Rachel Skarsten

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Rachel Skarsten
BornRachel Alice Marie Skarsten
(1985-04-23) 23 April 1985 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Rachel Skarsten
BornRachel Alice Marie Skarsten
(1985-04-23) 23 April 1985 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Skarsten (born 23 April 1985) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey and Tamsin in Lost Girl.

Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto to a Canadian Mother and Norwegian Father. She has one younger brother. Rachel trained with the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years and attended Claude Watson School for the Arts from grades 4-12. There she majored in visual arts and the cello.

After being discovered by an agent at a memorial for her father, she went on to be cast as a regular in shows such as Little Men before landing her "big break" as a lead in the Warner Brothers television series Birds of Prey.

After filming wrapped Skarsten left Los Angeles and returned to Canada where she completed a double degree in English Literature and Classical Studies at the prestigious Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.

Following this, she returned to acting with arcs on Flashpoint and The Listener as well as work in Canadian Independents such as Servitude and Two Hands to Mouth. Currently she is filming season 4 of Lost Girl and has wrapped filming on The LA Complex.

In her spare time, Skarsten loves to participate in all things hockey. She played goalie for the Midget AA Leaside Wildcats in high school and now continues to mind the net in a local film-crew hockey league.[1]



2002Virginia's RunCaroline Lofton
2003Fear of the DarkHeather Fontaine
2007Jack Brooks: Monster SlayerEve
2007American Pie Presents Beta HouseSharonVideo
2012Two Hands to MouthLeah WhitefieldCompleted


1998Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett JacksonMickey TwittyEpisode: "Vootle-Muck-a-Heey"
1998–1999Little MenElizabeth 'Bess' Lawrence24 episodes
1999JusticeActressTV movie
2000Angels in the InfieldBrigitteTV movie
2000Twice in a LifetimeJulie AdamsEpisode: "Curveball"
2001JewelRaylene Hilburn (age 14)TV movie
2001Screech OwlsSuki SutherlandEpisode: "A Star Is Gone"
2002POV Sports on CBCScience of Sports HostTV series
2002TrackerJamie Swenson / LontoriaEpisode: "The Miracle"
2002–2003Birds of PreyDinah Lance13 episodes
2003MissingBrittney MooreEpisode: "Basic Training"
2005Category 7: The End of the WorldLyra DuffyTV movie
2010Made... The MovieAndiTV movie
2011AwakeningLeilaTV movie
2011FlashpointNatalie Braddock4 episodes
2011–2012Listener, TheThe ListenerElyse3 episodes
2012L.A. Complex, TheThe L.A. ComplexRoxanne3 episodes
2012Transporter: The SeriesDeliaEpisode: "The General's Daughter"
2012Beauty & the BeastBrookeEpisodes: "Worth" and "Bridesmaid Up!"
2013Lost GirlTamsin11 episodes


  1. ^ Skarsten, Rachel. "Lost Girl". Retrieved 9 April 2003. 

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