Rachelle Henry

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Rachelle Henry
Henry at the 38th Young Artist Awards in 2017
Rachelle Henry

(2000-12-16) December 16, 2000 (age 22)
Occupation(s)Actress, director, filmmaker
Years active2006–present

Rachelle Henry (born December 16, 2000) is an American actress and filmmaker.[1][2] She played the role of Sandy Hobbs[3] in the TLC (TV network) Series Escaping the Prophet[4] and Lissa Golaski in Depth,[5] the film prequel to the Soma (video game) by Frictional Games.[6][7] She is also known for directing and producing short films containing messages of social influence and coming of age themes including Missing,[8][9] Defining Moments,[10] and Almost Boyfriends.[11]

Early life and career[edit]

Rachelle Henry was born on December 16, 2000 in Richland, Washington and raised in Seattle.[12] She began acting, modeling and training at the age of 6 and was cast in the title role of Twelfth Night Productions' Oliver![13] at the age of 10. Soon after, she began to appear regularly in television commercials and independent films throughout the Pacific Northwest.[14]

At age 15, Henry won a grant from Adobe Systems to produce a project about social change as part of the Adobe Pitch Project[15] in association with Reel Grrls.[16] 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[17] and Best Short Film with a Social Message at the 2016 NEZ International Film Festival in Kolkata, India.[18]

Henry was nominated in two categories at the 38th Young Artist Academy Awards[19] 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.[20][21] 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.[22][23] In 2019 she was named Best Young Actress for her work in the film Mehndi[24] which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival[25] and was an official selection at the Outfest Film Festival[26] in Los Angeles. She was nominated in four categories for the 40th Young Artist Academy Awards and was the first recipient of the award for Best Producer.[27]

Henry co-starred in several film festival projects including Creased,[28] featured at the San Diego Asian Film Festival 2016[29] and the HollyShorts Film Festival,[30] Losing It,[31][32] which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival[33] as well as the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner,[34] and as the alter ego of the Capitol Hill Massacre killer[35] in the 2017 film Wallflower[36][37] which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in June 2017.[38] In 2018, Henry appeared alongside Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) and Meg DeLacy (The Fosters) in the feature film Woodstock or Bust which was named Best Feature Film at the Artetmis Film Festival at the Laemmle Theater.[39] The same year, Rachelle played Molly in the feature film, My Summer as a Goth,[40] for which she earned a nomination for best supporting actress.[41]

In 2019, Henry co-starred as Lisa Hunt, oldest daughter of Watergate mastermind E. Howard Hunt, in the Starz Watergate era television series Gaslit starring Sean Penn, Julia Roberts and Dan Stevens.[42] In 2022, she joined the cast of the Netflix series Dead to Me, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. Henry plays a young woman with a background and demeanor reminiscent of young Jen Harding (Applegate), who is helping her mother navigating a battle with cancer.[43] She appears in hospital flashbacks reminding Jen of a difficult period in her own life, while her friend Judy (Cardellini) undergoes chemotherapy in an adjacent hospital room.[44][45] In 2022, Henry was cast in the role of Annie, who befriends runaway protagonist Dina Fox, in Justin Theroux’s Apple TV+ series The Mosquito Coast.[46]

Henry was named Junior Editor at We Blab Entertainment Magazine in 2017.[47] She regularly conducts interviews with fellow entertainment personalities. She is often invited to sit on discussion panels[48][49] speaking to young artists who are seeking to advance their careers.[50][51] She addresses civic groups promoting positive student development programs[52] and works as a representative of youth who, while unable to vote, wish to have a voice in legislation pertaining to their future.[53]


Henry is an avid supporter of animal rescue organizations such as Emerald City Pet Rescue and P.A.W.S.[53] 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.[54]


Film (Director)[edit]

Year Title Notes
2016 Missing Won Best Director, Palena Film Festival 2016, Palena, Italy
2016 Almost Boyfriends Official Selection, RIP Horror Festival 2017, Hollywood, CA
2017 Defining Moments Official Selection, Beverly Hills Film Festival 2018, Hollywood, CA
2018 Enigmatic Nomination Best Director, 2019 Young Entertainer Awards Warner Brothers Studios


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Rogue Saints Lauren Also known as Fromme Ganoven
2012 All My Presidents Susie Lead cast Nathan Gamble
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 Filmed aboard the USS Turner Joy
2014 Laggies Bridesmaid Directed by Lynn Shelton, Lead cast Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ellie Kemper
2015 Caprice Lisa Nominated Claw Award 2015
2015 The Hollow One Husk Released: Seattle International Film Festival
2015 UnSilent Night Cyndi Winner: Audience Favorite Award
2015 Creased Syd Winner: Grand Jury Award HollyShorts Film Festival
2016 Depth Lissa Golaski Prequel film to Soma video game by Frictional Games. Also known as "Soma Transmissions"
2016 Grifters Alex Producer. Winner: Young Entertainer Award. Universal Studios
2016 Missing Maddie Winner: Jury Award / Best Director Palena, Italy
2016 Tall Men Alicia Mariotti Distributor: Gravitas Ventures, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix DVD
2016 The Book of Judith Darcie Official Selection: San Diego Film Festival
2016 Jersey Gurl Daisy Producer. Winner: Young Artist Award. Universal Studios
2016 Beast Narrator Nominated: Young Artist Academy Award.
2017 Losing It Sarah Newton Slamdance Film Festival 2017 Cannes Film Festival Short Corner 2017
2017 Wallflower Female Murderer Seattle International Film Festival 2017
2017 Viral Raquel Post Production
2017 hitched Britney Bell Producer
2018 My Summer as a Goth Molly Official Selection: Arizona International Film Festival and Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
2018 Enigmatic Alexa Ryan Nominated: Best Director. Young Entertainer Awards 2019 Warner Brothers Studios
2018 Mehndi Amy Nominated: Outfest Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival Alaska Airlines, Starbucks Channel and RevryTV
2018 Defining Moments Ava Reynolds Producer: Official Selection: Beverly Hills Film Festival
2019 Woodstock or Bust Susan Lead Cast Willow Shields Best Film Artemis Film Festival. Roku, Amazon Prime, Fandango, AppleTV
2019 Fragile Ghost Krista Riefenstahl Inspired by Leni Reifenstahl and the Nazi Lebensborn Project
2021 Martingale Maddy Lead Cast William Shockley and Kelly Sullivan
2021 Bermuda Island Rey Lead Cast Tom Sizemore, Noel Gugliemi


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Escaping the Prophet Sandy Hobbs TLC (TV network) Season 1, Episodes 1-6
2015 Portland Film Beat Self Season 2, Episode 1
2015 Transmissions Lissa Golaski Season 1, Episodes 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
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
2021 Gaslit Lisa Hunt Starz Season 1, Episodes 2,3 Lead Cast Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Dan Stevens
2022 Dead to Me Teen Daughter Netflix Season 3 Episode 6 – Lead Cast Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden
2023 The Mosquito Coast Annie Apple TV+ Season 2, Episodes 9 & 10 – Lead Cast Justin Theroux, Melissa George. Based on the novel by Paul Theroux and the 1986 film starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren and River Phoenix

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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
2018 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Voice-Acting Role - Teen Artist Beast Nominated
2018 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Short Film - Teen Actress hitched Nominated
2018 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Director Defining Moments Nominated
2018 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Actress 13-15 - Short Film Losing It Nominated
2019 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Director Enigmatic Nominated
2019 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Actress - Short Film Mehndi Won
2019 Young Artist Award Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film My Summer as a Goth Nominated
2019 Young Artist Award Best Director Enigmatic Nominated
2019 Young Artist Award Best Writer Enigmatic Nominated
2019 Young Artist Award Best Producer Enigmatic Won


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