ABOUT RACHEL BOSTON
Born and raised in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Rachel Boston fell in love with theater at the age of 7 when she was cast in a church production of “We Like Sheep.” At the age of 17, Boston moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. She received a scholarship to study at New York University and also studied at Fordham University and The Actor’s Center.
Boston currently stars alongside Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum in the hit new Lifetime series “Witches of East End,” which has just been renewed for its second season. Based on the novel by Melissa De La Cruz, it tells the story of a family of witches living in the secluded seaside town of East End. Boston plays ‘Ingrid Beauchamp,’ the straight-laced librarian who embarks on a journey through the past and present to explore her supernatural powers. TV Guide recently included Boston in their 2013 “Hot List” issue. Says Lifetime Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow, “With its great story telling and amazing cast, ‘Witches of East End’ is leading a full-blown witch renaissance.”
During her hiatus from the show, Boston will star in and associate produce the romantic comedy feature “A Ring By Spring,” directed by Kristopher Tabori. Boston plays ‘Caryn Briggs,’ an independent career woman who sets out on a romantic exploration when a psychic tells her that she will be engaged by spring. Production is currently underway in Vancouver, BC.
For her starring role as ‘Mindy’ in the independent feature “The Pill,” Boston was honored with the “Stargazer Award” for the most talented emerging actress at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York City, the “Best Actress” Award from the San Diego Film Festival and the “Emerging Artist” Award from the Big Apple Film Festival. Filmed in Manhattan, “The Pill,” which also took home the “Gen Art Film Festival Audience Award,” opened in theaters in 2012 and is currently available on DVD, VOD and iTunes.
She previously appeared with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in the Golden Globe-nominated film “500 Days of Summer,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win an Independent Spirit Award for “Best Screenplay.” She also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”
Boston recently starred opposite Julia Stiles, America Ferrara and David Cross in the indie comedy, “It’s A Disaster,” which was distributed theatrically by Oscilloscope. The Village Voice called the film “perhaps the first great apocalypse potluck comedy.” Boston plays the role of ‘Lexi Kivel,’ the funny and whip-smart wildcard who happens to play the glockenspiel. After a successful run on the festival circuit and at Comic-Con in 2012, “It’s A Disaster” is also available on VOD and iTunes.
In 2011, Boston joined the hit television series “In Plain Sight,” in the role of Detective ‘Abigail Chaffee.’ Tough but with southern charm, ‘Abigail’ soon became the love interest to ‘Marshall Mann.’ “In Plain Sight” completed its fifth and final season in New Mexico.
During her hiatus from “In Plain Sight,” Boston executive produced and starred in the film “Black Marigolds,” which reunited her with Noah Bean, her co-star from “The Pill.” The film follows a young married couple, ‘Kate’ (Boston) and ‘Ryan’ (Bean), as they set off into the wilderness. Ultimately a love story, “Black Marigolds” was filmed in Palomar Mountain and premiered in April 2013 at The Boston International Film Festival, where it received the “Special Recognition Award.”
Previously, Boston starred on the CBS series “The Ex List” as ‘Daphne Bloome,’ the free-spirited sister of ‘Bella Bloome’ played by Elizabeth Reeser. Some of her guest-starring appearances include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm, “ER,” “Rules of Engagement” and “The Closer.” She had recurring roles on ABC’s “Scoundrels” with Virginia Madsen and the CBS comedy “Mad Love.” She also produced and starred in the Lifetime musical comedy “Holiday High School Reunion,” which aired through the 2012 Christmas season.
Boston began her career in television on NBC’s award-winning series “American Dreams,” playing ‘Beth Mason,’ the strong-willed girlfriend to ‘J.J. Pryor’ (Will Estes). On the one-hour drama set in the 1960’s, ‘Beth’ brought a wave of female independence and a voice of modern-day opinions as she laid the groundwork for the ever-changing world issues, including equality for women. The “American Dreams” cast & crew reunited in June 2013 for a panel discussion at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, TX.