A six-foot-two former collegiate athlete, Rachael is an award-winning actress, director, writer, producer, and singer from Oklahoma City.
Since the move, she has performed in multiple stage productions, including the world premiere of Michael Leoni’s new play FAMOUS, the 2012 Ovation- nominated production of The Elephant Man, and Torrance Theater Company’s musical, Chicago. These performances earned her critical praise, ranging from the “ultimate stage mother from hell” (BroadwayWorld) to “a towering beacon of goodness” (StageSceneLA). On screen, she has appeared on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, Disney’s Dog with a Blog, recurred as Josie on Tina Fey’s Emmy- nominated comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and most recently played Judith on Mindy Kaling’s new NBC comedy Champions, opposite Jon Rudnitsky, Anders Holm and Andy Favreau.
Under RM Productions, Rachael has built a body of work as an award-winning director, writer and producer, working with talent such as Gina Hecht (Seinfeld), Rob Brownstein (Argo), and James Kyson (Heroes). In 2012, she received the Young Artist Development Award from Chaspen Foundation for the Arts for her work as writer and producer. Her directorial debut, Highway 15 has won multiple awards at festivals across the country, including Best Direction. Most recently, she received Best Director at the UCLAx Film Festival for her work on Zoe + Ari, and her short Forget-Me-Not won Best Drama Short Film at the North Hollywood Cinefest. She is currently in development with Oscar-winning producer Fred Roos to direct her screenplay Lost for Words, and with writer and co-producer Elise Zell in the feature adaptation of their awarding-winning short Zoe + Ari.
An ever-avid student, Rachael has studied under legends such as Larry Moss, Nancy Dussault, and Donna McKechnie. Rachael is currently represented bicoastally by The Polygon Group and Unified Management, and in the Southeast by Landrum Arts LA.
More information on her projects with RM Productions is available at www.rmproductionsonline.org.