Rachel Boston

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Rachel Boston
Rachel BostonPF2012.jpg
Boston at the Paley Center in April 2012
BornRachel Elizabeth Boston
(1982-05-09) May 9, 1982 (age 31)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
 
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Rachel Boston
Rachel BostonPF2012.jpg
Boston at the Paley Center in April 2012
BornRachel Elizabeth Boston
(1982-05-09) May 9, 1982 (age 31)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present

Rachel Elizabeth Boston (born May 9, 1982) is an American actress and producer.

Early life[edit]

Boston was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and grew up in Signal Mountain, Tennessee before moving to New York City at the age of seventeen to attend New York University. She was Miss Tennessee Teen USA in 1999, placing in the Top 10 at the national pageant.[1]

Career[edit]

Boston starred in the NBC series American Dreams, which aired from 2002 to 2005. She portrayed the character Beth Pryor (née Mason), the wife of the oldest son of the Pryor family, around whom the series was centered. She has made guest appearances in other series such as The Closer, Las Vegas, The Daily Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey's Anatomy, Rules of Engagement, and Crossing Jordan.

Boston at the Paley Center in April 2012

Boston landed the lead role on ABC's Ric Swartzlander comedy pilot The News (2007). The show was set in a chaotic Phoenix television newsroom. Boston was set to play a rising star at the station who was recently promoted to executive producer of all news programs. Rachel also starred with Donal Logue in the Fox pilot "Hackett" directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starred with Ed O'Neill and Christine Baranski in the CBS pilot Inseparable.

Boston starred as Daphne Bloom in the short-lived CBS series The Ex List. In that same year she also guest starred on NBC's ER playing an American soldier. She filmed Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in February 2008. She has also filmed 500 Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in spring 2008.

In early 2011, Boston joined the cast of USA Network's hit series In Plain Sight,[2] where she plays Abigail Chaffee, an Albuquerque Police Detective and the love interest to Marshall Mann (Frederick Weller). For the fifth and final season, Boston continued her role as a series regular.[3]

Boston at Entertainment Weekly Party, Beverly Hills Post Office, Sept. 20, 2008

For her recent role opposite Noah Bean in the independent feature The Pill, Boston garnered rave reviews on the festival circuit and earned accolades including the Best Actress Award from the San Diego Film Festival,[4] the Stargazer Award from the Gen Art Film Festival [5] and the Emerging Artist Award from the Big Apple Film Festival.[6]

Boston has taken her turn behind the camera in the role of executive producer for the independent film Black Marigolds. She also stars in the film, which reunites her with her costar from The Pill, Noah Bean.[7] The film was shot over a 2 week span in the Palomar Mountain Range of Southern California.

In 2012, Boston starred in the feature film It's a Disaster alongside Julia Stiles and America Ferrera.[8]

In 2012, Boston was cast as one of the leads in the Lifetime fantasy-drama series Witches of East End based on a novel of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz opposite Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan and Mädchen Amick.[9][10][11] The show debuted on October 6, 2013.[12][13] She lated was cast as lead in the independent romantic comedy A Ring by Spring, directed by Kristoffer Tabori.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Smoking HerbJaquelyn Mason
2006Fifty PillsLindsay
2009(500) Days of SummerAlison
2009Ghosts of Girlfriends PastDeena the Bridesmaid
201010 Years LaterKyra Lee
2011Chance of ShowersWoman in Yellow
2011The PillMindySan Diego Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress
NY Emerging Talent Award
2012Blind TurnSamantha Holt
2012Coming HomeMegan Morgan
2012It's a DisasterLexi Kivel
2012Holiday High School ReunionGeorgiaTV Movie, also executive producer
2013Black MarigoldsKate ColeAlso executive producer
2013Who the F Is Buddy ApplebaumJanie
2014Ring by SpringCarynAlso associate producer

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Andy Dick Show, TheThe Andy Dick ShowTinaEpisode: "Professor Talcum"
2002–2005American DreamsBeth MasonSeries regular, 50 episodes
2005Peep ShowMarshaTV pilot
2005Closer, TheThe CloserJenniferEpisode: "About Face"
2005Love, Inc.JillEpisode: "Thick and Thin"
2006InseparableStephTV pilot
2006CrumbsAlisonEpisode: "Maybe I'm Tony Randall"
2006Loop, TheThe LoopJennaEpisode: "Jack Air"
2006Happy HourShaunaEpisode: "Crazy Girls"
2006NCISSiri AlbertEpisode: "Dead and Unburied"
20067th HeavenMs. Margo3 episodes
2007News, TheThe NewsApril TarnoffTV pilot
2007Grey's AnatomyRachelEpisode: "Great Expectations"
2007Crossing JordanGeneva ToddEpisode: "Mr. Little and Mr. Big"
2007Rules of EngagementAmyEpisode: "Flirting with Disaser"
2007Las VegasPatsyEpisode: "The Glass Is Always Cleaner"
2007Curb Your EnthusiasmWaitressEpisode: "The N Word"
2008HackettAudreyTV pilot
2008ERBeth AckermanEpisode: "Status Quo"
2008–2011Ex List, TheThe Ex ListDaphne BloomSeries regular, 12 episodes
2009Cleaner, TheThe CleanerRuby GeilerEpisode: "Split Ends"
2009EastwickCharleneEpisode: "Fleas and Casserole"
2010Accidentally on PurposeBrendaEpisode: "Speed"
2010ScoundrelsTanya Leterre3 episodes
2010CastlePenny MarchandEpisode: "He's Dead, She's Dead"
2011Mad LoveErin SinclaireEpisode: "Fireworks"
Episode: "The Spy Who Loved Me"
2011–2012In Plain SightDet. Abigail ChaffeeSeries regular, 16 episodes
2013–presentWitches of East EndIngrid BeauchampLead role

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