Maitland Ward

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Maitland Ward
BornAshley Maitland Welkos
(1977-02-03) February 3, 1977 (age 35)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Other namesMaitland Baxter
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
SpouseTerry Baxter (2006–present)
 
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Maitland Ward
BornAshley Maitland Welkos
(1977-02-03) February 3, 1977 (age 35)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Other namesMaitland Baxter
OccupationActress
Years active1994–present
SpouseTerry Baxter (2006–present)

Maitland Ward (born Ashley Maitland Welkos on February 3, 1977 in Long Beach, California) is most commonly known as Rachel McGuire from the hit prime time series, Boy Meets World.

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Career

She starred as Jessica Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, where she appeared from 1994 to 1996. She landed that role, which was only her second major audition, when she was 17 and still a junior in high school. Although acting has always been her lifelong passion, Maitland did not actually pursue a professional career until that time.

After graduating from high school, Maitland attended Cal State University at Long Beach, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority,[citation needed] and continued to focus on her acting.

Maitland has had guest-starring roles on USA High and ABC's Home Improvement; and co-starred with Jay Thomas and Mario Lopez in the dramatic movie, Killing Mr. Griffin. She also appeared in the independent film, Dish Dogs, a romantic comedy in which she co-stars with Brian Dennehy, Matthew Lillard and Sean Astin.

Ward appeared in the 2004 comedy film White Chicks.

In an interview with Olivia Wilder in August 2010, Ward expressed a desire to revisit the character of Jessica if asked to return.[1]

Personal life

The New York Times reported that she married real estate agent Terry Baxter on October 21, 2006.[2]

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
1998A Bold AffairEleanor
2000Dish DogsMollyDirect-to-video release
2004White ChicksBrittany Wilson
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994–1996The Bold and the BeautifulJessica Forrester
1997Killing Mr. GriffinCandice LeeTV-Movie
1998USA HighTinaEpisode: Buddies
Home ImprovementChristyEpisode: The Old College Try
1998–2000Boy Meets WorldRachel Kimberly McGuire38 episodes
2002Boston PublicRachel NewmanEpisode: Chapter Forty-Three
2005Out of PracticeStaciEpisode: Pilot
2007Rules of EngagementDaniEpisode: Young and the Restless

Awards and nominations

Soap Opera Digest Awards

Young Artist Award

References

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