Rachel Luttrell

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Rachel Luttrell
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Rachel Luttrell at Bridge Studios in Vancouver, BC
BornRachel Zawadi Luttrell
(1971-01-19) 19 January 1971 (age 43)
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
OccupationActress
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Loyd Bateman
Website
http://www.rachelluttrell.com
 
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Rachel Luttrell
Rachel-luttrell-400.png
Rachel Luttrell at Bridge Studios in Vancouver, BC
BornRachel Zawadi Luttrell
(1971-01-19) 19 January 1971 (age 43)
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
OccupationActress
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Loyd Bateman
Website
http://www.rachelluttrell.com

Rachel Luttrell (born 19 January 1971) is a Tanzanian actress best known for her role as Teyla Emmagan, an Athosian warrior leader on Stargate Atlantis.

Early life[edit]

Luttrell was born in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the daughter of Veronica Makihio Shenkunde Luttrell of the Washambala tribe of The Usambara Mountains and Dr. William Leon Luttrell from Bossier City, Louisiana. She is one of four daughters. Her family emigrated to Canada when she was five years old, and she was raised in Toronto. Her family has several musical roots; her father, a former member of the critically acclaimed Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, trained Luttrell's soprano voice. She studied ballet at the Russian Academy of Classical Ballet School and also studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Career[edit]

She made her professional début in Canada's Premier Production of Miss Saigon in Toronto and the Premier Canadian Production of Disney's Beauty And The Beast in Toronto. She would go on to appear in many other stage productions, such as Once On This Island, Goblin Market, and the premier performance of Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Lynn Nottage's Las Meninas.

Following a move to Los Angeles, Luttrell would go on to appear in many guest star roles on television.[1]

Frustrated with some of the roles being offered to her at the time, she was considering giving up on her acting career, and enrolling in UCLA to study architecture. She ventured to the UK instead and studied at the British American Drama Association on a midsummer course at Balliol College, Oxford. Shortly after her return to Los Angeles, Luttrell was cast in her most high-profile role to date, as Teyla Emmagan on Stargate Atlantis.[2]

In 2011 Luttrell released her debut Jazz album "I Wish You Love", which was produced by Austrian record producer Gerrit Kinkel and features Jazz greats like Jeff Hamilton, Jennifer Leitham, Graham Dechter and Konrad Paszkudzki. She was considered for the role of Storm in X-Men

Personal life[edit]

Luttrell is married to Loyd Bateman, and they have a son, Caden Dar Bateman, born 10 October 2007, and a daughter, Ridley Asha Bateman, born 5 October 2012.

Luttrell has two younger sisters, Erica Luttrell, who is also an actress, and Amanda Luttrell Garrigus, who is an on-air personality for fashion and entertainment.

Luttrell is sometimes credited as Rachel Z. Luttrell.

Filmography[edit]

Actress
YearFilmCharacterOther notes
1986CourageBobby's Daughter
1992Street LegalVeronica Beck(Television 1991–1992)
Forever KnightNorma Alves
Personal Effects
1993Maniac MansionLorrie
1996Joe's So Mean to JosephineGirl in Bar
1997SleepwalkersCassandra(Television series)
In the HouseDaphne
1998DamonBrenda(Television series 1 season)
2001Anne Rice's The Feast of All SaintsLisette
CharmedJanna, Second Witch
ERParamedic
2002Touched by an AngelMarla
ImpostorScan Room Nurse
2003Everyday UseDee
2004Preview to Atlantisas Herself/Teyla Emmagan
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdownas Herself/Teyla Emmagan
Stargate AtlantisTeyla Emmagan(Television 2004–2009)
Stop Thief!Nicky
2005The AviaryPortia
2006A Dog's BreakfastRatcha
2009HardwiredCandace
2011NCISLCDR Stephanie MosnerOne episode: "Sins of the Father"
2013NCIS: Los AngelesCIA Agent Yvette LowellOne episode: "Big Brother"
2013Zarg Attack!MomShort film with Connor Trinneer, and her son, Caden[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDb
  2. ^ HoboTrashcan - Rachel Luttrell interview
  3. ^ "zarg attack! --Home". Weebly. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Bateman, Loyd. "Zarg Attack!". Youtube. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 

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