington and raised in Seattle. She began acting, modeling and training at the age of 6 and was cast in the title role of Twelfth Night Productions' Oliver! at the age of 10. Soon after, she began to appear regularly in television commercials and independent films throughout the Pacific Northwest.
At age 15, Henry won a grant from Adobe Systems to produce a project about social change as part of the Adobe Pitch Project in association with Reel Grrls. She produced and directed the short film MISSING for which she won the Best Director Award at the 2016 Premio Cinematographico Palena Film Festival in Palena, Italy and Best Short Film with a Social Message at the 2016 NEZ International Film Festival in Kolkata, India.
Henry was nominated in two categories at the 38th Young Artist Awards and won the award for "Best Performance in a Short Film – Teen Actress" on March 17, 2017 for her work as Daisy in the Short Film, "Jersey Gurl". That same week, The Young Entertainer Awards named Rachelle "Best Young Actress in a Short Film" for her portrayal as Alex, a young pick pocket in the film "Grifters" which she also produced.
Henry co-stars in several film festival projects including "Creased", featured at the San Diego Asian Film Festival 2016  and the HollyShorts Film Festival, "Losing It" which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival as well as the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner  and as the alter ego of the Capitol Hill Massacre killer  in the 2017 film Wallflower which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in June, 2017.
Henry is Junior Editor at We Blab Entertainment Magazine where she regularly conducts interviews with fellow entertainment personalities. She is often invited to sit on discussion panels or through interviews to speak to young artists who are seeking to advance their careers, to civic groups promoting positive student development programs and as a representative of youth who, while unable to vote, wish to have a voice in legislation pertaining to their future.
Henry is an avid supporter of animal rescue organizations such as Emerald City Pet Rescue and P.A.W.S. She also supports organizations benefitting women and children who are fighting cancer through her participation in 5K Runs sponsored by Women of Wonder and Run of Hope. Charities include organizations such as The Seattle Children's Hospital and Team Survivor.
|2016||MISSING||Won Best Director, Palena Film Festival 2016, Palena, Italy|
|2016||Almost Boyfriends||Official Selection, RIP Horror Festival 2017, Hollywood, CA|
|2011||Rogue Saints||Lauren||Also known as Fromme Ganoven|
|2012||All My Presidents||Susie|
|2012||The Neely Family||Lenore Neely||Also known as If These Walls Could Talk; The history of the Neely Mansion|
|2013||Ship Shifters||Catherine Frontier|
|2014||Shift Paradigm||Young Karen|
|2014||The Perfect Pieces||Victoria|
|2015||Calling Me Home||Anna|
|2015||Caprice||Lisa||Nominated Claw Award 2015|
|2015||The Hollow One||Husk|
|2015||UnSilent Night||Cyndi||Winner: Audience Favorite Award|
|2015||Left of Sanctuary||Chastity Menoh|
|2015||Creased||Syd||Winner: Grand Jury Award HollyShorts Film Festival|
|2016||Depth||Lissa Golaski||Prequel film to Soma video game by Frictional Games|
|2016||Grifters||Alex||Winner: Young Entertainer Award. Also Producer|
|2016||MISSING||Maddie||Winner: Jury Award / Best Director Palena, Italy|
|2016||Tall Men||Alicia Mariotti|
|2016||The Book of Judith||Darcie|
|2016||Jersey Gurl||Daisy||Winner: Young Artist Award. Also Producer|
|2017||Losing It||Sarah Newton||Slamdance 2017, Film De Canne Short Corner 2017|
|2017||Lemon Drop||Jessica||Post Production|
|2017||Wallflower||Female Murder||SIFF Film Festival 2017|
|2018||Woodstock or Bust||Susan||Post Production|
|2014||Escaping the Prophet||Sandie Hobbs||TLC (TV network) Season 1, Episodes 1-6|
|2015||Portland Film Beat||Self||Season 2, Episode 1|
|2016||Dani's Bucket List||Dani Blanchard||Nominated: Young Artist Award 2017 and Young Entertainer Awards 2017 for Best Teen Actress. Episodes "The Bump", "The Broken Triangle"|
|2017||Biz Kid$||Various||PBS Season 6, Episodes 1-6|
Awards and Nominations
|2011||Accolade Award||Leading Actress||The Day||Won|
|2015||Claw Award||Best Actress||Caprice||Nominated|
|2016||Jury Award||Best Director||MISSING||Won|
|2017||Young Artist Award||Best New Media Performance - Teen Actress||Dani's Bucket List||Nominated|
|2017||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Short Film - Teen Actress||Jersey Gurl||Won|
|2017||Young Entertainer Award||Best Young Actress in a Web Performance - 14-Under||Dani's Bucket List||Nominated|
|2017||Young Entertainer Award||Best Young Actress in a Short Film 14-15||Grifters||Won|
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- Jessop, Flora; Brown, Paul T. (2009). Church of Lies. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. p. 105.
- ""Escaping the Prophet: Life Inside FLDS"". MSNBC. 2014-01-20.
- Depth on IMDb
- ""About the Films"". Soma Input Portal.com. 2014-11-07.
- MISSING on IMDb
- Almost Boyfriends on IMDb
- ""Twelfth Night Productions Presents Oliver!"". 2011-06-13.
- ""What Would You Do with $1000 from Adobe?"". Reel Grrls!. 2016-06-10.
- ""Premio Cinematografico Palena chiude un'edizione da record"". Fare Film. 2016-08-15.
- ""NEZ International Film Festival, 2016"". Niff Movie Awards. 2016-09-27.
- ""Young Artist Awards 2017 Nominations"". Young Artist Awards. 2017-03-17.
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- ""Young Entertainer Awards; Honoring and Celebrating Youth in Entertainment"". the Young Entertainer Awards. 2017-03-20.
- Propes, Richard (2006-09-24). """Creased" Screens at Seattle Shorts Film Festival "". The Independent Critic.
- ""The San Diego Asian Film Festival"". Pacific Arts Movement. 2016-11-12.
- ""HollyShorts Film Festival"". HollyShorts.com. 2016-08-14.
- Losing It on IMDb
- Calvario, Liz (2016-12-06). ""Slamdance Film Festival 2017 Reveals Specials Screenings"". Indie Wire.
- ""Festival De Cannes Festival Corner Losing It"". Festival De Cannes.
- Sullivan, Jennifer (2006-12-26). ""Site of Capitol Hill massacre is once again a happy home"". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- ""Wallflower" Seattle International Film Festival Lineup". Seattle International Film Festival.
- Harvey, Dennis (2017-06-13). "Film Review: 'Wallflower'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
- ""Rachelle Henry Guest Editor"". WeBlab Magazine. 2017-06-01.
- ""Breaking Into the Business: A Panel for Youth Actors"". Washington Filmworks. 2016-11-10.
- ""Seattle Shorts Film Festival a Fall spectacle this year"". Media Inc Magazine. 2016-11-16.
- O'Brien, Rourke (2014-05-23). ""Born to Entertain"". Rotary International.
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- ""Rachelle Henry"". Theater Puget Sound.